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Whistler resort is the number one ski destination in North America again. Here's what's new and exciting at Whistler for your winter travel season. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Whistler Resort is the Best in North America, Again

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SKI Magazine readers have ranked Whistler resort as the number one ski destination in North America, again. The Whistler folks are certainly chuffed by this good news, as they get set to open the mountain in just over two months’ time, on November 27. So what’s bright, shiny and new at Whistler for this upcoming ski season? New Cabins on the Whistler Village Gondola Hooray, less awkward perching on a gondola shelf. Whistler Blackcomb is making the journey to the alpine a lot more enjoyable…

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The resort town of Harrison Hot Springs offers more than the relaxing hot springs and resort on its lakeshore. Here are five fun things for families to do. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Harrison Hot Springs: family fun beyond the resort

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The resort town of Harrison Hot Springs offers much more than the relaxing hot springs and resort on its lakeshore. {See my detailed post about visiting the springs at Harrison Hot Springs Resort.} In less than two hours from Vancouver, you can enjoy fun in the water, hiking on scenic mountain trails, and touring local family farms while sampling freshly made goods. Here are 5 fun and active family-friendly things to do in Harrison Hot Springs and nearby Agassiz. 1. Splash in the Water Harrison Watersports features…

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The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park has just completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. Tips for your family's next Aquarium visit. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Vancouver Aquarium expands for the future

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A few years ago, the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. The high tech, sustainable building doubled the size of the Aquarium’s gallery space, adding a larger and more inspiring entrance and exterior area where families like to gather and kids like to play. The renovated Vancouver Aquarium officially opened on Jun 13, 2014. The magnificent Bill Reid bronze orca – a gift to the Aquarium 30 years ago – has been relocated to a higher profile…

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The Sea to Sky Gondola is the newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler that puts Squamish firmly on the map. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

High in the sky with Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish

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The newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler puts Squamish firmly on the map as a must-stop destination. The Sky to Sky Gondola opened in May, and has immediately become a hit with locals, day-trippers and tourists. Located just 45-minutes from Vancouver, the Gondola has opened up a whole new area around the climbing mecca of the Stawamus Chief, by allowing those of us who can’t (or won’t) rock-climb the granite cliff face, or hike up from…

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There's a new festival in town. GO Fest Whistler - Great Outdoors Festival, kicks off the village's busy summer event season on the Victoria Day Long Weekend. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Whistler’s GO Fest Great Outdoors Festival

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There’s a new, family-friendly party in town on the May long weekend in Whistler. Whistler’s newest and most active festival may be just the thing you’re looking for. The inaugural GO Fest Whistler – Great Outdoors Festival, kicks off the village’s busy summer event season this Victoria Day Long Weekend, from May 16-19, 2014. GO Fest allows the opportunity to combine Whistler’s seasonal offerings into a festival that celebrates a unique time of year when people can enjoy Whistler in their own…

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