Travel news: Canadian Geographic adventures, Vancouver’s latest cultural spaces, iceberg-scouting season

Out of doors experience

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS), publisher of Canadian Geographic magazine, is teaming up with tour operators to start a collection of multi-working day, compact-team excursions, every single 1 hosted by a RCGS ambassador. Experiences presented for 2022 and 2023 as portion of the new Canadian Geographic Adventures will consist of backcountry horse-packing into Allenby Pass with Banff Path Riders studying pictures when exploring B.C.’s Good Bear Rainforest with Maple Leaf Adventures and whitewater rafting down Quebec’s Muteshekau-shipu (Magpie River) with Boreal River Adventures.

The Chinatown Storytelling Centre opened in Nov. 2021 in Vancouver.

Heading down in background

The oldest structure in Vancouver Chinatown, the historic Wing Sang making at 51 East Pender St., will develop into the long term property of a new landmark: the Chinese Canadian Museum, predicted to open up in 2023. For now, you can verify out its short term exhibitions, together with the lately opened “First Techniques: Chinese Canadian Journeys in Victoria,” situated in Victoria Chinatown’s Fan Tan Alley. Also new is Vancouver’s Chinatown Storytelling Centre, opened in November as a cultural room that zooms in on the background of the neighbourhood and the ordeals of early Chinese Canadian immigrants.

An iceberg as spotted from Crow Head, on the north island of Twillingate, N.L.

Land of h2o and ice

Just about every spring, the edges of glaciers in Greenland break off, floating down to Newfoundland and Labrador in the kind of 10,000-yr-previous icebergs. If you’re hoping to place nature’s frozen sculptures, the primary time is from about May to June. You can cruise the waters all over the islands of Twillingate, N.L. — which statements the title of the world’s iceberg funds — on boat excursions with Iceberg Man Excursions and Iceberg Quest. If you time your vacation with any luck, you could also go scouting for whales although seeing for bergs.

Coming shortly

Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan — inside designers, Tv personalities and new hoteliers — have introduced they’ll start their 22-home oceanside residence, North Star, in June. Discover the hotel, a overall revamp of Issue of Perspective Suites, in the historic local community of Louisbourg on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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