The grizzly bears of British Columbia, here we come!

Ryan was born and grew up in Canada, while I had lived in Canada for over 5 years. And… we haven’t been to British Columbia? Canada’s province that often said to be the most beautiful one? That’s crazy, isn’t it!

Dina: “Hey, I’ve been to BC, Ryan! What are you talking about?”

Ryan: “Yeah… 2 hours transit in the airport doesn’t count!”

Anyway, that’s going to change soon, how?

ExploreBC - Click here!

Explore British Columbia Fan-Powered Adventure! Click the picture to get more info on it. (Screenshot courtesy of Tourism BC)

Tourism BC has invited us to explore this stunning land for 4 weeks! Isn’t that amazing? And we even have a team name: Team Eagle! The famous travel figures Brendan from Brendan’s Adventures and Rob from Stop Having a Boring Life are going to be there as well, call them Team Orca!


When is this going to start? The coming Monday, June 25, 2012. Until July 22. Just a few days from now, we are very excited!

What we are going to do there? Enjoying the stunning nature of BC. Hiking, rafting, mountain biking, horse riding, golfing, paddle boarding, and even zip lining. Exploring historical and cultural side of BC. Trying their best wine and cheese. Relaxing in spas and hot springs.

Rocky mountain cliffs and Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

Rocky mountain cliffs and Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park. (Photo credit: Tourism BC/JF Bergeron)

We are so excited to explore the BC Rockies! The majestic mountains, the glaciers, and the lakes, take us there!

And oh, we are hoping to see a lot of Canadian wild animals out there! Maybe some moose and grizzly bears? Or it can be the charming otter too!

Sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

Sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, Vancouver. (Photo credit: Vancouver Aquarium/Margaret Butschler)

We will be at different places every day. From Vancouver to Columbia Rockies, from Williams Lake to Nelson. So it’s going to be crazy. Crazy fun!

And oh, it’s going to be a “Fan-Powered Adventure”! What does it mean? It means we will meet up with fans along the way (could that be you?!?!), and they can join our adventure! Or… they can even decide what we should do!! Please be kind to us, folks!

Tubing in the Okanagan River Channel in Penticton - British Columbia Canada

Come to Penticton and tube Okanagan River Channel with us!! (Photo credit: Tourism BC/Don Weixl)

We are going to take tons of photos and videos along the way, and we will update our blog regularly, so please follow us :)

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But of course, you will want to watch what Rob and Brendan the Team Orca are doing as well. They’re following a different route. One team is going inland, and another team is going along the coast. Can you guess which is which? Eagle, orca. Inland, coastline. Get it? Don’t miss any, so be sure to follow these as well:

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Okay, now back at you! Have you been to BC before? What’s you favourite spot there? If not, what’s the thing you want to see/do most there?

Grizzly bears, here we come!!!

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12 Responses to “The grizzly bears of British Columbia, here we come!”

  1. Rob
    21 June 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Looking forward to meeting you two in Vancouver.

    Never been? Rest up as you’re going to have the time of your life!
    Rob´s last post…Introducing the Explore British Columbia Summer Blog Trip!

    • Dina
      22 June 2012 at 2:16 am #

      BC for the first time it is!! So excited :D
      See you in Vancouver!
      (I’m jealous you guys are going to meet orca)

  2. Alicia
    21 June 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    Awesome stuff guys! and ps- I love that you’ll get to meet Rob! Was just with him at TBEX in Colorado.
    He’s good times! Enjoy the adventure guys- BC is stunning!
    Alicia´s last post…Lights, Camera, Packing!

    • Dina
      22 June 2012 at 2:13 am #

      Sooo looking forward to seeing BC, Rob, and Brendan!
      Are you back in Toronto now?

  3. Pete
    22 June 2012 at 1:34 am #

    So excited to follow your (and Orca’s) adventures in yes the most beautiful province in Canada. Anywhere in the Kootenays is our favorite spots, and we’ll see if you make it to our favorite small destination… ;)
    Pete´s last post…Adding the Third Dimension

    • Dina
      22 June 2012 at 2:12 am #

      I’m so excited here, Kootenays is in our itinerary!!!

  4. Ashley at No Onions Extra Pickles
    22 June 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Ooh, sounds like fun! Excited to follow along! I’ve only been to Vancouver and Whistler for a day…so pretty much everywhere you go will be all new to me.
    Ashley at No Onions Extra Pickles´s last post…Sound Traveling on BART

    • Dina
      24 June 2012 at 4:06 am #

      Whistler is in my itinerary, yay! Hope you will enjoy future pics ans stories ;)

  5. Heather
    22 June 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Awesome!! Wish you could take me with you. I’d love to explore BC!

    • Dina
      24 June 2012 at 4:06 am #

      I can smuggle you in my backpack! Come here :D

  6. Mary R
    22 June 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Looks like a great trip to look forward to! BC is one of the places I was just fantasizing about this week, in fact!

    • Dina
      24 June 2012 at 4:07 am #

      LOL, then i hope you’ll enjoy the coming photos :D

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