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Five ways to find serenity in the Columbia Valley
Looking for a little more space to explore? With Albertans opting to stay closer to home this summer, many well-known local destinations have become increasingly popular. B.C.’s Columbia Valley is a perennial favourite for visitors to enjoy sunshine-filled days and quick access to the mountains, but some areas can get crowded.
Off the beaten pineapple path
Under a star-filled January sky, six wetsuit-clad adventurers cling to handholds drilled into an improvised surfboard bobbing on the choppy surface of the Pacific Ocean just offshore Hawai’i Island. A guide instructs us to lay flat and not to kick while peering through a mask into the inky sea. Lights suspended from the surfboard eerily probe the depths, drawing milky streams of tiny creatures.
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Resorts promote responsible skiing this season
Few things let you forget about the world’s problems more than fresh air and snow-capped mountain vistas — especially if you’re swooshing down those slopes at high speed. And in these trying times, you’ve gotta love a sport that incorporates COVID-19 responsible practices.