British Columbia

Tips and Articles in British Columbia

What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's bulletproof hardpack, cruising the scored white boulevards of Utah's Deer Valley, flailing through a r...
happening bars Idle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo. Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt. Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H. Wobbly Barn, Killington, Vt. for a quiet drink Chez Henri, Sugarbush, Vt. Christiania Inn, Heavenly, Calif. Duchin...
Only a few years ago, bicycle touring was the domain of the athletic and adventurous, people who were willing to load up their bikes with 40 pounds of camping gear and set forth on their own. It has since entered the mainstream; there are now hund...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
The first time I went away to summer camp, I missed my family so much that I joined the Homesick Club. A bunch of weepy girls sitting by the side of a lake eating Mallomars, we were encouraged by a sympathetic counselor to "let it all ...
I am a veteran of what was once known as the intensive workshop. I suppose you could even say I was a workshop junkie and not be inaccurate. It was the era of est, and Actualizations and Lifespring. It was the moment in time for Brugh Joy's two-we...
The Gulf Islands of British Columbia may be the undiscovered version of the San Juans, but they're not everyone's idea of paradise. There are hardly any beaches, and the water's too cold for swimming anyway. They're not even in a gulf: they were g...
And the sprawling beaches, thriving wildlife, and dazzling sea creatures. Two years ago, after a 20-year clash between environmentalists and loggers, the 650,000-acre rain forest on Clayoquot Sound was named a unesco Biosphere Reserve. What has em...
My college roommates and I want to take an all-women adventure trip (hiking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding). Can you recommend a good tour outfitter? —M.G., Lake Forest, Ill. Equinox Wilderness Expeditions (877/615-9087 or 907/274-9087; www.equin...
With resort sailing schools from Virginia to Vancouver, a novice can learn to work the ropes in a single afternoon. Sign up for a quick two-hour session ($75) or a four-day course with full certification ($585) at Chesapeake Bay's Premier Sailing...
The howling starts at nightfall. "Ha-ha-ha-aya-ya-ya-ya-eeeee!" screeches a guy at the table by the fireplace. His friends, a bunch of self-made construction-industry millionaires from San Diego, erupt in guffaws, so the howler leaps to his feet a...
The outer coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island is wild, rugged country, split by fjords and forested in pine and fir. Winter storms whip in from the North Pacific with ferocious intensity, blasting the craggy headlands and littering the pa...
Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to Americans he is the patron saint of partying. Nevertheless, Boston, America’s home to all thin...
Northstar-at-Tahoe, California; 800/466-6784 or 530/562-1010; www.skinorthstar.com. This compact resort has a special snow-sports learning area and a mid-mountain headquarters for all children's services. Children 6 to 12 enroll in Starkids for sk...
Hold the nuggets—and the fries. A new version of the family getaway has emerged, and it's all about being health conscious. Pritikin runs one- and two-week camps for parents and kids (ages nine and up) at the Yacht Club at Turnberry Isle resort ne...