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Planning a Family Vacation – Three Generations Hit the Road to Penticton, BC

Every year, my mom and her husband take a road trip to the Okanagan, and this year they invited us to share in the tradition. The challenge? Juggling three family units, kids of varying ages (from 1 to 7), and opinions on everything from food to activities. Read more…

The Top 5 Things to Do in Penticton with Kids

Just a four-hour drive from Vancouver, Penticton is a lake city with small town charm, yet lots to do. We explored Penticton with our two kids, ages 7 (Fraser) and 3 (Douglas), for a week. It’s hard to choose our favourite activities so we left it up to them! Here goes. Read more…

Springtime Bucket List – 6 Things to Do in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

Spring is finally here in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains and with the days getting longer, the weather getting warmer and the spring flowers blooming, we think it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring adventures. Here are a few of our must do springtime activities. Read more…

5 Awesome Suspension Bridges Near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Suspension bridges.  You either love them or you don’t!  For some, the thought of crossing a swinging bridge, suspended hundreds of feet in the air, is exhilarating. While others either cross as quickly as possible, or consider the merits of staying put.

When one thinks of suspension bridges in British Columbia, the mind instantly goes to the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, but did you know that there are in fact, many suspension footbridges in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region? Each bridge is awesome in it’s own right and each has it’s own unique features that make it special. Read more…

Train Spotting: Highway 1 Craigellachie to Field, British Columbia, Canada

We decided to end the second wonderful day of train spotting at the beautiful Three Valley Lake Chateau. Built and operated by the Bell family, this is an ideal spot for the rail fan. With excellent accommodation and restaurant, the feature for us was Three Valley Gap Ghost Town which includes a roundhouse with several rail cars and locomotive. And the meticulously dismantled, moved and reconstructed CPR’s Bellevue Hotel – complete with the original crockery and the historic menu of the day. Get a great preview from 3valley.com. Read more…

Brake for a Break on the Crowsnest Highway 3, Osoyoos to Nelson, British Columbia

The Crowsnest Highway stretches some 1,150 kilometres east to west through the southern sections of British Columbia and Alberta, and offers some incredibly scenic and quaint stops along the way.

Part two of this feature about the historic Crowsnest Highway (originally built in 1932), covers some charming places to relax, have a bite and take a break while on the road from Osoyoos to Nelson, British Columbia along this idyllic country route. Read more…

A Farmers’ Market Tour of British Columbia

If you’re looking for fresh ideas for your vacation planning, think farmers’ markets. When local growers, farmers, creatives, and artisans come together in parks, town centers, and other places, the result is much more than just a chance to shop for the freshest local goods. It’s a cultural and social event, and a ton of fun. Read more…

Train Spotting: Highway 1 Lytton to Craigellachie, British Columbia, Canada

We decided to stay at the Kumsheen Rafting Resort located a few kilometres east of Lytton in the scenic Thompson River canyon. Here we were well into BC’s semi-desert country with lofty ponderosa pines and tumbleweeds and the wonderful smell of sage. We chose the well-priced “yurt” – the best of both worlds, sleeping in a tent with comfortable bed and solid deck below. We had a fabulous meal on the patio of Cutting Board Restaurant and bonus – we could hear the westbound CPR trains just below the resort as well as the eastbound CNR trains across the canyon. Read more…

Take a Break along the Crowsnest Highway 3 to Osoyoos, British Columbia

While on any road trip, it’s always useful to know where to stop for a short rest – whether it’s for a much-needed bathroom break, to stretch your legs or to simply enjoy an impromptu snack or lunch while enjoying the fresh outdoors and some spectacular scenery. Read more…

BC’s Biggest Attractions Are Often in the Smallest Places

Most visitors to BC assume that the biggest attractions are located in and around our largest city, Vancouver, or perhaps our provincial capital, Victoria. In one sense, they would be right, but in the literal sense, they are totally wrong. It’s not Vancouver that has the world’s largest fly rod (all 60 feet and 800 lbs of it) – the town of Houston does. Read more…