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Wild Pacific Trail

Walking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, B.C.

Wild Pacific Trail

On a Vancouver Island road trip, walking the Wild Pacific Trail offers visitors to Ucluelet, the opportunity to get out of the car for an exercise break. But don’t move so fast that you fail to appreciate the dramatic ocean views and serene forest setting. This moderately easy walk is a must-do when travelers visit […]

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Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Driving the Cassiar Highway on an Alaska Highway Road Trip

Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Do you like traveling off-the-beaten-path? If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia for isolation, scenery and an in-the-middle-of-nowhere vibe. The 450 miles of rugged beauty journeys through northern British Columbia from the Skeena River bridge on the Yellowhead Highway to just west of Watson […]

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Prince Rupert Ferry scenic view

Riding the Prince Rupert Ferry

Prince Rupert Ferry scenic view

Updated: 07.01.2017 The soft shades of morning sunlight illuminates Scarlett Point as the M. V. Northern Expedition (Prince Rupert Ferry) begins the 15-hour cruise up the Inside Passage from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert on the British Columbia (B.C.) mainland. The postcard-like scene reveals hidden coves, sailboats at anchor and fishing lodges […]

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Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Grizzly bear at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska

Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Two

Grizzly bear at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska

The second week of our Alaska Highway adventure takes us on a side trip from the Cassiar Highway to Stewart, British Columbia, at the head of the Portland Canal, which is actually a very long fjord. Along the way, glaciers slip over the mountains of the coastal range, their icy tongues sometimes reaching close to […]

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Scarlett Point lighthouse

Scenes from the road: Alaska Highway week one

Scarlett Point lighthouse

While Alan and I are traveling on our Alaska Highway adventure (#YukonHo!), we’ll be posting weekly photo updates. Since time and internet connections are tight, we won’t waste any precious seconds introducing you to Alaska Highway Week One: The first leg of the road trip took us from Missoula, Montana to Republic, Washington. We made a […]

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Entry at The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Luxury in a natural setting at The Wickaninnish Inn

Entry at The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Updated: 10.01.2013 Have you ever stayed in accommodations so perfectly attuned to the surroundings that you didn’t know if you were inside or outside? That’s how Alan and I felt when we stayed at The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino on a May road trip to Vancouver Island. The view from our Beach Deluxe Room in the On-the-Beach building overlooking […]

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Driftwood at Blue Heron Park, Nanaimo

Saturday’s scene: driving Yellowpoint Road in Nanaimo

Driftwood at Blue Heron Park, Nanaimo

On a scenic drive along Yellowpoint Road in Nanaimo, B.C., Alan and I stopped at Blue Heron Park for a walk on an off-the-beaten-path, Vancouver Island beach. After investigating driftwood that the tide had piled like tinker toys onto the shore, we searched for tide pools hidden in the depressions of the rocky beach. The […]

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