July 28, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
I recently made a trip from Fort St. John to Prince George and back. At least one of the directions of that drive, we always stop at Bijoux Falls for a quick break.
It is located right on Hwy 97 between Powder King Ski Hill and the turn to Mackenzie. You will know you are getting close when you see little mini waterfalls coming down by the side of the road!
There are clean washrooms, picnic tables, and a bit of room for kids or pets to run around.
The air is always nice and cool with a bit of mist in the air coming off off the beautiful waterfalls. That area is also known for its Stellar Jay population, so keep an eye out for BC's provincial bird!
It is a great, relaxing place to stop just before or after you navigate through the windy roads of the Pine Pass.
July 14, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Accommodation
This past weekend, my husband and I stayed at the Granaries on Bear Mountain B&B, Dawson Creek, for our anniversary. It was our third time there and it was fantastic as always.
They have turned old granary bins into a relaxing retreat. There are three buildings: a round one for the dining room with french doors surrounding the one side; one rectangular one is the bathroom with a big, two-person jet tub; and the third is a cozy bedroom. They are all connected by a stone courtyard.
And, the whole thing is perched on the edge of a pond that the owners built - but you would never know, it looks completely natural. It's great for bird watching and adds to the relaxing feel.
Have I mentioned the food yet? We booked a romantic 3-course dinner that featured sausage, cranberry, and apricot stuffed pork tenderloin - the breakfasts are out of this world! I will have to hit the gym pretty hard this week.
They have also built trails and paths all over the property that you can take a leisurly stroll on and there is a giant chess set that works well with an afternoon glass of wine.
I can't wait to go again! It is such a lovely retreat that I don't have to travel far from home to find.