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Travelling in British Columbia
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Issue 8 



Welcome to the eighth edition of Travelling in British Columbia with information on British Columbia that BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association sent to over 5,000 consumer subscribers today!

In This Issue:
Travel Tips: Reliable WiFi on the Road
Attractions: The Whale Centre, Tofino
Camping Profile: Burnaby Cariboo RV Park
Lodging Profile: Fairmont Mountainside Villas
Circle Tour: Island Hwy 19 - Nanaimo to Port Hardy
Experience: Spring Skiing at Mt. Seymour
Travelling Tips: Finding Reliable WiFi on the Road

For today's traveller going without internet seems impossible. From checking maps and reviews to connecting with friends and family back home, reliable internet connections are a must. But can you trust public WiFi?   

Many campgrounds today offer free WiFi, which is a great choice for casual internet browsing. And when visiting an urban centre like Vancouver, it can be fairly easy to find a spot to check in (for a list of free WiFi in the city, see this interactive map).


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Attractions: The Whale Centre, Tofino

Any visitor to British Columbia with a 'bucket list' surely has "whale watching" and "visit Tofino" near the top of experiences to check out. The Whale Centre is the perfect destination for crossing both off your list - with whale watching, bear viewing, hot springs soaks, and stunning natural vistas all near the celebrated resort community of Tofino


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Camping Profile: Burnaby Cariboo RV Park

  Looking for camping options in Vancouver? Burnaby Cariboo RV Park is the place to stay. Rated in the top 3% in North America since 1986, the park is easily accessible from the highway, and located close to bus and rapid transit routes.


Gorgeously landscaped, this year-round campground is nestled next to the Brunette river only minutes from Lougheed Shopping Centre's 168 stores, and across the street from Burnaby Lake Regional Park with miles of walking trails, ideal for bird watching.


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Lodging Profile: Fairmont Mountainside Villas

According to many BC residents and visitors, there's no better place for a snow-filled visit than Fairmont and the surrounding areas of Windermere, Invermere, Panorama and Radium.


With Fairmont Ski Hill, Panorama Resort, natural hot springs, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing within an easy-to-reach radius, this pristine area is a favourite for winter and early spring getaways.


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Joss Penny
BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association

 Circle Tour: Island Hwy 19 - Nanaimo to Port Hardy

Known simply by many locals as the "Island Highway", this route stretches 390 kilometers and takes 4 hours to connect the mid-Island city Nanaimo to the quaint community of Port Hardy at the northern end of the Island.


Start your journey in Nanaimo, easily accessible from Victoria (90 minutes' drive away), or from the mainland via ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. 



Experience: Spring Skiing at Mt. Seymour Resort

Family owned by the Woods since 1984, Mt Seymour Resort enjoys over 1,000 cm of snowfall every year. Located just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mt Seymour boasted the deepest snowpack of any ski resort in Canada in 2013.


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