adventure tourism

Get Schooled Outdoors: Programs Offer Hands-On Learning for Careers Outside

Rock climbing, mountaineering, and ski touring for college credit? Yup! There are classes for these and more in the Mountain Adventure Skills Training (MAST) program at College of the Rockies, in Fernie, British Columbia. This nine-month program teaches students how to become an adventure tourism professional and offers certification in swiftwater rescue, wilderness first responder, …

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Whitefish, Montana, Winter Wonderland

Come January, winter stoke is soaring—but so is the treacherousness of mountain passes and the increase of carbon footprints as winter sports enthusiasts chase fun-hog status. Fortunately, Amtrak’s Empire Builder offers daily service to Whitefish, Mont. from Seattle, Wenatchee, Spokane, and Sandpoint. Board the train in the afternoon or late evening and wake up in …

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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.

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