|Day Trip To Bowen
Bowen Island, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay
in West Vancouver, is a great getaway destination. Here you can
walk the trails of Crippen Regional Park, enjoy lunch in a cozy
café, or browse Snug Cove's shops and galleries.
O'er The Sea To Savary
Want to bask in the sun on long, sandy beaches and swim in some
of the warmest, clearest saltwater around? To get to Savary Island,
take a water taxi from the funky community of Lund at the end
of Highway 101, or charter a float plane.
Up The Fraser
Explore the mighty Fraser River, either by boat (there are adventure
cruises available from New Westminster to Fort Langley and Harrison
Hot Springs), or on foot. There are many dike trails along the
river. And there's a free ferry across it, from Fort Langley
In 1866 British Columbia was proclaimed a Crown colony in Fort
Langley. Visit the historic fort and trading post, shop for antiques
and discover its charming ambience.
Step Away From Today
Visit Old Clayburn Village, near Abbotsford. In BC's first company
town created to produce clay bricks, you'll find a lovely tearoom
and a phenomenal collection of penny candy. Or, on the other
side of the Fraser River near Harrison Mills, you can visit Kilby
Historic General Store.
Where Eagles Dare
The Brackendale Eagle Reserve, just north of Squamish has one
of the highest concentrations of bald eagles in the world. In
1994, a world record of 3,766 eagles was established. The Brackendale
Winter Eagle Festival in January is a major event in this arts-minded
Now, This Is Very Skookum
At Skookumchuck Narrows, witness the awe-inspiring work of nature.
In Salish, Skookumchuck means "strong or turbulent waters"
and that's just what they are. At Roland Point, you can hear
the bubbling, boiling tidal rapids roar. They can reach speeds
of 14 knots as they shoot through the narrows. Charter boats
will also take you through the narrows. Check local tide tables
to time your arrival when tidal flows are at their peak.
Go To The Head Of... Jervis Inlet
A trip to Princess Louisa Inlet and the appropriately-names Chatterbox
Falls in Jervis Inlet is a trip to a marine park paradise. Fortunately,
this experience is more accessible now by water taxi, charter
boat and float plane.
Walk through massive tunnels where the Rambo movie First Blood
was filmed in the Coquihalla Canyon Recreation Area. The Othello
Quintette tunnels were blasted between 1911 and 1918 to make
way for the now defunct Kettle Valley Railway. And if you dare
you can also walk over two bridges spanning the spectacular Coquihalla
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