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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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Portable glamping: Renting a houseboat on Shuswap Lake

Over the water and under the stars, Robin Esrock recounts his experience renting a houseboat in Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada’s houseboating capital 

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Exploring Vancouver Island’s wild side with RCGS Ambassador John P. Smol

As one of the many trips being offered by Maple Leaf Adventures, Vancouver Island’s Wild Side is an excursion for those who love adventure beyond the norm  

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Checking off a bucket list dream: Riding a Harley Davidson 

Some riders love them, some riders hate them. But there’s nothing quite like watching people fly by on a Harley Davidson.  

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Excerpt from A Season on Vancouver Island

Complete with digitally painted photographs, Bill Arnott’s new travel memoir explores British Columbia’s southern Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island 

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Guardians of the glacial past

How ‘maas ol, the spirit bear, connects us to the last glacial maximum of the Pacific Northwest 

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Alpine night skiing by torchlight: A New Year’s moment in Sun Peaks

Night skiing under the direction of Olympic legend Nancy Greene Raine

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Cat skiing vs heli-skiing: Which one should top your bucket list?

It’s like comparing champagne to prosecco, but both will forever change the way you view skiing

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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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Perfect pairings: Winter, wine and wellness in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley

Ski, sip and spa on a winter tour of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley

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Deserts in Canada? A look at some of the country’s most desert-like landscapes

From the Osoyoos Desert in British Columbia to the world’s smallest “desert” in Yukon, here are five unique Canadian landscapes that will make you feel like you’re in another country

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

People & Culture

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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History

Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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Road tripping B.C.’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Freedom is wide open spaces framed by endless skies and rich history. It is uncrowded, quiet, calm and yours to define in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

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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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Exploring northern Vancouver Island by boat with Maple Leaf Adventures

Spotting otters, wolves and orcas on a small-ship adventure on Vancouver Island’s wild west coast 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Local Life: Main Street, Vancouver

A local shares his favourite places to eat, drink and play in Vancouver’s hippest neighbourhood

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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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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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Science & Tech

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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Volcanologists Steve Quane and Alex Wilson get ready to launch a drone to survey a volcanic dam

Science & Tech

What British Columbia’s volcanoes can tell us about climate change past and present

University of British Columbia PhD student Alex Wilson is studying the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt for clues to past climatic shifts

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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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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.

People & Culture

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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