Category Archives: Tourism

Looking forward to High Season at Gorge Harbour Marina

Heather Reimer took over as General Manager of Gorge Harbour Marina in February. 

Her day usually starts at 6:30 AM with coffee as she looks through the emails that came in throughout the night. Two hours, and several cups of coffee later, Reimer will usually be in the office. 

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Cortes Kayaks: Family business enters busy summer season

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Kai Harvey grew up on rural Cortes Island and comes from an entrepreneurial family. She’s committed to the island and wanted to find a way to stay, rather than needing to leave the island to find work, as many young adults do. She’s spent lots of time exploring local waters and worked as a kayaking guide with local company Misty Isles Adventures.

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This summer: downtown Campbell River is celebrating!

The streets of Campbell River have opened up with a series of free, family-friendly events and entertainment that will continue until September. 

“We think that this is a great opportunity.  Hopefully COVID is starting to leave us and we have the ability to return to a new normal.  This whole set of opportunities with the downtown core is meant to bring us out of what we’ve been experiencing over the last couple of years in reduced ability to program and to get out and interact and socialize.  This is really on the flip side of it. We want to be able to blow the lid off of this and get everybody downtown and enjoying what Campbell River has done. Campbell River has a lot  to offer both the residents  in the surrounding area and visitors to it,“ explained Robin Mitchell, the city’s Manager of Recreation and Culture.

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A wild water adventure: seeking orca, seals and other marine life

A group of 10 Cortes Island residents set out from Gorge Harbour in a Zodiac. 

“I loved it that we were all together on this boat, like tourists from Cortes out there hunting for a sighting of a whale. Everybody was in that together. Our only purpose today was to get out onto the water, look around and see what creatures we’d see. And it just seemed like community,” explained Jane Newman.

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First cruise ship in two years docks in Prince Rupert

By Kaitlyn Bailey,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The arrival of the Ruby Princess in Prince Rupert on May 17 marks the start of cruise ship season once again.

After more than two years without any cruises, this year is shaping up to be busy on the north coast.

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