Nicknamed "Big Island", Hawai’i is by far the largest in size but the youngest of all in the Hawaiian chain. Here, you can travel through all but four of the world’s different climate zones, ranging from tropical to tundra. From coast to coast, the Big Island is an adventurer’s mecca, and a haven for sports enthusiasts. It will leave you humbled and inspired.
The island of Hawai’i showcases the power of nature like no other. One of the top attractions of all the islands is the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Located 45 minutes south of Hilo, this park is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea, which has been erupting since 1983. Marvel as blistering hot lava erupts, running down into the sea, creating new land. Hike along the park’s 150 miles of trails that wind through volcanic craters, scalded deserts and rainforests, stop at the walk-in lava tube, and visit the museum.
Considered the "Golf Capital of Hawai’i, the Big Island’s courses overwhelm golfers with lava-lined fairways, turquoise waters, stark white bunkers, and greens fringed with swaying palms. Top course designers Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Sr., and Robert Trent Jones Jr. all have courses here. Head to the Kohala Coast to discover many of the island’s top-rated courses.
Beauty, adventure and fascinating culture; all these things can be discovered throughout Hawai’i’s diverse islands. With six main islands and over 400 beaches, there is a place here for every person, mood and experience. The best part? There are no private beaches anywhere, so if you can reach it, it’s yours to enjoy. Waikiki is the most famous and popular beach throughout the islands and said to be the birthplace of surfing. Ho’okipa on Maui is renowned for its windsurfing conditions and has plenty of sand to watch from if you’re a little less adventurous. O’ahu’s North Shore is a surfer’s haven, and the spot for some of the world’s best surfing competitions. The sands of Punalu’u Beach on the Big Island are famous for their jet-black colour and being one of the few areas where the endangered green sea turtles choose to lay their eggs. On Kaua’i Island, Poipu Beach is great for families with its tranquil waters and shallow shores. Visit one of these favourites, or talk with the locals to be pointed in the right direction of another gorgeous sandy oasis.
Unlike any part of the United States, Hawai’i will leave you intrigued. While each island offers something different, all will reward you with a unique experience and beautiful backdrop for whatever journey you choose.
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Discover the most enchanting destinations of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Each one is memorable in its own way, from vibrant cities and quaint towns to stunning national parks flanked by towering mountains. The journey unfolds a series of magical experiences, with every moment seeming to surpass the one that came before it.
Inside the vast untamed wilderness of Banff National Park, you’ll find the town of Banff. The picturesque resort area is full of distinctive hotels, restaurants, and watering holes. Here, you’ll discover a delightful combination of rugged mountains, lush parks with postcard scenery, and a thriving arts community.
Just outside Banff is a phenomenal turquoise-tinged lake set against a breathtaking backdrop of rugged peaks and glaciers. Immerse yourself in nature and hike around the quiet waters of Lake Louise, taking in the famous Victoria Glacier. You need to see it to appreciate why it has inspired a host of internationally renowned artists.
Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Jasper National Park is an 11,000 sq.km. home to incredible scenery and wildlife. By day, take in an extensive train network and dramatic mountain peaks. At night, sitting under a glittering blanket of stars, view the Dark Sky Preserve, worth of visits from astronomers the world over.
With a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and glistening ocean waters, Vancouver offers it all. From beautiful beach walks to award-winning restaurants, it’s suburban, urban - and a natural beauty. Stanley Park has been hailed the soul of the city and the envy of the world. Explore Vancouver on foot, by water taxi, and by bike. This is a city that will undoubtedly surprise you.
Host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is one of the top sli resorts in North America. At the foot of two towering mountains are championship golf courses, eclectic shops, top restaurants, and rejuvenating spas. For the more adventurous, there are glaciers, ziplines, and the world’s best summer hikes and mountain bike park.
This renowned US city in Washington state boasts stunning mountain and water views. With a reputation for great music, fresh seafood, and incredible coffee, Seattle offers a lot of attractions within a very walkable downtown core. Take in a professional sporting event or cultural tour. If you’re sleepless here, it’s because there’s so much to do.
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An epic trip made of two unique rail routes fuses the sigh-triggering sights of the Rockies with a night in Whistler, Canada’s premier resort town.
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