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  • Glacier National Park is a Spectacular BC Destination

    Bear Creek Falls, Glacier National Park

    Bear Creek Falls, Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park, in BC's Kootenay region, is the first national park established in British Columbia and is one of the most interesting parks I have visited, as the spectacular views from the highway are juxtaposed with the challenges of accessibility. Continue Reading

  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, BC is a Great Place to Visit in the Off-Season

    Kayaking the Broken Group Isands

    Kayaking the Broken Group Isands

    Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a popular summertime destination, but it should not be overlooked for an “off-season” getaway. In the winter, the Pacific Ocean is whipped in to a frenzy and the storm watching is second to none. No matter which season you plan your visit, you will find many things to see and do while you are there. Continue Reading

  • Visit Mount Revelstoke National Park in August for its Stunning Vistas & Wildflowers

    Meadows in the Sky Parkway, Mount Revelstoke

    Meadows in the Sky Parkway, Mount Revelstoke

    Mount Revelstoke National Park is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the community of Revelstoke. In less than an hour you can go from standing on the mountaintop to having a bite to eat in the city centre. Continue Reading

  • Kootenay National Park, British Columbia Offers Great Vistas, Hiking & History

    Continental Divide, Kootenay National Park

    Continental Divide, Kootenay National Park

    Kootenay National Park, an often-overlooked neighbour to Alberta’s more popular Rocky Mountain Parks of Banff and Jasper, makes the perfect daytrip when exploring the region. It also offers enough to keep you busy for a weekend all on its own if you like stunning vistas, great hiking, and interesting history. Continue Reading

  • BC’s National Historic Sites Offer a Glimpse into the Past: Here are 3 to Explore

    Overlooking Loopbrook Trail in Glacier National Park. Photo: J. Bolingbroke.jpg

    Overlooking Loopbrook Trail in Glacier National Park. Photo: J. Bolingbroke.jpg

    BC’s National Historic Sites are spread throughout the province, from East to West and from North to South. Several of the sites are within an easy day trip of the Fraser Valley. Others will require more planning and commitment. All are worth visiting. Continue Reading

  • BC’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Offers Rich Opportunities for Exploring

    Mount Norman, Pender Island

    Mount Norman, Pender Island

    No matter which island(s) you choose to visit, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve offers a wide variety of hiking, wildlife viewing, cycling, and watersport opportunities. The Gulf Islands are a place where time slows down, so make sure you plan lots of time for simply sitting by the ocean and relaxing. Continue Reading

  • Terrace and the Nass Valley in Northern British Columbia are worth a Visit

    Kleanza Creek Provincial Park, Terrace, Northern BC. Photo: Destination BC/Emanual Smedbol

    Kleanza Creek Provincial Park, Terrace, Northern BC. Photo: Destination BC/Emanual Smedbol

    I remember visiting Terrace, New Aiyansh and Greenville, in Northern BC years ago. A long drive of about 15 hours from Vancouver, just under 1,400 km and multiple stops I will never forget. My father did his residency program in the smaller towns of both New Aiyansh and Greenville, small towns of no more than 2,000 residents each. Located right on the Skeena River with an abundance of nature, it makes for a great way to escape the city life and find solace in the most remote corners of beautiful British Columbia. Continue Reading

  • Yoho National Park, BC – A Jewel in the Canadian Rockies

    Fossil Found at Walcott Quarry, Yoho National Park. Photo: Aaron Purdy

    Fossil Found at Walcott Quarry, Yoho National Park. Photo: Aaron Purdy

    Yoho is the slightly western counterpart of the better-known Banff National Park. Covering 1,310 square kilometres, the park makes up a portion of UNESCO’s Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. Yoho offers a bountiful range of both easily accessible and more challenging terrain, guaranteeing that you will find something to suit your interests no matter which direction you choose to explore. Continue Reading

  • Treasure Hunting in British Columbia’s Gold Country

    Gold Country GeoTourism Field Guides

    Gold Country GeoTourism Field Guides

    The thrill of a modern treasure hunt comes alive with Geocaching in Gold Country, an area of BC’s interior rich in cultural and geographic diversity. Geocaching combines outdoor recreation, technology, and a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. Continue Reading

  • Roadtrekking in British Columbia’s Southern Interior

    Our Roadtrek at the Rest Stop Outside Hedley

    Our Roadtrek at the Rest Stop Outside Hedley

    Recently we took our Roadtrek van on a camping trip "Roadtrekking" through some of the not so well-known but delightful smaller towns in the Okanagan area of the southern interior of British Columbia. The first day, we left the Vancouver area and headed up Highway 1 and the Crowsnest Hwy 3 to Princeton. We spent the first night in the Princeton municipal park campground which has full hook-ups with free Wifi and is located right beside the Similkameen River on Highway 3. It is a great place to stop overnight. Another camping option is the Princeton golf club across the road with free Wifi and firewood for campers. Continue Reading