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Bed & breakfast keeping ag history alive

By Brenda Birley, Peace Country Sun Some might consider a luxury granary to be one filled to the top with golden grain, but for Heather Newman of Dawson Creek and her many guests, a luxury granary is a honeymoon paradise or a relaxing get-away. The Granaries on Bear Mountain offer the weary traveller or the […]

Bird and Breakfast

At this northern B.C. getaway, nature is the star attraction. by Nancy Payne Canada is full of destinations where visitors can catch a glimpse of wildlife and enjoy nature, and they’re not necessarily remote, hard-to-get-to areas.In the case of The Granaries on Bear Mountain, near Dawson Creek, B.C., you don’t even have to leave your […]

Miniature Granaries

The Granaries on Bear Mountain is being recreated in miniature. The Mirror The Granaries on Bear Mountain, a unique local Bed and Breakfast, is being immortalized in quarter inch scale complete with tiny artwork , furniture, and fittings. Even mini pots of flowers. An Alaskan resident, Megan Kirkingburg,  stayed at the Granaries on her journey […]

Destination Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek – Mile Zero, where the buffalo roam. by J.B. MacKinnon With its roaming buffalo and unpretentious Wild West ways, Dawson Creek is much more than a Mile Zero pit stop .- “Whoa, now,” says Garry Loiselle, sounding just like the rancher he is, a man who pronounces his French family name loy-Zel, as […]

The Comfort Zone

Euro Country meets Cape Cod A relaxing haven bridges B.C. history and french country style By Tanya Linton, photos by Janis Nicolay Your house is your comfort zone “I call it Euro Country meets Cape Cod meets Little House on the Prairie,” Heather Newman says with a laugh of her picturesque guest retreat in Dawson […]

The peace of the Granaries

B&B’s of B.C. Each week throughout the summer the Vancouver Sun will visit one of the province’s unique lodgings. Today we visit Dawson Creek in the Peace River. by Jeff Lukovich, special to the Sun Bed and breakfasts have come a long way in the last few years. Many boast amenities that rival the most […]

College instructor’s “fine” work highlighted at unveiling

The picturesque, well composed new addition at The Granaries Bed and Breakfast encompasses the entire circumference of the day room and is close to the crown of the ceiling, where a sunroof illuminates the piece. By Susan Michau, The Mirror A small gathering of friends and family was privileged to see the unveiling of a […]

Peace Country B&B to be featured in decorating magazine

All the folk who viewed The Granaries on Bear Mountain B&B during last summer’s DC Horticulture Tea and Tour and suggested it should be in a magazine will be pleased to learn that professional stylist Heather Cameron and photographer Janis Nicolay recently trekked to Dawson Creek to shoot The Granaries for a feature article in […]

Granary Neogenesis

The Granaries on Bear Mountain If you build it – A Renovation Story What the heck is a granary? The NEW INTERNATIONAL WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY & THESAURUS of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE lists “granary” as granary (gra’ner.e, gran’er-), n. pl..ries [L. granarium, a granry, from grana, pl., grain.] 1. A storehouse for grain 2. A country or […]

Honour is enough for the Granaries

Peace River Block News , Friday, November 26, 2004 Bed and breakfast owner Heather Newman (The Granaries on Bear Mountain) was thrilled and a little mystified last week when she was notified of her third place win in Canadian House and Homes 2005 Design Contest.The entry outlining the transformation of three old granaries into a […]