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The Great Green North: Mountain Biking Invermere, B.C.

Photo of mountain biker by Aaron Theisen.

Seemingly out of place amongst the sky-scraping skier’s paradise of the Canadian Purcells and Rockies, the Upper Columbia Valley of eastern British Columbia is a spring escape for Calgarians itching for early-season tee times and wine tastings. But it’s also ...

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Nelson, B.C.—Cody Caves Provincial Park

Photo of Cody Caves by Kyle Giesbrecht

Ainsworth, B.C., north of Nelson, is known for its hot springs and access to Kootenay Lake, but lesser known is Cody Caves Provincial Park, located just north of Ainsworth. Cody Caves is a system of limestone caves in the Selkirk ...

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Whitefish, Montana— Two Bear Marathon

Photo of Flathead River. Photo from Common Domain.

Experience Whitefish, Montana, near the west entrance to Glacier National Park, while running the scenic backroads around this beautiful mountain town. The Two Bear Marathon, September 10, has an all-new, all-road course this year for both the full and half ...

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Canada 150

Photo courtesy of Nelson & Kootenay Lake Tourism.

The year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. To commemorate this anniversary, Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism have put together a list of 150 reasons to visit this mountain town north of the border. Originally a mining town, today Nelson is ...

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Love Cycling? 5 Reasons to Take your Hobby Abroad

Cycling is a fantastic pastime, which keeps your body and mind active and in top shape. If you’re heading off on a vacation, there’s no reason you’ll have to put your handlebars down for a week or two. Here are ...

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Mission Ridge: The Sun Valley of Washington

The question came up while I was attending a party with my saner, better half not too long ago. The conversation revolved around skiing, and someone asked where I spent my formative years on skis. “Mission Ridge,” I said. Their ...

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5 Winter Adventures in Whitefish, Montana

Located in Northwest Montana, Whitefish is a winter getaway paradise. Downhill skiing or snowboarding? Check. Snowshoe in Glacier National Park? Check. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride followed by a home-cooked chili dinner? Yummy check! Whatever your adventure style, Whitefish has ...

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Pend Oreille County Celebrates Return of Tundra Swans at Annual Festival (March 4)

The Winter Solstice has past, and Old Sol returns. The bitter cold temperatures of January and February have been endured. Thankfully, colorful seed catalogues once again choke the post office boxes. And the tundra swans are coming!  The Pend Oreille County Tundra Swan Festival ...

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Off the Beaten Path: The Quirky Charm of Scottish Lakes High Camp

This was a curious dogsled. Our 75-pound dog wiggled in my lap as we sat behind our driver. Behind us, my husband hung on upright to the rear of the snowmobile, dogsled-style. Behind him was an attached sled that held ...

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