This summer plan a stay-cation

With the arrival of the May-long weekend, the unofficial start of summer is upon us.

With the arrival of the May-long weekend, the unofficial start of summer is upon us.

No doubt many of you were off camping over the weekend and enjoying the many beautiful parks and campgrounds that British Columbia and the Cariboo region have to offer.

Maybe you travelled to the Interior, or perhaps you stayed closer to home.

With summer approaching fast, many people across the province are planning vacations. If your plans aren’t set and you are wondering what to do, I would recommend a stay-cation right here in B.C.

Have you travelled up north? Have you visited Vancouver Island or the West Coast of British Columbia? Maybe a trip to the Kootenay Mountains is more up your alley. But no matter what your preference, we are lucky to live in such a diverse and beautiful province.

From the lakes of the southern interior, to our mountainous terrain around Whistler, to the waters of the Pacific Ocean, whatever type of adventure you and your family are looking for, our province has it. Being a tourist in your own province is not only easy to do, but it allows us all to appreciate the wonderful place we live in.

During the Olympics, people from around the world were captivated by the natural beauty of British Columbia and as residents, it’s something we should all experience.

Whether you decide on a trip to Vancouver to take in some urban culture, fast-paced nightlife, and amazing cuisine, or decide to head for the laid back, wide-open spaces in the country, British Columbia has much to offer.

So get out there this summer and find out what the beautiful Cariboo-Chilcotin has to offer and enjoy your stay-cation.

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Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.