Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, BC
Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre is located in scenic Maple Ridge, BC, approximately one hour east of downtown Vancouver. With Golden Ears Park to the east, Pitt Lake to the west and extensive areas of Crown forest to the north. This setting is truly an extensive wilderness offering vast history and educational opportunities. A year-round destination located in the University of British Columbia’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Loon Lake offers a stunning setting for meetings, conferences and events – a place where friends and colleagues gather to learn, grow, and to share stories.
Be Fresh, Vancouver, Vancouver, Calgary
Be Fresh specializes in organic, local, small-batch goods sold alongside convenient and nutritious Be Fresh meals-to-go, fresh baked pastries and coffee, tea and more. Be Fresh makes healthy eating delicious and stress-free, with five locations in Vancouver and Calgary.
SPUD, Vancouver, BC
Founded in 1997 in Vancouver, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD) has expanded into the largest online grocery company in Western Canada serving Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton. SPUD employs over 300 people across all markets and delivered fresh, local, organic produce and groceries to over 100,000 households last year. Committed to creating healthier communities, one choice at a time, SPUD’s goal is to use its connection to local and organic food to help improve the places where we live and work.
Tourism Vernon, Vernon
Surrounded by rolling grasslands, lush parks and more than 100-lakes within a one-hour drive, Vernon is a destination ripe for adventure seekers, explorers and those seeking a refreshingly authentic getaway. Tucked at the intersection of Highways 1, 6 and 97 in British Columbia, Vernon is a short 35-minute drive from Kelowna International Airport, or a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver and 6-hour drive from Calgary.
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association, Parksville Qualicum Beach
A discovery-filled vacation waits visitors to Parksville Qualicum Beach. A short drive from the B.C. Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo and just a three-hour trip by car and ferry from Vancouver, this sheltered eastern region of Vancouver Island welcomes guests to the year round delights of its unique towns and villages. Offering a quirky blend of activities set against a magnificent backdrop of mountains and old growth rainforest, Parksville Qualicum Beach is a chance to connect with nature, with family, and with the lively local culture.
Hidden on the banks of the Cheakamus & Cheekye Rivers Sunwolf is a year round resort offering eagle viewing tours, whitewater rafting, riverside cabins and home-made delicious food at Fergie’s Café. Squamish is an undiscovered outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Come and fish in the river, scale The Chief, hike or bike the trails, using Sunwolf as your base. Bring the whole family, including the dog, and stay in one of the resorts ten cabins, waking up to the sounds of the river. Hot tub, BBQ facilities, and other outside games make this a fun spot for families looking for some outdoor adventure.
Destination British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
Discover Canada’s westernmost province. Set between the province of Alberta and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is a land blessed with amazing diversity and a temperate climate. There are an equally amazing variety of places to see and things to do across the province: Mountains to gaze at or climb. History and art to discover. Endless beaches to comb. Cosmopolitan cities to explore. Moss-carpeted rainforests to hike. Sensual spas and tantalizing gastronomic delights to indulge in. Warm-water lakes to play in. Rivers to ride. And so much more.
Backpack Buddies, Vancouver
Community First Foundation is dedicated to providing food to children in need and in engaging community involvement in food security issues. The mandate of the foundation is to help ensure food security for children in our own community. Community First Foundation was founded by mother daughter duo Joanne and Emily-Anne Griffiths and grew organically out of the Backpack Buddies Program, the foundation’s first initiative.
Bearfoot Bistro, Whistler
Extravagant, approachable, and undeniably fun, the Bearfoot Bistro boasts all the accoutrements of a five star dining establishment without the fuss and pretension. Offerings from their open concept kitchen are best described as Modern Canadian Cuisine and the décor is light, whimsical, intimate and romantic. Dining at the Bearfoot Bistro is more than an evening out; it is an event you will never forget.