Canada

Whistler vs Blackcomb

Whistler or Blackcomb: Which has better skiing?

By Janice and George

You know Whistler is one of the world’s best ski resorts. But what you really want to know is – which mountain is better for skiing and snowboarding? Whistler or Blackcomb?

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biking Stanley Park

Biking Stanley Park and 5 best Stanley Park bike rentals

By Janice and George

Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.

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best beaches in victoria bc for swimming

7 Best beaches in Victoria, BC, for swimming in summer

By Janice and George

Pssst… Wanna know the top swimming holes and lakes in Victoria? Here’s our beach chair report on the 7 best beaches in Victoria, BC.

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best airbnb in victoria bc - art deco manor

Best Airbnb in Victoria, BC? These 3 are utterly charming

By Janice and George

Best Airbnb in Victoria, Canada? We’ve stayed at several Airbnb’s in Victoria and these three qualify – an Art Deco manor, a bright garden suite and a James Bay cottage.

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Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Dig the shipyard history at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

By Janice and George

See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.

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Northern Lights in Alberta

Snapshot Story #23: Chasing northern lights photos in Alberta

By Janice and George

Elk Island National Park is one of the best places to see the northern lights in Canada. Battling mosquitoes, this intrepid photographer shoots a dazzling photo!

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SoHo Toronto

A cold winter’s visit… and a warm stay at SoHo Toronto

By Janice and George

Smack-dab in Toronto’s buzzing entertainment district, the SoHo Toronto (aka SoHo Metropolitan Hotel) is a cool mix of urban hipster and luxury chic.

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photos of the canadian rockies

Rocky Mountain High! 20 stunning photos of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise

By Janice and George

Talk about a Rocky Mountain high. These 20 stunning photos of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise will make you want to pack up and visit now!

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best city to visit in canada

5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada

By Janice and George

It has great restaurants and a lovely island vibe, and it’s blooming pretty! Just 3 of 5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada.

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Whistler river of golden dreams

Paddling Whistler’s River of Golden Dreams

By Janice and George

Isn’t the River of Golden Dreams a dreamy name? Well, this river in Whistler really is like its name. And the summer is perfect for paddling a canoe or kayak down it.

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moving to victoria - craigdarroch castle

We’re moving to Victoria!

By Janice and George

We’re moving from Vancouver to Victoria! The city is a cyclist’s dream, and we’ll buy stand-up paddleboards. We can even walk from our house to downtown!

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vancouver cooking class

Ciao! Whipping up an Italian feast at a Vancouver cooking class

By Janice and George

Black pepper fettuccini in a white-wine cream sauce? Lemon zested veal? No, I’m not in Italy. I’m grating cheese and boiling fresh-made pasta at a Vancouver cooking class!

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Harbour Ferries Victoria

Explore the Gorge on a fun pickle boat with Victoria Harbour Ferry

By Janice and George

What fun! Tour the Gorge Waterway on a Victoria Harbor Ferry “pickle boat.” See the tidal falls and learn about the daredevil divers.

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Chilko Experience

Chilko Experience: Luxury in British Columbia’s wilderness

By Janice and George

Think of pristine wilderness with awesome grizzly bear viewing, fishing, ATVs, rafting, horseback riding and more. Now add the luxury Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort. Nice, eh?

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