Posts tagged British Columbia
Floating Fun Central: British Columbia

Sometime between being shot out of the waterslide like a cannon ball and jumping off the top deck into shimmering Shuswap Lake, we declare houseboating our new favourite way to vacation.

But, of course, there will also be simple lounging in the sunshine, awe-inspiring vistas around every bend, soaking in the top-deck hot tub, barbecuing on the front deck, outdoor showers on the back deck, wine at twilight and sleeping like a baby as the water gentle laps against the boat.

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Forest Bathing on Salt Spring Island

In the mood for a little forest bathing, my wife, Kerry, and I make a beeline for Mount Erskine Provincial Park. Truth be told, we really didn't even know what forest bathing was until five minutes earlier. That's when Janet Clouston, executive director of the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce, told us this Gulf Island between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island was famous for it.

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L'Éclair de Genie

The éclair is the most popular patisserie treat in France because it’s easy to eat, easy to bake, and most importantly— comfort food. The éclair originated in France in the early 1800s, first made by Marie-Antoine Carême, a pastry chef for French royalty. With their growing popularity around the world, éclairs are more than a flaky fad; they are having a renaissance.

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