Tag: Canada

View from the room at Hester Creek

Destination Guide: Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley in British Columbia

Last updated: July 10, 2020 Originally Posted: June 28, 2018 Known as the “Napa of the North”, the Okanagan Valley is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia and spans an area of 180 kms. Home to stunning scenery, outdoor recreation and known for its wineries and fruit orchards, the Okanagan Valley offers visitors…
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May 25, 2020 6
Douglas Coupland's Digital Orca

Planning: 10 Tips for Visiting Vancouver

Updated: January 30, 2020 We love living in Vancouver and are proud to call this city home! Known as the “City of Glass” due to all the tall glass condos, Vancouver is a world renowned city that draws visitors all over the world due to its unique setting against a backdrop of awe inspiring nature,…
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January 10, 2020 4
Owl Suite at night at Farmersdotter

Review: Farmersdotter Air BnB Cawston British Columbia

Located about 4 hours away from Vancouver in Cawston, Farmersdotter is an organic garlic farm and wood-fired bakery with two vacation rental units (tiny houses). Since we love the beauty of the Similkameen Valley, we decided to book the Owl Guest Studio at Farmersdotter via AirBnB for a weekend getaway. In this post, we share…
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June 20, 2019 0
Classic room

Stay – Review of Le Germain Hotel Ottawa

Last Updated: December 14, 2019 Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is part of “Groupe Germain Hotels”, which also includes Alt Hotels and Alt + hotels. Groupe Germain is Canadian family-run business that started with one property in 1988 and has grown to a total of 17 hotels, with a plan to grow to 20 hotels by…
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March 14, 2019 0
View from our suite

Review: American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts – Four Seasons Whistler Stay

We woke up bright and early on Saturday with anxiety that plagues those who live in the Pacific Northwest: how to make the most of a sunny Saturday in October? We hadn’t had the chance to do a long hike yet or visit Whistler this summer and after a quick online search on the American…
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October 17, 2018 2
Whistler Canada Hiking Wedgemount Lake

Visiting Canada: Visa vs eTA to Enter

As a Canadian living in Vancouver, I do recommend visiting my city, as well as other cities and town in Canada. While Canada is a Commonwealth realm country, most visitors will need a visa and/or an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) to enter the country; only U.S. citizens are exempt from both. This post will provide…
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November 25, 2017 1