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Archive for the category "travel"

The Ancient Forest is BC’s Newest Provincial Park

April 11th, 2016 @ 1:21pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Ancient Forest, BC’s newest Provincial Park, is the only known inland temperate rainforest in the world, and is home to a grouping of 800-2,000 year old cedars. This designation is thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team of volunteers, including the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation & Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society and […]

Top 5 Staycation Spots Around Vancouver

March 24th, 2016 @ 12:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mountains to meadows, waterfalls to farm-gate shopping, there’s so much to explore and enjoy right here in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area. Staying local for leisure and vacation time has its benefits, on top of discovering and experiencing your own backyard. Photo by John Bollwitt A recent TD survey found that for Canadian […]

Girls Getaway to Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville

March 8th, 2016 @ 11:38am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a very long work week, on a Friday that seemed never to arrive, my sister picked me up in Downtown Vancouver and we headed for the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. A little black rain cloud carrying the stress of the week followed us up from the car deck to the onboard cafe as we […]

Plan Your Spring and Summer in Oliver & Osoyoos Wine Country

March 7th, 2016 @ 6:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The last time I was in the South Okanagan was during the harvest in October. Winemakers with hands stained purple, the scent of late season flowers in the air, and the hum of de-stemming equipment as the bounty of the year was pumped into tanks and poured into bottles. Now that buds are returning to […]

Springtime in the Rockies: Activities and Adventures

March 1st, 2016 @ 3:26pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

As the first snow started to fall last autumn, John and I got to experience the rugged beauty of the Rockies (along with its culinary and craft beer culture) in between end-of-season adventures. Now as the ice thaws and the snow melts, the Rocky Mountains come alive once more with activities just waiting to be […]

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

February 20th, 2016 @ 5:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the first sunny morning after a string of rainy days, my sister and I set out for a brisk morning hike from our home base at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville. Little Qualicum Falls was our destination, just 20 minutes away up Inland Island Highway with a turn onto Highway 4 towards Port […]