British Columbia

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I'll never forget my first impression of Vancouver Island. As my husband and I flew over Puget Sound one fall day nearly five years ago, it was storming. But once we arrived in Tofino, the air was balmy, the tide low. We felt as if we'd been trans...
When one of the most fertile female grizzlies to inhabit Canada's Banff National Park, Bear 30, gave birth to three female cubs in 1994, it was hoped that they would one day follow in their mother's productive footsteps. Sadly, just 10 years later...
In an attempt to attract some of the $54 billion spent yearly by traveling same-sex couples, cities such as Philadelphia and Bloomington, Indiana, are targeting gay men and women with splashy campaigns and promotions. In fact, nearly everything's ...
OCCUPATION Jazz singer HOME BASE New York City FROM THE HEART Along with her husband, Elvis Costello, Krall recently traveled to Vancouver, the city she grew up in, to perform at a benefit to raise money for bone-marrow transplant research. The ca...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
There are times when we all find ourselves smarting with disappointment, and I'll admit that my trip to the Newton Observatory B&B—a place that has transformed scores of ordinary adu lts into comet-chasing, gear-collecting obsessives—is not beginn...
See our slideshow of 10 Do-It-Yourself Digs. Hands dirty, his shovel blade in the soft earth of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Carl Schweser dug in, brushed away some earth, and came face-to-face with a mummy. Not the Hollywood kind, but a real, long-go...
If upscale Indian food becomes the latest obsession on our shores, it will be thanks to chefs like Suvir Saran. At his New York restaurant Dévi (8 E. 18th St.; 212/691-1300; dinner for two $95 ), he boldly combines regional flavors from across the...
The first time I visited Victoria—the capital of British Columbia and the civilized heart of big, wild Vancouver Island (it’s nearly as long, top to bottom, as Ireland and still largely undeveloped)—I came in search of orcas, bald eagles and black...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
New Departures American Airlines recently inaugurated its first nonstop flight to China, into Shanghai, from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Not to be left stateside, Delta Air Lines will launch a flight from Atlanta to Dakar, Senegal, in Decem...
Mexico $145 • Veracruz As coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold tight to their cultural roots, not to mention a high standard of innovative indigenous design....
DESTINATION Okanagan Valley, British Columbia WHEN TO GO Fall, when farmers' markets brim with local produce and summer crowds have dispersed GETTING THERE Horizon Airlines offers four daily flights from Seattle, and Air Canada and WestJet have di...
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days and five nights, past bustling European cities and through the snowcapped Alps. Aboard the O-E...
The wild ranges of ice-mantled peaks along Canada's Continental Divide have lured fair-weather travelers for more than a century. But it's only in the last three decades that the major resorts have stayed open year-round, and gradually the wintert...