It’s a great trip down memory lane for us to dive into our analytics at the end of the year and see what really resonated with our online readers—and perhaps no surprise, you love great design, great food and to discover who the top Western Canadian designers are. Ready to take a little nostalgic trip yourself? Read on!

Photo: Janis Nicolay

10. A Gloomy Kitsilano Family Home Gets a Fresh and Modern Makeover

Project 22 Design transforms an outdated, inefficient abode into a creative home for a modern family.

Photo: Ema Peter

9. A West Vancouver Harbour House With a View

Sophie Burke Design creates a home that celebrates both family togetherness and the need for quiet moments of solitude.

8. Marilena Restaurant Just Opened in Victoria

The Toptable Group’s historic launch in the Capital City was steered by a group of all-stars.

7. Coastal Elegance: Inside a Vancouver Island Family’s Minimalist Art-Filled Oceanfront Retreat

The team at Falken Reynolds helps a family bridge their prairie roots with a new, beach-y Cadboro Bay address.

6. Announcing the Finalists for the Inaugural WL Design 25 Awards

Our inaugural year for the WL Design 25 was off to a roaring start: the Top 100 entries vying for glory was a much-visited post. Stay tuned for our March/April issue to spot the winning 25!

5. This Lakeside Cabin in Saskatchewan Can Comfortably Fit 20+ Guests

Bring the cousins: apparently we all wanted to head to this beach house.

4. Introducing Western Living’s 2023 Designers of the Year Award Winners

We love every one of them: the winners of our 16th annual celebration honouring the best designers in Western Canada.

Photo: Janis Nicolay

3. Inside NHL Star Trevor Linden’s B.C. Home Goal

A peek inside the Evoke–designed Vancouver family home of hockey legend Trevor Linden.

2. Cook Like a Pro: 40+ Cooking Tips, Tricks and Hacks From Western Canada’s Top Chefs

Take your culinary skills to the next level with these insider recommendations and pro tips from expert chefs from across the West.

And the most-read story on of 2023 is…


1. Vote Now! Who Will Win Our 2023 WL Home of the Year?

You were ready to vote – and vote you did! These are the finalists of the homes published by Western Living in 2023—and ICYMI, here’s the winner!