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Discover Agassiz

Discover Agassiz

  • Sep 15, 2019
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Artist’s rendering of what Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formally Hemlock) could look like in 50 years.

Official blueprint adopted for expanding Sasquatch Mountain into one of B.C.’s largest ski resorts

FVRD’s new Hemlock Valley OCP triggered by provincial approval of Berezan Group’s master plan in 2016

Sasquatch Provincial Park, near Harrison, B.C., is closed due to damage sustained in natural disasters in recent months.

Sasquatch Provincial Park remains closed ahead of camping season

Due to natural disasters, the park has been closed to visitors for months

Sasquatch Provincial Park, near Harrison, B.C., is closed due to damage sustained in natural disasters in recent months.
Tourism Harrison executive director Robert Reyerse stands with a replica of a Sts’ailes Sasquatch mask in the Sasquatch Museum at the Visitor Information Centre in Harrison Hot Springs. (File photo)

Province grants Harrison $1 million to expand Visitor Centre, Sasquatch Museum

Construction expected to begin on new building this summer

Tourism Harrison executive director Robert Reyerse stands with a replica of a Sts’ailes Sasquatch mask in the Sasquatch Museum at the Visitor Information Centre in Harrison Hot Springs. (File photo)
Ryan Kehler was hiking north of Harrison Hot Springs when he found this somewhat rare phenomenon known as hair ice or angel hair frost, formed on cold, wet wood under the right circumstances. (Contributed Photo/Ryan Kehler)

Harrison-area photographer captures rare ‘hair ice’

Ryan Kehler found the strange weather phenomenon on an early morning hike

Ryan Kehler was hiking north of Harrison Hot Springs when he found this somewhat rare phenomenon known as hair ice or angel hair frost, formed on cold, wet wood under the right circumstances. (Contributed Photo/Ryan Kehler)
Agassiz artist Mike Ewards and Sto:lō artist Zack McNeill-Bobb stand with their collaborative sculpture called ‘Squaring the Circle,’ now on display in Agassiz’s Pioneer Park. The sculpture is part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the District of Kent and represents different cultures and viewpoints all living in one valley. Sabina Iseli-Otto photo

Culture and collaboration inspire new art installation in Agassiz

A new piece of art has quietly manifested in Agassiz’s Pioneer Park.…

Agassiz artist Mike Ewards and Sto:lō artist Zack McNeill-Bobb stand with their collaborative sculpture called ‘Squaring the Circle,’ now on display in Agassiz’s Pioneer Park. The sculpture is part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the District of Kent and represents different cultures and viewpoints all living in one valley. Sabina Iseli-Otto photo
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
Steel & Oak, in New Westminster, is one of 11 breweries on the new North of the Fraser Ale Trail. BC Ale Trail photo

New Ale Trail takes craft beer enthusiasts north of the Fraser

The BC Ale Trail team is poised to pour on the local…

Steel & Oak, in New Westminster, is one of 11 breweries on the new North of the Fraser Ale Trail. BC Ale Trail photo
Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.
Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack corn maze design inspired by children’s book about finding happiness everywhere

‘Wander’-themed design is ‘inspirational and beautiful,’ says Chilliwack Corn Maze owner

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.

Head outdoors this summer with Outdoors West!

New magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s great outdoors

Sport fisherman hunting predator fish. Outdoor fishing in river during sunrise. Hunting and hobby sport.
Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.

Which BC brewery do you think offers the best overall experience?

Voting is underway for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award

Last year, Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing earned the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery Experience award for the quality of its beer and food as well as the way it adapted to the pandemic.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
Staff and clients from the Fraser River Lodge caught this white sturgeon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Fraser River Lodge)

‘Virgin’ sturgeon caught in Fraser River more than 11 feet long

‘Catches like this are extremely rare,’ according to folks at the Fraser River Lodge

Staff and clients from the Fraser River Lodge caught this white sturgeon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Fraser River Lodge)
Starting July 23, the Friday evening Sun & Soil Concert Series showcases a diverse mix of local musicians in stellar locations. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford

Abbotsford heats up with a calendar full of summer fun

‘Let’s Go Do Something’ program includes an airshow, concert series, foodie festival

Starting July 23, the Friday evening Sun & Soil Concert Series showcases a diverse mix of local musicians in stellar locations. Photo courtesy Tourism Abbotsford
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Photo Contest: How will you Capture Summer?

Share photos of your summer adventures to be entered to win up to $250 in grocery gift cards

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Tourism Abbotsford has launched the ‘Let’s Go Do Something’ campaign to encourage visitors to check out all Abbotsford has to offer. (Tourism Abbotsford photo)

Tourism Abbotsford launches ‘Let’s Go Do Something’ campaign

Visitors encouraged to check out all Abbotsford has to offer this summer

Tourism Abbotsford has launched the ‘Let’s Go Do Something’ campaign to encourage visitors to check out all Abbotsford has to offer. (Tourism Abbotsford photo)