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Hiking the Chilkoot Trail from Alaska to British Columbia

The Chilkoot Trail, which begins on tidewater in Alaska and climbs up over mountains in British Columbia, presents a unique backpacking opportunity, as this is a trail rich with history. It was the main trail used in the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800’s, one of the biggest rushes the world has ever seen. An international crowd of literally tens of thousands, fueled by dreams of riches, used the Chilkoot Trail to chase the gold in the Yukon. Most suffered incredible hardship, many nev...
Tags: Travel, White House, Hiking, US, Canada, United States, National Parks, Alaska, Broadway, John, Seattle, British Columbia, Edmonton, Parks Canada, Yukon, Bennett


10 Beginner Backpacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

One of the great pleasures in my life is camping and backpacking in the Canadian Rockies. With years of experience under my belt, I don’t give much thought to the difficulty of a trip unless it’s a real out there wilderness experience. But I know that there are lots of wannabe backpackers that are nervous about taking their first steps and spending a night in a tent, many kilometres from a trailhead, especially when it’s a new experience, and you are traveling in bear country. Not all backpack...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, British Columbia, Alberta, Rockies, Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountain, Sparwood, Elbow Lake, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, North Saskatchewan River, Yoho


Victoria to the Cowichan Valley: A 6-Day Biking Itinerary

Southern Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley is an undiscovered gem. It offers lots of quiet back road and trail biking combined with taste worthy stops at any one of fourteen wineries. Rolling, pastoral landscapes with mountainous backdrops to the west are what you will encounter every day on your bike. Evenings can be spent in wonderful B&B’s, 5-star hotels, unique accommodations,  along with budget options with some camping possibilities too. You’ll encounter small towns and villages like Shaw...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, Biking, Vancouver, Victoria, Kingston, West Coast, Washington State, Seattle, British Columbia, United Airlines, Abigail, Duncan, Allen, Ganges


Prestige Hotels And Resorts Selects Event Temple As Their Sales And Catering Software

Event Temple is proud to announce their partnership with Prestige Hotels and Resorts, a family-owned and operated collection of 15 hotels based in British Columbia. They've selected Event Temple as their sales and catering system for all nine hotels with significant meeting and event space.
Tags: Travel, British Columbia


10 of the Best Yoho National Park Hikes

Yoho National Park in British Columbia isn’t very big compared to its next-door neighbour – Banff National Park. But the park is one I’d highly recommend visiting if you’re doing any kind of cross-Canada road trip or even the popular Vancouver to Calgary drive because what it lacks in size, it makes up for in mountain splendour! It’s also accessible as a day trip from Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise and Golden. Yoho National Park is one of four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks known for their inc...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Unesco, Canada, Vancouver, John, Reserve, British Columbia, Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Field, Abbott, Alpine Club, Stanley Mitchell Hut, Yoho National Park


The Elk Lakes – Petain Basin Hike in British Columbia

For a magnificent but long day hike or an outstanding 3 – 4-day backpacking trip that offers waterfalls, gorgeous mountain lakes, wildflowers, glaciers, and the enchanting Petain Basin, visit Elk Lakes Provincial Park in British Columbia. Specifically do the hike to Lower and Upper Elk Lake and the Petain Waterfall. If you’ve got the time and the stamina continue up the very steep trail to explore the spectacular Petain Basin after the snow has melted in late July. It’s possible to wild camp up ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, John, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Elk River, Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Matt, Fox Lake, Sparwood, Peter Lougheed, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta British Columbia, Fox Creek, Frozen Lake


What to Do in Kootenay National Park in Winter

Kootenay National Park, located in southeast British Columbia, is one of four national parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. When you drive Highway 93 – the only major highway through the park you get the feeling that much of the park remains untrampled and unexplored. Steep mountains, waterfalls galore, canyons, beautiful rivers and even a hot spring are all here waiting to be discovered. Kootenay National Park is a popular destination in summer with severa...
Tags: Travel, British Columbia, Alberta, Continental, Lake Louise, Don, Trans Canada, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Trans Canada Highway, Vermillion River, Dolly Varden, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, Snowshoeing, British Columbia Alberta, Kootenay National Park, Radium Hot Springs


EMILY CARR: FRESH SEEING - French Modernism and the West Coast opens at Victoria's Royal BC Museum

Emily Carr, T’anuu ‘Llnagaay, Haida Gwaii. Carr painted T'anuu on her first trip to Haida Gwaii after her return from France. The Post-Impressionist influce may be seen in the cloud details.  Here is yet another reason why I'm missing my adventures in British Columbia and beyond during the global pandemic. Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing ~ French Modernism and the West Coast has opened at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. It's the last stop on the exhibition's cross-Canada tour, with the ad...
Tags: Travel, France, Billie, Canada, Victoria, West Coast, British Columbia, Carr, Russ, Royal BC Museum, Haida Gwaii, Emily Carr, Eat Play Sleep, Llnagaay Haida Gwaii Carr, Clara Russ, Kathryn Bridge


21 of the Best Hikes in BC to Add to Your Bucket List

British Columbia is a dream destination for hikers and backpackers. The geography of the province is diverse with landscapes that include rocky coastlines, ancient forests, lakes, sandy beaches, mountains and even an inland desert. Deciding what part of the province you want to focus on is important – not just from the perspective of what landscape you like to hike in but because distances are huge. Did you know that British Columbia is the size of France and Germany combined? Choose a hike d...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Hiking, Canada, Vancouver, Pacific Ocean, British Columbia, Alberta, Nelson, Lake Louise, Black Tusk, Field, Don, Yoho National Park, Fernie


Two Standout Hikes in Merritt, British Columbia

This post from writer Sylvia Dekker takes you on a couple of hikes near Merritt British Columbia – a community you might have stopped in for gas or coffee while driving the Coquihalla Highway between Vancouver and Kamloops or on the way to the Okanagan via Kelowna. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t know about the great hiking and backpacking opportunities in the region. Now you will! The area surrounding the Merritt, British Columbia area is a wilderness of roads, rolling hills, peaks and...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Backpacking, Vancouver, British Columbia, Columbia, Chilliwack, Merritt, Kelowna, Sylvia, Kamloops, Okanagan, Stanley Glacier, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Merritt British Columbia, Sylvia Dekker


The Burgess Shale Hike in Yoho National Park

The Burgess Shale hike in Yoho National Park has been on my radar for years. Most of the appeal – before I actually did it, was the fact that the Walcott Quarry where the Burgess Shale fossils are located, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I love checking out UNESCO sites. However, despite the fact that I have a degree in geology, I confess that I am not overly interested in fossils, mildly interested would be a better description. My husband John, is a whole other matter. He is a geologis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, Hiking, Earth, Unesco, Canada, John, Nevada, British Columbia, Columbia, Unesco Sites, Parks Canada, Field, Yoho National Park, Gemma


Socially distanced attractions and activities for a road trip across the Pacific Northwest that are actually worth the stop

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in British Columbia, Canada. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has made it unsafe to travel internationally and travel experts previously told Business Insider that road trips would be the vacation of the summer. CDC Director Robert Redfield predicts the pandemic will last through the fall and winter. We surfed Trip Advisor for the highest-rated attractions in the Pacific Northwest within recommended social dis...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Photos, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, Life, US, Beck, Trends, Features, Canada


Whistler Jeep Tour with Canadian Wildnerness Adventures

Whistler Jeep Tour on Blackcomb Mountain Looking for a fun and unique Whistler summer adventure? Consider a Whistler Jeep tour to view glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks. One of the things we love about Whistler is that even after visiting multiple times per year, for over 20 years, we still find new things to do. On our most recent visit, we took our boys on a Whistler Jeep tour of Blackcomb Mountain. This was the first time we’ve taken a Jeep 4×4 tour in Whistler. Initially, we want...
Tags: Travel, Youtube, Summer, Canada, Adventures, Hilton, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Times, British Columbia, Mitch, Travel Stories, Vancouver Canada, Coast Mountains, Whistler Blackcomb


Road Trips From Calgary to Places That Will Stir Your Soul

Maybe you had traditional late summer travel destinations you frequented each year, or you had to cancel plans for new locations to explore – but your adventures aren’t completely lost this year. We’ve got you covered with 11 road trips from Calgary you can do in a day (sometimes a long day!) that will stir your soul. These 11 adventures will have you socially distant, enjoying fresh air, lake-time, sand play, challenging yourself, filling your eyes with glorious trees, and taking in awe-ins...
Tags: Travel, US, Canada, Buffalo, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Elk River, Nelson, Columbia, Banff National Park, Fernie, Mara, Whitewater, Cranbrook, Trickle Creek Lodge


Western Canada’s Rally In The Rockies 2020

In 2008 I rented a Heritage Classic from Calgary Harley Davidson Rentals. It was the first Harley I’d ever ridden and marked the beginning of my appreciation for the brand and their bikes. The funny thing is that I didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me over the 24 hours I had to ride it. I owned two Harleys in the years following that rental experience and enjoyed immensely the time I spent cruising through the Canadian Rockies that are only 40 minutes west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada where...
Tags: Travel, Milwaukee, US, Canada, Motorcycles, Tourism, Bmw, British Columbia, Alberta, Harley Davidson, Banff, Rockies, Harley, Fernie, Canmore, Marion


Paget Lookout – Paget Peak Hike in Yoho National Park

The Paget Lookout – Paget Peak hike in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park was not our first choice on a summer weekend. But our plans to hike to the summit of Mt. Saint Piran were thwarted when we arrived at Lake Louise – the starting point, to find the parking lot full. In these COVID times it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B as many trails and parking lots have been unbelievably busy this summer. I had done some research before we left home and loved the sound of the Paget Lookout hi...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, John, British Columbia, Stephen, Rockies, Lake Louise, Parks Canada, Alpine Club, Yoho National Park, Piran, Great Divide Lodge, Sherbrooke Lake, Lake O Hara, Cathedral Mountain Lodge


The Best Things to do Along the Sea to Sky Highway

Things to do along the Sea to Sky Highway Given that 2020 has become the unofficial year of the road trip, we’ve intentionally spent the summer exploring locations close to our home in Vancouver, British Columbia. Today, we’d like to share our favourite things to do along the Sea to Sky Highway, consistently rated as one of the best drives in Canada.  The Sea to Sky Highway, also known as Highway 99, is a beautiful mountain drive that begins in Vancouver and continues to Pemberton, passing t...
Tags: British Columbia, Canada, Hiking, North America, Sightseeing, Travel Stories, Vancouver, Whistler, Pemberton, Sea to Sky Corridor, Sea to Sky Gondola, Sea to Sky Highway, Squamish


"at your library" in the north island eagle: make screen time count with library e-resources for kids and teens

At Your Library: Make Screen Time Count with Library E-Resources for Kids and TeensYou know I’m always going on about the great e-resources you can access through your library. “E-resources” means e-books, digital magazines, streaming music and movies, plus ways to learn new skills, expand your small business, and so much more. But did you know that Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has e-resources just for kids and teens?My favourite e-resource for kids is TumbleBookLibrary. It offers pi...
Tags: Travel, British Columbia, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, My Writing, Vancouver Island Regional Library VIRL, Knowledge Network, At Your Library" Column


The Hike to Three Isle Lake Hike in Kananaskis Country

If you’re looking for a long day hike or a backpacking trip in the mountains, within a few hours drive of Calgary, check out Three Isle Lake in Kananaskis Country. It’s a great choice as it also offers several options to continue beyond the lake – including the difficult but reportedly fabulous Northover Traverse along with the easy hike to South Kananaskis Pass and Beatty Lake. Fortunately the hike up to the lake is worthwhile in itself. And Three Isle Lake is also a pretty destination in its o...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, Don, Trans Canada, Kananaskis, Kananaskis Country, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Smith Dorrien Trail, Alberta Parks, Kananaskis Country Click, Kananaskis Lakes Trail, Kananaskis Trail Hikes, South End of Lawson hike


20 Things to do in Whistler this Summer

Things to do in Whistler this Summer Now that British Columbia has moved into Phase 3 of its COVID-19 Restart Plan, residents of British Columbia can travel within the province. Whistler is our favourite weekend getaway and/or day trip from Vancouver, so we thought we’d write a detailed guide about things to do in Whistler this summer.  We love Whistler. It’s our favourite home away from home.  We like to visit at least 4-5 times per year, ideally once per season. It’s an easy 1.5 hour dri...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Adventures, Hilton, Vancouver, Victoria, North America, Whistler, Travel Tips, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, Columbia, Black Tusk, Bistro, Ravens


Things to do at Harrison Hot Springs with kids in the summer

Harrison Hot Springs with kids Located on the shores of Harrison Lake and surrounded by evergreen mountains, the quaint Village of Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia is a perfect family getaway for Vancouverites. We’ve known about it for years (it’s a recommended day trip from Vancouver), however, this was our first time visiting Harrison Hot Springs with kids. As I reflect on our 4 day trip to Harrison Hot Springs, I’m questioning why it took so long for us to visit? I’m not sure what ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, New Brunswick, Vancouver, Whistler, British Columbia, Sasquatch, Lake, Niagara Falls, Travel Stories, Beautiful Bc Series, Trip Ideas, Morgan, Don, Langley, Fraser River


25 Awesome Day Trips from Vancouver, Canada

The best day trips from Vancouver, British Columbia If you’ve visited Vancouver, chances are you’ve walked around Stanley Park’s iconic seawall, visited Granville Island, snapped a photo of the old Steam Clock in Gastown, shopped on Robson Street and raised a glass in Granville’s entertainment district. In this post, we want to get outside the city and share our favourite day trips from Vancouver. While there are countless things to see and do in Vancouver, there’s even more adventure waiting...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Hiking, Canada, United States, Adventures, Vancouver, Victoria, Sightseeing, North America, Whistler, Washington State, Seattle, Travel Tips, Glamping, British Columbia


Underrated wilderness Western Canada

The parking lot at Banff’s Moraine Lake can fill up by 7:00 AM, and traffic jams, shuttle lines, and relentless crowds don’t exactly spell summer fun. Instead of fighting to get into Banff, let’s dedicate 2020 to the lesser-known spots, the crowd-free spots, the stay-six-feet-away spots. In Western Canada, even these spots look like stock desktop wallpaper, practically offensive to the rest of the planet in their outrageous beauty. The below national and provincial parks — the provincial par...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Jasper, Norway, British Columbia, Alberta, Yellowstone, Banff, Rockies, Revelstoke, All, Canadian Rockies, Yoho National Park, Fraser River, Roger, Western Canada


The Politics of a Pandemic - Everyone is doing the right things.....

Canadians, no matter where they live, can be assured of one thing in our fight against the novel coronavirus.  Whatever goverment is in place they are following the best advice of medical professionals and are being guided by the science, protecting the health and safety of citizens.    That's true federally where the Liberals are in power, in British Columbia where the NDP rules,  also in Ontario where Doug Ford's Prorgessive Conservatives hold a majority, as well in Quebec where its Françoi...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Spain, Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Quebec, British Columbia, Ndp, Ontario, Doug Ford, Wuhan China, François Legault


The most popular Airbnb rentals

Not so very long ago, Airbnb was literally some guys renting space on their air mattresses in San Francisco to make rent. In the 13 years since, it’s turned into a multi-billion dollar company and made itself a verb, like Uber (or Xerox if you were born before 1975). All the while giving us access to homes, apartments, and all kinds of unusual lodgings we’d have never been able to rent otherwise. But of the tens of thousands of rentals on Airbnb, some are exceptionally aspirational. And as we...
Tags: Travel, Greece, California, San Francisco, Thailand, Cape Town, Airbnb, Vancouver, Florence, British Columbia, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bali Indonesia, Santorini, All, Iguazu Falls


How to help save the bees in the US

Bees are on the mind of the public these days. Scientists have concluded that climate change poses an increasing risk to bee populations worldwide, with a February study published in the journal Science directly linking rising temperatures to declining bumble bee populations on multiple continents. Common pest repellents like Orthene and Sevin, often sprayed on plants in commercial and residential settings, kill the pests that land on plants — and pollinating bees suffer the same fate. Even t...
Tags: Travel, UK, Minnesota, Cbs News, US, America, Earth, Bees, Atlantic, Britain, United States, New York Times, Cornwall, Devon, The New York Times, British Columbia


15 of the Best Road Trips in Canada

Imagine a great play list, the wind in your face and the freedom of the road as you experience one or more of these beautiful road trips in Canada. We’re spoiled for choice in this country – though the season for road trips in Canada tends to be short – unless you love driving in snow. Described are 15 road trips in Canada – from the Yukon to Newfoundland. Some will take you only a day, some a week – though it’s almost always easy to extend the experience. All will help you put some distance b...
Tags: Travel, Montana, Time, Unesco, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Jasper, Trinity, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, North America, Whistler, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary


Distilleries making hand sanitizer

Craft distillers may well prove to be the Henry Fords of the COVID-era. Much like Ford famously repurposed his auto plants to make thousands of airplanes needed during World War II, craft distilleries are repurposing their stills to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. When people bought the country out of hand sanitizer — an alcohol-based product — last week, distilleries from Oregon to Alabama to Canada realized this was an opportunity to use their facilities for the greater good. That...
Tags: Travel, New York, Oregon, US, Alabama, Canada, Ford, Connecticut, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Victoria, Portland Oregon, British Columbia, Vermont, Lvmh, All


Vail Resorts To Close North American Resorts For The 2019-20 Ski Season

Vail Resorts announced today that all of its North American resorts and retail stores will remain closed for the 2019-20 winter ski season amidst the continued challenges associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision follows the Company's previously announced closure of its resorts from Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, March 22. The Company will consider reopening Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe and Whistler Blackcomb in Bri...
Tags: Travel, Vail, Lake Tahoe, British Columbia, Company, Vail Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado Heavenly Mountain Resort


Canada’s LNG Dreams Fade as Blockades Add New Costs to Industry - Bloomberg

Canada’s LNG Dreams Fade as Blockades Add New Costs to Industry - Bloomberg:Hopes that Canada could turn into a gas export powerhouse seem to be waning fast. The current climate for energy investments in the country and the global market for liquefied natural gas are a far cry from October 2018, when a Royal Dutch Shell Plc-led group announced plans to build a massive LNG terminal on British Columbia’s coast and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the project as “a vote of confidence” in Canada...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Warren Buffett, Quebec, British Columbia, Justin Trudeau, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Chevron Corp, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industry Bloomberg, Shell 's LNG



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