Canada

Tips and Articles in Canada

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
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...
Hard to believe, but just a decade ago a family vacation in the snow usually meant one thing: you and the kids skied, all day, every day. Off-slope time was filled with dips in a heated pool, Scrabble games in the condo, and maybe—if you were luck...
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...
No one is more appreciative of the sunny Caribbean than a Canadian in winter. Some of the passengers on the flight from Montreal to Barbados were already in shorts. My wife, Rosette, who grew up in Uganda, our three little boys, Oliver, Zachary, a...
q. I hear that Canada has the best snowboarding camps. Where should I take my family?—T.M., Norfolk, Va. a. Most of Canada's major winter resorts have added special practice areas with ramps and jumps, and teachers certified by the Canadian Asso...
In Slovenia's Capital I spent two years stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy, during which time I became an adopted Slovene and Ljubljancan, so I was happy to see Robert S. Boynton's "Is Ljubljana the Next Prague?" [August]. For years, the city...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
To those oriented south of the Canadian border, Nova Scotia could be described as more Maine than Maine: classic, untouristed seaside villages; dramatic granite cliffs; acres of spruce trees, wild roses,blueberries. So it's no surprise that Americ...
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...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Nighttime Adventures. It’s 10 p.m. on the banks of the Macal River, a whitewater stream in the mountains of Belize, and Carlos Quiterio has a rhyme to tell: “Black and yellow, kill the fellow; yellow and black...
See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters. In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces resembled cathedrals. They lured moviegoers with polished-marble foyers, ceilings glowing with tiny s...
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...
the Itinerary 420 Miles: Vancouver to Victoria Island to Vancouver. Day 1 From Vancouver, take Route 99 north a half-hour to Horseshoe Bay and catch the 90-minute ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Follow Route 19 north to the Coombs turn...