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West is best! Canada photo diary

I’m Rosie. A pink hair enthusiast, closet Come Dine With Me fan and Digital Designer at STA Travel’s head office in London. I recently got sent to Canada with eight other lucky STA-ers on an educational trip (otherwise known as a ‘don’t hate me because I work in travel’ trip). Here’s what happened.

Beautiful places make for beautiful pictures, and Canada’s West Coast gave me no shortage of insane photo opportunities.

Our first stop was Vancouver, one of North America’s most populated cities. British Colombia’s (BC) weather was thankfully on our side. As we headed from the airport to our hostel, the contrast of city and mountains was unmistakeable. It was a sunny Saturday as we headed into the suburbs, amidst community fairs and weekend soccer matches.

Arriving in Jericho, we definitely were not in Vancouver city anymore. Jericho’s coastal area is home to beautiful beaches where we enjoyed lunch at the Jericho Sailing Centre. As you can imagine, the fresh fish menu did not disappoint.

Jericho beach

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6 spots to get wet AND wild in Canada

A country that boasts more coastline than any other (202,080 km to be exact), Canada has a whole lot more to it than just snowy peaks. So, swap your snowboard for a surfboard, your ski jacket for swimwear and embrace long, light summers spent bombing into lakes, catching waves and relaxing on boats in the sunshine. We’ve rounded up our favourite water-bound locations to make a splash in Canada… Continue reading

The Pacific Northwest: Where have you been all our lives?

Dazzled by the surfers, starlets and sunshine of California, travellers are often guilty of coming to a screeching standstill at the Cali/Oregon border on their West Coast roadtrips. And for that, we sincerely apologise.
Our name is STA Travel, and we were wrong.
Home to wild beaches and world-class ski fields; off-the-wall cities and humorous locals; and no situation that isn’t improved by the addition of either a) coffee, b) craft beer, or c) a bike trip into the mountains, the Pacific Northwest is like nowhere else in the USA.
(FYI, for all those B+ and below geographers out there, the Pacific Northwest consists of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia).

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150 reasons to visit Canada: part 3

Deep breaths… Here we have it. Part 3. The FINAL 50 reasons to visit Canada (sings ‘It’s the final countdown’ #TUNE)

101. The Hemloft is a treehouse in the woods of Whistler. Something all childhood dreams are made of…

#thehemloft #treehouse #gopro #todsl #outdoors #canada #wanderlust #lovetotravel

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150 reasons to visit Canada: part 2

Hello lovely readers! Ready for the second part of this epic list of reasons to get to Canada? Read on …

51. You can go on the Gold Rush Trail route in BC – the largest left in Canada.

52. Imagine the birds-eye view of that stunning Canadian scenery while skydiving.

#skydiving #skydivevancouver #abbotsford #unforgettablemoments

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