of Volcanoes National Park
on the Big Island
Edward Islands Best
Best Places to Eat:
Inn at Bay Fortune
Dalvay-by-the Sea Inn and Restaurant
Lucy Maud Montgomery Dining Room at the Culinary Institute of Canada
New Glasgow Lobster Supper
McGuire's Pub and Oyster House
Best Places to Stay:
Inns on Great George
Kindred Spirits Country Inn and Cottages
The Warn House B&B
The Inn at Spry Point
The West Point Lighthouse
Green Gables House in the P.E.I. National Park
Confederation Centre of the Arts/ The Charlottetown Festival
Greenwich, P.E.I. National Park
To receive a free 2002 Visitors Guide to Prince Edward Island,
Call 1-888-PEI-Play or visit www.peiplay.com.
For accommodations information, call 1-888-268-6667.
National Parks Pass
in Volcanoes National Park
From Maui to Maine, Alaska to the Everglades, the United States
is scattered with 379 National Parks. The new 2000 National Parks
Pass allows you enjoy the beauty and rich heritage of the parks
for 365 days from the date of purchase. Most of the parks offer
guided tours, talks, concerts and storytellers. The pass includes
a popout Map listing all 379 parks, a "Proud Partner" vehicle decal
indicating your support for the National Parks Foundation, and a
free subscription offer to GoParks Newsletter. To purchase a $50
National Parks Pass visit a participating National Parks retail
store, Phone: 1-888-GoParks or
new mellow wilderness float trip
The gentle, 10-day float trip through northeastern British Columbia,
one of the world's last great wilderness frontiers, follows the
remote Gataga and Kechika rivers through game-rich, untouched valleys
that sweep up to the jagged peaks of the Northern Rockies.
Along the way, hikers will find opportunities for backcountry treks
(easy to strenuous), fishing for Arctic grayling, char, and northern
pike. Birdwatchers can expect to find rare species of waterfowl,
game birds, eagles, hawks and songbirds. Trips begin and end at
Fort Nelson, and include a floatplane shuttle to the alpine for
three days of hiking and a helicopter lift to the river for a seven-day
float trip. Cost for the complete package is US$2600 per person.
Canadian River Expeditions is known for outdoor and natural history
adventures in northern and western Canada since 1972.
Contact Canadian River Expeditions, Ltd., P.O. Box 1023, Whistler,
B.C., Canada VON 1B0.
in Cradle Mountain
Now is a terrific year to visit Down Under, what with the Australian
dollar hovering around the Canadian dollar. If you're tempted to visit
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