Historic Sites

  • Three Ways to Welcome Spring in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley
    Tulips of the Valley, Chilliwack BC

    Tulips of the Valley, Chilliwack BC

    Spring has sprung after a long winter in the Fraser Valley – at my house snowflakes were falling from the sky on April 1. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter, but I am ready to welcome the next season with open arms. Here are three ways to welcome spring here in the Fraser Valley. 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

  • 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

  • Explore Fort Langley & Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Sites & Check Out Some of BC’s Fascinating History
    Gulf of Georgia Cannery

    Gulf of Georgia Cannery

    Today we are highlighting two National Historic Sites, Fort Langley and Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Both are easily accessible day trips from Metro Vancouver, and then in June we will be talking about three National Historic Sites that are spread throughout the province and would make a great part of any summer vacation. 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

  • A Primer to Canada’s National Parks in British Columbia
    2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass & Guides

    2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass & Guides

    If you haven’t already heard, Canada is turning 150 in 2017 and in order to celebrate, Parks Canada is offering free 2017 Discovery Passes. These passes provide free admission for a group/family travelling together in one vehicle to all Canadian National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites operated by Parks Canada. Note: regular fees still apply for services like camping. 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

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