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fall ferry trip Gulf Islands

Let’s Take a Fall Ferry Trip in the Southern Gulf Islands

fall ferry trip Gulf Islands

Hastings House is sponsoring this look at a fall ferry trip in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. A ferry tour in the Southern Gulf Islands, fills the bill for a unique fall adventure. What traveler doesn’t appreciate beautiful scenery, uncrowded islands and enough activities to satisfy the most active of baby boomers? Located […]

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Whale watching San Juan Islands

On the Orca trail in the San Juan Islands

Whale watching San Juan Islands

Travel takes on a very special meaning for those who travel the world looking for wildlife. If you love heading to off-the-beaten-path destinations to see beautiful animals in their natural habitat, look no further than the San Juan islands. Follow along as our guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, takes us on a beautiful adventure around […]

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Wild Pacific Trail

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

Wild Pacific Trail

Updated 07.01.2018: 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 […]

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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

Updated 05.01.2019: Are you a baby boomer who likes traveling off-the-beaten-path? If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway—also know as Highway 37 BC—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 […]

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Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Enjoying a Nordic Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise in Banff National Park

How does cuddling up beside a crackling fire in a lodge tucked away in the Canadian Rockies after a day of cross-country skiing sound? Nice, right? There are tons of active travel opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia where you can do exactly this and more. Today’s guest writer, Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel, lets us […]

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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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Sampling an original Nanaimo Bar on the Nanaimo Bar Trail

Hitting the trail in Nanaimo

Sampling an original Nanaimo Bar on the Nanaimo Bar Trail

Would you like to hit the trail in Nanaimo, British Columbia? No, I don’t mean a hiking trail that climbs through a Vancouver Island rainforest or a path that skirts the scenic coast. I’m talking about a city trail in the historic center of downtown Nanaimo where the purpose of our walk is to sample […]

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