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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.

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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..."

What's That Strange Japanese Vehicle That So Many Vancouverites Seem to Love?

"I was actually honestly thinking about getting a Delica until I realised I'd have to learn how to drive and parallel park all over again..."

Two BC Beers Among ‘Gold Medal Pints’ Finalists at the Canadian Culinary Championships

The new competition within the CCC looks to judge the best of Canada's craft beers over the Feb. 2-3 weekend.

Dreaming of a Modern Swiss Mountain Fortress in The Wilds near Squamish

In the depths of winter it's natural to think of home as a fortification against the elements. This place takes it a step further...

Who’s That Burly Lookin’ Fella on Moon Under Water’s “Potts Pilsner” Beer Label?

Backed by axes in a hard hat and some bush stubble, the guy on the label was a mystery to us so we tried to find out who he was...

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The Scout Guide to Victoria

27 Places

Mapping out all the delicious and wonderful things to eat, drink and do in the provincial capital right now.

A Six Bottle ‘JoieBox’ is Ready for Christmas and We Want One

Naramata's JoieFarm winery has put together their latest Christmas gift box and it's loaded with cheer.

The Salted Vine is Making a Winter Cocktail That You Really Need To Try

Dave Warren's tasty warmer is a mix of Chai tea-infused Goslings Rum, Creme de Cacao, heavy cream and a winter spice syrup.

The Line-Up of Competing Chefs at the Canadian Culinary Championships is Scary Good

Vancouver's own chef Alex Chen (of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar) is in for some stiff competition at the CCC this February.

A Swedish Solution for Solitude Somewhere Secret on the Sunshine Coast

This "72h Cabin" was named after the length of time a study took to come to conclusions about stress reduction. How very fitting!

Exploring Bangkok’s Rot Fai Market in a Hot Minute

Sometimes you don't have all the time in the world to explore a city like Bangkok. But what if you have less than half a day?

Fans of the Film ‘Lost in Translation’ Won’t Want to Miss This Special Feast

Sensory Cinema gets set to translate 'Lost In Translation' into an edible experience in Whistler. Get your tickets before they're gone!

Breathtaking BC Journeys Some Love, Others Hate

"Hi Mom. I made the ferry just in time but it's a milk run so it's probably best that you start dinner without me."