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Travel websites


Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree travel forum

Join fellow travellers to exchange travel information, advice, hints and tips. Get help, get connected, get inspired and have your say.


Find reviews and travel advice for just about anywhere on the planet. Check out the popularity index that users create by ranking and rating hotels in particular locations.

Travel health and advisories

Travel health

Travel health information brought to you by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Canadian government's website for Canadians travelling: warnings, country advice and advisories, travel health, travelling with children, returning to Canada, contact information for Canadian embassies and consulates, and more.

Vancouver Coastal Health travel clinic

Visit the Travel Clinic for all your pre-travel needs including counselling, vaccines and prescriptions. The Vancouver Coastal Health clinic is staffed by Doctors and Nurses specializing in travel medicine.

Local travel

BC Ferries

Everything you need to plan your ferry trips with schedules, reservations and more.

BC Parks

The official website for Provincial Parks of British Columbia, providing information on outdoor recreational activities and camping.

Drive BC

Provides motorists with timely information about road conditions in BC.

Tourism Vancouver

The official site, featuring a tourism overview, attractions, event facilities, community profiles, transportation details, accommodations and restaurants.


Metro Vancouver's transportation authority runs buses, skytrains, seabuses and trains; the site includes schedules, fares, services and transit plans.

National travel

Bed & Breakfast online Canada

Canada's complete bed and breakfast website.

The official tourism website of Destination Canada: places to go, things to do, where to stay, how to get around, and more.

International travel


"Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions."

Google Maps

Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of locations in Canada, the US and Canada and selected cities world-wide.

Hosteling International

"Hostelling International is the organisation set up in 1932 to co-ordinate Youth Hostel Associations around the world. We are one of the world’s largest international membership organisations with more than 3.7 million members and offer many benefits in addition to staying in HI hostels."

International Ecotourism Society

"Founded in 1990, TIES has been on the forefront of the development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, and educational resources. TIES' global network of ecotourism professionals and travelers is leading the efforts to make tourism a viable tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and sustainable community development."

Country info

CIA's The World Factbook

"Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities".

Global Affairs Canada: Country Insights

"Go beyond the do's and don'ts with Country Insights".

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