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Deer Saved From Frozen Lake By B.C. Conservation Officers (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A white-tailed deer found itself in a precarious situation when it got stuck on a frozen B.C. lake. Conservation officer Ken Owens suspects that coyotes or wolves chased the buck onto Duck Lake, northeast of Kelowna, on Friday morning. "The lake was frozen with probably...

Walking On Water: The Best Places To Ice Walk In Alberta

Huffington Post | December 15, 2014 | Canada Travel
Once the snow has really set in, the Rocky Mountains of Alberta truly become a winter wonderland where the colder temperatures transform the stunning mountainscapes into frozen natural artwork. And although it might seem like hiking season is long over, exploring the mountain area by foot takes on another dimension...

Get Organized: Family-Friendly Sports Leagues

Huffington Post | December 15, 2014 | Canada Travel
There are many reasons to get your kids involved in sports from a young age. It can help with their social skills, boost their self-esteem, give them an understanding of rules and discipline, teach them about teamwork and best of all, help them stay fit and burn off that seemingly...

16 Insane Things That Can Happen In A Canadian Winter

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 15, 2014 | Canada
Winter is coming. And though many Canadians dread it ... Some incredible things can happen. Like a frozen water sprinkler. Or water guns filled with ice. Or boiling water turning into an icy cloud. And windrows ... McPhillips Snow Dump the windrow king. Compare this week with late March 2013. http://t.co/nVTF5N1j8l @CBCWpgTraffic pic.twitter.com/GFJEVgPdFr— Darin Kachanoski (@DarinKachanoski) January 30, 2014 Which suck big time. @townofoakville shout out to #snowplow driver for clearing my #snow #windrow this morning #RandomActsOfKindness pic.twitter.com/TDWYuH1Oy3— Mark Caskenette (@MarkCaskenette) December 15, 2013 You can skate on a frozen street ... Or play shinny in hockey heaven. You can fix yourself a cold drink ... with no effort at all. Or just grab one out of the "fridge." GENIUS. An Indus viewer sent in a photo of a snow packed doorway used as a beer fridge. #yyc #Calgary pic.twitter.com/kFaoM9ssW8— CTV - David Spence (@CTVdavidspence) December 4, 2013 Our whistler beer fridge! pic.twitter.com/Zx2gMlPw— Jordan Varley (@JVAR_12) December 27, 2012 You can build the coolest DJ booth ... Or you can be shaken by an ice quake. You can blow bubbles of ice ... Or see them come up under the surface of Lake Abraham: You can run up lots of kilometres without travelling very far. You can be a fish out of icy water. You can sleep in an ice hotel. And as the winter ends, you can watch a river form outside your home. Who knows, we might see more icy miracles this year! So cheer up, Canadians, and have a happy winter! Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter ALSO ON HUFFPOST:

This Helicopter Pilot Is Your Ticket To Skating Heaven (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 10, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
It's good to have friends. Especially when they have helicopters and will fly you to the mountains to skate on frozen lakes. Bradley Friesen is one such friend. He has been a helicopter pilot for almost 25 years, and often takes passengers to find remote — and spectacular...

Chasing Starlight: Photographer Jack Fusco Captures Banff Sky In Stunning Timelapse

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | December 10, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Move over, Canadian Rockies. It's time to shine a spotlight on the stars. San Diego-based photographer Jack Fusco has created a stunning new timelapse video for Travel Alberta, opening up his camera lens to capture the wondrous beauty of the starry sky over Banff National...

Best Restaurants In Canmore: Locals Share Their Top Picks

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | December 10, 2014 | Canada Alberta
There's never been a better time to visit Canmore's food scene. So many restaurants in the quiet mountain town are doing remarkable things, from serving up eclectic menus chock full of seafood and game meat, to offering some of the best poutine, brunch, and coffee to be found in Alberta....

Gastown Steam Clock Joke Replacement Brings The LOLs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | December 10, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The Gastown steam clock is one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions. So when it was removed for repairs in October, the spot seemed a bit ho-hum to Ian McKinnon, whose office is across the street. After a few weeks, a...

Tundra Lodge Puts You Face To Face With Polar Bears In Northern Manitoba

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | December 11, 2014 | Canada
The Tundra Lodge in northern Manitoba doesn't look like much from the inside. Its lounge has a drab grey carpet, green couches that look like hand-me-downs, and chairs that might be more suited to the waiting room at a small, regional airport. But unlike most...

Winterlust: 17 Ways To Address Your Constant Need For Snow

Huffington Post | December 11, 2014 | Canada Travel
Your love for winter defies explanation. Your friends and family can’t quite explain it, but you know that deep down, you’ve got an incurable case of winterlust. The first snowfall of the year sets your heart racing, and from that point until the spring thaw, you’re like a kid in...

The Smart Sports Fan: Getting The Family To The Game Without Breaking The Bank

Huffington Post | December 8, 2014 | Canada Travel
For many children, going to your first professional sporting event with your parents is a rite of passage and an exercise in family bonding. But with the average ticket price for a family of four getting more and more expensive (between $200 and $500 depending on the league),...

BC Transit's $90M Hydrogen Bus Fleet To Be Sold Off, Converted To Diesel

CBC | Sara Harowitz | December 5, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Hydrogen buses that were once lauded as the future of clean transportation in B.C.are being replaced by old-fashioned diesel power. The 20 vehicles were part of a high profile, $90-million plan to showcase hydrogen power during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler. BC Transit is now taking bids on the buses and...

Joe Cimino, Former NDP MPP, Declines $58,000 Severance

CP | Mohamed Omar | December 5, 2014 | Canada Politics
TORONTO - All three parties welcomed a decision Friday by former New Democrat Joe Cimino to turn down $58,000 in severance that he was entitled to receive after serving just five months in the Ontario legislature."I have notified human resources with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario that I have no...

World War II Bomb Shell Removed From Stanley Park

CBC | Sara Harowitz | December 5, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A World War II bomb shell has been removed from Stanley Park by Vancouver police. The mortar shell was discovered by someone with a metal detector near the​ HMCS Discovery naval base on Deadman's Island Thursday afternoon. A Vancouver police bomb squad closed off the part of the park around the facility, which was...

B.C. Photographer Of The Month: Cas Sowa (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | December 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
December's HuffPost B.C. Photographer of the Month has a knack for capturing the intimate moments of wild animals. Whether it's baby foxes nursing with their mother, an owl catching a moment of peace, or a baby goat climbing over an adult, Cas Sowa can capture it — and...

You Can Ski Right From This Whistler Home Onto The Slopes (PHOTOS)

Sara Harowitz | December 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Picture this: You're sitting and drinking a coffee in your Whistler chalet. You're staring out the window at the gorgeous snow-covered trees, and you think: "Why not hit the slopes?" So you put on your gear, open the door, and ski on out. Yes, dear friends, this Whistler home (

Air Canada Offers Canadians In London A Free Flight Home For Christmas

Jesse Ferreras | December 4, 2014 | Canada Business
Air Canada is on a charm offensive for the holidays. And it just might work. It's been a tough year for the airline, especially after it instituted checked baggage fees and its pilots were caught with porn in the cockpit. But on Wednesday, the...

BC Ferries Plans Off-Peak Travel Discounts, Airline-Style Booking System

Sara Harowitz | December 3, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
VICTORIA - BC Ferries says its customers should be able to reserve trips like they would book airline tickets and hotel rooms and receive discounted fares online at off-peak travel times.Company president Mike Corrigan said Wednesday that the service has submitted a plan to BC Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee as...

'The Hobbit' Trip Of A Lifetime Won By North Vancouver Student

Sara Harowitz | December 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
You shall not pass! Unless you’re North Vancouver student Bianca Poroliseanu, then you can come to Middle Earth, watch the uncut version of the newest “Hobbit” movie, and meet director Sir Peter Jackson. Poroliseanu, 20, won the opportunity of a lifetime through a contest held by Warner Brothers...

Whistler Estate For Sale Is A Getaway Into The Forest (PHOTOS)

Sara Harowitz | December 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Oh, hello, there! Need something to fantasize about on this fine day? Let us direct your attention to this Whistler estate home for sale. On the market for $2.9 million, this 4,100 sq.-ft. property is located on a large, quiet bluff in Jordans Landing and boasts amazing views...
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