Month: December 2019

Tips for Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border

Traveling to and from British Columbia through one of the Inland Northwest’s many border crossings has gotten faster and easier over the past decade, even for the millions of Americans who remain resistant to getting a passport. Make your border crossing experience even quicker with these tips.  Proper ID: Make sure everyone in your vehicle …

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Winter Adventures in British Columbia

Traveling north of the border for skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, snowshoeing, or other winter adventures is incredibly easy and worth every kilometer of extra driving. One of the best yet often under-appreciated things about living in Spokane and North Idaho, in fact, is the proximity to interior British Columbia. This lightly-populated, vast expanse of wild mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers; enchanting yet authentic mountain towns; and destination-worthy resorts, parks, and trails is a wonderland right next door.

The Canadian Curve

Everything is bigger north of the border. I call it the “Canadian curve.” It generally works like this: a ski run that is rated a blue in B.C. would be a black stateside. A black diamond would likely be a double black, and so on. Think of it as the inverse to the exchange rate, although I suppose in both cases your money is going a bit further—and faster, and steeper.

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