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Issue 5 
May 2013

Dear Subscriber:    

 

Welcome to the fifth edition of Travelling in British Columbia with information on BC that we want to share with you!

In This Issue:
Travel Tips: RV Propane Safety
Experience: BC Ferries
Attractions: Tide Rip Grizzly Tours
Camping Profile: Garnet Rock Oceanside Resort
Lodging Profile: Sunshine Coast Resort
News and Opportunities: Volunteer Campground Hosts Needed
Circle Tour/Driving Route: Revelstoke Motorcycle Tour
Travel Tips: RV Propane Safety

  

Summer is almost upon us, and with warmer temperatures on our doorsteps, it's a great time to run safety and equipment checks on the RV. This issue, we're focusing on propane safety.  

 

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 Experience: BC Ferries

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 Tom Ryan


BC Ferries is an institution, and a strong component of our highways system. One of the largest ferry operators in the world, BC Ferries provides year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. They are an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services. 

 

But taking the ferry is more than a mode of transportation, it's an experience - which many visitors liken to "an affordable cruise"; a chance to sit back and relax on the way to your ultimate destination.

 

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Attractions: Tide Rip Grizzly Tours

Immerse yourself in a wilderness experience on a day trip to view grizzly bears with Tide Rip Tours. For 15 years, Tide Rip Grizzly Tours have offered visitors outstanding photography and viewing opportunities from a covered boat with comfortable on board washroom. The shallow draught of these specialized boats allow the tour guide to take visitors close to the shore and bear viewing action; and the team's knowledge of bear movement in any given season has given them a 95% sighting rate over the years.

 

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Camping Profile: Garnet Rock Oceanside Resort

One of the most spectacular spots on the Sunshine Coast, Garnet Rock Oceanside Resort is located 4 miles South of Powell River within walking distance of Myrtle Point Golf Course. They are open year-round and offer daily, weekly and monthly rates.

 

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Lodging Profile: Sunshine Coast Resort

Located in Madeira Park (Pender Harbour), Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel and Marina offers its guests stunning views from every room and every corner of the property. With less than 20 rooms/cottages, the resort is very intimate, allowing for attention to detail and high-quality amenities.

 

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News and Opportunities: Volunteer Campground Hosts Needed

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

Do you like talking to people? Are you interested in living in a peaceful, natural setting with an oceanview? Do you have an RV? Or a boat you can live aboard? if so, apply to be a campground host at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site this summer! Hosts park their RV (or dock their boat) for free, and are given access to electricity, weekly sewage, and experience spectacular views from their beachfront campsite. Hosts commit to a four-week stay. Click to read more about expectations and benefits.
 

Interested? Please email fort.rodd@pc.gc.ca or call 1-250-478-5849. Give your name, a daytime contact phone number and the parts of this summer you would be interested in hosting.

 

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Are you friendly, outgoing and hospitable? A camping and history enthusiast? This summer Fort Langley National Historic Site is offering overnight camping and we need your help. If you have an RV, a passion for history and nature and enjoy interacting with the public then why not become a host at Fort Langley NHS! Volunteers receive free onsite RV parking, access to electricity, water and shower facilities, and background information on the site. Click to read about expectations and benefits.
 

Interested? Please email fort.langley@pc.gc.ca or call 604-513-4777. Give your name, a daytime contact phone number, and the parts of the summer  you would be interested in  hosting. 

We are always looking for story ideas and pictures to share with  subscribers.

Do you have an amazing trip, tour or experience that you want to share with us?  If so, please contact info@bclca.com.

Thank you for reading!
 
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Sincerely,

 

Joss Penny
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association

Circle Tour/Driving Route: Revelstoke Motorcycle Tour

There's nothing like the call of the open road come springtime. It's time to dust off the bike and explore what the Kootenay Rockies region has to offer via Revelstoke, BC, a mountain community away from the crowds.
  
Revelstoke is a hub on the Trans-Canada Highway just 6 hours (565 km) north of Vancouver, nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges. This is one of the only towns where you can view a glacier (Mount Begbie) right from downtown; and it's fast becoming recognized as a hub for great bike adventures.  
  

 

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