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Hotel of the Week: Echo Valley Ranch & Spa—Jesmond, British Columbia

By SANAM ISLAM

Formerly a cattle ranch, the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is in the heart of the Cariboo Mountains cowboy country 400 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, which has a rich history dating back to the gold rush of the 1850s. Horses graze the fields near the ranch, which is nestled in a valley surrounded by the Cariboo Mountains, pine forests, canyons, grasslands and lakes.

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10 Canadian Farm-Stay and Ranch Vacations

By KAT TANCOCK

Ranch vacations in Canada: Reesor Ranch (Photo: Thomas Sbampato/Reesor Ranch)

Want to get closer to nature on your next vacation? Try one of these ten farm-stay or ranch holidays to learn more about where food comes from, teach kids about animals, eat the farm-freshest breakfast of your life and even improve upon your gardening skills.

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Nature Gone Glam: 15 Deluxe Wilderness Retreats for All Seasons

Cathedral Mountain Lodge (Photo: Capilano Group)

By Carissa Bluestone

Getting out into nature doesn’t have to mean tent camping and pit toilets. For a truly unforgettable vacation without a hint of “roughing it”, opt for one of these gorgeous wilderness retreats where you can helicopter to a remote fishing stream, pull up to your chalet on dogsled or ease into a hot tub in view of a glacial lake. (more…)