If you don't have time for a side trip to Whistler, Vancouver has a handful of terrific little ski areas (and summer hiking destinations) just a quick drive...more
Have no fear of pulmonary edema here: Whistler sits so close to the island-dotted, glacially luminescent waters of Howe Sound—a.k.a. sea level—that...more
Fernie has some of the best snowboarding in North America. Snowboarders have unlimited access to the main ski area, and there are also a half-pipe and an...more
Described as a "1,000-acre therapeutic couch" of majestic evergreens, formal gardens, hiking trails, and kids' activities, Stanley Park is the third largest...more
The alpine trails, lakes, and summits around the Elk Valley are spectacular hiking terrain. The Elk lift is open June 1 to September 5 to take outdoor...more
The largest film festival in North America isn't Utah's Sundance, and it isn't New York's Tribeca—it's the nonstop blitz of screenings, starlet sightings,...more
A pastoral, car-free retreat from the Big Smoke (and incidentally the place where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run), the islands are a brief ferry...more
Even before their "discovery" in 1884, the hot springs at the foot of Sulphur Mountain were considered sacred (and darn comfortable) by natives. Its...more
Visitors with kids should plan to spend at least half a day at the aquarium—it's chock-full of activities and interactive exhibits designed just for...more
Kayakers float atop rapids; riverboarders ride in them. An especially intimate way to experience a body of water, the sport demands you don a wet suit, gloves,...more
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