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Hiking
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Cycle Touring
Weekend Getaways
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
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Cave Exploring
River Rafting
Sea Kayaking
Canoeing
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The Critic's Voice
" I am at two with nature. "
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Horsetails
Some would say the first plant: ever! A gigantic earlier relative of the common horsetail thrived in the Carboniferous era and eventually became our present day coal deposits. Containing silica, horsetails make a natural "sandpaper." On the west coast horsetails and salmon slime were used to polish masks, canoes, bone tools and soapstone pipes. In spite of the rough texture of the stalk, the young plant heads can be eaten as asparagus.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Sea Kayaking
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Sea Kayaking by bus? What a concept! All of these wilderness paddle routes are accessible using existing public transportation infrastructure. What better way to enjoy the wilderness than to reduce your impact on it? The whole gamut of trips is included: from simple one day excursions to week-long -- or longer -- expeditions.
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1 Sea Kayaking Brian Grover 4593
2 Indian Arm Brian Grover 11189
3 Howe Sound Introduction Brian Grover 4141
4 Bowen Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 6696
5 Howe Sound Exploration Brian Grover 9664
6 Sechelt Inlet Brian Grover 10355
7 Skookumchuck Introduction Brian Grover 4897
8 Princess Louisa Inlet Brian Grover 8060
9 Jervis Inlet Brian Grover 7378
10 Nelson Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 11303
11 Hotham Sound Loop Brian Grover 6728
12 Clayoquot Sound Brian Grover 4232
13 Meares Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 14151
14 Hot Springs Cove Brian Grover 6863
15 Trincomali Channel Brian Grover 8613
16 Desolation Sound Brian Grover 11519
 

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