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Canada 150? How about 150 great places in B.C.

Liard River Hot Springs (No. 8 on our list) is a must-do for anyone who embarks on an Alaska Highway adventure. Show caption
The Nimbus C is just one of the many cool bikes you're likely to see at the fabulous but little-known Deeley Motorcycle Museum in Vancouver (No. 139 on our list). Show caption
A round of links golf and a break for a meal and a little fly fishing is among the claims to fame of Sagebrush Golf Club (No. 45 on our list) near Merritt. Show caption
Much shorter than the famous Black Tusk hike, Joffre Lakes (No. 126 on our list) offers hikers a huge payoff. Show caption
The trestles of Myra Canyon (No. 51 on our list) near Kelowna make it the most popular section of the Kettle Valley Railway. Show caption
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From heli-hiking, to hot springs, to honey tastings, B.C. has it all

Rob Klovance & Kathryn MacDonald
bchydro.com

Sometimes, we forget what's in our own backyard. Or we don't even know it's there.

As part of the spirit of Canada's 150th birthday, why not take some time to discover fun-beautiful-wonderful things that may be just a few minutes down the road, or as part of an epic road trip across B.C.? To help you out, we've picked the brains of our community team and others at BC Hydro for mostly lesser-known gems you may not have heard about, or maybe just never paid much attention to.

And here's something extra to think about. Did you know that a family of three's carbon footprint for a return trip from Vancouver to Revelstoke in a typical car is roughly an eighth of the CO2 emissions associated with a return flight to San Francisco? Or roughly a 23rd of a round-trip to New York City?

And in B.C., your Canuck buck is worth a buck.

Rob Klovance is a writer-editor with bchydro.com and Kathryn MacDonald is with BC Hydro's community team.