Island Getaways in BC – Bowen Island

Island Getaways in BC – Bowen Island

Island Getaway in BC – Bowen Island lies only 20 minutes away by ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.  It has a population of only a little over 3,500 people.  This little island is within easy reach of most Vancouverites.  There are no…

Parks Canada Equipped Campsite Program Provides Tents for Campers

Parks Canada Equipped Campsite Program Provides Tents for Campers

Want to do camping this summer but do not have the equipment?  Parks Canada has just launched an “equipped campsite” program at 9 national parks, using equipment donated by Mountain Equipment Co-op. Basic camping equipment such as tent, sleeping pad, kitchen shelter, lantern and cookset…

Will and Kate at the Skoki Lodge

Will and Kate at the Skoki Lodge

Deep in the Rocky Mountains far above the tourist village of Lake Louise lies Skoki  Lodge.   A historic backcountry cabin 11 kilometres from the Lake Louise Ski Area, it was built in 1931 and is a designated historic site, owned and operated by Charlie Locke’s…

Honeymooning in Canada

Honeymooning in Canada

International travellers made 15.9 million trips to Canada in 2010 contributing to Canada’s $29.7-billion tourism industry.   With the Royal Couple’s 2011 first official Royal tour for the newly weds, Canada has gained worldwide attention as the world follows the William and Kate on their 9-day…

Royal visit full of Canadian iconic images

Royal visit full of Canadian iconic images

The royal couple,  William and Kate  who arrived in Canada on June 30 for their  nine-day tour and honeymoon, along with 1,300 accredited local and international journalists,  is a tremendous marketing opportunity for Canada as images after images of the Royal couple’s visit to Canada …

Sailing along the BC Coast to Alaska

Sailing along the BC Coast to Alaska

The west coast of Canada is one of world’s best cruising grounds, and the best in the civilized world in terms of anchorages, amenities and cruising buddies. My blog is a daily diary of a 3 month trip all the way from Vancouver to Alaska.…