British Columbia

Tips and Articles in British Columbia

If you live anywhere south or east of, say, Vancouver, you’ve probably not heard of the Cowichan Valley. This bucolic corner of Vancouver Island keeps a low profile, even by Canadian standards, which hold humility next to godliness. Residents pref...
Vancouver A coastal playground basks in its post-Olympics glow. Stay Opening just in time for the 2010 Winter Games, the Great Value Fairmont Pacific Rim (doubles from $229) couldn’t have asked for a more auspicious debut. Spacious guest rooms ...
Philadelphia: Pizzeria Stella Dinner for two $31. The Scene: A Naples-meets-NYC-style pizzeria from restaurateur Stephen Starr. The Dish: Pizza topped with clams, broccoli rabe, pancetta, and mozzarella. The Steal: Glasses of wine are $5.50, d...
Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Islands: Vancouver Island NATURAL ATTRACTIONS Towering mountains, cedar f...
Everyone who travels through Chicago will tell you about the tunnel that connects Concourses B and C in O’Hare’s Terminal 1. First, you descend by escalator, and then you find yourself on a moving sidewalk, surrounded by neon lights and soothing m...
“I’ve made a lot of films in Vancouver. The people there are terrific—friendly, hardworking, and good-looking, too. The architecture of the city is beautiful, and it’s changing because of the upcoming Olympics. For many years, the downtown area al...
In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the beaches of Hawaii with their dad, curtseyed to Queen Elizabeth, and had an audience with the Pope. W...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...
For most of the past 20 years, Vancouver Island's west coast has been a magnet for environmentalists. Their clashes with the timber industry made headlines in 1993 when more than 800 protesters were arrested at Clayoquot Sound for blocking logging...
Fusion describes more than just the food in Vancouver. Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese influences bring global culture as well as cuisine to Canada's third-largest city. It's where urban sophistication (stunningly modern buildings, stylish bouti...
Decisions, decisions. "How about daimo for ostrich congee?Or Imperial for expense-account seafood?And there's Landmark for hot pot-- their shrimp is so fresh it comes out jumping," says my friend Stephen Wong. "If you're in the mood for sushi or d...
Once, while overnighting in Carmarthen, Wales, my husband and I inadvertently crashed a wedding reception. We heard laughter and music coming from one of the hotel bars, and went in for a nightcap. Everyone was very friendly and bought us drinks...
Call me an optimist, or maybe just a fool, but as I packed my duffel bag for the weeklong sailing trip I was to take with my father and older brother through Desolation Sound, in British Columbia, I was beguiled by visions of long, hot days and ma...
The Look Hong Kong–based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ North American debut, the understated 119-room Shangri-La Vancouver (doubles from $270), adopts the mountain-fringed British Columbia city’s easygoing vibe, while adding a touch of Far Easte...
The clerk at the hotel in Kamloops, British Columbia, doesn't quite know what to make of us. Two guys traveling with a 10-month-old baby, in the middle of nowhere, requesting a room with a king-size bed and a crib. She looks me up and down, then t...