10 Indigenous B.C. destinations open for summer 2020

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:39:45 +0000

Nk’Mip Cellars The Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) own and operate the winery, which is situated on its 32,000 acres of Sonoran Desert–like land. Nk’Mip translates to “bottomland,” referring to the OIB’s location at the southern end of the Osoyoos reserve, which was established in 1877. Nestled in a vineyard overlooking the town of Osoyoos, the […]

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B.C's Indigenous experiences offer travellers a deeper connection

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:09:13 +0000

Many Indigenous communities and businesses in B.C. are open and welcoming visitors. But not all, some such as Haida Gwaii are not open to leisure travel. “We respect all decisions made by Indigenous communities and businesses during this time,” says Paula Amos, chief marketing officer of Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC). She says, each community has […]

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FlyOver Canada a 5,000 km thrill ride

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 03:29:24 +0000

4D views offer “a seamless believability” that you are flying across the country Watching FlyOver Canada won’t make you feel like you’ve taken a holiday, but it will inspire you and take your breath away. The experience from the Pursuit collection combines Canadiana, dramatic cinematography, and a thrill ride that will have you feeling like […]

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Road trip to southern Vancouver Island

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 00:34:55 +0000

A three-day escape following a circular route from Vancouver. When we set off in the car, dark and threatening rain clouds were beginning to disperse revealing the odd patch of blue sky. The 90‑minute ferry journey from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo arrived at the dock just after 12 noon. Our first stop was at the […]

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The reopening deals at Vancouver Island hotels and resorts

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 23:54:13 +0000

We take a look at 10 hotel and resorts and their re-opening specials Phase 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan is great news for everyone. We can now pack our bags, mindful of “respectful travel”, which includes being considerate, safe and responsible at all destinations. As a way to welcome back locals and travelers alike, some Greater […]

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A plan to slow down in Cowichan

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:49:54 +0000

If you need to unwind, calm down and enjoy local food and wine and a few soft adventures, head over to Cowichan. Or maybe you’re thinking about a short romantic getaway that’s nearby and won’t break the bank. Because we caught the last ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay– too tired to drive another hour […]

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Book a B.C. fishing package in peak fishing season

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:27:46 +0000

COVID-19 hasn’t slowed the fish in our rivers, but with the borders closed it has provided a unique situation: British Columbian’s may be able to book a fishing package in July and August – peak fishing season. “This year is absolutely unique in that some resorts, guides, and charters have prime dates available. In some […]

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Women in Wine Country: a 50.5 birthday celebration

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 21:41:40 +0000

What better way to celebrate being friends, since Grade 4, than a ‘Welcome to 50.5 Rou’, Okanagan wine tour. Rou’s milestone 50thwas back in November 2019. She planned a weekend away in May to celebrate, however, due to COVID restrictions we had to reschedule. And it became a “Welcome to 50.5” get away trip of […]

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Three days in Tofino: plan for adventure and serenity

Credit to Author: Dave Pottinger| Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 19:00:35 +0000

On Vancouver Island’s West Coast, the village of Tofino is a popular year-round destination. But driving there from the Lower Mainland usually takes at least six hours, including a ferry ride and a stretch of sometimes-harrowing mountain road. If you fly by floatplane instead, you can be in Tofino in just one hour, giving you […]

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