• Hong Kong bans Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 exposure
    The Hong Kong Department of Health has imposed a two-week ban on Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver due to a COVID-19 exposure.  According to a press release, Air Canada Flight 007 on Oct. 13 had one passenger who tested positive for COVID-19, and another passenger who failed to obey local health rules around providing health information. No further
  • U.S. to open border to fully vaccinated travellers starting Nov. 8
    The United States is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers starting Nov. 8, and will apply to those travelling by air, land or passenger ferry. Air travellers will need to show proof of vaccination on arrival to the U.S., but will still need to show a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel prior to
  • U.S. to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month
    Fully vaccinated Canadians will be allowed to enter the United States at land and ferry border crossings starting in early November. Senior U.S. officials announced Tuesday night a plan to begin reopening the land borders with Canada and Mexico, which have been closed for non-essential travel since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in March
  • Fast ferry service between Victoria and Seattle suspended until 2022
    There will be no fast ferry service between British Columbia and Washington state for the rest of the year. The Victoria Clipper, a passenger-only vessel that travels between Pier 69 in downtown Seattle and the Belleville Terminal in downtown Victoria in two hours and 45 minutes, has halted operations until spring 2022 due to reduced service demand.
  • The wine-growing Okanagan Valley in B.C. has a cryptic allure
    Powerful search engines that put the world at our fingertips, combined with the rise of mass tourism, have leached most of the mystery out of travel, even for the most obscure corners of the planet. But as a recent pandemic-related rise in UFO sightings will attest, we are as drawn to the unexplained as ever.