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Northern BC Overview

Prince Rupert receives 2552 mm (99 in.) of rain on average each year. On January 31 1947, in Smith River BC, the temperature fell to -58.9ºC (-74F). The Kitlope Valley, protected as a provincial park in 1995, is the largest unlogged temperate rainforest in the world with an area of over 4000 sq. km (2485 sq. mi.). The official tourism site for the region states that no one lives in igloos.

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Qualicum Beach Overview

Qualicum Beach has many activities for both tourists and locals. These are just a few samples. Bard to Broadway The 2009 season will be B2B’s 10th year. Enjoy theatre under the big tent all summer. The company presents 4 plays continously all summer long. This is the 7th year of operation and the plays have been playing to sell out crowds since its inception. The Old School House Gallery and Art Centre The Old School House is a hot bed of the best of Vancouver Island art. In addtion to ever changing shows of the work of BC artists, there […]

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Vancouver Island Fishing Paradise Overview

A petroglyph is an engraving or carving in stone found on coastal rock faces. Some carvings in British Columbia date back 3000 years. There is an Elasmosaur in Courtenay. This creature is a fossilized Cretaceous era marine reptile that was found along the Puntledge River.

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Skookumchuk Rapids

The Skookumchuk Rapids is a beautiful scenic hike. It is about an hour hike in and another hour out. If you time your hike with the tide schedule, you will see the rapids!

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Kelowna Overview

Kelowna has many activities to enjoy. Below is a list of just a few. Beasley Park & Beach at Woods Lake – Free – 12-15 min drive from the Borgata Lodge Visit Kasugai gardens located behind City Hall, stand or walk around or sit in the garden to take in all the sights of the waterfall and the koi fish and the ambience. Scandia Games & Mini Golf – Free Entry Modest Fees for your choice of activities. Mini Golf, both indoor and outdoor, Batting Cages, Huge arcades, bumper cars, snack bar, prizes, suitable for all ages and groups. Grand […]

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Snowmobiling in The Shuswap

Don Mitchell of Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort gives us advice about snowmobiling in the Shuswap. The season starts near the end of November and can continue until late May. Depths of snow can easily range up to 15 feet in some of the alpine areas and many hills have groomed trails, spacious chalets and good signage for getting around the mountains. Winter in the Shuswap is fantastic with good driving on the roads and temperatures that are easy to bear. Shuswap Lake Motel is a great place to use as a base camp as you explore a different hill […]

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Red and Green fish??

Don Mitchell of Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort tells us that from Mid September thru October you can witness the spectacle called the Adams River Salmon Run. This year (2006) is especially exciting because it is the Dominate Run, which means the largest spawning run in a 4 year life cycle for the Sockeye Salmon. Fisheries has estimated over 14 million sockeye could travel from the Pacific Ocean up the Fraser River and into the Thompson River and then finally ending up at Shuswap Lake before they travel up the Adams River to spawn. Year 2006 marks the 4 year […]

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Ancient Cedars Hike

This 1-2 your hike will bring you to an amazing grove of ancient cedars. The diameter of some which could link the arms of 10-15 persons! The access road is just outside Whistler and unpaved, but manageable in most rental cars. It is through old growth forest with beautiful mossy carpeting and ferns. Someone has spent a lot of time making “cairns” along the way (cairns: delicately balanced pillars of rock). My guests did this one morning and then Cheakamus Lake (Garibaldi Provincial Park) in the PM.

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River of Golden Dreams

Take a tour down the River of Golden Dreams in a canoe, kayak or double kayak. Enjoy the glacier fed waters while learning about the history and nature of Whistler. Choose from guided or self-guided tours. Would you prefer a combination of canoeing and bike riding? Choose a Pedal & Paddle Tour. Paddle your way down the lake and meet up with your bike. Explore the trails your guide takes you on, when cycling back to the village.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no it’s Ziptrek!

Fly like a bird through the treetops of the forest along suspended zipline cables above the creek that separates Whistler & Blackcomb Mountain – Fitzsimmons Creek. Zip trekking is an all-year round activity suitable for anyone wanting an immediate rush. Reach speeds of up to 80 km (55 mi.) p/h and enjoy an educational tour from experienced guides. For those who prefer less fast-pacing movement, but still want an educational tour, explore the forest on Whistler‘s own tree trek walk. Reach heights at approximately 200 feet above ground.

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