British Columbia

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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Things to do in Victoria - There's always lots to watch around the Ferry Terminal - Photo Annie Smith
5 Must-Do Outdoor Family Adventures Outside of Downtown Victoria, BC

We stood on the top deck of the ferry, breathing in the familiar salt air and watched the black vultures fly high overhead, small quivering v-shapes up in the blue sky. We floated past the Gulf Islands, tree-green with rocky cliffs and private beaches, passed white sailboats and looked for
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10 Best Canadian Travel Guide Books to Read in 2021

Travel experts predict that 2022 is going to be the year of “comeback travel,” which means that 2021 is the year to stay local, and plan your next Canadian vacation! From West to East, we’ve collected 10 of the best new and updated Canadian travel guide books to help you
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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 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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