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Take a guided hike to Paget Lookout in Yoho National Park. (Photo: Zoya Lynch/Parks Canada)

Reservations open April 13 for these guided Rocky Mountain hikes!

The whitebark pine tree is endangered, and Parks Canada is using prescribed…

  • Apr 5, 2021

 

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

 

The two new bridges, standing 130 and 80 metres high, will offer dramatic 360-degree views of  alpine vistas and showcase a roaring 61-metre waterfall and serene mountain river in the deep canyon below.

Golden Skybridge experience to open in May

New attraction will offer expansive mountain views atop Canada’s highest suspension bridges

 

This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Kite skiing catches air in the Kootenays

The unique sport of kite skiing is growing rapidly and catching on in the Kootenays

This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Nestled in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is named for its distinctive blue-green colour.

Emerald Lake: A must-visit destination no matter the season!

Emerald Lake is a popular tourist destination for many and it’s easy…

Nestled in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is named for its distinctive blue-green colour.
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

If the Northern Lights have captured your imagination, here are a few tips to plan your adventure

The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

10 places to get away and get outside this summer!

Experience Alberta ranch adventures, a BC grizzly refuge and more

  • Aug 14, 2020
10 places to get away and get outside this summer!
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

3 New Ways to Explore Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky

See familiar places with fresh eyes

  • Jul 13, 2020
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Many B.C. parks to re-open, but visitors must adhere to the ‘golden rules’

Residents urged to practise COVID-19 protocols as some outdoor recreation restrictions are relaxed

  • May 14, 2020
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)
The world’s largest paddle, near Golden, B.C., weighs 2.65 tons and took 200 hours and four gallons of varathane to build.                                (Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions/Black Press Media files)

Golden: The world’s largest paddle lives here

At more than 60 feet in length, this paddle weighs in excess of 2.65 tons

The world’s largest paddle, near Golden, B.C., weighs 2.65 tons and took 200 hours and four gallons of varathane to build.                                (Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions/Black Press Media files)
Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River is a fun activity for locals and tourists alike. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)

Kicking Horse: This river is a wild whitewater ride

Rafting, canoeing and kayaking are popular on the Kicking Horse River

Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River is a fun activity for locals and tourists alike. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)
Kootenay National Park is easily accessible from Golden, B.C. (Black Press Media photo)

Kootenay National Park: A place of contrasts and extremes

Glacier streams and hot springs can be found in this park

Kootenay National Park is easily accessible from Golden, B.C. (Black Press Media photo)