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Exploring Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a large island just off the west coast of the Canadian mainland. The majestic snow-capped mountains at its core, covered with impressive conifer forests, and the rugged coastline with its many inlets and islands offer the visitor a wide range of exciting outdoor activities. Suggested itineraries to explore Vancouver Island Vancouver Island, […]

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Plane views: Baffin Island, Canada

I was determined to stay awake on my recent flight from Amsterdam to Seattle. I’ve flown this route many times before but this was the first time that I had my camera right next to me, in the hope of getting some good shots of the icy lands of Greenland and northeastern Canada. The weather […]

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British Columbia tells her natural story

  Once upon a time (1871 to be precise), in a far away land (i.e. North America) a beautiful province called British Columbia decided to join the Canadian Confederation instead of the USA. The magic of British Columbia’s story can be found in its centuries-old sequoias, majestic white mountains, deep blue lakes and passing whales. […]

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O for Ontario

Ontario’s Overwhelming geography and Opulent culture are Only a few of its charms. Choose this Original destination to get in touch with nature, to explore One of the many faces of Canada and witness sceneries you will never forget. On your way back home your eyes will see only two colours: the dark green of […]

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Top ten attractions in Ottawa

A guest post by Vinay Shingornikar. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a truly unique city in myriad aspects. This bilingual city is home to rich heritage, nature’s pristine beauty, remarkable architecture, spectacular festivals, astounding attractions, scrumptious cuisine, fun activities…and much more! Mentioned below are the top unique attractions and activities that differentiate Ottawa from […]

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Ten things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of my favourite holiday destinations. The immense harbour, the towering trees of Stanley Park and the breathtaking mountains just a short drive away form a spectacular backdrop for Vancouver’s gleaming skyscrapers. Vancouver’s location, hemmed in by its magnificent harbour, Stanley Park and the majestic Coastal Mountain range, is truly spectacular. When strolling […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Vancouver

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. I’m lucky! I live in […]

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This could happen to you

Vancouver, 6th January 2000 I was in Vancouver with a friend to celebrate the Millenium there with some other friends. We’d had a great time and it was the day before our flight back to Amsterdam. Just like my previous visits to Vancouver, the day before my departure meant one thing: reclaim the VAT on […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Nova Scotia Atlantic coast

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. I have the good fortune […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Toronto

I’m very excited to launch the first post (of hopefully many!) of the brand new series: “My velvet escape travel tip“. This series is about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. I’ve invited several blogger friends to kick-start this series. With this series, […]

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