Kelowna, BC’s epic ski destination

Imagine yourself with a hot buttered rum in hand, sitting in front of the fireplace, skis melting on the porch. You’re deep in the mountains of British Columbia, less than five hours east of Vancouver. The landscape around Kelowna looks like a big ‘ol bowl of fresh milk — earlier this morning, you were putting … [Read more…]

How to see Canada’s Yukon territory

On a remote stretch of water just outside Whitehorse, the isolated capital of Canada’s Yukon territory, you gather onto a dock to load gear into a floatplane. Around you, each face in your group flashes a look containing both eager excitement and anxious nervousness as they await the call to board the plane and transport … [Read more…]

Canada announces plan to ban plastic

The fight against single-use plastic waste took a step forward this week. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his country will implement a nationwide ban of harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021. Trudeau stopped short of listing specific plastic items that would be banned but said that a scientific review would determine the highest-priority … [Read more…]