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Bachelorette gives Canada a rose

- June 9th, 2009

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Jillian Harris, the interior designer born in Alberta, has been tapped to be the first Canadian Bachelorette. (ABC)

I have something to confess. I watch The Bachelorette and having a Canadian at the helm doesn’t hurt this time around either.

Imagine my delight, then, when I tuned in last night to see Bachelorette Jillian Harris herd her men up to Canada for a three episode arch.

In last night’s episode, Jillian and her suitors explored her home of Vancouver, the city also making headlines today for being named North America’s easiest place to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability poll. The survey ranks cities on five factors: health-care, stability, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

From kayaking along the shores set on the city skyline to trying their hand at curling, Jillian and her potential love interests discovered all Van City had to offer, including the sites for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Jillian’s journey continues in the second episode, airing June 15, when she takes her suitors on a whirlwind tour of Whistler. From a breathtakingly scenic tour by air, landing on a glacier north of Whistler; to flying through the air above snow-covered valleys on a Ziptrek tour; Jillian and her dates enjoy a variety of thrilling activities.

The third episode features a spectacular train trip on the world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer. Things really heat up as the train chugs along the Kicking Horse Route from B.C. to Alberta, with plenty of stops for food and wine along the way.

If you didn’t already yearn to explore all Western Canada has to offer, watching things heat up on The Bachelorette in these episodes will surely change your mind!

- Nicole Feenstra

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