An Ideal Vacation, Part 1: British Columbia

Today I was thinking about travel again (big surprise!), and came up with an idea.

Wouldn’t it be cool if there was somewhere you could go online to find the best recommended things to see and do, as recommended by people who have lived or travelled there?  Okay, probably there is a site like that, but I wanna make one for me!

Every few days, I’ll start a post indicating a new place.  Then, if you’ve been there and did/saw something interesting, tell me what you liked about it in the comments section.  Hopefully, I’ll end up with a list of must-dos for each province.  I’m starting in Canada, since I haven’t really visited many provinces other than my own, and would like to ask you, my dear readers, to help me choose what I should visit when I eventually make that cross-country trip!

Ideally, this will be a way to learn more about my country from those who have experienced it first-hand, not from over-hyped travel brochures.

Today I will start with a province I know nearly nothing about, except that it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.  So, tell me: what are the must-sees and must-dos in the beautiful province of British Columbia?

Station

I couldn’t stretch it
it began furtively
the weasel of a creature
stitching disaster with a golden flare
dancing brushstrokes in the air
stepping lightly
flooding slow
a prick to welcome
boring deep within
each layer, each flaking level
it could be cruel
but I’m sure this isn’t new
I know the tracks
and paint the country with pleasure
still be the train, upon them all
useless and crumbling
but ever so mighty
bending light with each day
crowding this heaven-sent boundary
to a cradle beneath
somehow immersed in everything
so carbon me
make me realistic
drawn and painted and sung
compose me your morals
stand with posture perfect
gripping ledges
haphazard leaping
and suddenly —
you see it too

so change it all, and harbour no chain
abandon weight, for I can help you fly

   

      

Finished: 8:28 a.m., Wednesday, December 5th, 2007.