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 »
The 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 »
In 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.
With 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! Read the rest of this entry »
Combine 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! Read the rest of this entry »
Ready 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! Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Come to Grouse Mountain for the Peak of Christmas 2013 to Celebrate the Magic of Snow!
Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is an amazing, wilderness paradise with something for everyone. The Peak of Christmas is Grouse Mountain’s annual holiday festival for both the kid with you and the kid inside you – it’s snow much fun!
Visit the SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village, a magical, candy and gingerbread fantasy land where you can vote for your favourite creation! Read the rest of this entry »