Bayview Garden B&B: Get away from it all in Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, Canada

Bayview Garden B&B

Bayview Garden B&B – a great place to stay in Sandspit. When you land at Sandspit Airport or arrive by ferry from Skidegate, you will be destined for a relaxing time on the island. Staying at a homey place with gardens and a view of Skidegate Inlet can only enhance your experience.

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Exploring Victoria, B.C. – Victorian city surrounded by natural beauty

Victoria's Inner Harbour

Not that long ago, Victoria, British Columbia was Canada’s wild western frontier. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, northwest of Seattle, Victoria was established as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the 1840s. Victoria saw its population explode from around 300 to more than 5,000 in a matter of weeks when the discovery of gold brought thousands of hopeful miners to the area. A couple of decades later, Victoria became the provincial capital of British Columbia, and the city has never looked back.

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Ride the train: rail vacations for 2013

Morning reflections on Lake Louise in Canadian Rockies

Train trips offer no driving, no airport hassles—just great scenery on your vacation.

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Butchart Gardens is a blooming wonderland

Buchart Gardens Harbor

Every path leads to another spectacular view. It’s Fantasyland for the horticulturist and Wonderworld for the masses. Famed Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is a blue-ribbon showplace in one of the loveliest corners of the world. Visitors marvel at the variety and harmony achieved by co-mingling easily recognizable flowers like dainty purple daisies and ruffled pink geraniums with unusual specimens such as teardrop fuchsia and delicate drooping trout lily. Since passing the century mark in 2004, privately owned Butchart Gardens has featured more spectacular scenes than ever within its 55 acres.

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Sled dogs just want to run at Sun Peaks Resort, B.C.

Author brings a dog to the harness (photo: Steve Mullen)

Mountain Man Adventuresis located near Sun Peaks Resort in Interior British Columbia. The snow in the Interior is light and dry, perfect for running dog teams in the woods. Chris Schwanke, one of the owners, showed us around the kennel and explained his philosophy. He acquired the kennel last year and has been working hard to socialize the dogs so they are comfortable being handled by different people. He wants people to understand how special these canine athletes are, and took the time to introduce us to every dog.

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Best Whistler bars and restaurants

Garibaldi Lift Company

Skiing is the main draw at Whistler Blackcomb in the winter, but there is a lot to do after the lifts close. Here is a guide to some of the most popular bars and restaurants.

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