Celebrate Canada Day in style
On July 1st Canadians celebrate the national day of their young nation. Many head to the great wilderness to mark the occasion. With this in mind, specialist tour operator Magnetic North invites travellers to experience their selection of new unique stays. Each puts a different spin on luxury, be it experiencing Canada's astounding wildlife, a stylish offroad adventure, or an indulging spa experience at the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
The 32-million acre land surrounding the alpine Chilcotin Plateau is home to glacier-fed lakes, brown bears and a mere 1,000 humans. Anne and Phil, the Chilko Experience hosts are two of them. Surrounded by a diverse belt of wilderness, a stay at their quirky luxury lodge instills an intimate sense of community. According to Anne and Phil, experience means getting under the skin of the region. In their case, this happens on small day excursions where guests get the inside track on the region’s diverse nature and its local wildlife. For an added wow-factor, Magnetic North Travel recommends traveling between mid-September and into October, as the great salmon run on the Chilko River sees one of North America’s best brown bear viewing experiences.
Travelers can now leave the beaten path behind and explore Vancouver Island and interior British Columbia on an overlanding adventure. Steer your own jeep, complete with high roof top tent, and set your course for empty highways, dirt roads and logging trails. Choose to pre-book a campsite for a little luxury or park up in secluded locations with just nature for company. The 8-day expedition includes a visit to Pacific Rim National park, an optional surf session riding Tofino’s waves and an overnight stay on Hornby Island with its sandy beaches and clear waters. Spend your days taking in the scenery or paddling, hiking, and SUPing.
Infinite Adventures and Relaxation
Explore British Columbia’s Discovery Islands on a luxury lodge break. Sonora Resort takes a balanced approach to holidaying with its freedom to mix and match adventure and relaxation in the measures to suit their guests. Unwind in the infinity pool and outdoor hot tub or join a yoga session with a view. To increase the adrenaline levels, search for brown bears on a RIB tour, join a heli-fishing excursion, or enjoy some ocean kayaking.