Archive for the category "travel"

Atlas Coal Mine, Drumheller, Alberta

September 19th, 2011 @ 11:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Photos: Dinosaur Provincial Park Badlands

September 17th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Wild West Badlands Tours Alberta

September 15th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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. Wild West […]

An Afternoon in Sechelt

September 12th, 2011 @ 11:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Summer at Sun Peaks Resort

August 13th, 2011 @ 12:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Rowena’s Inn at Harrison Mills

July 26th, 2011 @ 12:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Our Weekend at Hastings House on Salt Spring Island

May 23rd, 2011 @ 4:16pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Following a quick pit-stop at home to sleep and re-pack after a trip to the Cariboo, John and I were off to Salt Spring Island for the weekend. This member of the Gulf Island chain in the Georgia Strait, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC, is a favourite destination of ours (that we […]

Echo Valley Ranch Resort

May 21st, 2011 @ 3:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Usually if I’m in a location for more than a day I’ll separate my travel coverage into several posts (such as food, activities, history). However, since I took so many shots at Echo Valley, I thought bit of a photo essay format would be best this trip recap. Sitting on almost 200 acres of forest […]