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Explore Canada, Cellphone-Less

Canadian Mountain Holidays - CMH - the company that invented Heli-Skiing and Heli-Hiking in Western Canada offers guests an incredible mountain experience in both winter and summer. This is an opportunity to truly "get away from it all" in style and comfort amid some...

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Mount Outram, Manning Park, British Columbia

One of the best experiences is to visit Manning Park as there are numerous trails that vary in difficulty. In August, we headed for Manning Park with the intention of seeing the flowers in the alpine meadows on Mount Outram. It didn't look too promising as we...

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British Columbia, Mount Garibaldi

For some amazing hiking options, it really does pay to get out of Vancouver at least once during your stay. One of the best places to visit is Garibaldi Provincial Park, which comprises nearly 195,000 hectares and is perhaps Canada's most accessible and spectacular...

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British Columbia, the Stawamus Chief at Squamish

The Stawamus Chief is a 700-metre high granite dome that guards the southern end of Squamish. The Chief is the centre point of a 5-square kilometre provincial park founded in 1997. The park encompasses not only the Chief but also the Stawamus Squaw a slightly smaller...

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R Ē S ↓ in Montréal

The snow is just starting to fall and I am told by locals that it is only going to get worse. "The weather will just keep getting colder. Then it is really going to freeze." Still that didn't stop me from exploring Montréal. I just bundle up like...

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A Stay in Trendy Montréal

The last time I stayed at the Opus, I arrived during a nighttime drizzle and melodic thumping as hipsters moved in and out of the doorway leading to not just a hotel, but a cool scene in the Yaletown area in Vancouver, British Columbia. As unhip as I am, I never felt...

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Vancouver Goes Green for the Olympics

The brand new Vancouver Convention Centre is going to be the Media Centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics. I think its legacy will outlast any Olympic effect that the 2010 Games will have. The roof, around 6 acres in size, is covered in grass and...

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Vancouver – North Shore Suspension Bridges

On Vancouver's North Shore there is a bus station at the SeaBus terminal. Take bus 236 to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the world's oldest suspension footbridge. Apparently, the gorge that the bridge spans is as wide as two jumbo jets wingtip to wingtip, and...

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Vancouver – The Seabus

For visitors to Vancouver, the finest way to get to the North Shore from downtown is to get the SeaBus from Waterfront Station. Conveniently, this is also the terminus of the Skytrain and it only takes a couple of minutes to get from the Skytrain platform to the...

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Vancouver – A Visit to Grouse Mountain

The Skyride gondola, which departs every 15 minutes, takes 8 minutes to whisk you 3,700 feet above sea level where the views over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are terrific. If you are physically fit and like a challenge, an alternative to the gondola is to hike...

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Cypress Mountain in Vancouver

Cypress Mountain will host the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Cypress Provincial Park is a 7,400 acre expanse that includes the popular ski areas of Hollyburn Ridge and Cypress Bowl, as well as Black Mountain and Mount Strachan....

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Romance Packages in Edmonton

Romance Package, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Experience one of the most romantic hotels in Edmonton "“ The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Here you can enjoy a romantic evening for two in a setting of historic luxury where your every need is anticipated, and the mood is...

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