Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Vancouver is a large island of British Colombia, in Canada, on the Pacific coast. Separated from the mainland by the Strait of Georgia, being the largest island on the West coast of America. Almost the half of the population live in the metropolitan area of Victoria, in the South of the island, which is also the provincial capital of British Colombia. Other cities are Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay and Campbell River. Visiting Vancouver is quick and easy, whether by seaplane or aboard one of the many ferries of the company BC Ferries, comfortable and well equipped. They leave South or Northwest Vancouver terminals to reach either Victoria or Nanaimo on the island after a passage of 1 hour 35′. Other ferries connects Seattle, United States. to Victoria .

Tips

The island is inhabited only in the South, the rest is wild and almost intact. Moreover, they say that this is one of the last places in the world that is almost entirely wild. This makes this island a paradise for fauna and flora observation.

Here are 4 destinations that we recommend:

1 – The city of Victoria where everything is calm and charm. They live under English stylke by having advantage of the traditional afternoon tea, with gardens all in flower and admiring its Victorian architecture. You can’t miss the Butchart Garden and the Royal BC Museum, which tells the story of the Indians of Canada in a very original way.

2 – The Pacific Rim of the island national park has the Pacific ocean as a backdrop. We uggested to you, especially, the Long Beach area, miles and miles of deserted beaches, with surprising vegetation and abundant marine and terrestrial life. This area of the Park offers 9 trails that you can mostly do in less than an hour.

3 – Cathedral Grove in the MacMillan Park is a wonderful place which is one of the last vestiges of the temperate rain forest which covered the entire island of Vancouver over 1000 years ago. It is a forest of huge trees and an amazing ecosystem, which can make us think to redwood forests that you can visit on a trip to California. When you walk in this forest, you’ll be unable to see the sky cause the vegetation is dense. For the Indians of Vancouver Island, it is a sacred place! You will quickly understand why.

4 – In the North of the island, you will discover the beautiful village of Telegraph Cove. You will be charmed by its time stilt houses connected by boardwalks. Telegraph Cove is the best place in the world for the observation of the orcs. From there, you will find a lot of excursions for an observation trip.

 

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun Hotel, Cancun, Mexico

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun is an all-inclusive hotel across from the beach, 2.7 km from the ruins of the El Rey archaeological area, 10 km from Dolphinaris Cancun and 16 km from the airport. You get everything the hotel has to offer: restaurants, drinks, activities in the hotel, sports programs, etc. There are 10 restaurants and 4 bars. All rooms are non-smoking. The hotel is a family one with a section for children. You will find the Pirate’s ship in the section of the children’s pools with water slides and other games and activities that your children will love. There is also an area for teenagers with video games, music and activities completely dedicated to them. You also have a store to buy your travel souvenirs.

Tips

If you want even more comfort, the hotel has 26 suites with personalized room service.

There are supermarkets and other shops within walking distance.

To choose the spetial restaurants, it is better to look at the opening hours of each place.

Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada

Mont Saint-Hilaire is one of nine Monteregians hills located near Montreal (30km east). It is named in honor of Hilary of Poitiers, Doctor of the Church, and is part of the core area of the biosphere reserve of Mont-Saint-Hilaire. It covers an area of 16 km2 on the right side of the St. Lawrence River basin, separated from the city of Beloeil by the Richelieu River, giving its name to the municipality that is at his feet, the town of Mont Saint-Hilaire. It includes Lake Hertel. a reception pavilion, a career and the Gault Nature Reserve of McGill University with an area of just over 5 km open to visitors for outdoor activities where there are 4 peaks (Sugar Loaf, hill Burned, Rocky and Dieppe). There are several types of forests with a very diversified fauna and flora, and there are a variety of over 300 minerals. You can do cross-country skiing, hiking and bird watching.

Tips

If you want to get a good view of the region and see the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, go to the Sugar Loaf, you can also see the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York. From the top of Dieppe, you will see the Richelieu River. If you want to know the paths that are open to the public, go to the website site of the Nature Center to get a map. If you are a group of 20 people or more, you must apply for a permit to make your hike.