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Island Lake Lodge – Explore Your Happy Place

Photo courtesy of Island Lake Lodge.

It is tempting to spend your stay at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, B.C. staring up at the dramatic mountains that tower above the lodge from the comfort of the sunny patio. But there’s so much to do in this ...

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The Whitefish Flow

Flying high at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo: Camas Ellingson

It’s not often you find a place as perfect for a mountain bike trip as Whitefish, Montana. It’s not unlike something a group of riders would dream up around a campfire after a long ride. There would be trails from ...

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Fossil Digging at Stonerose Interpretive Center

Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Nestled in the Okanagan Highlands of northeastern Washington, the Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site brings a modest amount of notoriety to the small former mining town of Republic, Wash. It is also a unique place to visit and become ...

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Explore Mining History in North Idaho’s Silver Valley

Photo by Crystal Atamian.

  The Silver Valley was settled when miners came looking for gold near the south fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in the late 1870s. After a few years, it became clear that where the real jackpot lay was in ...

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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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How to Book a Perfect Vacation Rental this Summer

Photo of vacation rental by Shallan Knowles

Banff. Bend. Playa del Carmen. Leavenworth. Whistler. These are among the places we have visited while staying in vacation rentals thanks to our family travel planner, my wife Rachel Peters. While she’s not available to be your travel planner, keep ...

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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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