November 10, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Sightseeing Tours
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We set out from Dawson Creek, Mile O of the Alaska Highway while it was still dark, with a full tank of gas and a fresh cup of coffee-to-go.
About an hour and a half up the highway, just as the sun was rising, we found out how Pink Mountain got its name. Fireweed grows everywhere up the mountain and in the ditches. We must have hit peak season because along with the pink flowers, there were butterflies everywhere. Sadly, many butterflies got caught in the grill of our vehicle.
The air was fresh and clean and the views were awesome. We stopped at an interesting place called Sasquatch Crossing Lodge to fill up our coffee and ask about the butterflies. We were told that these are yearly phenomena and are Arctic Yellowtail Swallow butterflies.
We didn't see any sasquatches though, maybe next time.
November 07, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
The town of Lake Cowichan has all businesses listed on their website – it is very clear to read. Before going to Lake Cowichan, I knew what amenities were available, and the number and type suited our needs, so I booked our holiday.
I saw that Lake Cowichan has many restaurants, and coffee shops, a few hotels, a substantial supermarket, 2 pharmacies, gas stations and a few hair salons – all the creature comforts we needed to ensure a non-so-rugged holiday. And of course your lake!
From their website I was able to book a great little hotel, Boutique Waterfront Lodge
(thanks Greg – it was perfect!). We found out that the Village Market store was a substantial size (great selections and prices very competitive), Esso’s gas was cheaper than anywhere else we had been on the island. The brews were cold at Trail’s End and The Village Pharmacy had what we needed.
Your businesses treat tourists well and provide what it takes to keep tourists happy and coming back! What a perfect holiday we had!
Thank you Lyn and Family, Courtenay BC
November 01, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Enderby, Kayaking & Canoeing
On your next visit to the Okanagan or Shuswap region make sure to try out lake kayaking.
Summer is the best time because it is warm outside, however, the fall and winter seasons are special for paddling as there is absolute tranquility on the water without the noisy and wavy power boat traffic.
If you have a passion for nature, cultural events and for history, be sure to make every effort to see the native pictograph sites on Mabel Lake.
Shuswap Kayaks is a non-profit group and we can guide and outfit you or your party or recommend someone who can make the necessary gear available for the trip.
See 'ya on the water...