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Rating B.C.'s Fab Five hiking trails

Rating B.C.'s Fab Five hiking trails

Hiking expert and B.C. native Patti Shales Lefkos reviews her favourite hiking trails in Canada'a most beautiful province and shares some secrets on how to navigate them.
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Exercising your options in Vancouver

Exercising your options in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Recently, younger travellers have been choosing their destinations for another reason — getting in a good workout.
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Rocky Mountaineer train a rolling pleasure palace

Rocky Mountaineer train a rolling pleasure palace

VANCOUVER - Coach No. 5 is abuzz with excitement. The occupants have spotted a bald eagle soaring majestically above the bi-level car’s glass dome ceiling and cameras are clicking at a rapid pace. The graceful creature with the piercing eyes and trademark white head and tail seems to be enjoying all the attention and follows our Rocky Mountaineer train until suddenly, and without warning, it drops from the sky like a missile and plucks a large fish out of an emerald green lake with its lethal t...
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Fairmont's Waterfront "Bee&Bee" Creating a Real Buzz

Fairmont's Waterfront "Bee&Bee" Creating a Real Buzz

VANCOUVER - Bee hotels are all the buzz these days. The newest “Bee&Bee”, as the staff love to call it, can be found on the Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront’s 2,100 square foot herb garden on the third-floor terrace.
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Chefs keep on truckin' on Vancouver's streets

Chefs keep on truckin' on Vancouver's streets

VANCOUVER - “C’est qui la gourmande?!” A small boy raises his hand and I reach out of the truck to give him a piping hot Nutella crêpe. “Bon appétit!” I yell. He smiles shyly but is more interested in the food than me.
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Conard glacier hike a rock-solid experience

Conard glacier hike a rock-solid experience

CONRAD GLACIER, B.C. - Clinging like a gecko to the sheer face of a giant rock slab, I figure there’s no better time to practice mind over matter … as in, it won’t matter if I take a tiny misstep and plunge off this cliff because I’m wearing a safety harness attached to a fixed steel cable.
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Whistler centre showcases First Nations' culture

Whistler centre showcases First Nations' culture

WHISTLER, B.C. - The large wooden doors of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre open slightly and a small boy pokes his head through the narrow crack.
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SOL Searching on a B.C. Mountain

SOL Searching on a B.C. Mountain

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Snow in my mouth, flakes up my nostrils, crystals plastered to my goggles … I must have missed the snorkel advisory on the equipment list.
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Vancouver's Grouse Mountaiun a real grind

Vancouver's Grouse Mountaiun a real grind

VANCOUVER - Doing the Grouse Grind, a 2.8-kilometre climb up Grouse Mountain, is like a rite of passage. It says you’re tough enough to tackle one of the most challenging fitness feats in a city that lives and breathes fitness.
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Canadian golf courses give you a natural high

Canadian golf courses give you a natural high

BANFF, ALBERTA - Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were once asked to design a golf course combining the best 18 holes they had played around the world.
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