Stories

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  • The Bear, the Fish, The Root, and the Berry. What a curious name for a restaurant I thought. I was spending one last night in Oliver before heading up through Penticton and on to Kelowna during my #OkanaganExploring expedition. The fine dining establishment at Spirit Ridge was named after the Four Food Chiefs of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation. Little did I realize that these four would become the theme for my adventure the following day. 

  • It was 9 a.m. and cool clouds of mist hovered over Tuc-el-nuit Lake, soon to be burned off by the morning sun peeking over the South Okanagan valley’s eastern ridge. The pastel landscape looked so peaceful. I, on the other hand, was catching my breath and trying to tame my wind-blown hair after letting out a hearty “whoo!” - disrupting the serenity.

  • Heading north into Vernon, as the teal waters of Kalamalka Lake come into view on your right, you’ll notice a building to the west, perched high above the grasslands. The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is the place to learn all about the flora and fauna of the area, and to understand how Vernon has sustained generations of orchards, farming, and biodiversity.

     

  • Ah, yes. The hubbub of summer is over and it’s time to slow down and enjoy the bounty of autumn. A weekend in the region of Cranbrook, B.C. is easily filled with fall fairs, scenic hikes, fresh food and good times.

  • Bamfield, B.C. – As the ocean laps at the shore, the sound of the crashing waves washes away the everyday noise and takes you to a place that is out of this world. Welcome to the west coast, and specifically Bamfield – where the spirit and beauty of its hiking trails has a magic that might just transform you.

  • Port Alberni, B.C. - It takes courage and determination to see through a vision in creating a new business. For Port Alberni’s Robin Miles and Andy Richards, it’s a whole lot of “dog-to-a-bone” mentality to open the doors to one of Canada’s newest craft breweries.

  • Vermilion, AB - Kim Chomyk breaks into a grin as the shape of a bowl begins to emerge from the potter’s wheel, under the careful coaching of Heather Milan at the Pottery Guild in Vermilion. Chomyk and her husband Eric have come to Vermilion for the day to explore the local arts scene.

  • Fall in British Columbia is a time of unparalleled beauty. The mixed forests of deciduous and coniferous trees come alive with strokes of red, yellow, orange and green.

  • “How did we get from that,” I wonder, “to what we see now?”

    The question ran through my head even before Margaret Teneese, Archivist with the Ktunaxa Nation Council asked it out loud. I had just watched a 28-minute video about the St. Eugene Mission, a grand red brick building that protrudes from the East Kootenay landscape, which was once a residential school.

  • A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include a slow day to explore the pulse of the city.

  • A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include outdoor adventures, and boy-oh-boy, did we find it in Medicine Hat.

  • A ZenSeekers' road trip to Lethbridge isn't complete unless you’ve stepped off the beaten path to experience fun, new adventures. Our itinerary makes Lethbridge your hub for fun, whether you cycle or explore on foot.

  • A ZenSeekers' road trip to Pincher Creek isn't complete unless you’ve tested the waters with a hook. During the summer and through fall 2019, create your #BucketlistAB itinerary in Southern Alberta and explore the hidden adventures.

  • A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless you visit Crowsnest Pass. Check out this amazing itinerary to get you started.

  • A cool craft brewery specializing in awesome ales? Check. A sweet little coffee shop loaded with local treats? Check. Hot and spicy Latin cuisine? Check. Yes, for me, downtown Medicine Hat was well on its way to checking all the right boxes. 

  • As the sun dipped below the western horizon, the cloud-streaked sky turned crimson red. To the north and south, shades of pink, purple, and orange added some extra warmth to the final glow.

  • I’d been skiing at Whistler Blackcomb for 20 years without knowing how it got its name or why its peaks are so distinctive.

  • The trail dips and dives through the coulee, along the heaving banks above the mighty Oldman River, and I've got to have my “A” game. One wrong turn, one tactical error, and I'll have a close encounter with thistle and sage.

  • Halfway down Turtle Mountain both my legs and lungs started sending signals to my brain that something wasn't quite right. Call it fatigue. Lactic acid build-up. Over exertion.