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Stoked on Revelstoke: Head North Now for Early-Season Powder

In some corners of the modern snow sports world, the hype, unfortunately, seems to outweigh the powder on the ground. This thought crossed my mind as we drove in darkness on slick winter roads from Kelowna, B.C., north towards the ...

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A Close Getaway to Lake Pend Oreille

A short drive north from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, but far enough away to feel like you are actually on vacation, Sandpoint and the Pend Oreille area have everything during every season for the outdoor enthusiast, the casual recreationist, and ...

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Fall in the Flathead

Say good-bye to summer tourists and embrace a peaceful autumn in northwest Montana. Post-Labor Day travel in the Flathead Valley area is an extension of summer, minus the crowds. Sport a bikini by day and a beanie by dusk; pack ...

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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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