British Columbia

Yoho National Park at night. Photo Carol Patterson
Stargazing at Yoho National Park’s Emerald Lake Lodge

Yoho National Park at night. Photo Carol Patterson As if you needed another reason to visit Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park, it’s also a wonderful place to stargaze or indulge in night photography. It’s not a Dark Sky Preserve like Jasper National Park to the north, but it
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Crossing the suspension bridge. Photo Golden Skybridge by Pursuit
Golden Skybridge – A New Suspension Bridge Park in BC’s Interior – Opens May 2021!

Every time I step foot on a suspension bridge, I cannot help but picture myself in a swashbuckling adventure movie like Romancing the Stone or any of the first 3 Indiana Jones movies (we don’t speak of the 4th). On the West Coast, most people are familiar with the Capilano
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Radium Hot Springs (Family Fun Canada)
Radium Hot Springs: Family Escapes and Winter Adventures

Before you travel, be sure to check existing travel guidelines and restrictions for the area and visit responsibly. Sure, I like adventures. But I also like a warm shower and hot coffee. I like a good night’s sleep that includes pillows and blankets. Travelling with kids is an adventure in
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Covid cohort lines at Revelstoke Mountain Resort_Lisa Kadane photojpg
What is Skiing in The Time of Covid Really Like? Better Than You Think!

Covid cohort lines at Revelstoke Mountain Resort helps keep skiing safe. Lisa Kadane photo Cruising down the wide, undulating expanse of Far Out, a sweeping beginner run at SilverStar Mountain Resort, my son is doing something amazing: linking turns without any hesitation. It’s a milestone we’ve been working on, and
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7 Great National Historic Sites in Metro Vancouver

Canada may be a young country, but it is filled with historical places, markers and people that are worth learning about and experiencing in real life on our very doorsteps. In British Columbia, several National Historic Sites are dotted throughout the province. These seven sites are located in Metro Vancouver, all
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How One Family’s Ski Habit Turned Into a Growth Chart at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Euphoria Isn’t a State of Mind, It’s a Tradition… The run is called Euphoria but when many people stand at the top of it, the last emotion is that of intense happiness or self-confidence. It’s a typical black diamond run at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort overlooking the town of Golden B.C.
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Barred owl seen at Derby Reach Regional Park near Langley. Photo John Geary
BC Bird Trail Offers an Easy Way for Families to Enjoy Nature

In British Columbia, “bird” has always been the word when it comes to family-friendly nature activities. And bird-watching in BC just got even easier, as several tourism organizations have pooled resources to create the BC Bird Trail. It’s a series of self-guided trails throughout southwestern BC designed to encourage passionate
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Reduced Capacity: Skiing and Snowboarding in a Time of COVID-19

Lake Louise Ski Resort announced their earliest opening date ever for October 29th due to snowy conditions in the mountains which sees Canadians able to hit the slopes before we trick or treat. Seems appropriate for 2020. Regardless of opening dates, and before a flake of snow falls, all ski
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An aspiring surf sister is about to hit the waves at Cox Bay Beach_Lisa Kadane photo
Tofino’s Nature-Based Activities Guarantee Family Fun on Vancouver Island

“I could live in Tofino,” my 15-year-old daughter declares after just a few days in this tiny town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We’ve ventured west from Kelowna, trading the dry landscape and smoky sky of the Okanagan Valley for misty mornings and wide beaches ringed by rainforest.
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An Autumnal Escape to Kelowna

The fall season is the perfect time to plan an adventure in the Okanagan Valley’s biggest city, Kelowna. The summer’s scorching temperatures give way to sunny warm days and cool nights that tempt visitors with hikes in golden hills, harvest bounties, and tours of wine country. Fall Getaway in Kelowna
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