British Columbia

How to Enjoy a Spectacular Summer at Sun Peaks

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If you’re thinking that visiting the second largest ski resort area in Canada is just a wintertime gig, think again. Summer at Sun Peaks Resort is a mountain playground of wildflowers, hiking and biking trails, and more outdoor pursuits and family fun than you can shake a marshmallow roasting stick at. Our family loves active adventures at any time of year, and we’ve made amazing ski memories at Sun Peaks over the years. Now that we’ve had the chance to…

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How to Prepare for Pacific Coastal Cruises in Desolation Sound

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I’ve done a few cruises in my time, and tended to think of them as relaxing leisure experiences rather than those of the transformative variety. You eat, lay in the sun, eat again, drink, do some shore excursions, you get the picture. But I’m excited that later this summer, I’ll have the opportunity to experience a transformative outdoor adventure on a small ship cruise and stay in the remote Desolation Sound region of beautiful British Columbia. This Pacific Coastal Cruises in…

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It's no secret. British Columbia has some of the best provincial parks and campgrounds in Canada. Here's a list of our favorite campgrounds and camping in BC, and how to reserve your own spot in the great outdoors. #camping #explorebc #britishcolumbia

The Best Campgrounds and Camping in British Columbia

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It’s no secret. British Columbia has some of the most well-designed, best-located provincial (state) campgrounds anywhere in North America. We’ve camped all over this great land, and south of the 49th too, and those of us living and camping in BC know how lucky we are to have this all at our doorstep. The firewood may no longer be free, and you’ll have to reserve a spot in high summer to enjoy the great outdoors, but camping remains the cheapest and most…

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The resort village of Whistler, Canada, is the perfect family holiday destination. A complete guide to the top 35 things to do in Whistler with kids all year round.

Complete Guide of the Top 35 Things to Do in Whistler with Kids

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I always get a kick out of walking through Whistler’s pedestrian-only village center. It feels faintly European, with a mix of familiar retail shops, unique restaurants and local hangouts that appeal to all kinds of visitors. This universal appeal is a key to Whistler’s success in becoming the largest ski resort in Canada, and one of the best and busiest in North America. The mountains and snow conditions help too of course, as skiing remains at the heart of Whistler’s…

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The original base for Canada's biggest ski resort, Whistler Creekside has great restaurants, lodgings, shops and slope access to suit every kind of skier.

The Best Insider’s Guide to Whistler Creekside

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The ski resort village of Whistler Creekside has an origin story that surprises even the most frequent visitor to Canada’s biggest and best ski resort. The ‘Creek’ is the original village base for Whistler Mountain and site of its first gondola. The village was built out of a forested wilderness by the intrepid outdoor pioneers who founded one of the premier ski resorts in the world. While Whistler Village has grown well-beyond its humble beginnings at the Creek, Whistler Creekside doesn’t…

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