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Museums up North

Vancouver Island North boasts a surprisingly diverse range of cultural treasure boxes packed with colorful displays and exhibits

Great Scott!

The windswept northern tip of Vancouver Island is home to Cape Scott Provincial Park

Alert Bay – home of the Killer Whale

Alert Bay is said to be the last authentic fishing village on Canada's west coast

You won’t have to look hard for gold in Coal Harbour

Pretty Coal Harbour has been a mining town, military base and whaling station at various times over the past century

North Island caving

There is no shortage of sea level and higher thrills in and around Port Hardy

Japan needs sisterly help on its path to recovery

Japan is just starting to recover from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Japanese citizens devastated by the natural disasters and their aftermath need our help.