the state of corporate social media We all know how important social media has become ... all you have to do is watch any commercial to see the first point of contact is now Facebook and not the company's website. Social media has taken the world by storm and the reasons why are well explained in the article below by Will Taylor, head of marketing at Useful Social Media.   Read more

Summer days ...

The lazy summer days of being a lifeguard may look easy but there is a lot of training and preparation that goes into having one the most enviable jobs!

A lifeguard supervises the safety and rescue of swimmers, surfers, and other water sports participants such as in a swimming pool, water park, or beach. Lifeguards are strong swimmers and trained in first aid, certified in water rescue using a variety of aids and equipment depending on requirements of their particular venue. In some areas, lifeguards are part of the emergency services system to incidents.

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For thousands of years (around ten thousand years in North America) humans have been innately tied to nature for survival and spirituality. Food, shelter, fire, water and happiness were all found within the comforting arms of Mother Nature. But ... things have changed.   Read more

Eco-friendly. Green. Sustainable. All seem to be the buzz words of the millennium. To many consumers, anything typically associated with green usually means greater expense. However, as the trend gains momentum, and with the development of new business models and technologies, the mainstreaming of high performance materials is allowing the healthy energy-efficient home to be within reach of all homeowners.   Read more

front desk and guest story At Front Desk, your needs are met. Whether it is an extra towel, bathrobe, extra nights stay or a welcoming smile, we are here to make your stay a pleasurable and memorable one. For instance, over the May long weekend we had a family of four arrive to check into a cabin. Our brand new cabins! Unfortunately, there was a skunk living under the one they were supposed to have and it sprayed. That combined with a system error made for a challenging and lengthy check-in.   Read more

B.C. Rockies Base Camp is open and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is now even more fun for your family. According to our first bouncers, the inflatable obsticle course was so awesome that mom and dad were ordered to go in there too (mom is probably still laughing ;). Anyway, check it out this weekend - unlimited up and down, and Mini Golf for only $10 + HST. What is Base Camp?   Read more

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