The 500 Year Old Inspiration Behind the Painted Rock Estate Winery Brand

The story behind the family brand and its values began many centuries ago and is designed to endure long into the future.

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Wanting This Concrete Cabin in Mexico Near a Tofino Beach

Designed by Aranza de Arino (and available on Airbnb), it's close to the big wave surfer's paradise of Puerto Escondido.

Take a Look Inside ‘Nowhere’, Now Open in Victoria

The new seafood-focused restaurant from the chefs that gave us Hanks is now open at 1001 Douglas Street.

Field Trip

Slowing Down in La Paz

12 Places

How to eat and drink exceptionally well between unforgettable swims with dolphins and sharks in the Sea of Cortez.

Field Trip

The Scout Guide to Tofino

15 Places

Heading to Tofino this summer? Take this handy, mobile-friendly map/guide of good things to eat, drink and do with you!

Sherwood Cafe & Bar Takes Shape in Victoria

The highly anticipated new project from the owner of Habit Coffee is primed for a July opening across from City Hall.

Epic 1959 Road Trip From England Through the Sahara to Southern Africa and Back

Three friends took a military surplus runway control vehicle from London to Bulawayo in 1959, documenting their trip in colour.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had This Shop Stocked With Wines by Women Winemakers

This female-forward, animal-friendly Silver Lake wine shop would be perfectly suited to Main Street.

Field Trip

Five Great Reasons to Hit the Sunshine Coast in May

5 Places

From drag racing and delicious ice bars to forest hikes and farmers markets, check out these cool things to do on the coast this month.

You Need To Try This Locally-Caught Halibut Masterpiece at Wolf in the Fog

Fork this cake-like piece of fish surrounded by a tangle of bright green brassica, nettles, peas, clams, radish coins and little perogies.

Hanks Crew to Open ‘Nowhere’ Restaurant in Downtown Victoria Later This Month

The team behind one of Victoria's best restaurants has a new project in the works. Take a look inside 'Nowhere'.

The Courtney Room Launches This Week in Victoria

The new, smartly-designed restaurant, cheffed by Sam Harris, opens this week in the lobby of the Magnolia Hotel & Spa.

Vancouver Had Three of These But Destroyed or Obscured Them All

"I'm thinking about buying a cold sixpack of Hermann's on my break. Want to split it in the shade at the Whale Wall after work?"

You Need To Try Chef Paul Moran’s Perfect Beef Dip Sandwich at The Hatch

Invented in Los Angeles in the early 20th century, the Beef Dip is an undersung beauty. This new restaurant does it exceedingly well.

Big Interview With Winemaker Tyler Harlton of Summerland’s TH Wines

The Saskatchewan import dishes on the art of restraint, Daniel Day Lewis and tucking in curse words for colour.

Community News

Everything You Need to Know About Feast Tofino Festival — April 20 to May 6

12 Places

Experience "boat to table" food culture with Tofino's best chefs (plus guest chefs) at events for every meal, mood and budget.

How a Mutual Love of Religious Iconography Produced the ‘Tacofino’ Logo

The Virgin of Guadalupe-inspired image went through several iterations to eventually become the local company's praying hands brand.

How TV Introduced the West Coast to Canada

A look back at The Beachcombers, the long-running TV show that put Gibsons on every Canadian's radar.

Field Trip

On the Delicious Joys of Montreal in Winter

20 Places

Trying to make sense of one of Canada's top food cities in just a few days (with a side trip to the Eastern Townships).

Defining One of the Many Hidden Costs of Making Wine

"We were hoping to bring in more Gewurtztraminer for this vintage but we ended up paying almost 40% in bear tax."

Behind the Playful, Beautiful Branding of BC’s ‘A Sunday In August’ Wines

We spoke with winemaker Michael Schindler about the beautiful artwork adorning BC's "A Sunday in August" wines.

The Never Revealed Creature That Helped Make Olympia Beer

"Some kids grew up believing in dragons, unicorns, elves and faeries, but I came of age still believing in the existence of Artesians."

This Sweet, Layered Confection Has a Bar in Nanaimo Named After It

"With all due respect to Diana Krall, Nanaimo Bars are the greatest thing to have ever come out of the City of Nanaimo."

You Need To Try The Fairytale Cocktails at Cure Lounge in Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge

Mmm, 'tis the season for rye whiskey, B&B, Angostura bitters, and coffee bean-infused Antica Formula vermouth...

Imagining this Northern Californian Retreat in Some Vancouver Island Woods

This beautiful family complex would make for an excellent place to hide from depressing housing statistics.

How to Camp the Coast of California

UPDATED. These are the places we eat, drink and pitch our tents from the beautiful Redwoods all the way down to LA.

Morning-to-Midnight ‘Sherwood’ Cafe & Bar to Open in Victoria this Summer

Shane Devereaux, the owner of Habit Coffee, is behind a new 65 seat project that will have a big impact on the city's downtown core.

First Nation Toponym that Every Visiting Wine Lover Learns to Say

"I made some pork loin last night and knocked the pairing out of the park with an old Syrah from Nk'Mip..."