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Jane Folsom
(970) 221-0040
Po Box 564
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Destination By Design Travel Company
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Bicycle, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Sylvia Mucklow
(970) 484-5566
516 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Rocky Mountain Travel King
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Judith Varco
(970) 669-5010
610 E 29Th St
Loveland, CO
Agency
Travel Leaders/World View Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.traveleaders.com

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Jane Folsom
(970) 221-0040
Po Box 564
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Destination By Design Travel Company
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Bicycle, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Richard Sattizahn
(303) 759-4600
1660 S Albion Ste 201
Denver, CO
Agency
RMA Travel & Tours, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
All Inclusive, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Travel, Group Vacation, Rail, Ski / WinterSports
Website
www.rmatours.com

Data Provided by:
Dale Clarken
(970) 223-7400
300 E Boardwalk Dr
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
New Horizons Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Government Travel, Luxury Travel, Rail, Scuba Diving
Website
www.travelnewhorizons.com

Data Provided by:
Ann Griffith
(970) 482-1235
311 So. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
Agency
Aggie Travel Points
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Europe-Eastern, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adoption, Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Bicycle, Business Travel, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Luxury Travel, Minority-Asian, National Parks, Reunions
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Family Travel by Mike
(970) 667-7545
1321 E 16th Street
Loveland, CO
Agency
Family Travel by Mike
Destinations
World Wide Travel and Cruise's
Specialities
Weddings, Honeymoons, Family Vacations, Cruise's
Website
www.familytravelbymike,com

Carey Kopetas
(303) 679-7388
1855 S Pueblo Blvd
Pueblo, CO
Agency
Global Tracks
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Other, Rail, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.globaltracks.com

Data Provided by:
Warren Moss
(303) 973-5111
9904 W Belleview
Littleton, CO
Agency
Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.carouseltvl.com

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Vancouver: a British Columbia Jewel

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Vancouver: a British Columbia Jewel
By Charles Shugart, Jr.

Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city (metro population of 2,250,000), after Toronto and Montreal. Comparable in beauty and international sophistication to San Francisco, Vancouver has the additional benefit of high mountains just north of the city.

The area has been populated for thousands of years by Native Americans. Like those who arrived later, the native people benefited from the mild climate, good fishing, and abundance of trees. Western red cedar trees were perfect for making boats. Hollow them out with stone tools, shape them so they were sea-worthy, carve paddles for the men, and away they went.

The first non-native to visit the region was a Spanish boat captain—Jose Maria Narvaez—in 1791. Captain George Vancouver arrived in 1792, representing England.

Although some of the coastline was mapped and prominent geographic places named, no real settling by Europeans happened until after Simon Fraser crossed the northern part of the continent in 1808. Coming down the Fraser River (named after him, of course), he met the Pacific Ocean at what was to become the city of Vancouver. Even after that, however, there were few settlements until the gold discoveries along tributaries to the Fraser River starting in the 1860s. At that time, the importance of Vancouver as a shipping port quickly became apparent. Crossing the continent by land was still a lengthy journey; sailing around the Horn of South America was much better—although it also was a long and dangerous undertaking.

As the west coast of British Canada became settled, there was an obvious need for a transcontinental railroad linking British Columbia to the rest of Canada. But it was an expensive and lengthy undertaking, and the federal government was loath to begin. That is, they were until British Columbia basically said, “Build us a railroad or we’ll ask the United States to annex us.” Construction of the rail line began not long afterward.

Vancouver was the logical western terminus for the tracks, so the Canadian Pacific Railroad was built in 1887—from the Canadian prairies across the Rockies near Banff, and following the Thompson and Fraser rivers to the sea. This led to much greater and faster growth.

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 and 98 had considerable impact also. Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were the ports from which tens of thousands of Argonauts set sail up the Inside Passage.

Starting in the latter years of the 20th century, Vancouver has become a real melting pot of newcomers from all over the world. Some of the greatest impact has been from the Hong Kong Chinese. Fleeing the erstwhile “British Crown Colony” before China laid legal claim to Hong Kong in 1997 (Britain’s lease was up), these Chinese businessmen grabbed their British passports, families and considerable bank accounts and crossed the ocean. Thousands poured into Vancouver. Their impact has been profou...

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