Learning and Community

Some of the best trips are the ones where you expand your mind and learn something new. It could be about a culture, an art or craft that brings you joy and new insights. In Alberta, you can venture out onto a frozen lake and learn the craft of photographing the artful bubbles and fissure. Or, learn the secrets of how to best to capture the beauty of a wildflower during the Wildflower Festival in Waterton. In any corner of B.C. and Alberta there’s a chance to have that a-ha moment. 

The Colours of naaʔuu : Ivy Cargill-Martin Profile

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Meet Ivy Cargill-Martin, the Tla-o-qui-aht multidisciplinary artist, as well as the art director of...

Shop, stroll Port Alberni for healing nature, retail therapy

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Enjoying fall in the Alberni Valley helped Anita Sutherland heal from a fight with cancer. The new...

Northern lights aurora photography snowmobile Paul Lavoie

Five eye-catching aurora spots in Western Canada

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Seeing the crown of the aurora dancing above my head, rippling green, yellow and orange, I was...

Go beyond the field in Grande Prairie

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For sports teams visiting Grande Prairie, making a weekend out of the trip allows for team building...

Dinosaurs come alive at The Exploration Place, Prince George

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The Exploration Place in Prince George is one of the highlights on a #dinotrail road trip, for its...

How to Cruise the Culture of Vermilion, Alberta

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Historic main street, with its red brick and restored wooden buildings, is the first thing you’ll...

Rock or fossil: how to tell the difference

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Alberta and BC are rich with dinosaur fossils but they're not always easy to spot. So what is the...

Tap into Whitecourt scene for festivals, events and community

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A cultural transformation is underway in Whitecourt, Alberta, with a new brewery, trail investment...

Prehistoric history awaits with these 6 dinosaur experiences in Alberta and BC

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Explore the prehistoric experiences that Western Canada has to offer from dinosaur footprints to...

Wembley Alberta Dinosaur Town Sunset Park Paul Lavoie

Wembley aka Dinosaur Town is a Palaeontology Playground for All Ages

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In Wembley, a small town of about 2000 people north of Grande Prairie, you wouldn’t expect a...

Tofino British Columbia Naauu Melissa Renwick ZenSeekers

naaʔuu presents Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation culture to the world

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Deep in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation (aka Tofino as it is known presently), a new cultural resurgence...

Port Alberni Vancouver Island BC Blue Fish Gallery Melissa Renwick ZenSEekers

Explore Port Alberni for holiday gift giving ideas

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Surrounded by the Beaufort Mountain Range, Sproat Lake and MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni...

Forget what you thought you knew about bear hibernation

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Do bears truly hibernate? And could their winter behaviour inspire medical breakthroughs or help us...

Slow Rise Bakery breadmaking workshop Gabriola Island Logan Moore ZenSeekers

Island-hop to these events on BC’s rural islands

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These five BC rural islands are some of the most community-oriented, nature-centered, grounded and...

'Namgis First Nation Eli Cranmer Cormorant Island BC Melissa Renwick ZenSeekers

Learn to travel BC's rural islands respectfully, from locals

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It's easy to travel respectfully when you visit the BC Gulf Islands of Cormorant, Cortes, Gabriola...

Find your way to the nature neverland of BC rural islands

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Get to know the five rural islands of Quadra, Cortes, Cormorant, Gabriola and Hornby - and how...

Metis Crossing Tales by the Fire Metis experience Paul Lavoie ZenSeekers

Road trip through history in northeast Alberta

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Short drives between destinations full of history, beautiful boreal forest, lakes and scenic prairie...

Sheep or goat, goat or sheep: tell the difference

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You've probably seen them as you drive through the national parks in Alberta or BC: those furry...