Get in the holiday spirit at the annual Kris Kringle Craft Market in Nanaimo
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it sure feels like the Christmas countdown has arrived, putting us in the mood for the annual Kris Kringle Craft Market in Nanaimo.
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Find some Christmas magic in the country at the annual artisans' tour in Cedar
A country escape awaits only minutes from Nanaimo. As the excitement for the holidays begins to build , do yourself a favour and indulge in a slower-paced experience, rather than the frantic feeling that can come along with Christmas shopping. Point your vehicle towards the rolling hills and meandering roads of Cedar and Yellowpoint, where dozens of artists are preparing right now for the 29th Annual Country Christmas Self-Guided Tour.
Bask in the festive glow of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens
With a loud click, hundreds of lights flick on revealing Mount Fuji. My kids squeal with glee and run to get a closer look.
I’d always been intrigued by Haida Gwaii, back to when I was in elementary school, when it was called the “Queen Charlotte Islands." Tucked about 130 km off the northwest coast of British Columbia, the archipelago is sometimes referred to as “Hawaii Gwaii” or the "Galapagos of Canada” because of its vast coastlines and abundant wildlife.
Fall is definitely upon us. The snow is falling as fast as the leaves and kids are madly going about making costumes to wear under their winter coats. But before you say good-bye to the festival season, take a look at our last few perfect picks. Some are scary, some are educational and some are really weird.
Festival season is here and that means road trip! If you're the one packing up the car, have we got a few great ideas and some cool gear that will make to a breeze and have you on your way no time.
Red or white. Ale or lager. Savoury, spicy or sweet. Fall culinary festivals are a great way to celebrate the bounty of the season and to bring people together before the chill of winter settles in. Here is a list of fantastic fairs to taste the flavours of fall.
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