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Connect with nature, enjoy incredible food, and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in Whistler this June with fabulous wellness specials.
Plan your trip or memorable staycation with great eats, snap-worthy adventures, or some locally inspired retail therapy in beautiful Nanaimo
For foodies, families and fruit-lovers, here's your guide to the best of the Okanagan for a farm-fresh summer escape.
The Sunshine Coast is named for bright days, but the nights here bring a living kind of light.
This seaside town on B.C.’s Malcolm Island is full of great campsites and even greater hospitality.
Here's a breakdown of where to eat, play and stay for a weekend on island time in Victoria.
I thought Vancouver-based Halsa Float Spa’s “float therapy” would be scary, but it was actually extremely relaxing.
For one last hit of that festive winter feeling—and some truly phenomenal meals—just hop a ferry.
Plan a winter getaway to Penticton for the foodie, adventurer or arts lover you know you are
A guide to eating, drinking, shopping and exploring 6 awesome B.C. winter destinations.
A plucky pair of adventurers prove that you can do Tofino in a weekend—but stay longer if you can.
B.C.’s billion-dollar wine world might seem cutthroat, but in the South Okanagan, the grape grower hath no wrath.
Learning about the land via high-tech museum experiences and high-flying float plane tours.
Where to get your pizza, cocktails, Turkish food and edible souvenirs in Penticton.
Nanaimo is a thriving coastal city with a wide variety of activities for families looking for fun or adventure enthusiasts seeking life-changing outdoor experiences.
Autumn is the perfect season to #exploreBC.
Leave the heavy backpacks behind!
B.C.'s lousy with islands... but we might just have a new fave.
A few short (and stunning!) strolls for the exercise-averse among us.
Hop on a ferry to Galiano for a day trip that's a world away.
Indulge in these ocean views this summer.
21 places to hike, bike, paddle and chill in your own backyard.
Four weekend warriors seek a slice of classic Canadiana in Powell River.
The greatest event in the West—I'm not kidding.
Get this iconic trek in at least once a year.
Eat (and drink) your way through Squamish at these tasty spots.
Sure, it’s just a short drive west of Victoria, but Sooke manages to seem like a wild excursion all the same.
Hike the highest peak on the Saanich Peninsula.
A stay for the classicist, the modernist and the mid-centuryist.
Cyclists, you're going to want to do this.
This tiny town is a hidden gem—don't tell anyone.
Tick this Manning Park Hike off your bucket list this summer.
Getting up close and hopefully not too personal with Ursus horribilis in the Khutzeymateen.
Two of Canada’s most acclaimed architects have crafted something magical just outside of Nelson.
A golfer's dream, with new greens coming in 2024.
What it's like to cross the jaw-dropping, stomach-churning bridge in the sky.
Take in the view during this awesome hike at Yoho National Park.
The Bowron Lakes are great, but if you want serious solitude it’s time to look west.
A gorgeous 17.5 km hike through the South Chilcotin Mountains.
This might be the coolest mountain bike adventure (float plane included) in the province.
Take some time to unwind and enjoy quality time with the people that matter most. Nanaimo is the perfect place for the ultimate staycation—full of adventure, downtime, and exploring!
Unwind, relax, and discover your town and a new you with a spring staycation in Yaletown.
It's time for the entire family to hit the trail.
Drinks are free when you're staying at the lodge (cheers to that).
Get some exercise and take in a gorgeous landscape or two.
It's the best way to beat the winter blues.
It's a winter wonderland up there, folks.
A tricky roundup in a travel-conscious year, but we still got great trips in both locally and abroad.
Local hiking expert Stephen Hui shares his fave spots to spend a night in the great outdoors.
The places in the province we longed for in summer 2020 (and can now visit once again).
Summer is here. Say goodbye to routine, leave your four walls behind and connect to your inner explorer by discovering new attractions in your favourite places or visiting little-known gems that are completely new to you. Travel is slowly opening up, and residents still have the opportunity to travel in...
Think stunning views, a farmers' market, tacos and Canada's oldest movie theatre.
An unplanned stop turns into a treasured tradition.
This roadside stopover is a destination in itself.
Wayne and Freda is a family café with a family story.
The capitol's (hidden) modern heart.
The call of the beach house.
If things open up after the long weekend, do we have a deal for you...
The bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming and Stan the caretaker putters in his garden, creating a warm backdrop for loved ones final resting places. Sustainability depends on each of us contributing our unique skills to a bigger picture, says Trevor Crean, owner and general manager of Heritage Gardens. We...
What's old is new again at the Union Club of BC.
This season, rediscover the seaside communities you love and the reasons you love them
Consider outdoor exhilaration, mountain peaks and charming towns when planning your summer staycation
Rediscover one of BCs best-known corridors when you explore Metro Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky.
Wedged between the Coast Mountains and the Rockies, BC's interior puts you at a crossroads of sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas, and golden plateaus. And thats just the landscape. There is a rich history here, too, from the Indigenous peoples whose stories, traditions, and stewardship of the land span millennia, to the ranchers, gold prospectors, and adventurers who braved unknown wilderness to traverse rough terrain and uncharted waterways.
In the West Coast, we know that the provinces fertile valleys are ripe with, well, food and wine. But did you know that the area that stretches from the fields of the Fraser Valley to the vineyards of the Okanagan is also an ideal spot for outdoor play?For every fresh peach that's devoured, there's an orchard to cycle through. For every Pinot that's sipped, there's a paddle that first needs to be dipped in a cool lake. So, embrace this delectable yin and yang, and rediscover your next great BC adventure.
If youre looking for perspective, connection with nature, and space to roam, look to our province's vast and wild northern reaches. Discover glacial valleys, soaring mountain peaks, and wildlife parksthe kind of sweeping landscapes that adventurers aspire to witness.Regardless of how far from home or enormous these parts may appear...
A museum that will change your mind
At first blush you might think Villa Eyrie is just a beautiful destination, but thats only part of the story.
This luxury alpine resort on Vancouver Island is taking food and wine lovers getaway to a whole other level.
The Lund Resort at Klah ah men offers a dreamy refuge, brimming with history, culture and peace.
Writer Dan Rubinstein travelled from Washington to Tofino with his feet planted firmly on the board.
Its the best of West Coast dining, island views and B.C. wine all in one stunning alpine resort.
We visited B.C.'s Pangea Pod and Panda Pod to see how they stack up to their counterparts in Japan.
Centrally located, Merritt and the Nicola Valley offer a host of vacation options for the whole family.
It's a little lakeside Shangri-la.
When next-level summer fun is just next door.
A short drive from Vancouver, Merritt represents beautiful B.C. at its best this summer.
One of B.C.s best laid-back luxury resorts is closer than you think.
Editorial director Anicka Quin went to Yasodhara Ashram for the architecture, but a welcome dose of wellness found her there too.
Hope you're hungry.
The iconic Tofino spot welcomes its first new executive chef since 2013.
It's the kind of place where youll see old-timers and twenty-somethings sharing a picnic table, a pitcher and a story.
The northern lights arise when charged particles emitted during a solar flare penetrate the earths magnetic shield and collide with atoms and molecules in our atmosphere. Simple.
Sunrise hikes, organic meals and stunning views make for an unforgettable retreat.
Eat your way through Vancouver Island's trendiest spot.
Lakeside living comes with a lot of perks.
Shake up your restaurant routine with these mini food road trips around Metro Vancouver (and a little beyond).
What is a trip? Writer Tyee Bridge skips the airport and eschews the train station in favour of lacing up a pair of old runners and setting out to walk the Trans Canada Trail that begins in his own backyard.
These restaurants combine adventure and fine dining to create an experience youll never forget.
The best places to eat, shop and play in the historic Vancouver 'hood.
"The neighbourhood has a ton of character, and it's alive 24 hours a day."
Keep your eyes on these hot hoods.
It actually is a big island (the rest of the Hawaiian islands combined could fit inside its borders), and that means there's no shortage of sights in this geological wonderland.
Why one of the rainiest places on earth just happens to be the greatest place to take a little R&R.
We've got your weekend getaway guide to Prince Rupert.
Your guide to the ultimate OK foodie road trip. Make sure you hit the road hungry.
Curator extraordinaire, Kate Duncan, gives us the scoop on her fave neighbourhoods, restaurants and shops.
The story goes like this.
Top-notch road ride recommendations from a passionate OK cyclist.
At McKinley Beach and The Cottages, you'll feel like you're on vacation all year long.
The best wine vacation destinations in the Valley.
Hit the road, Jack!
Designer and artist Martha Sturdy shares her favourite Pemberton haunts.
Tofino's seventh annual boat-to-table festival kicks off May 5 (a.k.a. you can spend the next two weeks savouring the island's bounty).
The best trails to walk, bike and hike this season.
A couple of ferry rides will get you to the last unspoiled stretch of the Sunshine Coast.
The best restaurants, cozy wine bars and too-cool breweries in Kelowna.
Twin mountain towns are made for a weekend of outdoor adventure paired with great diningand a little downtime.
Crystalline waters and breathtaking viewswhat are you waiting for?
Rediscovering the rush of historic Fraser Canyon
With their wineries, tide-to-table seafood, ocean vistas and small-town charm, twin towns Courtenay and Comox won't be hidden island gems for much longer.
With only 500 residents year-round, there's a good chance you'll get a dinner reservation.
A husband, a wife and two small children hit the open road with their new puppy in tow. What could go wrong?
Four spectacular wineries (and one beautiful resort) you need to visit during your next holiday in the Okanagan Valley.
A trip into the Interior is just the cure for Masa Takei's big-city blues.
Fresh air and scenic viewswithout the steep terrain.
Our resident expert sources some OK outdoor pursuits.
Native Shoes founder Scott Hawthorn throws the ultimate summer party at his amazingly offbeat Okanagan home.
Old is new in Vancouver Islands happening town.
When you need to seriously unplug, there's no better place than Pender. (Because you can still get a decent cocktail while you're at it.)
Why this delightfully sleepy Gulf Island should be your next getaway.
From riding the waves in Tofino to riding the rails through the Rockies, we've got your long-weekend plans covered.
Why our editor-in-chief is dreaming of the island life.
Why you should add the great white North to your travel bucket list.
We got the scoop on Jennifer Cockrall-King's new book and where to eat in the Okanagan.
The Gulf Islands find their own answer to Ace Hotel.
You may not be able to ski like an Olympic athlete, but that doesn't mean you can't eat and drink like one.
The culture-forward Fairmont Pacific Rim ups the artistic ante with an all-new podcast tour
This iconic Western Canadian castle is home to a dozen kitchens and some serious culinary care.
Orca Air's new plane takes only 30 minutes to get you to the Wild West Coast.
And how to soothe your aching muscles afterwards.
Vancouver Magazine show us around the city's quirky Kitsilano Neighbourhood
Our friends at Vancouver Magazine take us across the Lions Gate Bridge.
Vancouver Magazine show us around Pride's biggest stomping ground.
Our friends at Vancouver Magazine show us around the city's historic district.
Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, one writer learns the value of taking the scenic route.
A short airborne jaunt north of Vancouver brings you to the remote Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resortone of the most luxurious destinations in B.C.
Meet Janet Cardiff, the art star living in our own Shuswap backyard
Leave no manor pupbehind on your next trip up the mountain
Local hiking expert Lois Tomlinson gives us her tips to enjoy Vancouvers hottest trails for the first time.
A weekend getaway for the art lover that epitomizes Salt Springs healing vibes; like a constant massage for the soul, or staying at the house of a friend with exceedingly good taste.
We asked hiking expert Josh Hoggan for the best trails in the Okanagan.
4 amazing up-and-coming wineries from the Okanagan's newest hot wine region, Oliver.
Sip your way through the south Okanagan
Nothing gets Vancouverites moving faster than the words free yoga.
A selection of things and places that make Foodie of the Year Aman Dosanjs heart swoon.
Sorry, Whistlertheres a new Sea to Sky hot spot.
Bundle up, and hop aboard Squamish's coolest eco-tour. Just don't fall in.
Southeastern B.C. may be sparsely populated numbers-wise, but its dense with quirky towns, complex history, offbeat activities and some major warmth burbling up from the earths core.
Dozens of enticing communities are lined up along Highway 101, making British Columbias Sunshine Coast a bevvy of getaway options.
In which we break our cardinal travel-writing rule to never write about ziplines.
This summer, let's take a pass on ferry lineups, border traffic and any kind of secuirty waits and get back to what the season is all about- getting away from it all in the most beautiful places in the world.
As if Hotel Zed wasnt cool enough already, its added a hot pink waterslide and a menu of modern comfort food to its repertoirejust in time for summer
The winery has become the new art gallery for big-time architects who want to make a reputation-boosting statement building.
Kelowna-native and Top Chef Canada contestant Evelynn Takoff shares her favourite Okanagan spots for foodies.
We sent Jim Sutherland from the U.S. border to Vernon to suss out the most memorable golf holes in the B.C. Interiorand the spots to rest later as you inevitably replay every missed shot.
The British-born artist and author shares his favourite Cook Street Village haunts.
Its the end of the line, the Wests West. Once youve seen the towering trees meet the thunderous surf, youll be hooked on this, the last best place.
Author of A Tale for the Time Being, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; resident of B.C.s Cortes Island and New York City.
Tulip Festival, Agassiz, British Columbia
Its an oceanfront city on Vancouver Island littered with parks and lakes, where its affordable to own a home. Author Susan Juby wonders, wheres the love?
Victoria Public Market, Victoria, British Columbia
The freshest snow, the coolest gear and the best vistas. They're all but a short trip for you. You just need to know where to look.
The festive 152 feet tall Douglas fir is the tallest Christmas tree this season.
One the Wests most prolific winemakers gets back to her roots.
The call of nature visits suburbia.
Houseboating with your best girlfriends is great. Getting there is even better.
Osoyoos and environs are the place for summer sun, sand and sipping some of the West's best wine. Here's where to eat, drink, stay and play.
Where to eat, stay and play on your weekend getaway to Victoria, B.C.
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