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S-wiya?iy sin-ku ( land & water)

In the Shishalh language,  s-wiya? iy sin-ku, land and water, are intimately related. At the Pointhouse, both land and sea are also naturally connected and influence everything from our sustainability policies to our hospitality and amenities. The design principle for the Pointhouse landscape was “forage in the forest”. Many of the plantings are edible berries, fruit, or medicinal and culinary herbs and plants […]

Sea Change

Sea-change or seachange, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, means “a change wrought by the sea.”  The term originally appears in Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Ariel’s song “Full Fathom Five” . Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change […]

Beautiful British Columbia

David Byrne, Scottish freelance travel journalist and broadcaster, encourages British Columbians to keep blowing their own horns about the beauty of their home province. David and friend Shannon visited the Sunshine Coast last October to find out what the attraction was for this little stretch of coastline a hop(literally), skip and jump from Vancouver. They sampled some […]

Beach, Bog, Berm

The natural diversity of Sargeant Bay Provincial Park provides a variety of opportunities for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine Coast. This 155 hectare park protects a wide range of habitats from the marine environment at the head of Sargeant Bay, the barrier berm and it’s associated wetlands, to the pristine bog of […]

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 […]