The Urban Retreat Hostel

7470 Porcupine Road, Big White, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V1P 1P3, Canada | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Big White

Smithers, a blue-collar bar, and target golf

A travel blog entry by scottjmurray


... a par 3 course right on the Bulkley River. We golfed at Smithers Country Club and went out to the local tavern. We were enjoying the town enough to stay a second night.

Dishes have become a bone contention so we have been playing golf for them. Unfortunately for Tim, he has been doing a lot of dishes. He is looking for dish respect and cannot find ...

Long haul

A travel blog entry by tricab


... new one that has apparently replaced the Queen of the North, whose bones we sailed over only a couple of hours before.

We paid last respects to Butedale and Klemtu on the way past, taking pictures in the sunshine with only rainy-day shots our first time by in ...

The call of nature comes often with a waterfall

A travel blog entry by tricab


... since heard that Nish was accepted back into the country of his birth.

We found this nicely sheltered anchorage at the base of a waterfall to end our day.

We rafted briefly in Arthur Passage in the middle of Chatham Sound with Ron, a scouting acquaintance and his wife, who were making their way north in their sailboat in the company of a flotilla of 5 boats. Imagine their shock at being hailed by familiar ...

Oh Canada!

A travel blog entry by doinnotdreamin


... almost to ourselves.

Next day Gerry helped Nigel obtain a fishing license and he and Regan took us on a day trip round the nearby Cowchican River and Lake area, showing us the wonderful (and inexpensive) Provincial Park campsites and potential fishing spots. Then and there we decided to take a ‘holiday’ from our trip and just relax, after all, next time we come to B.C. (yes, we’re already ...

The last hoorah, goodbye bigtown

A travel blog entry by allanamue


... their way to say the least! Since it was Wednesday night, once our celebrations ended we continued onto Raakels pub to catch up with other friends. We just had the best time and are so lucky our boss spoils us! On Friday night we went to Stephs house for some quiet drinks but it soon escalated when we started playing beer pong. Me and Steph teamed up and won 5 games straight! We all went home around midnight. I woke up with a decent hangover in the ...


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