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A magnificent view of the Coastal Range, just outside Langley, B.C. The Coastal Range extends from southwestern Yukon through the Alaska Panhandle and B.C. (Mike Luedey/Amateur Photography Entry)

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

A magnificent view of the Coastal Range, just outside Langley, B.C. The Coastal Range extends from southwestern Yukon through the Alaska Panhandle and B.C. (Mike Luedey/Amateur Photography Entry)
Photo provided by Castlegar Visitor Guide 2019. (Destination Castlegar/Black Press Media files)

Climbing in Castlegar

Discover the destination mountaineers and climbers have known for decades

  • May 1, 2020
Photo provided by Castlegar Visitor Guide 2019. (Destination Castlegar/Black Press Media files)
Photo from Trail 2019 Visitor Guide

Outdoor Adventures in Trail, BC

Explore the great outdoors throughout the seasons

  • May 1, 2020
Photo from Trail 2019 Visitor Guide
Photo provided by Trail Tourism Guide 2019

From skywalk to skatepark, discover Trail, BC

10 unique ways to experience this Kootenay community

  • May 1, 2020
Photo provided by Trail Tourism Guide 2019
Discover Trail, BC

Discover Trail, BC

Four-season recreation, diverse culture and natural beauty are fit for any West Coast Traveller.

  • Apr 29, 2020
Discover Trail, BC
Natalie Rahey and Blair Skrupski are shown in a handout photo. The Halifax couple in their 30s whose wedding in Mexico’s Riviera Maya later this month is now on hold after Air Canada Vacations cancelled their flight, say they and their nearly three-dozen guests are now out more than $50,000. Rahey says she is “incredibly disappointed” that the voucher requires them to rebook at the same resort for the same price or more within the next two years, even if cheaper options become available. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Natalie Rahey

Travellers, travel agents ‘in agony’ over refund policies and customer service

Many Canadian carriers are offering customers flights rebookings or travel vouchers — but not refunds

Natalie Rahey and Blair Skrupski are shown in a handout photo. The Halifax couple in their 30s whose wedding in Mexico’s Riviera Maya later this month is now on hold after Air Canada Vacations cancelled their flight, say they and their nearly three-dozen guests are now out more than $50,000. Rahey says she is “incredibly disappointed” that the voucher requires them to rebook at the same resort for the same price or more within the next two years, even if cheaper options become available. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Natalie Rahey
Interprovincial travel ban an unlikely response to combat COVID-19, B.C.’s top doctor says
Interprovincial travel ban an unlikely response to combat COVID-19, B.C.’s top doctor says
FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, a Transportation Security Administration agent hands a passport back to a traveler as she screens travelers, at a checkpoint inside an airline terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Cheap fares luring travellers to fly despite coronavirus pandemic

Airlines are seeing bookings plummet and cancellations

FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, a Transportation Security Administration agent hands a passport back to a traveler as she screens travelers, at a checkpoint inside an airline terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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Thinking of travelling? Your insurance policy might not cover COVID-19

BCAA, TuGo both not covering coronavirus-related claims

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The Kiwanis Club of Trail has donated $500 to the Girl Guides to help fund a trip to Africa that the troop is taking in June. From left: Kiwanis member Chris Vlanich; Keegan Hayton, Erika Hayton, Grace Bain, Margaret Moore, Cassidy Watson, from the Girl Guides; and Kiwanis’ Peter Thiessen. (Submitted photo)

Trail community helps Girl Guides to ‘Discover Africa’

An all day fundraiser event will go Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • Feb 11, 2020
The Kiwanis Club of Trail has donated $500 to the Girl Guides to help fund a trip to Africa that the troop is taking in June. From left: Kiwanis member Chris Vlanich; Keegan Hayton, Erika Hayton, Grace Bain, Margaret Moore, Cassidy Watson, from the Girl Guides; and Kiwanis’ Peter Thiessen. (Submitted photo)
The Ucluelet Co-op’s fresh produce aisle is nearly bare and a note has been posted informing customers that the shelves will not be restocked until Hwy. 4 reopens. (Andrew Bailey photo)

UPDATED: Mayors call for ‘calmness’ as highway rockslide cuts Tofino, Ucluelet off from supplies

Ministry of transportation expects to open road for “essential travel only” from noon-8 p.m. Friday.

The Ucluelet Co-op’s fresh produce aisle is nearly bare and a note has been posted informing customers that the shelves will not be restocked until Hwy. 4 reopens. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen over 400 in China Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

VIDEO: WHO says China virus not global health emergency

The decision came after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities on Thursday

Staff move bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen over 400 in China Chinese health authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets

Fresh produce, unique crafts, live music and more for visitors

  • Aug 16, 2019
Explore the West Shore Farmers’ Markets
High road to the Arctic with photographer Darren Hull

High road to the Arctic with photographer Darren Hull

Traversing the Dempster Highway to Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk

  • Jul 17, 2019
High road to the Arctic with photographer Darren Hull
Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled

Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled

Twists and turns on a life journey

  • Jun 21, 2019
Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled
EdgeWalk, outside and very very high above Toronto

EdgeWalk, outside and very very high above Toronto

Travel writer Hans Tammemagi stands on the roof of the CN Tower

  • Jun 3, 2019
EdgeWalk, outside and very very high above Toronto
Boulevard Magazine visits Tofino for a fashion shoot

Boulevard Magazine visits Tofino for a fashion shoot

Photographer Darren Hull captures the Vancouver Island style experience

  • May 14, 2019
Boulevard Magazine visits Tofino for a fashion shoot
Escape the Winter Blues with West Shore Destinations

Escape the Winter Blues with West Shore Destinations

Take the grey out of your day

  • Feb 8, 2019
Escape the Winter Blues with West Shore Destinations
A butterfly lands on a visitor’s hand at Butterfly Gardens. Don Denton photography

Winter Escapes On The Peninsula

Indulge your senses and keep warm on a Vancouver Island outing

  • Dec 28, 2018
A butterfly lands on a visitor’s hand at Butterfly Gardens. Don Denton photography
Andrea Pickard, Planner with Central Saanich, sits on a bench and enjoys the view of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Don Denton photography

Walking the Crossroads of Central Saanich History

From pub to church, examining local historical landmarks

  • Dec 4, 2018
Andrea Pickard, Planner with Central Saanich, sits on a bench and enjoys the view of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church. Don Denton photography