The latest edition of Pacific Coastal Airlines’ SOAR Magazine is on the virtual shelf, introducing readers to destinations and inspiring stories from around British Columbia.
Because while essential travel only is advised right now, as we hunker down through the last stretch of winter, there’s no better time to dream of – and plan – for those experiences to come.
And, for those living in Pacific Coastal’s numerous destinations around the province, you might just discover something new about your own backyard!
Enjoy this quick tour through this winter issue of SOAR, and view the full edition here!
- Discover BC’s UNESCO Global Geopark: Located about 4.5 hours from Pacific Coastal Air’s Prince George destination, Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark boasts international geological significance – and as one of only five geoparks in Canada, Tumbler Ridge is rich with heritage, captivating landscapes and remarkable biodiversity. With dropping temperatures, favourite winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice climbing and more!
- Snow with the Flow: Wondering what’s happening at some of BC’s favourite ski and snowboard hills this season? Check out what’s new at the Okanagan’s Big White, Trail’s Red Mountain, Fernie and Kimberley Alpine Resorts near Cranbrook, Mt. Washington and Mt. Cain on Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland’s Whistler Blackcomb, Grouse, Seymour and Cypress mountains.
- Soaking in the Senses: SOAR editor Susan Lundy shares her experience at Whistler’s Scandinave Spa: “Set within a spruce and cedar forest, and overlooking Whistler’s white mountain vistas, this 20,000-square-foot outdoor day spa is a Nordic-inspired oasis of calm.”
- Cariboo Strong: Venture – virtually – to Williams Lake to explore a new exhibit based on the devastating 2017 Cariboo wildfires. Face of the 2017 Wildfires paints a picture of how the community banded together in the face of the devastating impacts of the wildfires, which forced an almost two-week evacuation of the city in July of 2017.
- On Tap in the Kootenays: With more than 150 breweries dotted across the province, craft-brewery tourism is alive and well in British Columbia. In the West Kootenays, five breweries are within an hour’s drive from the runway at the Trail airport. Think you can’t be budged from your current favourite beer? A tasting flight at any one of these West Kootenay breweries might just change your mind!
- Choose your seat: And from the Pacific Coastal headquarters in Richmond, learn about PCA’s new seat-selection option, available for customers during the online booking process. Customers may also select a seat after their reservation has been made by going online or by contacting the airline’s Call Centre.
Serving travellers for close to 40 years, Pacific Coastal Airlines provides regular schedule, charter and cargo services to 16 airports with connections to more than 50 destinations in British Columbia.
Watch for the next edition of SOAR Magazine coming up this spring.