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Travelling in British Columbia

July 2016, Issue 18   

Visitors E-Newsletter 


Some of the Best Places to See Wildlife in BC
Grizzly Bears - Tide Rip Grizzly Bear Viewing
British Columbia is famous for its abundant wildlife and many visitors come here hoping to see it all!

Well, it might be difficult to see it all in one trip, but blogger Cheryl Rhodes provides a sampling of just some of the wildlife you might expect to see in BC including whales, bears, eagles, moose and more. Read more.
5 Great Hikes Near Tofino - a Majestical Experience 
Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet by a Stormy Pacific Ocean
Tofino is a destination that gives visitors a true feeling of the vast and wild Pacific Northwest. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, it's about a 3-hour drive from Nanaimo along one of British Columbia's most scenic driving routes, passing through old-growth rainforests before reaching the beaches along the Pacific Ocean.

Michael Chang who is an avid hiker and runs a local online hiking resource called Vancouver Trails writes about five of the best hikes in this stunning part of BC. Read more.
Vacation Planning? For Something Different, Think Farmers' Markets in BC
Vernon Farmer's Market
Karla Lant is a freelance writer, an avid cook and baker who loves to create new recipes, and visit new places with her daughter.

If you're looking for fresh ideas for your vacation planning, think farmers' markets. When local growers, farmers, creatives, and artisans come together in parks, town centers, and other places, the result is much more than just a chance to shop for the freshest local goods. It's a cultural and social event, and a ton of fun. Read more. 
Summer at Silver Star Mountain Resort in the Okanagan, British Columbia 
Silver Star Summer Wine Festival
Silver Star Mountain Resort was voted the Best Ski Resort and the Best Family Resort in the Okanagan region in 2015 for the third consecutive year. And whilst it is a favourite with skiers, in the summer the mountain is buzzing with bikers, hikers and practically anyone who enjoys the outdoors amid stunning scenery.

The colourful Victorian-inspired village also provides the backdrop for the Okanagan Summer Wine Festival, held annually in August. An intimate weekend of wine seminars, great evening entertainment, outdoor wine tasting and local foods. Read more.
New Safe Boating Guide
Now that summer is here, make sure you and your family stay safe on British Columbia's waters. The new Transport Canada Safe Boating Guide (.pdf format) provides safety tips and requirements for operating all types of pleasure craft in Canada.   
Fall Camping Offer Book Now
The Annual Fall Camping Appreciation Weekend is September 9-10, 2016.

A special 2-night rate (Friday-Saturday) of $50 + taxes is being offered at participating campgrounds.

More campgrounds are being added all the time so check back often.

Get Your Copy of the 2016 Super Camping & Select Lodging Guide
from a BC Visitor InfoCentre, some campgrounds or lodgings, or by downloading here

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