Traveller Facts – Vancouver Coast and Mountains Lillooet became the hottest spot in Canada when it reached 44.4º C (111.9 ºF) in July 1941. In 1858, there was a gold rush along the Fraser River where prospectors sought gold from the gravel bars in the Fraser. They sought gold from Hope north into the Fraser Canyon. Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is near the towns of Bridal Falls and Chilliwack. The falls themselves are 122 m (400 feet). For more falls, the Sea to Sky Country offers Shannon Falls near Squamish, which are 335 m (1100 feet) high.
Traveller Facts – Oceanside Nanaimo has a population of over 70,000 and in the 1990s upgraded its downtown and harbour to reflect its focus on tourism. In 1999, Qualicum Beach boasted the most seniors of any community in BC, but don’t let that fool you; the town centre is unique and vibrant. Nanoose Bay is a beautiful quiet spot with retirement facilities, golfing, Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges and the Nanoose First Nation Reserve. Worth the detour from the main road.
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Rosewood Victoria Inn of Victoria suggests: Discover The Past offers a wide variety of haunted walks and tours around Victoria, BC. You could enjoy “an evening with doris” at the Victoria Golf Club, or take a walk around Chinatown. Tours are conducted by long time historian, John Adams and his team of guides. www.discoverthepast.com
Southern Vancouver Island is the second-largest wine region in British Columbia. The majority of Vancouver Island‘s wineries are located in the Cowichan Valley, 35 minutes north of Victoria. The vineyards located here enjoy a unique location with ideal growing conditions on southern, sun-drenched slopes. Vancouver Island‘s coastal climate is mild, by comparison to other major wine growing regions in North America, yet well-suited to growing grapes. The scenery surrounding Vancouver Island‘s vineyards is as delicious as the wine. Rolling pastures framed by ocean and mountain views make a tour of the wineries a must for any wine enthusiast. Enjoy a […]
In September 2000, Judy began ice cream production, and in the short time since then her product line has grown to include 16 different flavours of ice cream and five flavours of sorbets. More flavours are also in development. All of the ice cream and sorbet recipes have been developed exclusively by Judy and are all-natural – you won’t find any preservatives, additives, or artificial colours or flavours in her recipes! As much as possible, Judy uses local ingredients in the production of the ice cream and sorbets. And of course, only the finest ingredients are used. If they aren’t […]
Cycle Inn Bed and Breakfast of Victoria which occur throughout the year. You may have a function to attend in Victoria and want to fit in a recreational run, or you may decide to take a challenge and aim to better your time in one of the runs offered here. A schedule of some of the interesting runs happening here in Victoria this year follows below. There are many others such as the Run for the Cure, Terry Fox Run, and the 24 hour Relay for the Lions Club which happen regularly as well. The following list gives you a […]
Abigail’s Hotel of Victoria suggests: Enjoy a self guided walking tour of downtown Victoria. The audio tour will start at Abigail’s Hotel and guide you towards the BC Museum and Parliament Buidlings, then through downtown where you’ll pass by some of Victoria‘s most beautiful historic areas including Bastion Square and China Town. The tour will bring you back to Abigail’s where you can enjoy a refreshment and some appetizers in the Library or the garden patio.
The Lighthouse at on Point Atkinson was built in 1874 and its preservation left us a legacy of trails that take you to a spectacular view of the Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound. As you take the marked circular route, watch for some of the largest Douglas Firs in the Lower Mainland and, of course, the lighthouse itself. If you walk past the lighthouse, you will encounter very rocky terrain which, with care, will lead you to the ocean and its views. Lighthouse Park is off Marine Drive in the western part of West Vancouver. Look for the small […]
Toursim Organizations British Columbia’s Destinations Many areas within British Columbia have organizations whose mandate is to promote their particular destination in partnership with individual tourism-related businesses. Quokka Systems is pleased to work with the following organizations: British Columbia Lodging and Campground Association (BCLCA) BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association is a non-profit trade organization representing over 700 motels, motor inns, resorts, lodges, campgrounds and other accommodation properties throughout British Columbia. There are more than 700 members who represent 16,000 rooms, 20,000 campsites and employ over 7,000 people. Find out more! Oceanside Tourism Association Oceanside is a group of fascinating and colourful […]