When you first lay eyes on the warm-water Okanagan (pronounced oak-a-NOG-in) Valley lakes and the lush hills dotted with orchards and vines, you will understand why this is a favourite holiday spot among Canadians. You may not know what a perfect destination the area is for Americans, but since it’s just a one hour flight from Seattle or a five-hour drive east of Vancouver, it’s an easy, accessible getaway.
Travel back in time with us for this latest installment of our hidden gems waterways in BC series. This time we’re covering the best hidden waterways for avid history buffs exploring British Columbia, so sit back and enjoy this ride through the past.
There are many hidden waterways in British Columbia which offer some of the lesser known places to cool off in the water during the summer. Here are highlights of a few of the best waterways for the avid hiker.
It’s no secret that British Columbia is one of the best places to go fishing in the world. With more than 20,000 kilometers of coastlines, tens of thousands of kilometers of streams and rivers, and more than 25,000 lakes in the province, there’s no way to lose on your BC fishing trip. Whether you’re hoping to while away the hours in a boat just to relax or on the hunt for your trophy catch, you can find what you’re looking for in BC.
Ayahuasca is a tea brewed from a mixture of Amazonian plants. The principal ingredient of the tea is Banisteriopsis caapi, also called ayahuasca. The secondary ingredient is usually either chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana) or chacruna (Psychotria viridis), both of which contain relatively high amounts of DMT, a psychedelic substance.
By now you’ve almost certainly heard of Ayahuasca, a shamanistic medicinal tea which originates in the Amazon Basin.
Commonly misconceived as a simple psychedelic “drug” due to the active ingredient N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Ayahuasca is certainly psychedelic, but has very real medicinal benefits for users.Until recently this was a topic I was only mildly interested in. While I’ve experienced trauma in my life and have coped with it in different ways, it hadn’t occurred to me to try Ayahuasca—until my friend did. He comes from a background that caused him serious trauma, and lives with PTSD. When he decided to undertake the Ayahuasca experience this spring in Peru, I was walking on eggshells, waiting to hear how it went for him.
If you’re looking for fresh ideas for your vacation planning, think farmers’ markets. When local growers, farmers, creatives, and artisans come together in parks, town centers, and other places, the result is much more than just a chance to shop for the freshest local goods. It’s a cultural and social event, and a ton of fun.
If you’re a dedicated globetrotter you may feel like you’ve already done it all when it comes to travel. Fortunately for you, we’ve come up with a list of the strangest vacation spots in the world that you absolutely don’t want to miss. So here it is, the definitive list of funky trips for the person who’s seen everything.
European river cruises are growing more popular each year, and that’s no surprise. They offer a luxurious way to experience European culture and go place to place without packing and lugging your things around. They also take away the stress of traveling through different countries using transit or a car.
Almost everyone has at least one social media “friend” who overshares mercilessly, and although it’s fun to see the occasional amazing vacation photo, no one needs 68 shots of the same coastline every day. Don’t be that friend! Here are some helpful hints on how to use social media while on vacation (without making everyone hate you).