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Urban Update

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REMINDER -- The Urban Ecotourism Conference takes place online between September 20-30th
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/urban.html

We are featuring news about urban conservation and eco travel options in the several cities in Canada.
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Canada in the News

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For those keeping track of Canada in the news, check out

Google News
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=Canada

Yahoo News Photos
http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/new ... ews_photos

REFERENCE

Planeta Headlines
http://www.planeta.com/headlines.html


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Whistler

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Planeta.com news - Adding an online guide to Whistler
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/canada/whistler.html

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In progress - Canada reference index

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Prepping a Canada reference index
http://forum.planeta.com/viewtopic.php?t=1123

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British Columbia

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Ashlu River
http://ashlu.info
The Ashlu River joins the Squamish River beneath the Tantalus Glacier, and Tantalus Provincial Park, both visible from Highway 99, just north of Squamish.
Hydro Facts in British Columbia
http://hydrofactsbc.ca

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Vancouver Island, Canada

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http://www.gonanaimo.com is your gateway to Nanaimo, British Columbia, with travel articles and photos from across Canada, while http://www.gonanaimo.com/blog/ is a Vancouver Island travel blog with news and views from the Harbour City.

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2008 Tourism Educators Conference

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Planeta.com Teams Up with Tourism Educators Conference
http://www.planeta.com/planeta/08/0803canada.html

Planeta.com is proud to be a partner of the 2008 Tourism Educators Conference. "We wish the participants the very best," said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. "We invite those in charge of the event --
http://www.bctli.ca/main/?TEC -- to update the Wiki Event Guide --
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/tourismed ... conference -- before, during and after the event. We also encourage all of the participants to use Web 2.0 technologies including Flickr and YouTube to document the discussion. The conference agenda addresses critical topics which deserve to be discussed and acted upon in a timely manner."

Ron Mader added that Planeta.com looks forward to responding to colleagues with international interests in making the most of this event and tourism education in particular. "We are committed to using the Web as means to better educate travelers and policy-makers alike to the many lessons learned around the world," Mader said. Planeta.com has created a series of questions for delegates to respond before arriving in Whistler.

TOURISM EDUCATORS CONFERENCE

The 15th annual Tourism Educators Conference brings together leaders from the tourism industry and education. The event takes place May 8-10 in Whistler, British Columbia.

The conference theme is Taking Action - Global Climate Change and
Tourism/Hospitality Education. The conference is organized by the British Columbia Centre for Tourism Leadership and Innovation (BCTLI), which hosts the Tourism Online Resource Centre.

The event is hosted by Capilano College (Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Programs) with a provincial program planning team from other BC tourism colleges and universities.

A flyer is available online in PDF format
http://www.bctli.ca/UserFiles/File/TEC/ ... FINALb.pdf

UPDATES

The following features on Planeta.com will be updated in 2008.

Tourism and Climate Change
http://www.planeta.com/climate.html

Canada Guide
http://www.planeta.com/canada.html

Whistler
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/canada/whistler.html

Indigenous Tourism in Canada (upcoming)

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The Nanaimo 50-Kilometer Holiday - It’s Smart to Travel Loca

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GoNanaimo.com announces the creation of the Nanaimo 50-Kilometer Holiday with seven self-guided tours within a 50-kilometer radius of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. As gasoline prices and exchange rates unpredictably rise and fall, vacationing locally becomes more attractive and Vancouver Island has so much to offer. The 50-Kilometer Holiday includes two walking tours within Nanaimo and five driving/bicycling tours to nearby mid-island destinations. Each tour is carefully crafted with a printable version and map which website users are invited to use on their trips.

Nanaimo’s waterfront and downtown are explored on walking tours which combine historic sites with scenic beauty. Lots of inviting cafes, galleries, and shops are along the way. Cyclists and motorists will visit the city’s finest public parks on the North Nanaimo Driving Tour. South Nanaimo is largely rural with some enjoyable attractions and hiking trails. The region’s finest private art gallery is in Cedar and Canada’s best bungy jumping is at Cassidy.

Further afield, Ladysmith and Chemainus offer history, hiking, kayaking, and culture. The cruise to Thetis Island from Chemainus is a highlight. Gabriola Island has some of western Canada’s most spectacular coastal scenery, plus outstanding bicycling and the region’s top artist’s colony. To the north, Parksville and Qualicum Beach have outstanding museums, gardens, parks, and galleries. The view of the Strait of Georgia from Qualicum Beach is unsurpassed. Butterflies, parrots, and wildlife are featured at world class centres in Coombs and Errington.

With so much to see and do in and around Nanaimo, it’s almost a waste to spend thousands of dollars flying halfway across the world when you could have just as much fun at home. An island holiday is a hassle-free holiday with no borders to cross, no travel insurance to buy, no bookings to make, and no money to exchange. So do your part to save the planet this summer by having a 50-Kilometer Holiday.

About the 50-Kilometer Holiday
The 50-Kilometre Holiday is roughly modeled on the 100-Mile Diet, a lifestyle revolution reconnecting Canadians with their roots. By creating the tours, GoNanaimo.com hopes to encourage Nanaimo residents to conserve energy and strengthen their community by traveling locally. The travel website’s seven self-guided tours are now freely accessible online at http://www.gonanaimo.com/tours/

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