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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains
Undiscovered Destinations
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 to Albion.

BC's Birthplace
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 community.

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.

Go Underground
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 Gorge.

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