A Great Place
When should you visit very special and unique places in the world that touch you? Places with an atmosphere you can’t describe or where you even get overwhelmed with emotion.
Anytime. Every season offers a different experience
- 3185 Adventures’ campground is nestled in a 147 acres of the Robson Valley, with the snow-capped Caribou Mountains on one side, the majestic Rocky Mountains on the other, and the mighty Fraser River winding through forests. The Robson Valley presents a healthy treat for the mind, body and soul.
- The majestic Rocky Mountains on the other, and the mighty Fraser River winding through forests. The Robson Valley presents a healthy treat for the mind, body and soul.
- Explore forest-covered sand dunes, alpine meadows and glaciers in the Rocky Mountains and rare inland rainforests. Visit Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies or hike through the ancient cedar forest, an area undisturbed for thousands of years with cedars over 1000 years old.
The basilica built right on the rock is always worth a visit. The sun is shining on the church from midday on.
It's more crowded on weekends especially Sundays. Anyway, if you arrive on a Sunday during service you may hear the choir echoing in the valley.
Expedition cruises to Antarctica are only possible during the southern summer between late October/November and March. This is the time when the ice break ups, which allows cruise ships to pass. Depending on the month, there are slight variations in what you’ll see and which antarctic animals you may spot:
November (Icebergs, Seals)
Best time to see the ice breaking into large icebergs and amazing sculptures. Wildflowers are in bloom, and it’s a great time to spot breeding elephant seals. However, it’s still very cold. Temperatures are way below freezing.
December (Warmer, Seals, First Penguins)
Days are long, with 20 hours of sunshine. Still a great month to spot seals and already some active penguins. It’s also getting warmer with temperatures around freezing.
January (Warmest Month, Penguins)
The perfect month for wildlife viewing, with plenty of penguins active, as well as seabirds and a few whales. Days are still long. It’s also the ‘warmest’ month with temperatures slightly above freezing.
February - March (Whales)
The best time for whale watching such as humpback, sperm, and orca. You can also spot fledgling penguin chicks, especially in February. It’s getting a lot colder again in March.
April - September (Winter)
Winter in Antarctica. The temperatures are freezing (up to -30°C). No possible way to visit, as the polar ice blocks the ship traffic.
More exciting from November to February: You can watch the planting, the plants themselves or the actual harvesting process.
Weather and Crowds:
Best during the dry season roughly from November to April but it's also the peak season. Shoulder season May and June is worth a try and less crowded. Showers may occur but easier to find a nice casa without booking in advance. Avoid the cyclon season from July to October and the school holiday from July to August.
Mid-September through Mid-December as the museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with vivid and soulful art.