Bring back the beloved passenger train

The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook, B.C. offers a powerful glimpse into what life must have been like during the glory days of rail travel

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/bring-back-beloved-passenger-train/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on passenger train [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/category/travel-leisure/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Travel[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/museums/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]museums[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. March 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - My recent tour of the remarkable Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook, B.C., got me wondering why…

A piece of heaven on Haro Strait

With its three outdoor mineral pools and sweeping views, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s Boathouse Spa & Baths sets a high bar

A piece of heaven on Haro Strait[slideshow_deploy id='75593']Hover over image to read caption Download this article on Haro Strait for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VICTORIA, BC Aug 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As I bike up to Oak Bay Beach Hotel, a deer is wandering out of the courtyard. The luxury boutique hotel is just a…

On the Okanagan Wine Trail

Scenic region of British Columbia is famous for its vineyards

On the Okanagan Wine Trail[slideshow_deploy id='75363'] Download this article on the Okanagan wine trail for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use KELOWNA, BC, Aug 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ - One of life’s more pleasant experiences is to drink a glass of wine, enjoy fine dining on an open-air, sunny terrace…

Get up close and personal with a Vancouver Island salmon run

To witness birdlife and the salmon cycle at close quarters, you can't beat Goldstream Provincial Park

Get up close and personal with a Vancouver Island salmon run Download this travel article on the BC salmon run for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use VICTORIA, BC Aug 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - B.C. is home to one of nature's wonders, the salmon spawning cycle, and Victoria arguably has the most accessible venue in the province. For two months every…

Camping as Canadian as, well, hockey

Camping as Canadian as, well, hockeyDownload this column for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 VANCOUVER, BC Jun 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With June feeling like August this year, and with all the plants in the garden blooming earlier than usual, my mind is already contemplating camping trips. What could be more emblematic of a Boomer Canadian…

Icelandic sculptor’s work on display in Kelowna

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir’s minimalist humanoid sculptures reflect the sparse and rugged beauty of her native Iceland

Icelandic sculptor’s work on display in Kelowna[slideshow_deploy id='75246'] KELOWNA, BC, Jul 10, 2014/ Troy Media/ - A major solo exhibition by the renowned Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thorarinsdottir is on display in West Kelowna in British Columbia from June to October, 2014. What’s most intriguing about this artistic event is its location. The artist was invited to visit the Mission Hill Family…

At Hell’s Gate, business has been a little dead lately …

The paranormal population of Hell’s Gate is apparently in the hundreds and has been the subject of a number of reality TV shows

At Hell’s Gate, business has been a little dead lately …[slideshow_deploy id='72993']Hover over image to read caption HOPE, BC, Apr 20, 2014/ Troy Media/ -If you told Debbie McKinney that business had been a little dead at Hell’s Gate Airtram lately, she’d likely laugh, agree with you and insist it was no bad thing. McKinney, her brother Brian and the rest of team opened for…

Experience Vancouver Island’s Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

By either roughing it, or sloughing it

Experience Vancouver Island’s Juan de Fuca Marine Trail[slideshow_deploy id='71781']Hover over image to read caption VICTORIA, BC, Mar 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Robert Frost, the American unofficial poet laureate, wrote, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” Those sentiments await those who choose to explore the Juan de…

The changing face of Vancouver

Part 2 of the Songline of Vancouver’s Dunsmuir Street

The changing face of VancouverRead Part 1 Following in the “footprints of our ancestors” VANCOUVER, BC, Mar 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - We now cross Richards Street going west to our morning’s final destination on Hornby Street. Immediately to the left is the Dunsmuir International Village, once a fine hotel in the early 1900s, now a boarded-up urban vagrant.…

Heli-skiing a hell of a ride

"I spend money on really dumb things. And I don't think this is one of them"

Heli-skiing a hell of a rideINVERMERE, B.C. The fully loaded Bell 212 helicopter lumbers its way through snow-capped peaks and plunging valleys, cruises over a 100-metre tall cliff and settles on a narrow rock ridge that reveals a sprawling bowl full of untouched snow before us. We 11 adventures slip out of the chopper, and huddle just a couple of…
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