The 13th Annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show and Sale

April 18th, 2014

2014, 13th Annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show and SaleThe 2014, 13th annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show is almost here and you do not want to miss it!

In the 13 years that this juried stained glass show has been produced, it has only grown in size. Each year has been larger than the last and has displayed greater, more diverse works. This year’s Radium Hot Springs Art Glass show has gained so much momentum that it should prove to be the biggest and best one yet!

The 13th Annual Radium Hot Springs Art Glass Show and Sale brings together artists from all over western Canada to display their visions in stained glass. True stained glass works of art take careful planning and skills in many fields to successfully produce, and the end results should work whether they are hung to transform light or simply to receive it. Read the rest of this entry »

Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice 2014

April 11th, 2014

Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice 2014After a year’s break, the ever-popular Qualicum Beach Fire and Ice street festival returns for its 22nd anniversary in 2014!

Fire – it’s the food! Join in on the traditional chili tasting cook-off along with other kinds of hot foods! Yum! Hot!

Ice – it’s the sculpture! Ice carving competitions will commence, along with other, additional icy activities such as ice cream making and other “cool” foods.

What else is hot and cool? Music! Live, foot-stomping, hip-shaking entertainment from favorite local performers and recording artists. Read the rest of this entry »

The Museum of Northern British Columbia

March 31st, 2014

Museum of Northern British ColumbiaHoused in a magnificent, Northwest Coast Longhouse overlooking Prince Rupert Harbor, the Museum of Northern British Columbia is internationally celebrated for the beauty of its collections and the vision of its mission.

The indigenous peoples of the Northern BC coastline – Haida, Gitksan, Nisga’a, Tlingit, Tsimshian – lived in sustainable communities for thousands of years prior to the influx of European settlers. During this time they developed rich oral and visual cultures, expressed in song, story, wood, bone, and fiber. Read the rest of this entry »

Tour Forbidden Vancouver!

March 17th, 2014

Tour Forbidden Vancouver!Every city has two histories: the one they print … and the one they don’t. Vancouver is no different – and now you can tour Forbidden Vancouver!

Forbidden Vancouver is a series of fascinating walking tours that explore the seamier, seedier – some would say the more interesting – side of Vancouver’s history.

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Join In the 2014 Brant Wildlife Festival

March 8th, 2014

2014 Brant Wildlife FestivalWhat is a Brant Wildlife Festival?

The Brant Wildlife Festival is a celebration of nature, specifically Black Brant geese and those like them, that congregate on the Parksville and Qualicum beaches of Vancouver Island to feast on the spring spawning of Pacific herring.

Every spring, as the waters warm, the herring work their way up the coast of North America – and they are not alone. Black Brant geese make their own, remarkable, migratory journey from California and Mexico to their breeding grounds in the north at this same time. Along the way, they rely on coastal estuaries, bays, spits, and beaches like those found along the shores of Vancouver Island to feed and rest. Read the rest of this entry »

Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay

February 24th, 2014

Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay LlnagaayThe Haida people are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest of North America and the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay is dedicated to preserving and sharing this culture in and with the world.

The Haida Gwaii Museum, opened in 1976, is an amazing, chronological collection of Haida historical treasures and contemporary art. Pre-contact, post-contact, and contemporary galleries illustrating the stages of Haida historic and modern life, display a range of beautiful artifacts such as button blankets, tools, carvings, and totem poles.

The museum’s focus doesn’t just stop at the people. The Haida see the land and other animals on it as part of who they are and this is reflected in galleries exploring the rich natural history of the Islands. Read the rest of this entry »

Step Back In Time – Barkerville Historic Town

February 17th, 2014

Barkerville Historic TownIn 1862, a miner by the name of Billy Barker struck it rich during the gold rush in the foothills of the Cariboo mountains of what is now British Columbia. The town that sprang up around his strike was named after him and can be visited today, looking much as it did, then: Barkerville Historic Town.

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Don’t Just Visit – FlyOver Canada!

February 10th, 2014

FlyOver Canada

There are so many great things to do in British Columbia – skiing, surfing, shopping, biking, eating – now you can even fly over the entire nation without leaving Vancouver. How?

FlyOver Canada!

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Dining in Prince Rupert

January 28th, 2014

Dining in Prince RupertWith its remote location and small size, you’d think dining in Prince Rupert would be a pretty limited affair – boy, are you in for a surprise!

A small city on Northwest BC’s Pacific Coast, Prince Rupert is surrounded by incredible and vast stretches of seemingly limitless wilderness and wildlife. A popular stop for various Alaskan cruises and the end terminal for the Inside Passage BC Ferries route, Prince Rupert has over 50 restaurants, many of them locally owned!
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Take a Helicopter Wine Tour of BC!

January 22nd, 2014

Helicopter Wine Tour of BCCombine the thrill of a helicopter ride with the normally sedate experience of wine tasting by taking a Helicopter Wine Tour of BC!

If this sounds like just the combination for you, Valhalla Helicopters in West Kelowna, BC has two tour options and over 30 participating wineries from around the region to choose from!
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