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If you're Canadian and looking for a high-adrenaline outdoor adventure, then Belize is definitely where you need to go. This tiny country is a natural paradise where pristine rainforest and jungle cover more than 80 percent of the mainland. Wild and untamed in every way, Belize is an ideal place to enjoy some exciting off-road dirt biking.  Belize and Canada are both members of the Commonwealth, but it was difficult for Canadians to enjoy a vacation in tropical Belize until recently

  On December 9, 2018, at 5:30 a.m. sharp, runners will depart Placencia Village in southeastern Belize to compete in the End of the World Marathon (EOTW). Runners will head up the peninsula to reach a spot exactly 13.1 miles away just outside of Maya Beach before looping back for a tight race to the finish in Placencia Village.  The EOTW Marathon is one of Belize's quirkiest sporting events, first held half in jest in 2012 to commemorate the so-called "end of

If you are planning a trip to Belize in October, make plans to attend the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) Conservation Festival.  This festival’s roots date back to 1997 when the Belize Centre for Environmental Studies made bold steps to privately continue a manatee conservation project that had been discontinued by the government. This project is named TIDE, and its scope has expanded over the years. Through the group’s hard work and focused efforts, its reach has extended to

Leading low-cost airline Sun Country Airlines has just announced that it will begin flying to Belize starting on December 22, 2018. Throughout the 2018/19 winter season, Sun Country will be flying non-stop from its hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul (code: MSP) to the Philip Goldson Airport in Belize City (code: BZE), a journey of about five hours.  Sun Country Airlines will be flying its new Minneapolis-Belize City route between December 22, 2018, and April 20, 2019, to bring residents of the Upper

Forbes magazine recently revealed that a scientific expedition to explore Belize's Great Blue Hole will be joined by Sir Richard Branson, one of the wealthiest individuals in Britain. According to Forbes, Branson will personally be on board an advanced submersible vehicle as it traverses the murky depths of the most famous and iconic dive site in Belize. Canadian firm Aquatica Submarines will be bringing several different underwater vehicles, including unpiloted sonar submersibles, to help map and film the depths of the

Belize may be a small country, but it is increasingly making its presence felt in the sports world. FC Barcelona, widely known as Barça to its fans, has just announced that it will be accepting Belizean footballer Jardel Muschamp into its elite PreAcademy Team.  Jardel Muschamp, age 16, is the son of legendary footballer Hilbertyo Hilly Muschamp. Muschamp was chosen from among more than 60 candidates from four different countries and 27 American states that were trying out for FC Barcelona's

As many people in North America head back to school or work in September, Belize will be enjoying one of its most exciting and action-packed months. The entire period of September is often referred to as the September Celebrations because two very important patriotic holidays are held within 11 days of one another.  September 10 is sometimes called National Day in Belize, but it is more widely known as the Battle of St. George's Caye Day. More than 200 years ago,

The Garifuna culture is one of the most important and iconic elements of the harmonious melting pot society that gives Belize its special charm. With their heritage in a mixed population of African slaves and native Carib islanders, the Garifuna fled persecution from the British in the Caribbean and arrived on the shores of Belize on November 19, 1832 in a series of dugout canoes. Today, Garifuna Settlement Day, a day set aside to commemorate the arrival of the Garinagu people

Hopkins is one of the most picturesque villages in Belize. Primarily inhabited by the Garifuna people, Hopkins is located on the southeastern Caribbean coast in Stann Creek District and has been voted numerous times as the Friendliest Village in Belize.  Located adjacent to where the Sittee River meets the Caribbean, Hopkins Village fronts a large, beautiful bay measuring around five miles long. The village is split into two parts by the water, the area of Baila on the northern side and

Belize is a predominately rural country, and some of the best ways to explore the sights and sounds is by rental car. With more than a third of the country set aside as national parks and protected nature reserves, visitors can rent a car to make the most of their 2017 Belize vacation. Having your own set of wheels gives visitors the opportunity to see Belize at their own pace, exploring side roads and marveling at spectacular panoramas of unspoiled