Things to do

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

 

The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

If the Northern Lights have captured your imagination, here are a few tips to plan your adventure

 

Participants of the OSA’s Oct. 25 needle felting class will use wool to form and sculpt a “bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face.”(Contributed)

Halloween needle felting class coming to Penticton

Have you ever wanted to use wool to create a ‘bewitchingly creepy pumpkin face’?

 

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

3 New Ways to Explore Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky

See familiar places with fresh eyes

  • Jul 13, 2020
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Many B.C. parks to re-open, but visitors must adhere to the ‘golden rules’

Residents urged to practise COVID-19 protocols as some outdoor recreation restrictions are relaxed

  • May 14, 2020
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Orofino Winery near Keremeos is Canada’s first winery to be built to straw bales

Cawston: You may huff and puff, but you won’t blow this winery down

Orofino is Canada’s first winery to be built using straw bales

Orofino Winery near Keremeos is Canada’s first winery to be built to straw bales
A man stands at the entrance to the Mascot Mine near Hedley in about 1930. (Courtesy oldphotos.ca/Black Press Media files)

Hedley: A modern-day ghost town once powered by gold

Billions of dollars in gold was once mined in this now largely abandoned area

A man stands at the entrance to the Mascot Mine near Hedley in about 1930. (Courtesy oldphotos.ca/Black Press Media files)
This computer rendered image is what the proposed rink would look like. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)

Proposal for public outdoor rink in downtown Penticton gaining traction

Outdoor rink, funded by the Penticton Vees, would always remain free to use for the public.

This computer rendered image is what the proposed rink would look like. (Penticton Vees/Twitter)