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5 Best Hikes Near Tofino – A Majestical Experience

Tofino is a destination that gives visitors a true feeling of the vast and wild Pacific Northwest. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, it’s about a 3-hour drive from Nanaimo along one of British Columbia’s most scenic driving routes, passing through old-growth rainforests before reaching the beaches along the Pacific Ocean. Read more…

Osoyoos here we come… Circle Tour Day 2 and 3

Leaving Sunshine Valley Resort, we headed east along Highway 3 towards Osoyoos and quickly entered Manning Park. This was day 2 or our circle tour looping up to Nakusp Hot Springs taking Highway 3 and then Highway 6 to Nakusp and Hwy 6 back to Vernon before running down Highway 5 to Merritt and home on the Trans Canada Hwy1 to Port Moody. Read more…

Exploring the Kelowna Area, British Columbia – Wining, Dining & RVing

The first spring getaway jaunt to Kelowna from the Lower Mainland included a mix of business, pleasure, sipping a variety of wines, becoming a food critic and having an educational experience with RVing. What a combination. Read more…

Dancing in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada

From Osoyoos, (see previous Blog) we headed westwards toward home – but not before making one last stop in Princeton for the Seventh Annual Traditional Music Festival.  Considered the gateway to the Okanagan, Princeton is a charming hamlet about 300 kilometres from Vancouver and a convergent point for the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers. Read more…

Into the British Columbia Desert, Osoyoos

For as long as I can remember, my family and I have made an informal tradition of road-tripping through beautiful British Columbia every August. This year was no different, though our route veered slightly. We kicked off our travels with a quick dip down south, then veered back up via Osoyoos. Read more…

Relaxing in Ainsworth Hot Springs and Visiting Nelson, British Columbia

After packing up our camping gear for our one night-only stay at Kokanee Creek (with promises to the kids that we’d make another longer trip here next time), we hit the road for our 20-minute drive to the Ainsworth Hot Springs – famed for its hot springs (of course) and extraordinary scenery, surrounded by the Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake.  But, in my humble opinion, what makes Ainsworth especially unique is its dazzling caves. Read more…

Boston Bar and North Bend the Railway Center of the Fraser Canyon, BC, Canada

The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the mighty Fraser River where the rock formations try to conquer the water.  A few kilometres north from Hell’s Gate along Highway 1, the narrowest section of the Canyon, my wife and I reached Boston Bar and sister village North Bend. Both of these communities are engaging stops to explore the more recent history of the Fraser Canyon. Read more…

Campground Road Trip to Penticton, BC, Canada

On the crisp sunny morning of April 23rd I picked up my rental car in Coquitlam and headed to the Okanagan. The purpose of my journey was to attend the Interior RV Consumer Show, being held that weekend in Penticton, to distribute camping packages with tourism directories listing places to camp.  Along the way I had the opportunity to tour a few campgrounds and stay overnight in a cabin. Read more…

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

When the name Harrison Hot Springs is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the luxury resort that features hot springs pools and hot tubs, but Harrison Hot Springs is also the name of the village, about an hour and a half drive east of Vancouver.

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Barkerville Gold Rush Town

Tucked away in the Cariboo region, British Columbia’s best known ghost town is Barkerville. In 1862 the town was founded by Billy Barker, who was originally from England. He tried his luck in California during the gold rush days and eventually headed to British Columbia where he struck it rich in gold.

The town quickly grew as word spread about the gold and Barkerville became the largest town north of San Francisco. Like many other gold mining towns, business was booming for shopkeepers who sold supplies to the miners, and soon a town sprung up with tents and makeshift cabins, and then houses, businesses, restaurants, churches, and even a theatre opened to meet the miner’s needs.

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