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Norwegian Cruise Lines
Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no schedule to follow but your own. Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.
Royal BC Museum
One of Canada’s greatest cultural treasures, BC’s combined provincial museum and archives, collects artifacts, documents, and specimens of the province’s natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future and sharing them with the world.
Blue Vista Resort
Since the 1960s, family-run Blue Vista Resort has provided year-round visitors a refuge from the busy world, with nine fully furnished cottages. Relax at Blue Vista and settle down for all that Mayne has to offer: quiet walks, spectacular scenery, friendly folk and deer, migratory fish and fowl.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Enter the historic cannery and begin your journey through Canada’s west coast fishing history. Located in the fishing village of Steveston, the largest commercial fishing port in Canada, the Cannery is now a national historic site and home to a museum presenting the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry.
Burnaby Village Museum
This is where history comes to life. Stroll down the streets of the village exploring at your own pace. The village is an open-air museum on a 10-acre site that represents at typical tram-stop community. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Popular stops include the blacksmith, the print shop, the garden at the farmhouse, and the general store.
Britannia Mine Museum
Promoting mining awareness through entertaining, experiential education programs, historic collection preservation, and insightful public engagement. Governed by the Britannia Beach Historical Society, the museum provides visitors with a blend of experience, serving as a tourist destination, an adventure attraction and education venue that allows guests to leave with a better understanding of mining in BC; past, present and future.
Manning Park Resort
A recreational paradise with winter skiing, spring snowshoeing, summer hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, and boating. Camp, RV, or stay in the lodge or cabins, and enjoy a nature’s paradise just hours from the city.
Vancouver’s favourite amusement park offers thrills for the whole family! Re-opening on May 4, 2019, admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions, including the three newest family rides and the Pacific Adventure Mini Golf. Get prepared for a summer of fun by purchasing a one-day admission or season pass online or at retailers (available in Spring) – to save time and money.
Gaze at the “goats on a roof” at the Coombs Old Country Market, take a hike through Cathedral Grove (located in MacMillan Provincial Park), which boasts an accessible collection of the biggest and oldest Douglas firs in Canada, creep through the caves at Horne Lake Caves, or simply stroll along the endless sand beaches during low tide and enjoy the wonderful West Coast views.
Comprised of the charming towns of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo and Port Hueneme, and only a one hour’s drive up the coast of California from LA, Ventura County Coast is a quiet oasis that is more than worth the trek.
Get a taste of the “culinary capital of the Caribbean” with a local food tour through Bridgetown with Lickrish Food Tours, where you can sample all of the Bajan dishes loved by locals, while learning about the history of the island. Explore the unique limestone caves at Harrison Caves, and then hop on a Barbados Fishing Charter tour and roam the ocean while watching locals reel in the catch of the day.
Take a dip in Cenote Hubiku, one of the biggest and most beautiful sinkholes in the area. Tour the pyramids in Chichen Itza, and marvel at the mayan ruins that sit on the site, a historical landmark that is over 1,500 years old.
Sail past waterfalls, lush valleys, 3,500-foot-tall cliffs, gaping sea caves, and private beaches on a catamaran snorkelling tour along the Nāpali Coast, and then jet over the jaw-dropping, jagged cliffs that line the island on a helicopter tour, soaring over Waimea, and counting waterfalls as you fly over acres upon acres of untouched landscape.
Kayanara Ranch, BC
Whether you bring your own RV, rent one of the beautiful cabins, or stay in one of the suites, this place will expose its magic to you one layer at a time. The Cariboo-Chilcotin area is filled with history and amazing landscapes, and Kayanara fits in perfectly. From the rolling hills to the 19th century Hudson Bay Company cabin, to the horse roaming the grounds, to the foxes in the fields, the ranch is full of surprises and beauty.
A fun-filled family getaway that isn’t a long drive, and won’t break the bank, Bellevue is a vibrant, modern city surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, and outdoor recreation.
Palm Springs, CA
Thanks to the abundance of sunny days and warm winter weather, Greater Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are a year-round playground for those who enjoy being active—and those who don’t.
Explore the family activities in Kamloops that include water parks, wildlife and educational attractions. Be sure to keep an eye on the family-friendly events that take place year-round.
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