Further Afield Trips

Tripping Further Afield With Jason Sussman

11 Places

For this first edition of Further Afield Trips, we talk with Tacofino co-founder in his home base of Tofino.

The View From Your Window #184

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Gettin’ Groovy and Going Natural with Tyler Thrussell of Neon Eon Wine

Get hip to the groovy new Summerland brand that's naturally got the local wine community, including Gastown's Juice Bar, feeling all tingly.

The Intrepid Greek Who Explored the Pacific Northwest for Spain 427 Years Ago

"I've always thought Juan de Fuca would be the perfect name for a West Coast meets Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant in Vancouver..."

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Andrea Vescovi of Ancora

8 Places

We asked the GM and Wine Director at one of Vancouver's top restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

The Small Garage That Converts Finicky Classic Vehicles Into Reliable Electric Heroes

California company EV West has made a brisk business out of converting old Ferraris, Porsches and even VW vans to electric. 

Why Trees Can Only Grow So Tall Even If They Live to Be Thousands of Years Old

California's famous sequoia trees have been known to grow to heights over 130 metres, but they are hamstrung by fascinating limitations.

On Foraging for Beers and Keeping Cool with the Family Behind Mayne Island Brewing Co.

Big things are brewing with this family-run nano operation, including a collaboration dinner with Acorn Restaurant on April 10th.

Understanding the Beautiful Branding of Summerland’s Dominion Cider Co.

Robin Cairns recently filled us in on the orchard’s roots and the creative processes that went into the local cider company's memorable look.

Exploring LA’s Art Scene Through the Inaugural ‘Frieze Los Angeles’ Mega Fair

Kristin Lim heads to California so she can take in some of the special moment that LA is currently having in the art world.

Special Winemaker’s Farm-to-Table Feast Set for Victoria’s Sherwood

Jay Drysdale of Bella Wines and Matthew Sherlock of Lock & Worth and Nichol Vineyards are joining forces for a memorable evening.

Drinker

The World’s Best Contemporary Gin is Made in BC (and This Is Where You Should Drink Some)

6 Places

Sheringham Distillery's Seaside Gin just won a huge accolade in London, so we've mapped out where it's mixed into cocktails locally.

Detouring to ‘Desert X’ in the Coachella Valley

Kristin Lim is back from a trip to California to check out over a dozen art installations in the Coachella Valley desert.

The Narrow Body of Water Where BC Ferries Terrify Tourists

"I accidentally stabbed my face with my vanilla soft serve when the ship's horn blew through Active Pass...'

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Tiago de Souza Jensen of St. Lawrence

7 Places

We asked a wine-savvy server at one of Vancouver's best restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

The Maritime Route That Sounds Like It Could Also Be a Psych-Rock Band

"One of my life goals is to travel the Inside Passage from Victoria all the way north to Skagway and then back again..."

Former Acorn Chef to Launch ‘Frankie, We Salute You’ in Kelowna This Spring

Brian and Christina Skinner are opening the new restaurant together in Kelowna's upcoming District Market this April.

The First Movie Ever Made in British Columbia Had an Entirely Indigenous Cast

"When I was little I was astonished by the canoe arrival clip looped from In the Land of the Head Hunters in the Royal BC Museum..."

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Wildebeest’s Christina Hartigan

8 Places

The latest instalment of our wine Q & A has the Gastown restaurant's new Wine Director detailing her love of local grapes.

Field Trip

Exploring the Pacific Marine Circle Route

24 Places

We drove from Victoria to Sooke and Port Renfrew before cutting across to the Cowichan Valley, and this is what we saw.

Heads Up

How to Get Properly Festive on the Sunshine Coast, Mapped

6 Places

Headed up the coast for the holiday season? We've mapped a route through the festive action, because the good times start now.

The Craftswoman Behind ‘Henderson Dry Goods’ and ‘Someone Somewhere’

The latest edition of our 'Vancouverites' series is a Q&A with local designer Alex Henderson, who you'll find at TOQUE this weekend.

The View From Your Window #167

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We Want a Bottle of the New ‘Bearface’ Triple Oak Canadian Whisky

The small batch whisky is aged seven years in American oak before being finished in French oak and virgin Hungarian oak.

Sunset View Through a Porthole in the Salish Sea

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Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With BC Wine Lover, Kimberley Conroy

8 Places

The fourth instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a Mark Anthony sales rep detailing her love affair with BC grapes.

Picking Grapes

Botanist Sommelier Stephanie Mathis Shares a Treasure Map to Great Local Wines

8 Places

The third instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a seasoned wine pro detailing her love affair with BC grapes.

The Dishes

Rhiannon Csordas Does ‘The Dishes’

9 Places

We quizzed the talented Head Bartender up at Whistler's idyllic Nita Lake Lodge about her ideal day of eating and drinking.