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Surrey’s Culinary Spice Trail turns up the heat

One of the fastest-growing cities in Canada is on its way to becoming a global foodie destination

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People & Culture

Excerpt from Points of Interest: In Search of the Places, People, and Stories of BC

Canadian Geographic associate editor Abi Hayward’s “A Beachcomber’s Love Story” appears in The Tyee‘s 20th anniversary anthology, which celebrates the stories of British Columbia

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Nature’s bathtub: British Columbia’s Liard River Hot Springs

Once a stopping point for workers carving out the Alaska Highway, these warm thermal waters are an oasis in northern B.C.

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People & Culture

Behind the scenes of the award-winning documentary Keepers of the Land

Filmmakers Doug Neasloss and Deirdre Leowinata explore how this captivating film came to be, the significance of bears in Indigenous communities and cultures and the importance of storytelling

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Snow, stars and schnitzels in the British Columbia interior

After a challenging ski season as a result of warmer weather, winter is alive and well at SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with a few surprises

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Q&A: The masterminds behind the first grizzly rewilding program

CBC Gem documentary “Grizzly Rewild” follows five grizzlies raised in captivity as they’re reintroduced to a world without walls

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Spotlight on conservation: Kootenay River Ranch

Thanks to contributions from donors like Kruger Products, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is restoring and protecting some of Canada’s most valuable ecosystems

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Seeing the garden through the trees: The Indigenous forest gardens of coastal B.C.

The discovery of the 150-year-old Ts’msyen and Coast Salish garden sites — and their still-booming biodiversity — could provide fresh inspiration for both land management and food security solutions

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How the world came together to protect a B.C. inlet

When a significant portion of B.C.’s Princess Louisa Inlet went up for sale this spring, donors raised the $3 million needed to purchase it in just three months

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Toad River in the Muskwa-Kechika region of B.C.

Environment

Muskwa-Kechika: An opportunity for bold conservation action

By protecting the Muskwa-Kechika, a vast, wild region of mountains, glaciers, and boreal forest in north-central B.C., we can create a climate refuge for vulnerable species

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Proposal to reopen commercial seal hunt in B.C. could have consequences for transient killer whales

A controversial proposal to reopen the seal hunt in B.C. might boost numbers of chinook salmon, but at the expense of other marine mammals, says a UBC professor

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Tiwšɛm (learn): a stay at Klahoose Wilderness Resort

On the coast of B.C.’s mainland awaits an immersive experience on the water’s edge, where tourism can be an act of reconciliation

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Worlds apart: B.C’s ultimate adventure

The ultimate B.C. adventure takes guests from bustling Victoria’s Fairmont Empress to increasingly remote stops at Tofino’s famed Wickaninnish Inn and finally Nimmo Bay Resort in the Great Bear Rainforest.

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Finding the spirit of Gwaii Haanas

Robin Esrock, author of The Great Canadian Bucket List, explains how Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, one of only four Canadian locations to make it into his book, The Great Global Bucket List, got under his skin

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As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming 

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Ocean Week: Howe Sound community creates interactive map protecting ecological, economic and cultural values

The 400-layer map will connect communities, celebrate culture and share data to protect the Howe Sound ecosystem

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Remote paradise: The wonder of B.C.’s Triangle Island

Off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, an isolated speck of “inhospitable” land is home and sanctuary to millions of seabirds

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Comment arrêter une ruée vers l’or

Un nouveau mouvement créateur de pôles touristiques florissants dans tout le Canada – la durabilité, un exemple à la fois

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How to stop a gold rush

The new movement building flourishing tourism hubs across Canada – one sustainable example at a time

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Surviving the Race to Alaska

This motor-free ocean race — with vessels ranging from paddleboards to pedal-assist sailboats — is less about how fast you can go and more about whether you get there at all

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8 amazing places to visit for epic views of the Canadian Rockies

You don’t have to spend days hiking up and down steep slopes to make the most of your mountain experience. Check out our picks for the most scenic and accessible spots in the Canadian Rockies.

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First Peoples’ Map of B.C.: New interactive map celebrates Indigenous cultures and language

The 18-layer First Peoples’ map of B.C. focuses on language, art and heritage 

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Touring B.C.’s Inside Passage through photos

Still largely remote, B.C.’s Inside Passage offers a glimpse of a wild world where nature — from grizzly bears to humpback whales — rules the day

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Your next cup of coffee should come from Canada’s North

Support small businesses and get a killer cup of coffee at the same time with a bag of beans from these northern roasters

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Bigfoot emerges in B.C.’s Harrison Hot Springs

As the community hunkers down at home, Sasquatch sightings are on the rise

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B.C. hotel chain stays open, offers special rate for healthcare workers during Covid-19

Accent Inns made the decision to keep its five properties open after receiving a panicked call from a nurse in need of a place to stay 

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Big mountains for beginners: The tamer side of B.C.’s Powder Highway

You don’t have to be an expert skier to make the most of a winter getaway in the Kootenay Rockies

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The Josie Hotel, a cozy base for super skiing in Rossland, B.C.

With a great food scene and an annual snowfall of seven metres, Rossland should be on your radar for winter fun

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The inn that built Tofino

How a tiny town on the continent’s westernmost edge went from stormy outpost to revered eco-tourism destination

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How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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Saddling up in British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Country

 Four reasons why a horseback expedition in southwestern British Columbia is a must-do this summer

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Seafood chef Ned Bell works to bring sustainability into the kitchen

Bell is the special guest at the upcoming Vancouver GeoGala, an ocean conservation-themed fundraiser for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Five fascinating nature hot spots to explore in British Columbia

From crystal-clear tidal pools to expansive lava beds, these five spots showcase the incredible biological and geological diversity of Canada’s westernmost province

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A most mysterious bear

The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 

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The entrance to the massive cave recently discovered in Wells Gray Provincial Park, B.C.

Exploration

Canadian team confirms presence of huge unexplored cave in British Columbia

Cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park described as “about as big as they come in Canada” 

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Gidin Jaad Erica Jean Ryan, right, runs through lines with an actor in Sgaawaay K’uuna, The Edge of the Knife, a Haida-language film that premieres next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Indigenous language learners on the rise in B.C.

“The more I learn, the more I realize that it’s my responsibility to teach”

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The wild beauty of British Columbia’s Galiano Island

Discover a tranquil retreat from city life in the Southern Gulf Islands 

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University at Buffalo PhD candidate Alia Lesnek at a sampling site on Suemez Island. Photo: Jason Briner

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First North American peoples may have arrived by sea, study finds

Researchers studying the history of ice sheets around northern British Columbia found that a coastal migration route may have been a pathway to North America 

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