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  • Be a Respectful Camper and Practice the Camper’s Code

    Pledge Sticker, BC Parks

    The Camper’s Code is a health and safety initiative comprised of nine easy-to-follow rules. When outdoor enthusiasts abide by these rules camping continues to be enjoyable for all, nature remains pristine and animals stay wild. Let’s examine three of these rules: Plan Ahead and Be Prepared, Respect Others and Respect Staff and Signs. Continue Reading

  • Pender Island, British Columbia: The Perfect Weekend Away

    If you are looking for a new adventure, why not consider one of the Gulf Islands situated off the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC? A few summers ago we decided to pick one or two Gulf Islands each year to explore, and Pender Island proved to be an excellent choice. Continue Reading

  • Wintering in BC’s Okanagan? Check Out Things To Do Oliver to Osoyoos

    Anarchist Mountain Lookout over Osoyoos

    Anarchist Mountain Lookout over Osoyoos

    The towns of Oliver and Osoyoos, located on the southern end of British Columbia’s Highway 97, are popular with outdoor enthusiasts year-round and attract thousands of snowbirds and RVers in the winter months. Continue Reading

  • Winter Activities On British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast

    Douglas Bevans of Sunshine Coast Art Tours and guests after an enjoyable visit to Motoko's Fine Art Gallery in Garden Bay. Credit: Sunshine Coast Tourism/Shayd Johnson

    Douglas Bevans of Sunshine Coast Art Tours and guests after an enjoyable visit to Motoko's Fine Art Gallery in Garden Bay. Credit: Sunshine Coast Tourism/Shayd Johnson

    From the artistic community of Gibsons northeast to the harbour village of Lund, mountains meet the sea along the Sunshine Coast, a mainland area uniquely only accessible by ferry, boat or plane. Winters are typically mild and range from 2 to 10ºC (20 to 50°F) during the day. In lower elevations, rains keep the flora and forests lush, while higher areas see snow. Continue Reading

  • Wintering in BC’s Okanagan? Check out Things To Do from Kelowna to Penticton

    Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Penticton

    Snowbirds and off-season RVers head to British Columbia’s mid-Okanagan, sometimes called the “Napa of the North”, for more than its sunny and mild winter days. There are plenty of activities and things to try, both out of doors and in. Continue Reading

  • Plan a Memorable Vacation in BC’s Stunning Telegraph Cove and the Broughton Archipelago

    Swimming in the Burdwood Group Islands | Kim Campbell-Walker

    Swimming in the Burdwood Group Islands | Kim Campbell-Walker

    Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park, sandwiched between Northern Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, is certainly in contention for one of the most beautiful parts of the province. With towering cliffs, midden beaches, rocky islets, and protected passageways through lushly forested islands, the Broughton Archipelago makes up the largest marine park in British Columbia. Continue Reading

  • Snowbirds! Spending Your Winter in the Vancouver Area? Check Out This Side Trip – North Vancouver to Whistler

    Festive Lights at Whistler Province of BC

    Festive Lights at Whistler Province of BC

    The Sea to Sky Highway hugs the coastline as it winds its way north offering up stunning views across Howe Sound and to the mountains beyond. It then heads inland north of Squamish to the year-round destination of world-famous Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. Mt Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Mountain are all popular winter activity destinations, two of which are included in this trip. Continue Reading

  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia Off-Season Adventures

    SnowShoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Snow Shoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Canada's Mediterranean', is how I like to refer to Central Vancouver Island. It offers more year-round outdoor recreational opportunities in mind-blowing scenery, than I'll ever have time to enjoy in one lifetime. But I’m trying-- and the best part is that so many activities are absolutely free! Continue Reading

  • Chasm Provincial Park – A Hidden Gem in British Columbia’s Cariboo Region

    Chasm-Provincial-Park-Cariboo

    Chasm-Provincial-Park-Cariboo

    In British Columbia we are fortunate to have a wealth of spectacular destinations. Sometimes, however, on our way to somewhere else we stumble onto a gem hidden in plain sight. Chasm Provincial Park, located just north of Clinton in the Cariboo region, is one of those destinations. Continue Reading

  • Porpoise Bay Provincial Park on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast – A Great Place for a Camping Holiday

    Kayaking at Smuggler Cove

    Kayaking at Smuggler Cove

    Porpoise Bay Provincial Park is an ideal destination for family fun. At only four kilometres north of Sechelt and at the very south end of the Sechelt Inlet, Porpoise Bay Provincial Park makes an excellent base camp for a larger exploration of the Sunshine Coast. There are plenty of opportunities to get active, whether your chosen speed be relaxing and swimming at the beach, hitting the trails, or exploring the local waterways and marine parks. Continue Reading

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