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Camping, Trail Running, and Mountain Goating in Rossland, BC

If you’ve ever doubted that Canada is better at everything, consider this: In Canada, Sausage Egg McMuffins come with lettuce and tomatoes. I discovered this early on a Saturday morning in Trail, British Columbia. Just an hour later, I’d be ...

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The Iconic Photo Spots of Island Lake Contest (Fernie, B.C.)

There are so many amazing photo spots on the Island Lake property near Fernie, B.C., that Island Lake Lodge has created a contest to help its guests find, experience and share some of those favorite places. There are 12 iconic ...

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The New Lazy Lizard Trail – Island Lake Lodge/Fernie, B.C.

After a few years of planning and construction, the Lazy Lizard mountain bike trail was completed in the summer of 2015. Backcountry Trail Experts constructed the majority of the trail supplemented by Fernie trail volunteers and the Island Lake Trail ...

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Biking the Flathead—World-Class Riding from Road, Rail-Trail to Singletrack Awaits in Northwest Montana

I fell hard when I met Kalispell and the Flathead Valley for the first time, as the theme here is “astounding mountain views in everything you do.” The greater Flathead Valley region is Northwest Montana’s shining star with world-class mountain ...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path BC Adventure Towns

Living as close as we do to British Columbia and the unthinkably uncrowded Kootenay region, with its lifetime’s worth of outdoor adventure potential, dramatic scenery and idyllic, enlightened mountain towns, there’s no excuse for not having a current passport or ...

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Leavenworth: A Bavarian Basecamp for Summer Adventure

Leavenworth is more than Bavarian kitsch. Instead, it is one of the best places in the state for an active holiday – a prime location for road and mountain biking, day and overnight hiking, rock climbing, river rafting, eating and ...

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Cycle and Sip: Sampling the New Tri-Cities Wine-and-Bike Trail

The Tri-Cities region that includes Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick has received justifiable acclaim for its wines. The region shares the same latitude as the legendary Burgundy and Bordeaux wine regions of France, and many oenophiles consider the Red Mountain Region ...

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Epicenter of Powder: Nelson, B.C.’s Cat & Heli Skiing Will Blow Your Mind

In the 1800s, Nelson, British Columbia, was a thriving silver and gold mining boomtown, and by the late 1890s it transformed into a refined city. Since then Nelson has blossomed into a thriving arts and mountain sports community. Nelson has ...

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