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Speaking off adventures, how’d you like the sound of white water rafting on Fraser River, the longest river within British Columbia? Wet, wild and crazy fun, there’s nothing like bouncing around on a raft half terrified, half exhilarated, to bond with a group of new friends. Flowing through rugged canyons, large rapids, whirlpools and (thankfully) patches of calm, this is a white knuckle ride experience you won’t be forgetting any time soon. A summer only activity, you’ll be truly deserving of a plate full of poutine and a frosty cold one once the great Fraser River is done with you.
As North America’s largest ski resort, Whistler is the place of dreams for those who love all things winter sports. Boasting over 8,100 acres of snow covered slopes, 16 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers, premium snow parks and 200+ marked trails, you could spend an entire season here and still find yourself discovering new routes and snowy playgrounds every single day. No matter your level of experience, Whistler can accommodate what you’re after. For beginners just learning the ropes, you’ll get the chance to learn from some of the best instructors in the world, whilst for those who know the drill, why not take your skills up a notch with the chance to do heli-skiing? When your legs get tired, there’s one activity you must try – snowmobiling. Think of it as a jet ski on snow and you can’t go wrong…
Food, art, comedy, fashion, and of course some of the world’s best music - that’s what the Field Trip experience is all about. Taking place in early June on Toronto’s Fort York & Garrison Common, Field Trip pulls in some of the coolest acts including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric and Damian Marley.
Renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, the Museum of Anthropology and its collection of works has a special emphasis on the First Nations people of British Columbia. Dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of cultural diversity, MOA is also a research and teaching museum offering courses in art, anthropology, archaeology, conservation and museum studies.
Indulgent, decadent in smothered in gravy is generally how Canadian’s do food. This is a country not afraid to try new flavours (salmon candy, anyone), where piping hot pastries, decent coffee and chips doused in gravy and topped with cheese curds (otherwise known as poutine) is the name of the game. Want a pick of the bunch? Don’t leave Canada without trying these tasties...