|O Canada!||February 16, 2010|
|Canadian Adventures that Can't be Beat||800.575.1540 | Email Us|
|Go for Gold in British Columbia|
The XXI Winter Olympics are underway, andthere’s so much excitement in the air we can practically taste it! As countriesbegin to rack up medals and energy builds, onlookers are leftbrimming not only with pride, but also with what we’ve coined the “OlympicItch” – an overwhelming desire to get out there and try something new, to getin shape, to test their athletic prowess.
If you’re feeling The Itch, consider embarkingon your own Canadian adventure with ALA, where our standard is nothing lessthan gold when it comes to customer service. Travel like an Olympian (we treatevery guest like a VIP, medaled-athlete or not) and let us take care of all thedetails large and small so you can focus on the fun part – the adrenaline rush!
There’s no better time to start planning thannow. So go ahead, make like an Olympian as you tackle Canada’s spectacularterrain on a weeklong, action-packed BritishColumbia adventure vacation.
|Explore Olympic Territory with ALA|
Both our British Columbia adultand familymultisport itineraries begin and end in the thriving metropolis of Vancouver,one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
By day, hike old-growth hemlock rainforests inAlice Lake Provincial Park. Bike quiet trails through wildflower meadows inWhistler Valley. Ride the gondola to the top of Whistler Mountain beforetrekking the last 1,000 vertical feet to the summit for jaw-dropping panoramasof alpine lakes, wildflower meadows and glacier-covered peaks. By night, unwindwith a scenic sunset drive along the Sea to Sky highway and a well-earned mealat one of Whistler's tastiest restaurants.
Whether traveling with family, friends or onyour own, follow in the footsteps of the world’s most elite athletes andexperience for yourself the thrill of navigating Canada’s Olympic territory onan Austin-Lehman BritishColumbia Wildernessor Mountains,Meadows & Wildlife adventure.
|Alberta & Canadian Rockies Adventures|
Justeast of British Columbia lies a province chock full of vast wilderness, soaringpeaks, age-old glaciers, alpine lakes and broad, sweeping valleys; while it maynot be home to the Winter Games, Albertais no doubt an adventurer’s paradise.
Bike,hike and paddle your way through Canada’s Rocky Mountains on one of ALA’s threeAlberta adventures. Saddle up for a 6-day RockyMountain Treasures biking vacation and pedal the eye-popping landscapeof Kananaskis valley, Banff and Lake Louise. Strap on your boots for an UltimateRocky Mountain hiking adventure through the glacier-clad wilderness ofBanff, Paradise Valley, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.
Lookingfor the perfect family getaway? Pack up the the kids for anunforgettable MightyPeaks to Mountain Goats family adventure. Hike wildflower meadows, trekacross a glacier, bike around turquoise lakes, paddle the playful rapids of theKananaskiks River and soak up the views of Paradise Valley on a spectacularhike through Sentinel Pass.
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Spring Adventures from ALA!
AUSTIN-LEHMAN ADVENTURES FEATURED RECIPE
|There's a reason why our guests rave about our food. Whether served campfire-side or at a 5-star restaurant, our artfully prepared local eats are sinfully delicious!|
|Cold Cucumber Soup|
Makes 10-12 servings.
- Whirl all ingredients together in blender or food processor in batches until pureed.
- Stir together in large bowl and cover refrigerate until ready to serve (at least 3-4 hours).
- Soup may be made 24 hours in advance and refrigerated.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves before serving.
* Recipe compliments of epicurean.com
|View all of our Local Bites recipes here!|
|- 1 large cucumber - peeled & sliced|
|- 2 cups plain yogurt|
- 2 cups peach yogurt
- 2 cups chicken stock, chilled
- 2 tbsp. minced green onions
- 3 tbsp. minced fresh mint
- salt and fresh pepper to taste
- fresh mint leaves for garnish
The toughest part is going home.