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Perry and Cindy Mack

Swaying a little as we left Pancho’s with some friends, we followed the sound of live rock ‘n roll. What an inspiring discovery. I feel the expression ‘hidden gem’ is used too often and is typically applied to locations that are closer to ‘common... Read more

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Dennis Begin

Scattered throughout the City of Vancouver are 240 municipal parks that are administrated by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Department. VanDusen Botanical Display Gardens and Queen Elizabeth Park are just two of the many picturesque... Read more

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Destination Ontario

Many people see Southwestern Ontario as a region of farms and flat land. Yet, there are many attractions for all ages found here. Let’s focus on a few along the northwest shores of Lake Erie. Point Pelee National Park is possibly the largest... Read more

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Tom Skinner

My first visit to Kalamalka Lake was in 1958. Our family was travelling from Victoria, BC to Banff National Park, AB. I recall stopping, getting out and enjoying the view from the lookout. Fast forward to present day and it’s as vivid as it was... Read more

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Dan & Lisa Goy

There’s nothing quite like leading a caravan of RV enthusiasts through a foreign country only to enjoy beautiful landscapes, relaxing RV parks, and the anticipation of new adventure. That’s what our caravan group experienced on a recent two-week... Read more

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Dennis Begin

During my first visit to Victoria in the 70’s, between riding the double decker buses and horse drawn carriages, it felt like “Merry Olde England.” Victoria today is known as The Garden City, famous for The Butchart Botanical Gardens in Brentwood... Read more

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NPS Diane Renkin

My wife and I first visited Yellowstone National Park in 1967. What we both recall was the geyser activity of Old Faithful, the Paint Pots, and a black bear that approached the car and disappeared in the viewfinder of my Kodak Instamatic Camera... Read more

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Dennis Begin

As snowbirds travel east on I-10 to Tucson, AZ, a rocky mountain with an unusual name comes into view. Appearing to be a dormant volcano, it’s really the result of a volcano flow dating back 22 million years. Just off Exit 219, there is a State... Read more

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Travel Alberta Celestine Aerden

There are countless special places in the world that are considered to have “outstanding universal value to humanity.” UNESCO World Heritage Sites are designated for their natural and/or cultural value. Think Egypt’s Pyramids, Australia’s Great... Read more

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Britannia Mine Museum

“Rule Britannia Britannia, rule the waves, Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.” The words to this famous patriotic British song, written in 1740 by James Thomson and Thomas Arne, have come to represent the role played by the Royal Navy... Read more

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