British Columbia

British Columbia

Chocolate from Scratch: Bean-to-Bar in the NW

BY TERESA BERGEN IN THE NORTHWEST, CHOCOLATE IS BECOMING THE NEW COFFEE. Scores of artisanal chocolate makers are opening, and beanto-bar companies―once a rarity―are on the...

A Cup of Love at TWG Tea – Vancouver, B.C.

BY Leslie Javorski A TEA THAT COSTS $2500 FOR 100 GRAMS (3.5OZ)? Not exactly a mug of hot water with a bag on a string....

B.C.’s Southern Sunshine Coast

By Nancy Mueller British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast stretches 112 miles on Highway 101 from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound, connecting quiet coastal communities, sandy beaches,...

Wildlife Watching in Desolation Sound, Lund

The throaty bellowing of sea lions penetrated the wind and drowned out the low rumble of the slowing motor. Six passengers, snugly buckled into...

Cruise BC’s Inside Passage with Marine Link Tours

A smiling, casually dressed gentleman greeted me as I approached a receiving line of crew members. “Welcome aboard the Aurora Explorer.” This welcome, spoken...

Bear Watching – Tofino, B.C.

The First Nations people of coastal British Columbia have a saying that when the tide is out, the table is set. It seems the...

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum, Richmond

Steveston, at the mouth of the Fraser River, is the largest fishing port in Canada. It was once home to more than 15 fish...

Tasting Your Way through Oyster Country

Satirist and author Jonathan Swift shrewdly surmised, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” Indeed, the first consumers of the briny, beachy...

Storm Watching at Tofino-Ucluelet, B.C.

Sometimes it feels good just to cozy up indoors, especially when a Northwest winter storm is raging outside. Light the fire, open a bottle...

International Selkirk Loop

The pristine Priest Lake and the surrounding communities are located in the center of an area known as the International Selkirk Loop. The 280-mile/450...

Winter Adventure at Alyeska

Stay & Ski at Alyeska Resort: Girdwood, Alaska The only developed ski resort in Alaska is home to North America’s longest double back ski run...

Taste Your Way Through the Okanagan Valley, B.C.

Largely undiscovered by American travelers, the Okanagan Valley is an easy getaway with a lot to offer just across the Washington border. Not only...

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