June 29, 2009 | Tips from Us >
North Vancouver, Kayaking & Canoeing
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I admit, there was a day last week that I just couldn't fathom spending behind the desk. Luckily, I had an exit plan in my back pocket, and took a friend up on her invitation to spend the day in North Vancouver.
Let's just say the day's experience ranged from serene to downright scary. We started with a gentle kayak from beautiful Deep Cove - quiet, calm, relaxing. But if I thought the heart rate was going to stay low for the full day I had another thought coming. By afternoon we were at the peak of Grouse Mountain ziplining at high speeds and heights through the forest. Yikes!
Amazingly, by 5pm I was safely down the mountain and home again. And when my husband asked how my day was, I could only say, "just another day at the office."
June 23, 2009 | Tips from Us >
Prince Rupert, Bear Watching
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Just north of Prince Rupert, near the Alaska Panhandle, is the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. Although the sanctuary is remote and protected, travellers can visit the area on a boat tour from Prince Rupert. I recently joined Prince Rupert Adventure Tours on a visit to see the bears - we spotted five grizzlies that day! You'll get a sense of what the experience is like from my video.
June 18, 2009 | Tips from Us >
Port Hardy, Ferry
Just a few short weeks ago BC Ferries introduced one of it's newest vessels into service, the Northern Expedition
, sailing from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. I recently jumped onboard this 15-hour scenic extravaganza through BC's Inside Passage - check out the video to see what I found.
June 06, 2009 | Tips from Us >
Victoria, Culinary Tours & Schools
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If you're into good food and in Victoria BC, I recommend checking out Abigail's Hotel
- not only for the great breakfasts they serve their hotel guests but also for the periodic cooking classes they offer - check out the video of our recent visit.