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Misty Isles Adventures around Cortes Island and Desolation Sound

Misty Isles Adventures around Cortes Island and Desolation Sound, British Columbia

The Misty Isles Adventures Movie – Exploring Coastal British Columbia, Canada

Cortes Island lies in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia, at the heart of one of the most ecologically diverse and spectacularly beautiful areas on the whole BC coast. Cortes is surrounded to the east by snow-capped mountains that rise up majestically from the warm waters of Desolation Sound. To the north, splendid waterfalls cascade down into the turquoise waters of Bute Inlet and Toba Inlet, two of BC’s mightiest fjords.

To […]

By | March 28th, 2016|Cortes Island, Desolation Sound, Top Stories|0 Comments

Ancient Cedar Forest now a BC Provincial Park

Ancient Cedar tree in British Columbia, Canada.

An ancient cedar forest, believed to be the only inland temperate rain forest in the world that is so far from the ocean, is to be protected by British Columbia as a new Class A BC provincial park.

The Ancient Forest Park, in the watershed of the upper Fraser River, is located just off Highway 16, 113 kilometres east of Prince George and midway between Prince George and McBride in Northern British Columbia.

The park will protect cedar trees as large as 16 metres […]

Flyboarding Fun in the Okanagan Sun

Flyboarding in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Flyboarding is an exciting new water sport creating waves around the world … all the way to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Powered by water alone, a flyer can soar 15 metres into the air with feet strapped to a flyboard that is itself joined by an umbilical cord to a personal watercraft (Jetski).

Sound like fun? It is, and you should tick this exhilarating challenge off your bucket list! Flyboarding is easy to learn and suitable for people of all ages. […]

By | March 11th, 2016|Flyboarding, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Top Stories|1 Comment

Saskatchewan sends their Homeless to British Columbia

Saskatchewan sends their Homeless to British Columbia

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services has a unique way of taking care of their homeless population, including those who may have a history of addiction or mental health. Their quick fix is to pay to bus them to Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia. Problem solved. For them. Not so for BC, and not so for those who are shipped away to neither home nor job, and no health care until they qualify.

Two young First Nations men were each bought one-way bus […]

By | March 10th, 2016|Top Stories|1 Comment

Campground Reservations start March 15 for BC Provincial Parks

Lake Of The Woods near Hope, east of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

Discover an outdoor utopia amongst our pristine alpine lakes, rugged mountainous interior, and misty old-growth forests carpeted with dew-soaked ferns and moss. Pitch a tent, or just hike in for the day – in British Columbia you can see nature as it was meant to be seen, in all its breathtaking glory.

The Discover Camping Internet Reservation Service allows you to book a campsite in a BC provincial park allowing you to travel to your chosen destination knowing that […]

By | March 4th, 2016|Camping, Top Stories|0 Comments

Great Bear Rainforest Outer Islands Kayak Expedition

Great Bear Rainforest Outer Islands Expedition by Spirit of the West Kayaking, British Coplumbia, Canada

Enter the wild. Explore the unspoiled Central Coast of British Columbia.

The world-renowned Great Bear Rainforest, on the central coast of BC, is home to the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world. This area is ripe for adventure: remote, wild, and exemplifying BC’s incredible coastal wilderness.

A kayaking adventure with Spirit of the West Adventures is the perfect way to explore this untouched region. You’ll find dramatic scenery, protected inlets and fjords juxtaposed with the […]

Site C Dam land once recommended as a BC Provincial Park

One of the Peace River Islands, an important calving ground for ungulates in Peace-Boudreau, Northern British Columbia. Photo: Tristan Brand.

Braving freezing temperatures and risking arrest, an alliance of First Nations members and local landowners have camped out on the site of the first European settlement in British Columbia to protect the Peace River from destructive land clearing for the Site C dam.

While the camp has rightfully earned significant media attention, few outside the region are aware that it’s located in an area so high in ecological values that the B.C. government […]

By | February 19th, 2016|Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments