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Exploring Quesnel & Area in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: Nature’s Playground

If there were any natural part of the world that could legitimately earn the catchy moniker of “Outdoor Adventureland,” it might be BC’s own Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. It’s also what some might call “Big Sky Country,” reminiscent of cowboys, ranchers and homesteaders – the kind of big open spaces where the land meets the sea and opens into a world of possibilities. Read more…

Visit the New Blakeburn Lagoons Park in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Blakeburn Lagoons Park is Port Coquitlam’s newest city park which opened to the public on April 28, 2018. This site was once part of Blakeburn Ranch, a cattle ranch that thrived in the 1920s. Waste settlement ponds were built in the 1960s and decommissioned in the 1970s. Federal and city funding allowed for the site’s rehabilitation and development of the park and natural area. Read more…

Telling British Columbia’s Stories: 6 of the Province’s Best Community Museums

How best to learn the stories of a community than to visit their museum? All across the province, our towns and cities have community museums dedicated to sharing their history. Some are small and others more expansive, but they all have a common thread … the dedication and commitment of the curators and volunteers who are passionate about sharing the tales of their town. Read more…

How to Use Google Maps Anywhere Without Using Data!

As Gandalf famously said, “Not all who wander are lost”. Getting lost wastes time, energy and frays nerves. Holiday minutes are irreplaceable and great maps are the answer. Read more…

Harrison Hot Springs: A Perfect Spring Weekend Getaway

Harrison Hot Springs was the perfect destination when my book club decided to turn our monthly dinner meeting into an overnighter. We knew Harrison would meet more than a few requirements to accommodate our hectic schedules. Read more…

How to Pick the Right Travel Partner

Why is it that even beautiful friendships or otherwise happy marriages, sometimes turn stressful (or worse!) on holidays? We’ve all heard travel horror stories. Maybe you’ve had one yourself! Well, there’s help for that. Read on. Read more…

Top 5 Easy Hikes Near Victoria

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Victoria, BC, and travelers to the area often spend as much time exploring some of the natural nearby beauty. There are several easy hikes that are great for families of all ages to explore near Victoria. Like the city itself, the trails are often rich with history, yet full of scenery as hikers can get a good feel for the natural and rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Read more…

Best Places to Camp and see the Northern Lights in British Columbia, Canada

One of the most breathtaking sights on a dark night is the appearance of the northern lights, or aurora borealis. Every time I camp under clear dark skies, I try to identify constellations and the Milky Way, but I have only had the good fortune to see the northern lights once.  Staying in a cabin on northern Vancouver Island, it took me a few seconds to realize what I was seeing. Being a city dweller, I was not expecting this beautiful and ghostly apparition. Read more…

Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Whistler, British Columbia

Until spring time when the weather warms up allowing for more adventurous outdoor activities in the Whistler area, this famous resort is known for its popular ski runs and spectacular views, as well as hosting winter events not just for the adventurous skiers, but for the whole family. Read more…

Three Family-Friendly Snowshoe Trips in Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia

Snowshoeing is a great way to get out and get active with your family. Manning Provincial Park, 45 minutes beyond Hope, provides numerous trails to explore. One weekend this winter, grab your family and friends, cross your fingers for clear skies, and get going! Read more…