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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Whistler’s 2014 WinterPRIDE, Whistler Gay Ski Week

January 15th, 2014

2014 WinterPRIDE, Whistler Gay Ski Week

Gear up and get ready! 2014 WinterPRIDE, Whistler Gay Ski Week is almost here!
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The 2014 Victoria Whisky Festival

January 9th, 2014

2014 victoria whisky festivalReady or not, here it comes: the 2014 Victoria Whisky Festival is upon us!

Each January, lovers of all things whisky gather in Victoria, British Columbia for one of the world’s top whisky festivals, the Victoria Whisky Festival.

The Victoria Whisky Festival runs from Thursday the 16th through Sunday the 19th of January 2014 at the 5 star Hotel Grand Pacific located on Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour – and what an event this will be!

What makes the Victoria Whisky Festival special is that, even though it is too well organized and dressed up to look like it, it is a non-profit event; all proceeds go to charity – so no guilt, there!
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Luminescence at Vancouver Aquarium
Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

December 20th, 2013

This time of year we become accustomed to bright, multi-coloured lights twinkling in the dark – but what of a world where this is always the case? Luminescence at Vancouver Aquarium brings you up close and personal to a world where glowing colours are the rule, not the exception.

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