Posts Tagged ‘British Columbia’

Victoria via the Black Ball Ferry

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Canada on October 12, 2012

 
 

Victoria is well known as a beautiful city with a distinctly English flavor, including red, double-decker buses and lovely gardens everywhere. Since (unlike Vancouver itself) it is located on Vancouver Island, some type of water transportation from the mainland is generally required for groups to get there. Ferries, the high-speed Victoria Clipper and Victoria/San Juan…

 

Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Canada on October 12, 2012

 
 

Just about everybody who visits Victoria, British Columbia, to see the sights is sure to head for the magnificent, world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Having toured the gardens many times in the past, however, I decided to seek out a different Victoria attraction to explore on my most recent trip there in September. Just a short distance…

 

Whistler in photographs

Posted by Brian Jewell in Canada on August 09, 2010

 
 

Back at my Kentucky office, where the humid air seems to boil underneath the 95-degree southern sun, looking through photos is a great way to remember the wonderful, cool freshness of the British Columbia mountains. It’s also a great reminder of the many meals, attractions and activities that haven’t appeared yet in this blog.  Here…

 

Hiking Whistler Mountain

Posted by Brian Jewell in Canada on August 07, 2010

 
 

Though it was 75 degrees in Whistler today, on top of the mountain I found myself surrounded by snow. The town of Whistler sits in a valley between two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. Both are ideal ski destinations in the winter; in the summer, they afford great opporutnities for sightseeing, hiking and gorgeous views of…

 
 
 

For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of things to do on the mountains in Whistler. But groups can also find ways to enjoy themselves at a more leisurely pace, such as a cooking experience with the staff of The Four Seasons resort. One of the most popular chefs at the hotel is Edison Mays, a…

 

Hairfarmers and seafood paella

Posted by Brian Jewell in Canada on August 05, 2010

 
 

The Hairfarmers can play more than 3,500 songs… and know the vast majority of them by heart. This two-man duo is the best known musical act in Whistler, B.C., a ski resort town about an hour and a half north of Vancouver. With a couple of microphones, some conga drums, a tambourine and a guitar,…