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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…

Chasing Winter Waterfalls at Cascade Falls Regional Park, BC

Crunchy snow, glittering icicles, and beautiful emerald-coloured water are just a sampling of what you will experience on a winter visit to Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission, BC. Read more…

A Trip Through the Stunning Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

According to Wikipedia the Fraser Canyon is “an 84 km landform of the Fraser River where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains en route from the Interior Plateau of British Columbia to the Fraser Valley.”  For Suzan and I it is a beautiful place to drive through enroute to the interior of BC. The Fraser Canyon starts after approximately a two-hour drive east of Vancouver, and in my opinion begins with the municipality of Hope.  At Hope you leave the freeway taking Highway #1 and the gateway to the Fraser River Canyon. Read more…

Five Great Gifts for the Day-Tripper, Hiker, Walker and the Travel Aficionado.

Each year I search out products for you, to help take out the guess work of your gift giving season.

We have all bought a gift for someone, and as we wrap it we are thinking “I hope they like it!” and also “this better work”. Each year I search high and low for that one gift – okay five gifts that are the newest must haves.  This year I am searching for you – the traveler.  By travelling, I am not just thinking of the airplane, I’m thinking more of the year-round local staycation traveler, the day tripper, the camper, the RVer or the one who needs devices and gadgets to aid in the successful family vacation. Read more…

Best Places to Spot Wildlife in British Columbia

Viewing wildlife is a fun activity for British Columbia residents and visitors, and there are many species of birds and small wildlife such as squirrels, rabbits, and opossums that can be easily spotted. Other wildlife are not so easy to find, hiding in the ocean or in mountain forests. Read more…

Bar Rig Fishing Coho Salmon in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

Each fall from September to December (autumn if you are English) I manage to get out for a few days of Coho fishing, usually on the weekend, and this year was no exception. One of the places I have fished many times with my son and friends is Two Bit Bar, Fort Langley. Read more…

6 of the Most Amazing “Undiscovered” Restaurants in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, BC

When you think about dining in the Vancouver area we all know about the hottest restaurants with the crazy reservation list, or even worse, the line-ups, but what about when you want an amazing, but more low-key meal? There are so many places to eat in the region that it’s daunting to know where to start, so we’ve done the research for you and are pleased to present the following “undiscovered” restaurants for your dining pleasure. Read more…

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