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Stories and Tips British Columbia

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Driftwood sculptured by the sea

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 07 Oct, 2011

Discovery Passage is the strait between the Vancouver Island and the group of islands towards the British Columbia mainland, connecting the Strait of Georgia and the Johnstone Strait. As it's a fairly narrow waterway, the coastal beaches are frequently strewn with driftwood, from large logs…Read More


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Chinese Mountain on a Canadian Island

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Apr, 2011

Quadra is a small island off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, across the Discovery Channel from Campbell River. Its population is about 2,000, a tad strange but enchanting mixture so typical for many of those small places between Vancouver Island and the mainland: half-hippie-half…Read More


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Going up-island: from Parksville to Quadra

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Apr, 2011

We drive "up island" from Parksville to Campbell River and Quadra Island. We take the "Oceanside route" rather than the main highway. You can't really see the coast from the road, but it's never far away and in most cases just parking the car and…Read More


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Inlet's End

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 02 Apr, 2011

Port Moody qualifies as "inland BC" only just – in fact it lies at the end of the Burrard Inlet which is one of the main inlets on which Vancouver spreads out. Technically a part of metro Vancouver area, Port Moody is a municipality of…Read More


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From monochrome winter to a spring of thousand greens

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 01 Apr, 2011

We have a day in Golden, BC before coming back to Alberta to catch a bus along the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise. As we have a hire car, it seems worth making use of it to explore further and faster than public transport options…Read More


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Emerald Lake detour

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 31 Mar, 2011

On the way back from Golden to Lake Louise we drive again through Yoho National Park, and again, and luckily, it's a reasonable day with fair weather. We don't have much time as we don't want to miss our bus, but we can still in…Read More


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The first bear

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 31 Mar, 2011

I have waited for close to a year with writing about Yoho National Park in Canada and I find it hard to explain my reluctance as it was one of the most beautiful, striking, interesting and special places we have seen in Canada. Or maybe…Read More


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Things to do in Vancouver

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 16 Nov, 2010

Vancouver is one of those lucky cities that seem to have everything: a beautiful situation, great tourist attractions, vibrant food and night life, world-class cultural institutions and plenty of opportunities to just wander about and take it all in. Even the climate is pretty good…Read More


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Vancouver Island in general

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 16 Nov, 2010

Vancouver Island is a large island off the coast of British Columbia, not far from Vancouver city. Most travellers will be arriving there from Vancouver or its environs (although it's also possible to travel to the island from the US). The island is 270 miles…Read More


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Right to be smug: Vancouver impressions

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 16 Nov, 2010

Vancouver is, just as the tourist blurb and word of mouth alike claim, a city blessed with a breathtakingly beautiful location between the mountains and the ocean, mild weather (though they complain about six months of rain) and wealthy, educated, multicultural population.Driving into the city…Read More


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