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Mt Robson 3-day trek

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By Szilvia Paradi

July 22, 2020:

This would be a big trekking day. We made our way to the Mount Robson Provincial Park Visitation Centre to check-in to the Berg Lake Trail.  The park ranger explains the trail conditions to us – a bit muddy due to all the rainfall, but hike-able nonetheless.  She also tells us about a grizzly bear sighting;

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Eastern Canada By Road

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Diane Gadd takes us on a camping road trip across eastern Canada. Traveling from Ontario through Quebec, into New Brunswick, over the Confederation Bridge to PEI and by ferry across to Nova Scotia.

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Trip to the Sunshine Coast, BC

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By Szilvia Paradi

 

July 10, 2020 - Today is the day!  A much-anticipated trip to the Sunshine Coast to visit Catherine’s hometown and base for Tours of Exploration in Gibsons.  I made sure that I had packed for all conditions – ticking off my camera, hikers, sunscreen, a baseball hat, rain-jacket, and of course, travel snacks from my list.  

Ferry-travel between British Columbia’s coastal regions during the COVID-19 pandemic is not unpopular – each ferry I boarded was quite full of passengers. 

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Realm of the Ice Bear

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Builders of the railroad to Churchill Manitoba probably had no idea that their new grain shipping port, which provided a link from the Prairies to the Arctic Ocean, lay just 40 km north of the world’s largest polar bear denning area. For millennia, the Arctic’s most iconic mammal has come ashore along the western coastline of Hudson Bay to wait out the time until the ice freezes again so that they may begin their annual seal hunt.

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There she blows: Whales of Howe Sound

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Last week our deck dining was interrupted by the unmistakable sound of whale blow. I turned in time to watch two humpbacks ever so close to shore finish their breath and submerge.

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Coast to Coast to Coast - Memories of Via Rail

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When my daughter graduates this spring from the University of Saskatchewan I am leaning towards taking VIA rail. I must convince my husband of the virtues of long distance train travel.

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