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The Rosedeer Hotel opened 1913 in the dusty boomtown of Wayne, Alberta. Back then, the population swelled to over 2,500 but since the mines closed up in the 1950s it has dipped to just over two dozen. Over the last 30 years proprietor Fred Dayman, who bought the place from his mother (his uncle owning [...]
Last week I was on a tour with travel media exploring the Alberta Badlands prior to the Go Media conference in Edmonton, hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission. We started off with a whirlwind tour of Drumheller and one of our next stops was the Atlas Coal Mine. Since it closed three decades ago, this [...]
I’m a West Coast girl, born and raised. My boots are muddy 10 months of the year, I can tell the difference between a spruce, cedar, or pine cone, and I know that while seaweed is smelly at low-tide, it’s delicious on a specialty hot dog. I’m used to damp, mossy, lush green coastal forests [...]
I’m in Alberta for the next week on an excursion in the Badlands followed by a travel media conference in Edmonton. Yesterday our small group was picked up at the Calgary airport by Pat “The Bandlands Guy” Mulgrew of Wild West Badlands Tours and we began a whirlwind visit of this unique region. In just [...]
Earlier this summer I was invited to Sechelt along with other media to check out the site of the new Watermark development. After working with residents to plan these new seaside condos, developers were ready to show off the buildings’ designs and locations. We flew out of the sea plane terminal in Coal Harbour and [...]
My experience at Sun Peaks has always been brief, but memorable. My first trip up to the Thompson Okanagan ski resort was in 2010 for their Winter Wine Festival and I soon realized just how much happens in this quaint resort village. From annual and seasonal festivals to sporting competitions, concerts, and of course some [...]
In just under two hours the drive to Harrison Mills from Vancouver runs through the bustling city, across bridges, past big-box stores and commuter coffee pit stops before it winds down along the Fraser River and eventually coasts into an open valley. Before crossing the bridge to Kilby and heading into Harrison and Agassiz, you’ll [...]