If you travel locally, you will be able to see and experience things from a different perspective. Explore like a tourist for a day. Call it a staycation!
Whistler is something of a gleaming jewel in the Canadian winter crown. Luring thousands of snow-worshippers each year from across the world, the famous winter season is upon us once again. Running from late November through May 2020, skiers and snowboarders will pound the slopes, apres-ski in style, and embrace everything that’s great about British Columbia in winter.
Ahead of the winter 19/20 season, we check out what’s new and trending in Whistler this winter in this guide to Whistler
Late November will see the first day of skiing and snowboarding. The new 10-passenger Blackcomb Gondola was unveiled last December. This gondola keeps guests warm and dry as it ascends from the base of Blackcomb Mountain to the top of the mountain adjacent to Rendezvous Lodge and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.
Together – the Blackcomb Gondola, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and Whistler Village Gondola – form the first three-gondola connection in the world. Additional lift upgrades last year provide quicker, easier access to all levels of terrain including a six-passenger high-speed chairlift in place of the old four-passenger Emerald Express chair in the Family Ski Zone on Whistler mountain and on Blackcomb Mountain. [Read more…]
Did you find joy and delight at the excitement of learning as much as you could about dinosaurs as a child? Maybe you had toy dinosaurs that you endlessly played with? Or perhaps you just love learning about history or science? All of these are great reasons to visit The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research known for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils located in the Canadian Badlands.
Ever since my family and I moved to Calgary, Alberta when I was twelve years old, we’ve been making a day-trip of driving to Drumheller. It’s not a place where you can easily get bored or tired of visiting, which is why we’ve taken visiting family members and friends over the years. Part of the fun of driving to the Royal Tyrrell Museum is the journey – the landscape quickly changes from prairie grasses to rolling hills and then to hoodoos.[Read more…]
The weather is beautiful, we have great scenery to look at – I want to be outside in the water, how about you? It’s time to head to one of the many outdoor pools in Vancouver and area, don’t you think?
The outdoor pools in Vancouver include:
- Second Beach Pool, Stanley Park. Closes after the Labour Day weekend.
- Outdoor Pool, Hillcrest Aquatic Centre. Closes Sept. 3.
- Kitsilano Pool, which will close on Sept. 15.
- New Brighton Pool, which will close on Sept. 15.
- Maple Grove Pool opens June 15 and will close Sept. 3.
The Squamish Eagle Viewing Float is a fun experience to enjoy as a way to get away from the city for a day.
There’s a very scenic drive to get to Squamish on the Sea-to-Sky highway. Located about an hour’s drive north from the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Squamish is a hub for those who love to get outside and be active year-round. While there are plenty of hiking trails nearby, I recently went to Squamish to go eagle watching.