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  • Plan a Trip to Smithers in Northern British Columbia – Where There’s Plenty to See & Do

    Dipnetting at Witset Falls

    Dipnetting at Witset Falls

    Smithers is an Alpine-themed town halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. We had fun wandering the six-block main street where 7 ft. tall Alpine Al plays a giant alphorn carved out of a 1,000year-old cedar. The Sausage Factory (1107 Main St.) has been providing the best sausages and deli goods since 1974. We went back twice for more goodies. Around the corner, we found decadent cream puffs at Paul’s Bakery. At Smithers Brewery (3832-3rd St.) we bought a flight of 3 beers and 1 cider and sat in the sun enjoying them. I found a pretty blouse for $5 at a thrift store, my kind of shopping. Bovill Square has a bandstand for summer concerts. These stops are but a fraction of what you can find along Main Street. Continue Reading

  • Experience Terrace Treasures in British Columbia’s North

    Nisga'a lava bed, near Terrace

    Nisga'a lava bed, near Terrace

    Let’s visit a place where you can enjoy the wilderness, hiking, cultural diversity, fishing, and great campgrounds plus convenient shopping. Welcome to Terrace, “A place to belong,” a city of about 15,000 on Highway 16/The Yellowhead. It sits at the junction of the Skeena and Kisumkalum Rivers. Below the bridges fly fisherman try their luck on the river hoping to beat the record for the largest spring salmon. Keep your eyes peeled for the creamy-coloured Kermode or Spirit bear, the symbol of Terrace. Continue Reading

  • Camping in British Columbia’s West Kootenays: Checking out three great campsites

    Camping in the West Kootenay’s is a great way to explore the area and visit communities like Nakusp and Burton. So in July 2020, we visited three campgrounds near or on the shores of Arrow Lake and the town of Nakusp. 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

  • A Slice of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Vancouver Island, BC

    Exploring Tide Pools at Botanical Beach, Port Renfrew

    Exploring Tide Pools at Botanical Beach, Port Renfrew

    Did you know the Cowichan Valley has one of the warmest annual temperature averages in all of Canada? It’s comparable to the Mediterranean, but right in our own backyard! You’ll find lush scenery, beautiful views and a plethora of activities for a family friendly camping trip. Continue Reading

  • Hip and Happening in the South Cariboo, BC – 10 Reasons to Visit Today

    Pie & Icecream, Canim Lake General Store. Photo: Canim Lake General Store Facebook Page

    Pie & Icecream, Canim Lake General Store. Photo: Canim Lake General Store Facebook Page

    The South Cariboo area of British Columbia is known as a land of big adventures, outdoor recreation and cowboys. And with the proliferation of world-class guest ranches dotted across its wide-open landscape, it definitely comes by its reputation naturally. But many don’t realize that the South Cariboo is also a land of rich history, talented artisans, and culinary enthusiasts. Continue Reading