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  • Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park
    Newcastle Island, BC

    Newcastle Island, BC | Photo Kim Walker

    A short passenger-only ferry ride from Nanaimo brings you to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park, a place perfect for rest and relaxation. Continue Reading

  • Off the Beaten Track: Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park

    For those who don’t mind a drive, Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a – a.k.a. Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park – 100 kilometres north of Terrace, in Northern British Columbia, offers a truly wonderful adventure. Continue Reading

  • Powell River, British Columbia, Insulated by Nature
    Inland Lake Provincial Park

    Inland Lake Provincial Park

    Powell River, situated on the side of a mountain is wrapped in forest, insulated by nature. With hundreds of lakes behind it and the ocean at its feet, locals have the best of both worlds. Continue Reading

  • Tofino, BC – A Bucket List Trip

    Flying Kites at Long Beach, BC

    When planning a trip to a place as unique as Tofino on Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim, be prepared to get busy and enjoy everything it has to offer. With only 4 days and 7 of us in our group, we had a jam packed but amazing visit. Relive our stay in one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. Continue Reading

  • Osoyoos, BC: Desert Camping in the Winter
    Nk'Mip Campground and RV Park

    Nk'Mip Campground and RV Park

    We decided to check out Osoyoos a little more closely in the winter since it is such a popular destination in the summer. It is known for often having short, dry winters and is an attractive destination for snowbirds. Continue Reading

  • Osoyoos & Oliver, BC Offers Plenty To Do in the Summer
    Osoyoos Oxbows

    Osoyoos Oxbows

    A 20 minute drive north of Osoyoos is the town of Oliver. Described as the “Wine Capital of Canada” thanks to the more than 35 wineries that surround the town, Oliver is known for it’s abundant orchards, spectacular vineyards, and arid climate. 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

  • 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

  • Hidden Waterways in British Columbia for the Hiker

    There are many hidden waterways in British Columbia which offer some of the lesser known places to cool off in the water during the summer. Here are highlights of a few of the best waterways to cool off for the avid hiker.

    Vancouver Island Bay off Juan de Fuca Trail by Ikiwaner... Continue Reading