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Tuesday Jan 04, 2011

GoBC is stepping up its presence on Facebook and Twitter with specials and deals on accommodations, arts and cultural events, and off-the-beaten-track vacation and getaway ideas.

Although famous for its world class skiing, BC also offers endless other possibilities for winter and spring holidays and getaways. How about a weekend of storm watching and art classes? Or participate in a literary festival during an Island getaway. Did you know that some guest ranches are open for quiet winter getaways? Why use a hot tub when you can have hot springs near your ski hill?

"Social Media gives us a chance to make the lesser known alternatives more accessible to visitors and BC residents alike." says Sibylle Zilker, co-owner of GoBC. "The option’s are endless: on any given weekend, you can choose between a contemplative nature retreat, an artsy getaway, or a new backcountry experience."

GoBC Arts and Cultural Tourism is an independent BC business that supports the growth of a sustainable tourism industry by promoting BC hospitality in the context of local art, culture and adventure. Visit GoBC online tourism portal at, ‘Like’ GoBC on Facebook at, or follow GoBC on Twitter at