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British Columbia

Lynx Air (Family Fun Calgary)
Explore Canada — On a Budget! Check Out Lynx Air, Canada’s Newest Airline

April 7, 2022 I arrive bleary-eyed at the airport. It’s not really that early, but let’s just say that it’s the last sunrise I hope to see until September. The airport is quiet this morning but there is an audible buzz surrounding Lynx Air. Media and notable business partners are
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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 Originally published April 2, 2021 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
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Panorama Mountain Resort Chairlift Photo Credit Melissa Vroon
The Non Skiing Mom’s Guide to a Ski Vacation at Panorama Mountain Resort

Originally Published March 8, 2019 I got to the bottom of the hill after my first run, took off my skis and walked back to the rental shop. Is everything alright, they asked? Yup, I replied, no issues with the gear, I’m just done. For the day? But you’ve only
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Welcome Home! Canada Sign in Halifax Photo Jennifer Morton
Travelling Your Roots: A Return to Canada

Originally Published March 19, 2019 Returning to Canada after a lengthy absence, Jennifer Morton discovers the joys of ‘coming home’. When I left Canada on a 12-month working holiday to Australia in 2001, I had no idea that I would end up calling Down Under home. But, like a travel
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Sunset at Farewell Harbour Lodge - Photo Carol Patterson
Great Bear Rainforest’s Farewell Harbour Lodge offers Leaping Whales, Backcountry Luxury, and (almost) Zero Emissions

Flying through the air, higher than any agility dog clearing an obstacle, were two male orcas. They were killing a Dall’s porpoise! Bludgeoning it with their body weight so it would be defenceless when they moved in for the final attack. When I’d signed up for a visit to Farewell
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The Stories Are Alive: Learning From Lil’wat and Squamish Teachers

We stood in front of the cedar pole carving while the drumbeat began, strong and in time with the earth’s heartbeat. Qawam Redmond Andrews, our cultural ambassador, closed his eyes as he lifted his voice and joined his drum to begin the same song his ancestors used to call the
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Strangest Airbnb Accommodation - Industrial but it was quieter than many RV parks I’d stayed in. Photo Carol Patterson
My Strangest Airbnb Accommodation Was…a Parking Lot?

When I headed to British Columbia’s Fraser River Valley for fall bird watching, camping spots were as scarce as a long-billed dowitcher (rare). Fortunately, a fellow horse-lover rents out the most basic of accommodation on Airbnb – a safe place to park – next to some horses and a short
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Secret Waterfalls in West Kootenays -Deer Creek Falls -Photo Annie B Smith
Chasing Waterfalls: One Day, Three Secret Waterfalls in the West Kootenays

The footpath was unassuming. Starting beside a bridge over a little gurgling stream, it snaked around moss-covered logs and big rocks. My five-year-old intended to show off his trail-running skills so I had to try to keep up with him while the other two kids hiked a more normal pace
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Boo the Golden Bear Boo is ready for his close up. But not too close... Photo Joanne Elves
Grizzly Boo Entertains and Educates at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

He’s massive! His yellow claws are as long as my fingers and tap the ground as he saunters beside me in that carefree way only the king of the forest can. His chestnut brown fur still wet from his morning plunge in the pond glistens in the sun. Even though
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Load up the Mountain Bikes! We're Going Biking in Whistler - Photo Codi Darnell
Pack Up the Mountain Bikes, We’re Going Biking in Whistler!

If you’d have asked me 16 years ago, when my then-boyfriend sold his mountain bike to buy me an engagement ring, if I thought our future family would go on a biking holiday one day, I’d have laughed at you. I wasn’t the adventurous type; I didn’t enjoy the crunch
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