Where to Try Acadian Food

Head to these restaurants to savour authentic eastern fare  

Four Board Game Cafés

Take game night to the next level 

End of Summer Getaways

Escape to these sunny spots before the leaves fall 

Eight Stops Along Newfoundland’s Baccalieu Trail

Explore the sights along this historic route

New Okanagan Wineries

Discover five emerging wineries in the Osoyoos/Oliver wine region

Store Spotlight: Hazel Mountain Chocolate

Artisan chocolate never tasted so good

Five New Reasons to Visit Regina

We’ve got the scoop on what’s happening in the Queen City 

Five Ottawa Coffee Shops

Must-visit spots for fuelling up in Canada's capital 

Three Ways To Cool Down in the Okanagan

Where to have some fun in the sun this summer 

An Insider’s Guide to Hamilton

Get to know “the Hammer” with local restaurateur and cookbook author Bettina Schormann

Seven Spots For Mother's Day Brunch

Treat Mom to a late-morning feast 

48 Hours In the Rockies

Your guide to a spring skiing getaway in the mountains

John Catucci's Top Spots For Comfort Food

The Food Network host shares what to look for in feel-good food across Canada 

The Best Of 2014

Our favourite openings and debuts of the past year

The Royal BC Museum

Exploring First Nation's heritage in Victoria 

6 Canadian Public New Year’s Eve Events

Bundle up and ring in 2015 at these outdoor venues across the country

5 Hidden-Gem Ski Hills

Explore these smaller spots  

Cross-Country Ski Regions

Enjoy some cross-country fun at one of these great spots 

36 Hours At Blue Mountain

Making the most of Ontario's premiere ski resort 

Wine Pairings for Christmas Dinner

Sip one of these Canadian wines this holiday season

Bean Town

Chocolate and coffee at Vancouver's East Van Roasters

Secrets Of A Ski Town

Fernie, B.C., does winter right 

Mary Macleod's Shortbread Recipe

Canada shortbread star shares her secrets

Anatomy of a World-Class Ski Resort

It's not just the powder that makes Whistler Blackcomb outstanding 

Banff vs. Lake Louise

Our guide to two iconic Alberta ski getaways 

Learning To Ski

How to move on from the bunny hill 

What's New In Calgary's Inglewood

Check out the newest, locally owned spots in "Canada's Greatest Neighbourhood"

Skiing In Quebec

Three great regions, endless options 

6 Drinks to Warm You Up

Take the edge off the chill with a hot winter beverage

Q&A with Jan Hudec

The super-G champion talks about his Olympic win, battling back after injuries and his...

Milestone Birthdays: 40 in Whistler

Hit the slopes and kick-back on a ski vacation 

Happy Hour In Vancouver

Lauren Mote’s favourite cocktail bars

Where To Shop In Calgary

Cowtown knows a thing or two about mega malls 

7 Victoria Brunch Spots

Start your day right at one of these great restaurants 

5 Things We Love This November

Find out what's inspiring the up! team to travel this month 

Paul Zizka’s 3 Tips For Astrophotography

Head out at midnight with these tools for shooting the night skies

Toronto's Best Shopping Districts

Local favourites in T-dot’s hottest districts 

The Food Guide

A comprehensive look at the best eats across North America and beyond 

Vancouver's Best Shopping Districts

Shop these 'hoods for just the right goods 

The Best Of Quebec Cuisine

Chef Martin Juneau shares his favourite Quebec dishes 

A Taste Of Southern Alberta

Tour these local farms and factories, then enjoy their products at these Calgary...

36 Hours In Niagara-On-The-Lake

Savour a weekend of fine dining, wine tasting—and ghost-hunting 

Prairie Home Cooking

Saskatoon chefs are shaking things up 

The Best of East Coast Cuisine

Some of the best dining spots on Canada's East Coast 

The Best of West Coast Cuisine

A few of our fave spots on North America's west coast 

Five B.C. Wines Under $20

The best bet for a bargain bottle 

Eat St. Host James Cunningham's Favourite Food Trucks

The food truck expert shares his favourite spots and dishes 

4 Favourite Canadian University Towns

What to see, do and eat in these scholarly towns

5 Places For Larch Viewing

The best larch hikes in Banff National Park

Celebrating All Things Anne on Prince Edward Island

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of "Anne of Green Gables: The Musical" at...

Harvest Time in Nova Scotia

How to make the most of the apple harvest 

3 Reasons Bob Blumer Is Excited For the Niagara Wine Festival

We chatted with the Food Network host and author about this year's festival 

5 Reasons We’re Excited For TIFF

Canada’s longest-running film festival—now in its 39th year—is back 

Vineyard Vacations

Exploring Canada's top wine regions 

Q&A with Chef Ben Staley

We chat with Edmonton's "progressive" chef 

6 Under-the-Radar Farmers’ Markets

Explore one of these lesser-known markets

5 Family-Friendly Activities in Regina

What to do with the family this fall 

6 Things To Do in St. Jacobs

This tiny Ontario village is big on history, culture and fresh food

Hand-Dipping at Ganong

Learning from the masters at The Chocolate Museum 

5 Great Canadian Beach Towns

You don’t have to head south to find a beach 

R.A. Dickey On His Toronto Faves

The Blue Jays pitcher shares his favourite things about T.O.

5 Great Patios in Saskatoon

Soak up the rest of summer on one of these patios 

5 Reasons To Go To the CNE

One of North America’s largest fairs is returning to Toronto for its 136 anniversary...

A Foodie Trip Through Kelowna

Three days, three chefs, three routes in beautiful Kelowna 

Cocktail Hour In Toronto

Signature cocktails with a slice of history

4 Public Outdoor Swimming Pools

When it's hot in the city, cool off in one of these all access pools.

The Old Toronto Beer Tour

Whet your appetite for craft beer and Toronto history

5 Must-Sees in Winnipeg

More places in Manitoba's capital that can't be missed 

A Guide To Quebec's Old Town

Our best tips for exploring this historic area 

100th Anniversary of the Fairmont Palliser

This iconic Calgary hotel is celebrating its centennial with a host of events, activities...

Four Ottawa Hidden Gems

Heading to Ottawa for Tulip Festival? Don’t miss these unique spots. 

Sipping and Dining at Azuridge

Alberta’s only estate hotel recently welcomed a new chef and has a new signature drink

Top Five Reasons To Go To Hot Docs

North America’s largest documentary film fest starts next weekend. And it’s going to be...

Snowshoe and fondue at Sunshine Village

Make fresh tracks in the backcountry with a new guided historical tour

Where to Eat In Winnipeg

We've scouted out the best places to nosh in the city 

How to Travel Like a VIP in Vancouver

Grand suites, a chauffeur and a behind-the-scenes tour make for an unforgettable trip

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

This brand-new attraction is a must-do on your next trip to the big city

Bringing back mescal

Get hip to Mexico’s original spirit

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Canada

Must-dos during the two-week festivities

Why you should visit Calgary this year

Here are four reasons to put Cowtown in your travel plans

8 comforting dishes to try in Canada

Your diet can wait. Cold Canadian winter calls for hearty foods.

Q&A: Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of HootSuite

The Canadian tech entrepreneur talks travel, apps and business philosophy

Eagle-watching in B.C.

Float with the eagles for the perfect photo opp

TELUS Spark hosts new exhibit Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters

Travelling exhibit from Chicago opens Dec. 26 at TELUS Spark in Calgary, features Calgary...

4 family-friendly destinations for hitting the slopes

Places that guarantee a great winter family vacation

Tips on capturing Lake Louise in photographs

How to shoot one of Canada’s most scenic ski resorts

Guide to the best ski resorts in Canada

Discover the essence of Whistler, Lake Louise, Sunshine, Mont Tremblant and Le Massif

Brady Leman's top 3 places to ski

The Canadian ski cross star on where he goes to ski

6 best hotels in central Calgary

Whether you're a tourist or a local, you'll want to stay at these hotels

Shelley Adams of Fresh Tracks Cafe on the change in ski resort food

Meet the chef whose ski cafeteria has achieved near-cult status

5 military museums to visit in November

Go beyond the poppy and learn about Canadian history

Chef Rob Feenie on where to eat in Vancouver

Canadian winner of Iron Chef America gives us the insider guide to dining in Vancouver

Chef Chuck Hughes on where to eat in Montreal

The celebrity chef's insider guide to dining in Montreal

Chef Mark McEwan on where to eat in Toronto

The Top Chef Canada judge's insider guide to dining in Toronto

Northern Divine introduces Canada to sustainable organic caviar

You can have it all. Enjoy the luxury of caviar without the guilt.

Best Small Music Venues in Canada

Musician David Francey lists his top five

Hiking across Canada and the world

Roam with Canadian Volkssport Federation

5 reasons to attend the P.E.I. Fall Flavours Festival

Here's why we recommend eating your way across Prince Edward Island

Explore the trendier side of Saskatoon

A trendspotter's guide to Saskatchewan’s largest city

Top 5 traditional Acadian bites

Taste classic dishes you can't find anywhere else

A scenic tour of New Brunswick's East Coast

Acadia may not exist on a map, but its citizens live loud and proud on New Brunswick’s...

Prince Edward Distillery produces potato vodka with big flavour

Distillery tour a lovely diversion of the spirits during P.E.I. visit

Taste the best of Comox Valley with Island Gourmet Trails

Eat and drink your way around one of the most abundant and sustainable areas in B.C.

Expect fresh and local cocktails in Kelowna

RauDZ expands with Micro to bring cocktails with fresh ingredients

Dine after dark at Richmond’s night markets

Culinary adventures sizzle after the sun goes down

Houseboating on the Rideau Canal

A self-guided cruise down the historic canal

Book a last-minute vacation at Yoho National Park and Collingwood

Ditch the crowds at these two adventure base camps

Best patios in Kelowna, B.C.

Get the most out of summer with patio time at any of these 4 spots

Go on a food scavenger hunt with Mystery Food Adventure

Work for your ideal meal by visiting local producers and suppliers

5 best patios in Charlottetown

Relax with seafood and a cold one by the water

Nanaimo Bar Bliss

Go straight to the source for this heavenly treat

Best foods of Calgary Stampede 2013

Calgary's sharpest palates on midway must-tries

Q&A: J.P. Arencibia

The Toronto Blue Jays catcher on his fans, heroes and his game

Music Festival Mania

Rock this way this summer

Gear review: ClearlyContacts Now Offers Sunglasses

50 shades—make that 400 shades—of so much more than grey

Tuck into literary nibbles on Prince Edward Island with Annie's Table

Enjoy a meal inspired by the personal cookbook of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the...

Improvements to Canada’s National Parks System

Parks Canada manages 44 national parks, four national marine areas and 167 national...

The art of eating locally in Kelowna, B.C.

Get the freshest foods possible at these farms

Great Canadian Cheese Festival 2013

It’s worth the trek to this annual celebration of artisan cheese

Boxing with the Mounties

RCMP Cadet for life

Mission Hill’s Summer Concert Series

Stimulate all your senses with live music, great food and wine and beautiful scenery.

Why Yukon is still a rush

The human population of the Yukon was higher in 1898 than it is now. Today, moose...

Canada’s best gal pal getaways

women-only tours is one of the fastest growing sectors in travel

The best of land and sea at Tojo's and River Café collaboration

Chefs Hidekazu Tojo and Andrew Winfield show of their respective culinary landscapes

Q&As with Top Chef Canada Season 3 contestants

What Geoff Rogers, Nicole Gomes and Jonathan Goodyear say about their food, competition,...

Christopher Cho pairs updated classic cocktails with meats at Charcut

From Vancouver to Calgary, and on his way to Saskatoon, Cho revamps cocktail menus one...

5 most photogenic stops in the southern coast of Vancouver Island

The scenic drive provides lots of photo ops for the shutter happy

7 tempting diversions along Vancouver Island's southern tip

You'd be crazy to drive around B.C.'s Pacific Marine Circle Route in one day

Hyatt caters to female business travellers

Hotel chain rolls out new initiative to accommodate important demographics

Highlights from 31st annual Canadian Music Week

Find the best of music, film and comedy in Toronto

6 Great Pie Shops

Finding a slice will be easy as pie on your next trip

Big White brings ice climbing to the masses

Climbers of any age and skill level can experience the thrill

Q&A: Chandra Crawford

This Olympian is a woman of many interests

Top 5 budget-friendly breakfast spots in Whistler

Start the ski day with a hearty and delicious meal without breaking the bank.

Geoff Rogers defines Canadian cuisine with Market

The dining scene in Calgary just got classier, fresher and more exciting.

Forage for Good Eats in Vancouver

Dine sustainably at this vibrant restaurant in the Listel Hotel

Healing in the Canadian Rockies

Where athletes and climbers go to restore

The Bachelor comes to Banff

Tune into the ABC show on February 5

Heat things up with a couple's cooking class

Perfect for Valentine's Day, great any time of the year.

Anne of Green Gables—The Musical announces new Anne and Diana

From supporting actor to star—Katie Kerr will play Anne Shirley in the 2013 season

CHARpopLuck: The Ultimate Potluck

Another show-stopping pop-up dinner from Charcut

Revelstoke lures families to the slopes

Famous for its verticals, Revy has something for everyone.

Chandra Crawford’s top things to do in Canmore

The Olympian has recommendations for the summer and winter

Take a tour of Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto

Getting a natural and refreshing beer has never been so easy

Aerial yoga: where to go and why you should try it

Downward-Facing Dog pose with even greater benefits

Cocktail recipe: Coconut Rum Flip

Tropical meets festive with this refined cocktail

Charlottetown’s Confederation Centre of the Arts

The new musical will make its world premiere at Confederation Centre of the Arts in July...

Secrets behind 11 of Canada’s top alpine ski resorts

Die-hard locals tell us about their favourite runs, where to dine, where to go on white-...

George Andrew, Ski Instructor—Marmot Basin, Jasper, Alta.

The ski expert tells us what keeps him in Jasper National Park

Robin Siggers, Operations Manager—Fernie, B.C.

What makes Fernie legendary? The insider tells all.

Peter Duncan, TV Ski Commentator—Mont Tremblant, Que.

The Tremblant royalty shares his favourite runs and dining spots

Chris Tait, Cat Skier-Driver—Revelstoke, B.C.

The local on why people come to Revelstoke to live the dream

Winter cocktail recipe: It’s Fig’n Cold Outside

This rum cocktail from Blowfish Restaurant and Sake Bar will keep you toasty

Where to rock out in Toronto

Get down in the city’s best live-music spaces

Cornucopia Whistler on a dime

Do you have Champagne taste on a beer budget?

Top 3 places for Brussels sprouts

In the hands of great chefs, a much-maligned vegetable is earning new fans

Rose Reisman on eating healthily and staying fit on the road

The nutrition expert shares her advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle

How Quebec's Eastern Townships inspired crime writer Louise Penny

As her latest book,The Beautiful Mystery, hits bookstores, Penny shows us where the...

Q&A: Daniel Boulud

The culinary superstar shares his wisdom on being a restaurateur

5 best places to see fall foliage in Canada

The perfect spots for striking autumn scenery

Vancouver: why film makers come to the chameleon city

Movies stars aren't the only ones doing the acting  

6 popular filming locations in Vancouver

Prime yourself for exploring Vancouver’s cinematic hotspots

Hollywood North: cinematic-inspired highlights in Vancouver and Toronto

See film, will travel? Here's your guide for a dose of star-spotting, location tours and...

Toronto: A festival city

Home to diverse productions and star-studded celebrity sightings

5 simple rules to Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

For TIFF newbies, here’s how to do lineups, red carpets and premieres like a pro

You want it, we find it: restaurant recipe search

We play detective to find your favourite restaurant recipes

Recipes from Truffle Pigs Bistro in Yoho National Park

A higgledy piggledy delight: Mussels Maras and The Pickled Pig

Celebrate Canadian local food with RUSH restaurant

Restaurants across Canada show off regional ingredients for Food Day Canada

10 outdoor dining ideas for any style

From cowboy cookouts to urban patios, eating outside is wide open for wild interpretation

Cocktail recipe: Sohotini from Senses Restaurant and Bar

A staple on the cocktail menu at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto

Satisfy the need for adventure with a canoe trip in Northern Ontario

Two long-time paddlers set out on a 1,100-km canoe trip in Little North

Steve Mazur on Our Lady Peace's new record, Curve

The guitarist talked to us before heading to the Ottawa Bluesfest and Festival d’été...

What does Sam Roberts Band look for at Ottawa’s Bluesfest?

Roberts on why festivals cure his winter blues and what he's looking to the audience for

Steak tour of Calgary

Get your fill of Alberta beef here

Republic of Doyle shooting locations

Popular CBC show puts St. John's scenery in the spotlight

12 Calgary Stampede parade Instagram photos

Great pics that made their way around Twitter

Alice Cooper at Ottawa’s Bluesfest

The sinister rock star brings your worst nightmares to the festival

5 family-friendly activities at the West Edmonton Mall

The kids won’t mind shopping at this oversized playground

Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak to play at Mission Hill

Soak up an evening of wine, cuisine and live music in BC’s Okanagan Valley.

Canada Day celebrations across the nation

Don't miss all the festivities happening across the country

Top 5 museum restaurants in Canada

Fine dining meets fine art at museum restaurants

Vancouver with kids

The outdoorsy, kid-friendly city of Vancouver, from jaw-dropping natural attractions to...

Bike around on Vancouver Island with Island Joy Rides

See what up! editor Deb Cummings found when she went for a spin with her teenaged son

Mom and son bike travel in Comox

S’mores on the beach with a side dish of stars. Feed a hungry teenage boy and he’ll cycle...

Summer music festivals 101

Can't-miss summer festivals: tips, where to fuel up and wacky artists' requests.

Winners of the second annual Great Places in Canada contest

Here are the streets, neighbourhoods, and public spaces Canadians love most

Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2012

Celebrate live theatre and Canada's cultural diversity at the 10th anniversary of MNTF

Q&A: Terry Fator

This ventriloquist is no dummy

Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival

Nibble and nosh your way through the annual sip-fest in Banff, Alberta.

Celebrate Oak Bay Beach Hotel's reopening

Check out the star-studded Miracle Weekend package May 25-27

Top 5 spots in Trinity Bellwoods

Take a stroll through these spots along Queen Street West in Toronto, Ont.

Toronto's Queen Street West by streetcar

Hop aboard the 501 Queen streetcar for a cross-section journey of Toronto’s cool...

Trekking across Lyell Glacier

Push your comfort zones with a three-day hike at 2,600 m in the Rockies

Top 5 things to eat in Park X

Head to Montreal's working class neighbourhood for some good eats.

A walking tour of Montreal's Park Extension

A true ethnic enclave of eclectic Eastern European, African, Latin and South Asian...

Lisa Ray's top Toronto restaurants

The Top Chef Canada host dishes on her favourite spots

Titanic 100

Visit these historic sites to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event

Golfing In Kamloops

See endless greens that reach over the valley

Golf in the Rockies at Banff Springs Golf Club

This Banff, Alta. golf club excites even the most discriminating golfer

Affordable and spectacular golfing at Humber Valley Resort

Golf like a pro and sleep like a Royal at this resort in Deer Lake, Nfld. 

Dundarave Golf Course, Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Don't miss out on this destination when you visit Cardigan, P.E.I.

Le Diable, Mont Tremblant Resort

Profile on one of the country's most popular golf courses, located in Mont Tremblant, Que.

Panorama gets an "A" as a family destination

Mountain Village rounds out black diamond runs with snow tubing, tobogganing and chicken...

Stay in prime skiing location at Copper Point Resort

Don't waste time travelling between ski hills

Indoor skydiving

Experience the feeling of flying

Gallery: Ice Climbing in the Rockies with Yamnuska

Our managing editor Pamela Fieber and senior editor Lynda Sea show you the basics of ice...

Ice climbing in the Rockies with Yamnuska

Anyone can ice climb with proper instructions and gear

Q&A: Jamie Kennedy

Food activist and champion of the Slow Food movement

Good offal

Nose-to-tail cuisine uses every scrap for delicious ends  

Q&A: Jay Baruchel

The Canadian actor on his upcoming hockey flick Goon  

Inside the cheese cave at Toca

Diners follow their noses to Toronto's Ritz-Carlton for a lesson on cheeses

God's Mountain Estate

Heaven on Earth in the heart of Okanagan wine country

Ice walk in Jasper's Maligne Canyon

Take a peek at sea-glass icefalls, hoarfrost and snowflake-dusted rocks

Secret supper clubs turn foodies into adventurers

The classic supper club is suddenly poised for a major revival

Interview with Dale MacKay

Top Chef Canada Season 1 winner talks about his alternate career path, stint on the...

Original cast of Star Trek: TNG to appear at Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, and other members...

Sophie Trudeau's favourite spots in Montreal

We caught up with Trudeau [wife of MP Justin Trudeau] at the Fairmont Banff Springs...

Fernie and the chocolate factory

The Heavey's pursuit of their dream before opening Beanpod Chocolate in Fernie, BC.

Photos: Inside the 2012 Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational

Stars came together at the Fairmont Banff Springs for charity and some fun in the snow

Interview with Connie DeSousa

up! magazine chatted with the Top Chef Canada Season 1 finalist about her cooking...

Banff aglitter with stars

Alec Baldwin, Marcia Gay Harden, Brad Garrett among celebrities at 2012 Fairmont Banff...

CHARPOP takes over Sidewalk Citizen Bakery for 3 days

Calgary's first pop-up restaurant is the perfect collaboration

A touch of Thai in the Canadian winter

Unplug from the frenetic pace of city life by visiting Echo Valley Ranch & Spa this...

Skijoring in Ottawa

Talk about horsepower! Speedboats don’t have anything on this adventure.

Living the luxe life with hotel memberships

Hotel living is not a new phenomenon

Sneak peak: You Gotta Eat Here!

Comedian John Catucci takes you on a culinary tour of greasy spoons across Canada in Food...

Q&A: Serena Ryder

Canadian chanteuse shares her favourite Toronto secrets  

Ziplining in a winter wonderland

Imagine yourself ripping through the sky at a heart-pounding 80 km/h on a zipline that...

Feast on freshness at Araxi

Head to Araxi for fresh and seasonal cuisine.

Q&A: Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is known for a myriad of things—his temper, reality shows, world-renowned...

Le Massif

Find out what's new at Le Massif this winter.

Mont Tremblant

Find out what's new at Mont Tremblant this winter.

Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park

Experience the holidays the way they were in the early 1900s.

Lake Louise

Find out what's new at Lake Louise this winter.

Marmot Basin

Find out what's new at Marmot Basin this season.

Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

Here's everything you need to know about Sunshine Village for this season.

Fernie Alpine Resort

Here's everything you need to know about Fernie for this season.

Panorama Resort

Here's everything you need to know about Panorama for this season.

Sun Peaks Resort

Here's everything you need to know about Sun Peaks Resort for this season.

Kicking Horse

Here's everything you need to know about Kicking Horse for this season.

A local pint

Toronto has finally caught the craft beer bug

Whistler Blackcomb

Here's everything you need to know about Whistler Blackcomb for this season.

Interview with The Tea Party

up! sat down with The Tea Party's Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood before their sold-out...

Montreal's iBurger perfect for the whole family

If you find yourself in Montreal for less than 48 hours and your mission is a family...

Storm watching on Vancouver Island

Now’s the time to hit the west coast of Vancouver Island for some serious surf and storm...

Save Vs. Splurge: Montreal Hotels

Stay at the chic Chez Swann Hotel for its prime location or bask in luxury at Le St....

Interview with Brett Wilson

High-profile Canadian businessman, philanthropist and television celebrity.

Counting Crowes in St. John's

Actor and musician Russell Crowe seems to be making St. John’s, NL, his second home.

Best Spas in Alberta

Pamper yourself in some of the most breathtaking cities in Alberta.

Best spas on Vancouver Island

Indulge in spa-tacular treatments from the east to the west of Vancouver Island.

Top Wine Bar in Halifax

Halifax is known for their pub scene, but don't miss Obladee wine bar.

Top Wine Bar in Winnipeg

While Fude may not be the kind of place you would go to watch the Winnipeg Jets game, it...

Top Wine Bars in Calgary

Nibble on cheese and charcuterie while imbibing different wines by the glass in Cowtown.

Top Wine Bars in Toronto

Enjoy small plates of smoked meats and good wine at these Toronto hotspots.

Helicopter Tour of Okanagan Wineries

Get a "bird's" eyeview of the Okanagan and taste some world-class wines on a Valhalla...

Science Centre 2.0

Geek out at Calgary’s sleek new Telus World of Science, a lab for play and discovery.

Exploring Cape Breton's Cabot Trail

Cape Breton's Cabot Trail has long been considered one of the world's most beautiful...

Fishing in Gimli, Manitoba

The biggest Icelandic town outside of Europe is home to an inspiring fishing scene.

Eating in Gimli, Manitoba

Gimli is home to an inspiring fish scene. And with fresh fish comes delicious seafood and...

Ontario's Fall Foliage

With maples and oaks shifting daily from yolky gold to flaming crimson, the Grey...

Experiencing the Northern Lights in Yellowknife

Writer Lisa Gregoire travelled to Yellowknife to experience Mother Nature's annual light...

Q&A with Cirque du Soleil’s OVO tumbler Yahia Icheboudene

It’s a bugs life at Cirque du Soleil’s OVO. up! spoke with trampolinist Yahia...

Family-Friendly Okanagan Wineries

These five Okanagan wineries have plenty to offer parents and lots to keep kids happy,...

Calgary’s Tips for Terry

Waiters at seven Calgary restaurants are giving up their tips for the Terry Fox...

Packing tips from CMT's Elissa Lansdell

Canadian TV personality Elissa Lansdell shares her tips on how and what to pack.

Enjoying Autumn in the Rockies

The West may not have the range of eye-popping colours you see out East, but factor in...

Gordon Ramsay opens his first Canadian restaurant in Montreal

Chef and TV star Gordon Ramsay has teamed up with some Montreal locals to reimagine one...

New Brunswick's Acadian History and Cuisine

Visit Canada's Acadian Coast and you will discover a living history that unspools 400...

Criminal Minds star Matthew Gray Gubler digs up dinosaur bones in Grande Prairie

Hunting bad guys on Criminal Minds may not faze him but now Matthew Gray Gubler is...

Experience Winnipeg like James Bond

The inspiration behind James Bond was a Winnipeger. Now you can enjoy the city in secret...

Mountain biking on Vancouver's North Shore

On Vancouver’s verdant North Shore, the once-exclusive world of technical mountain biking...

Spot TIFF's celebrity lineup at the Royal York Hotel

We won't guarantee that you'll sleep with the stars when they arrive in Hollywood...

Five things to do in Ottawa with kids in tow

Here are five ideas for every member of your clan to try in Canada’s capital.

The Sunshine Coast Trail

Pack lightly and bring a GPS unit to fully explore this offbeat trail.

Houseboating on Shuswap Lake

The best summer getaways are the ones that force you to slow down through each and every...

Surviving the Canadian Death Race

Ultra-marathoner Diane Van Deren races death in the Canadian wilds—and triumphs

Save Vs. Splurge: Hotels in Vancouver

Opt for a bit of luxury at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia or save with the economy rooms at...

Enjoy Lobster in Halifax

Let your taste buds explore Nova Scotia's prized crustacean, as restaurants in the...

Bull Riding 101

Put on your cowboy boots, tip your hat and don't be a princess.

Race Car Driving in Montreal

Sarah Lolley puts herself in the driver's seat to see what the world of car racing is all...

The Bota Bota Spa Sur L’eau in Montreal

Bring your bathing suit and sandals, and climb aboard for relaxation, Montreal’s Bota...

The Grande Prairie Farmers’ Market

You don’t have to buy anything at the Grande Prairie Farmers’ Market to have a good time...

Luxury Camping at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Reachable only by boat or floatplane, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort delivers astounding...

Jules Bistro in Vancouver

A taste of casual French fare without the gourmet prices, Jules sits pretty in Vancouver’...

Vancouver's OPUS Hotel

It’s all about the little things at OPUS Hotel Vancouver, like surprise mini-bar items, a...

The Beginner's Guide to Regina

Truth be told, Regina is best known to outsiders for its harsh winters and surrounding...

The Vancouver Police Museum

Step into the old city morgue, city analyst’s laboratory, forensics lab and autopsy...

A New Taste in Old Montreal: Les 400 Coups

Having honed their skills across the city and around the world, three seasoned...

Toronto's Old Fort York

Toronto's Fort York offers visitors a bit of Canadian history, military demonstrations...

Cattle Cafe

In the heart of Richmond’s “Food Street”, Cattle Cafe offers customers a veritable feast...

The Planet Traveler Hostel: Toronto's Green Option

 How a new hotelier is changing the way we think about hostels.

Save Vs. Splurge: Hotels in Quebec City

The innovative Hotel PUR and the historic Hotel Le Saint-Paul offer two different...

Grande Spa & Boutique in Grande Cache

Grande Cache, outside of Grande Prairie, Alberta, may be small, but it has enough room...

A Weekend at Emerald Lake Lodge

Located in a Canadian National Park, Emerald Lake Lodge inspires you to be one with...

Greatest Golfing in the Canadian Rockies

In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, some of the greatest golf courses in the world are...

Weekly Travel Value Tip: Waterton Lakes National Park

Travel tips from travellers like you. Share a your value tips and be entered in a draw to...

Skiing Marmot Basin in Jasper

Returning to her favourite “secret spot” after more than a decade away, Diana Coulter...

The Best Place to Watch a Habs Game in Montreal

We give you the skinny on the best hockey-watching watering holes in Montreal

Save Vs. Splurge: Hotels in Tofino

Whether you are watching your wallet or ready to treat yourself these two Tofino hotels—...

Montreal Highlights Festival Gives Foodies Access to Big-Name Talent

During Montreal’s annual Highlights Festival dozens of chefs from around the world...

Great restaurants in Montreal

In just a few years, the Montreal neighbourhoods of Saint-Henri and Little Burgundy have...

Skiing with Nancy Greene Raine at Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort, just outside of Kamloops, British Columbia, is Nancy Greene Raine’s...

Ice Canoeing: A Rodeo on Ice

 Ice canoeing pits winter-loving Canucks against the freezing elements in one of...

A Look at Vancouver A Year After the Olympics

It’s been a year since the elite of the elite skied, slid and skated to glory in Greater...

Ring in the New Year with Susur Lee

up! caught up with celebri-chef Susur Lee in his Toronto digs to talk about his...

Big Changes Ahead at Le Massif

Le Massif, a sleepy ski hill in Quebec's Charlevoix area, is getting a serious wake-up...

Auberge Le St-Gabriel

One of Montreal’s most historic watering holes is now also one of the hippest, thanks to...

Winnipeg's Best Food Gifts

Load up on Prairie goodness this holiday season by picking up these favourite treats and...

Live Music in Halifax

Halifax is known for its nightlife and there is no shortage of great music   

Fishing at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Fishing for the very first time ever at Harrison Hot Springs

An American in Halifax: Exploring the City's Dining Scene

Boston-based travel writer Paul Kandarian spent four days in Nova Scotia’s capital,...

Lake Louise WinterStart World Cup 2010 (w/ Video)

Come celebrate the start of winter in Banff and Lake Louise with two weekends of events...

Adesso Bistro

Take a walk through Vancouver’s west end before sitting down for some ridiculously good...

Halifax with Kids

Halifax has a lot to offer children (and those who are kids-at-heart), such as the...

Ogden Point Breakwater

Take a walk on the wild side on the Ogden Point Breakwater, a narrow platform that...

The Reef

Check out The Reef for great Caribbean atmosphere and food in Vancouver. This restaurant...

Honouring Canada's Brave in Ottawa

A guide to the places in Ottawa where travellers can commemorate the courageous men and...

The Kingston Hotel Bed and Breakfast

 Enjoy old-world charms and great value of this bed and breakfast in Vancouver’s...

The Distillery District

Explore Toronto's historic Distillery District, where movies like Chicago and X-Men were...

Bernard Pelletier Paints Parks Canada

For nearly 20 years, Québecois artist Bernard Pelletier has explored Canada’s...

An American in Halifax: Exploring the City's Arts Scene

Boston-based travel writer Paul Kandarian spent four days in Nova Scotia’s capital,...

DesBarres Manor Inn

Slightly off the beaten track, DesBarres Manor Inn offers luxurious digs, gobs of...

Exploring the Life of Emily Carr

British Columbia's capital city celebrates the life of iconic Canadian painter Emily Carr...

Toronto Island Park

Get out of the hustle and bustle and head to Toronto Island Park. Enjoy the 230 hectares...

An American in Halifax: Exploring the City's Nightlife

Boston-based travel writer Paul Kandarian spent four days in Nova Scotia’s capital,...

Montreal’s Botanical Gardens

Located in Montreal’s East end, the diverse and ever-changing Botanical Gardens offer a...

Falling in Love with Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail on Cape Breton, with its spectacular scenery and even more stunning views,...

The Culture Vulture Toronto Tip Sheet

Cash flow low? No need to stay in and stare at the wall—check out our guide to specials...

Going Kooza for Cirque du Soleil (w/ Video)

KOOZA, Cirque du Soleil's latest extravaganza, is set to thrill audiences with...

Intercontinental Hotel

After a $14-Million renovation, the new Montreal Intercontinental Hotel has re-opened...

The Parent's Guide to 24 Hours on $24 in Toronto

We challenged a panel of tight-fisted (but high-living) Torontonians to create a day’s...

Halifax on a Budget: Arts & Culture

Halifax City Specialist Tara McClair shows you the best places to experience arts and...

A Lady’s Guide to Oktoberfest Etiquette

Females can survive Kitchener-Waterloo’s raucous and legendary Oktoberfest...

The Beginner’s Guide to Victoria

New to Victoria? Get the skinny on British Columbia’s capital, including the many ways to...

Mont Royal Park

Designed by the same landscape architect who brought us Central Park in New York City,...

24 Hours on $24 in Toronto

We challenged a panel of tight-fisted (but high-living) Torontonians to create a day’s...

A Foodie's Guide to 24 Hours on $24 in Toronto

We challenged a panel of three tight-fisted (but high-living) Torontonians to create a...

Riding Mountain National Park Guide

Between strolling around the town, golfing at Clear Lake Golf Course and checking out the...

Exploring the Horne Lake Caves

Join Pamela Findling and her family as they explore the self-guided cave tour at Horne...

Inside the Bell Lightbox

The Toronto International Film Festival finally has a permanent home in the brand-new...

Halifax on a Budget: Day by the Ocean

Halifax City Specialist, Tara McClair, shows you the best places to experience the beach...

The Granby Zoo

As a zoo, water park and amusement park, Granby Zoo in Quebec's Eastern Townships offers...

The Halifax Harbour Hopper

The Halifax Harbour Hopper is tour bus/boat hybrid vehicle that ventures out into...

Halifax on a Budget: Food

Halifax City Specialist, Tara McClair, shows you the best places to eat and drink in...

Queen Elizabeth Park

Explore Vancouver's 130 acre Queen Elizabeth Park where you can see the Bloedel...

Montreal’s Best Ice Cream

On hot summer days in Montreal, delicious ice cream is never far away.

Halifax on a Budget: Shopping

Halifax City Specialist Tara McClair shows you the best places to shop in Halifax on a...

Hotel Le St-Martin

Le St-Martin has capitalized on its location in the heart of downtown, giving guests a...

The Ship Pub

Sample a true Newfoundland classic, crispy and delicious fish cakes, at the Ship Pub, a...

The Museum of Anthropology

Leave the stuffy museums behind for the immersive Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver and...

Halifax's Best Parks and Trails

Halifax has something to offer everyone, but what truly sets it apart is its lush parks,...

Calming Children's Travel Apprehension

How to deal with childhood fears when you’re on the road 

Halifax's Best Summer Spots

Savour summer by checking out these classic Halifax attraction, plus three enlightened...

Montreal's Best Summer Spots

Savour summer by checking out classic Montreal attractions  

Toronto's Best Summer Spots

 Savour summer by checking out these classic Toronto attractions, plus three...

Winnipeg's Best Summer Spots

Savour summer by checking out these classic Winipeg attraction, plus three enlightened...

Vancouver's Best Summer Spots

Savour summer by checking out these classic Vancouver attractions, plus three enlightened...

Calgary's Best Summer Spots

Savour summer by checking out these classic Calgary attractions, plus three enlightened...

St. Lawrence Market

A foodie’s paradise in a historic venue, Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market is a feast for all...

Jean-Talon Farmer’s Market

Open year-round, the Jean-Talon farmer’s market in Montreal’s Little Italy has a huge...

Winnipeg's Best Ice Cream

Ice cream is on the menu tonight, as Shel Zolkewich highlights the two best places in...

Exploring Grosse Ile

For more than a century, almost every European immigrant arriving in Canada set foot on...

Lunenburg Ocean Adventures

Rookies and experts alike can spend a half-day aboard Lunenburg Ocean Adventures’ vessel...

Exploring Victoria Through Geocaches

What do you get when you cross Victoria, British Columbia—Canada’s second most walkable...

Halifax Theatre Guide

A guide to Halifax's diverse theatre scene, with five different companies offering a...

Home Spun Talent at the Montreal Jazz Festival

The Montreal Jazz Festivals draws big-name talent from around the world. But some of the...

up! Magazine's Third Annual Value Awards

Check out up! Magazine's newest line-up of Value Award winners and runner-ups for 2010....

Exploring Parliament Hill

A guide to exploring the inside and outside of Parliament Hill, Canada’s site of federal...

Explore the Halifax Waterfront

The Halifax Waterfront offers a lot to see and do, including: museums, boat rides, ice...

The SugarBowl Coffee & Juice Bar

Serving Edmontonians since the 1940s, the SugarBowl is full of life and deliciously...

The Beginner's Guide to Vancouver

Learn the best way to see Stanley Park, find eclectic shops along Main Street, eat at the...

Point Michaud Beach

Take a walk on the beautiful side with Point Michaud Provincial Park, a sandy stretch of...

Loft Hotel

With some serious industrial heritage, Loft Hotel marries its architectural history and...

The Beginner's Guide to Toronto

Learn about which sights and attractions are must-sees and must-dos in Canada’s biggest...

The Best Patios in Halifax

Our top picks for the best patios in Halifax

Exploring Baddeck

A guide to the sights, smells and tastes in the charming lakeside town of Baddeck, less...

Ethnic Food Guide

In honour of Canada’s most ethnically diverse city, a guide to the best places to sample...

George Street Pub Guide

Discover the best pubs and clubs on iconic George Street, the most bar-populated street...

Exploring Yellowknife by Canoe

The vast waterways east of Yellowknife are the gateway into North America’s largest...

Ork Posters' first Canadian city neighbourhood map

The concept map-creator behind Ork Posters whips up one of Toronto's diverse...

Touring Quidi Vidi Brewery

Set within charming, quaint Quidi Vidi Village is Newfoundland and Labrador’s most famous...

Neddies Harbour Inn

Local touches abound at Neddies Harbour Inn, an upscale boutique hotel located an hour...

Cycling in Montreal

With more than 450 kilometres of bike paths and a variety of companies renting bicycles,...

The Beginner's Guide to Halifax

New to Halifax? Learn about the best sights and attractions in Atlantic Canada's largest...

Montreal's Best Patios

Savour the sweet-but-short summer season on the best patios in Montreal.

Cupids, Newfoundland

Exploring Canada's first English colony 

The Beginner's Guide to Montreal

Learn about which sights and attraction are worth visiting in this best of Montreal guide

Exploring Quidi Vidi Village

Just a short drive from St. John's lies Quidi Vidi Village, a charming and scenic fishing...

Exploring Cape Spear

Located at the most easterly point of North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site...

Avatar-inspired Glassblowing

Niagara Falls' Angelo Rossi, seventh-generation master glass-blower, creates a stallion...

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

The Fairmont Pacific Rim sets itself apart from its Vancouver siblings with hip, modern...

Local Food in Cowichan Bay

Cowichan Bay became North America's first official Slow City because of the town's...

Queen Street Guide

A guide to exploring Niagara Falls' Queen Street, which has been revitalized thanks to an...

Jägare Ridge Golf Club

Located minutes from downtown Edmonton, Jägare Ridge Golf Club boasts a prime location in...

Granite Springs Golf Club

Granite Springs Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course located near Peggy's Cove,...

Otter Creek Golf Club

A new golf course on the scene, Otter Creek Golf Club boasts family-friendly features and...

Golf Mont Cascades

Located 30 minutes away from Gatineau and Ottawa, Golf Mont Cascades is a rustic golf...

Aberdeen Glen Golf Course and Estates

Set in British Columbia's interior, Aberdeen Glen Golf Course boasts rugged terrain and a...

Calgary Theatre Guide

Calgary's downtown core houses five superb theatre companies, each with their own diverse...

Pepsi Forum

 Former home of the Montreal Canadiens balances rich history with loads of...

Canada's Most Walkable City 2009: Fredericton

Fredericton, New Brunswick is ranked the sixth most walkable city in Canada in 2009.

The New Quebecois Comfort Foods

Montreal chefs are shaking up traditions and creating new twists on classic French-...

Britt Janyk's Favourite Spots

 Alpine skiing competitor Britt Janyk reveals her favourite spots in Whistler

Roberto Luongo's Favourite Spots

 Men's ice hockey goalie Roberto Luongo reveals his favourite spots in Vancouver

Davey Barr's Favourite Spots

 Ski Cross competitor Davey Barr reveals his favourite spots in Whistler

Mike Janyk's Favourite Spots

 Alpine Skiing competitor Mike Janyk reveals his favourite spots in Whistler

Justin Lamoureux's Favourite Spots (w/ Video)

 Snowboard Halfpipe competitor Justin Lamoureux reveals his favourite spots in...

Ashleigh McIvor's Favourite Spots

 Ski Cross competitor Ashleigh McIvor reveals her favourite spots in Whistler

Denny Morrison's Favourite Spots

 Speed Skating competitor Denny Morrison reveals his favourite spots in Vancouver...

Maëlle Ricker's Favourite Spots

Gold medallist in snowboard cross Maëlle Ricker reveals her favourite spots in Squamish...

Jeremy Ten's Favourite Spots

 Men's Single Figure Skating competitor Jeremy Ten reveals his favourite spots in...

Kelly VanderBeek's Favourite Spots

 Alpine Skiing competitor Kelly VanderBeek reveals her favourite spots in Whistler

Lauren Woolstencroft's Favourite Spots

 Para-Alpine Skiing competitor Lauren Woolstencroft reveals her favourite spots in...

Canadian Olympians' Local Secrets (w/ Video)

Eleven Canadian Olympians share their favourite local spots in Vancouver and Whistler:...

Liverpool House

Singer Amy Millan shares why Montreal's Liverpool House is her favourite spot in the city

Arctic Club Hotel

A review of the Arctic Club Hotel, a beautifully restored historic hotel in the heart of...

Marble Mountain Resort

A profile of what's new for Deer Lake's Marble Mountain Resort

Mont-Sainte-Anne & Stoneham

A profile of what's new at Quebec sister resorts Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham

Le Massif de Charlevoix

A profile of what's new at Le Massif, a ski resort in Charlevoix, Quebec

Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort

A profile of what's new at Mont-Tremblant, a popular ski resort located in Quebec's...

Blue Mountain Resort

A profile of what's new at Blue Mountain Resort, a winter playground in Collingwood,...

Crystal Cove Beach Resort Review

A review of Crystal Cove Beach Resort, a family-friendly compound of cabins and RV sites...

Wickaninnish Inn Review

A review of the Wickaninnish Inn, a rustic and sophisticated luxury resort in Tofino,...

Fundy Restaurant

Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...

Pâtisserie Duc de Lorraine

Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...

Buddha Dog

Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...

Fusion Grill

Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...

River Cafe

Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...


Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...


Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and...

Montreal Bread Company, MBCo

A review of MCBo, a sleek sandwich counter with signature bagels in the Montreal airport

Western Brook Pond Boat Tour

Exploring this fjord-like locale is an experience you can't afford to miss

The Gravels Walking Trail

The little isthmus that could

Rose Blanche Lighthouse

The stone lighthouse that's “more than a stone’s throw away”

Our Lady of Mercy Historic Church and Museum

A beautiful, historic steeple for the people

Marble Zip Tours

Experience Newfoundland's beauty from high above the trees

Jennifer’s Upper Level Restaurant

Where broccoli and bacon make a beautiful thing

Visit Humber Valley - Chalets

Where your closest neighbour is a copse of trees

Thunder Bay’s Loaves and Fishes Tour

Salvation (and Salivation) on Lake Superior: Bless yourself with foraged local food and...

Cabana Bar & Grille

Terry David Mulligan enjoys a glass of Tantalus Riesling from his favourite seat in the...

Newfoundland Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion

A thousand butterflies, a dozen spiders and you—all under one roof

Alpacas of Newfoundland

The petite petting zoo on the peninsula

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Stay in Vancouver’s tallest building and five-star hotel and enjoy the signature...

St. Regis Hotel

The best value sleep, with free breakfast for two, that has a combination between...

St. Christopher’s Hotel

The hotel on the hill has it all

Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins

So close to the water you’re almost in it!

Ocean View Hotel

Front seats for Western Newfoundland’s sunset alley

Haven Inn

A great jumping-off point for following the trail of the Vikings

Gros Morne Resort

One fine view deserves another

Glynmill Inn

Old English charm in the heart of the city

Sail Superior

Come aboard this sailboat tour to see Lake Superior’s beauty

Covent Garden Market

Would you like a massage with your bag of groceries?

One King West

Enjoy home-away-from-home touches at a great price

Hazelton Hotel

Fit right in with TIFF’s star power at this lavish spot

Tree Trunk Tour

Marvel at local artists' carvings while meandering downtown

The Grand Theatre

Family-friendly drama in an appropriately mystical setting

Labatt Memorial Park

This diamond shines all the way to the Guinness World Record books

Labatt Breweries

Learn how beer is made; prove you know how to drink it

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Time travel that’s easy on the wallet  

Eldon House

Explore colonial England inside the city's oldest residence

East Park

A one-stop fun stop for the whole family  

Carolinian Winery

Stop, drink, and shop at this southwestern Ontario winery

Banting House National Historic Site

Home to a lifesaving idea that came to light in the wee hours  

Idlewyld Inn

A great marriage of bygone class and modern amenities

Delta London Armouries

Sabres, turrets and secret passageways abound

Ambleside Inn Bed & Breakfast

The little B&B that could is a great centrally located retreat

Narcisse Snake Dens

Spook your senses at the mating den of 30,000 red-sided garters

The Club at Tower Ranch

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Tarandowah Golfers Club

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Crosswinds Golf Club

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Anderson Links

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Osprey Ridge

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Nuvo Hotel Suites Review

Feel at home in an affordable, loft-like Nuvo Hotel suite near many amenities

The Fairmont Palliser Hotel Review

Review of the historic Fairmont Palliser, a luxury hotel in Calgary, Alberta

The Rimrock Resort Hotel Review

Review of the Rimrock Resort Hotel, a luxury hotel and spa in Banff National Park

L’Hotel XIX Siecle

It’s hard to resist the Renaissance-era décor of this Second Empire gem  

Gorge Vale Golf Club

Close to downtown Victoria, Gorge Vale is semi-private but fully decked out

Cordova Bay Golf Course

Cordova Bay has satisfied off-season golfers for more than two decades

Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club

This Jack and Steve Nicklaus-designed course is a monster to play

Olympic View Golf Club

This course gets more scenic and more challenging the more you play

The Alexis Hotel

An art-laden boutique hotel in one of Seattle’s hippest ’hoods  

The Ace Hotel

Budget bohemian digs and super-cool staff in Seattle’s Belltown

Wyndansea Oceanfront Golf Resort

Opening in 2012, this course will carry the Golden Bear’s gold standard

Pensione Nichols

An affordable B&B with stunning mountain views in the heart of Seattle.

Paul’s Motor Inn

An unpretentious throwback to 1950s road culture

The Oswego Hotel

Chic design meets West Coast architecture at this well-appointed lodge

Hotel 1000

High tech meets homey at this web-based, well-situated Seattle hotel  

Theatre Junction Grand

A historical theatre in downtown Calgary offering contemporary theatre, dance, music and...

Metropolitan Grill

Chef Andrew Gass raves about Calgary's Metropolitan Grill, his pick for watching the...

Sylvan Lake

A profile of Sylvan Lake, an Alberta town known for its picturesque beach

The Deane House

Profile of the Deane House, a historic property that's now a restaurant and dinner theatre

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is facing threats from land development and climate change

Basin Head Beach

Pure white Basin Head Beach is action-packed fun

Cabot Beach

Cabot Beach is a sandy jewel replete with epic oceanfront  

Long Beach

A review of Long Beach, an idyllic beach found in Pacific Rim National Park, British...

Savary Island

A review of Savary Island, a gorgeous white sand beach in British Columbia's Inside...


Sandy beaches, beautiful scenery and hiking trails await

Lawrencetown Beach

One of the top surfing beaches on the East Coast

Love, Me Boutique

Artisan offerings in a unique setting

The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa

Escape from Lotus City’s sleek, modern facades at this Old World charmer

The Four Seasons

All five senses will be indulged at this luxury-laden hotel

Oak Island

A 210-year-old Nova Scotia mystery

Parlee Beach Provincial Park

Escape the city for the soft sand and warm Atlantic waters.  

Nita Lake Lodge

Enjoy solitude and awesome skiing in Whistler

Moda Hotel

Fine dining and modern luxury at an affordable price  

Timber Ridge

A sophisticated, top-tier golf experience at a fraction of the price

Taboo Resort Golf and Spa

Head out to Toronto's cottage-country to Taboo Resort Golf and Spa for a round of golf...

Eagle’s Nest Golf Club

Considered the finest course in Ontario by golf’s elite players

Cobble Beach Golf Links

Spectacular vistas and wind-whipped fairways take players to the edge

Hostile Hostel

Where the ghost of Patrick Whelan still roams

Club at Bond Head

Challenge yourself on gnarly grasses, rolling hillsides and uphill fairways.

Anchorage Provincial Park

Breathtaking scenery and picturesque trails  

Royal Oaks Estates and Golf Club

A challenging, hazard-filled course designed by architect Rees Jones

Kingswood Golf Course

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

Corner of Duckworth and Cathedral Streets

An area of the city famous for its mysterious events

Port Hood Beach

An ode to the ebb and flow of ocean and life

Algonquin Golf Course & Academy

100-year-old club combines history, tough holes and dramatic scenery

Bluewater Beach

One of the gems of Georgian Bay

Casa Loma

Toronto’s only castle with a rich history

Grand Bend Beach

Stretch of golden sand nestled on the shores of Lake Huron

Kew Beach

Where Toronto is at its most light-hearted

The Golf Club At The Rise

Play this Fred Couples designed course nestled in B.C.’s breathtaking highlands

Sandbanks Provincial Park

The world’s largest freshwater baymouth sand dunes

Black Mountain

A user-friendly course on the edge of Kelowna, British Columbia

Dragon’s Fire Golf Club

A course designed with a range of player’s abilities in mind

Ambleside Beach

Sun-warmed waters of the Pacific Ocean and soft sand

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Celebrating Whistler’s profound Aboriginal heritage

Pike Place Market Anniversary

Celebrating the beginnings of the historical Seattle market

The Maritime Museum, Bastion Square

Where the hanging judge still roams    

Wolf Creek Golf Resort Review

A review of Wolf Creek Golf Resort, a challenging, old-school course in Ponoka, Alberta

The Sasquatch

The legends of ape-like creatures inhabiting the island’s forests

RedTail Landing Golf Club Review

Review of RedTail Landing Golf Club, a simple course located next to the airport in...

Famous Sighting, Falcon Lake

  The historical tale of a UFO landing      

Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Two courses, one location, means no waiting and a variety of play at Rodd Brudenell River...

Banff Springs Golf Club Review

A review of Banff Springs Golf Club, the classic golf course of the Fairmont Banff...

Murray Premises Hotel

2009 Value Awards Winner: Luxury in the heart of downtown  

Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre

2009 Value Awards Winner: Cozy accommodation in the province’s Parkland region...

Fort Garry Hotel

2009 Value Awards Winner: Where history meets modern luxury    

Pinawa Golf Club

2009 Value Awards Winner: Challenging course set along the river  

The Manitoba Museum

2009 Value Awards Winner: The province’s largest heritage centre  

Chez Cora

2009 Value Awards Winner: Brekkie to get your day started  

Fairmount Chateau Whistler Resort

2009 Value Awards Winner: A winter hideaway with summer specials  

Loden Hotel

Relax in an oasis of spa-like calm nestled among scenic mountain views

Madhouse Tavern Grill

2009 Value Awards Winner: Laidback feel and delicious eats  

Prospector Steak House

2009 Value Awards Winner: Family-owned eatery for meat-lovers  

Tony & Adam’s

  2009 Value Awards Winner: A great night out in the heart of Thunder Bay  

Thunder Bay Museum

2009 Value Awards Winner: Local artifacts for the whole family to enjoy  

Kangas Sauna

  2009 Value Awards Winner: Steam your worries away with over 18 different saunas...

The Sylvia Hotel

A century-old hotel with rustic appeal, right beside English Bay

Valhalla Inn

2009 Value Awards Winner: Scandinavian-inspired full-service accommodation  

Delta Whistler Village Suites

A no-fuss DIY hotel option in the heart of Whistler’s ski country

Ontario Ski Resorts

Ontario ski resorts are disappearing due to shorter and warmer winters. See the...

Dakota Dunes Golf Links

2009 Value Awards Winner: Graham Cooke-designed course creates some buzz  

The Gladstone Hotel

Each room at this historical hotel is now an original piece of art

The Hotel Victoria

Class, comfort and value in the heart of Toronto's theatre district

Cosmopolitan Toronto

It's no surprise that this is the crash pad of the rich and famous

Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

The tiny pine beetle is quickly decimating one of B.C.’s largest parks, Tweedsmuir...

Deer Valley Golf and Estates

2009 Value Awards Winner: Charming Qu’Appelle Valley course dispels Prairie myths

Musée de la civilisation

2009 Value Awards Winner: Collection of historical objects and artifacts

Le Grand Vallon Mont-Sainte-Anne

2009 Value Awards Winner: Well-priced course at the base of a world-class ski resort

Chateâu Laurier

2009 Value Awards Winner: A majestic property steps away from the Old Town

Chez Cora

2009 Value Awards Winner: Brekkie to get your day started  

The Honest Lawyer

2009 Value Awards Winner: Where having a good time is the law  

Canadian War Museum

2009 Value Awards Winner: Showcasing how military events have shaped the nation  

Canada Agricultural Museum

2009 Value Awards Winner: Celebrating the country’s agricultural heritage

Ottawa Jail Hostel

You won’t mind staying under lock and key in this converted hostel.

Le Nordik Spa en Nature

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Relax in the heart of nature only minutes from downtown

Gathaus Switzerland Inn

Experience a taste of Swiss luxury in Canada’s capital city

Fairmont Chateau Laurier

Check into one of Canada’s oldest and most elegant luxury hotels

Loews Hôtel Vogue

An eco-friendly, pet-friendly and health-friendly hotel

Hotel Nelligan

Read the writing on the walls at this unique spot in Old Montreal

Delta Montréal

A kid-friendly hotel tucked away in Montreal’s party district

The Fairmont Algonquin

2009 Value Awards Winner: Old world charm meets modern luxury  

The Lower Deck

Hoist a pint at this low-key beer lover's waterfront nirvana

Nova Scotia’s Historic Lighthouses

As Nova Scotia's lighthouses crumble and fall into disrepair, so to does a piece of the...

Prince George Hotel

A place that will pamper both you and your pooch

Walnut Beach Resort

Enjoy the private beach and winery at this mountainside resort

The Matrix Hotel Review

Review of the Matrix Hotel, a chic hotel in downtown Edmonton, Alberta

Prince Edward Island’s Sand Dunes

Time is not being kind to PEI’s disappearing Sand Dunes. This natural wonder is...

Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar

Local entrepreneur and artist Lynne Godfrey raves about her favourite dining spot in...

Post Hotel & Spa Review

Review of the Post Hotel, a chalet-style hotel in Lake Louise

The Fort Garry

Turn of the century elegance meets state of the art design

Powder King Mountain Resort

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Rustic resort with plenty of powder

Communist's Daughter

Drinking democracy reigns at this decidedly un-hip joint

Fort Whyte Conservation Centre

Experience an amazing wetland habitat without leaving the city

Riverdale Farmers’ Market

Toronto chef Michael Caballo’s favourite farmers’ market is right in his own...

Glenora Inn & Distillery

The continent’s only single-malt whisky distillery proves its pedigree

Atwater Market

Aix Cuisine du Terroir chef Carl Roder’s favourite Montreal farmers’ market

Guelph Farmers’ Market

Artisanale’s chef Yasser Qahawish favourite place to hunt for local food

Halifax Farmers’ Market

Halifax chef Craig Flinn talks about his favourite local farmer’s market

Calgary Farmers’ Market

River Café chef Scott Pohorelic talks about his favourite farmers' market

Chesterman Beach

A guide to Chesterman Beach, a picturesque beach in Tofino, British Columbia that...

Ski Ben Eoin

Stunning views set this small hill apart

Toscanos Trattoria

Well-priced entrees and a priceless harbour view

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Vancouver Island’s largest family resort

Poley Mountain Resort

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Small hill favoured by snowboarders

Magnetic Hill Golf Club

2008 Value Awards Winner: A short 18-hole course with a picturesque terrain

Canadian Golf and Country Club

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Two semi-private courses just minutes out of the city

Magic Mountain Water Park

2008 Value Awards Winner: Water fun for the entire family

Le Pays de la Sagouine

2008 Value Awards Winner: Discover Acadian culture

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: An award-winning spa with geothermal mineral waters

Razors Edge Hair Studio and Day Spa

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Spa treatments for men, women and mothers-to-be

Le Nordik

Relaxation retreat specializing in Scandinavian techniques

The Wilds at Salmonier River

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: A golf getaway into the wilderness

The Rooms

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Where history, heritage and art come together

Spa at the Monastery and Suites

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Ancient therapies meet modern relaxation techniques

George Street

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Renowned strip peppered with clubs and bars


North America’s second-largest Chinatown

Whitewater Golf Club

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Tree-lined holes make for a challenging game

Fort William Historical Park

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Take a tour and travel back to 1815


2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Olympic mountains offering more than 200 trails

Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club

Enjoy golfing bliss at this Jack Nicklaus course

Hoito Restaurant

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: A Thunder Bay classic serving Finnish heritage

Grande Cache Guide

A guide to exploring Grande Cache's awesome wilderness, including its rivers, mountains...

The Filberg Festival

The annual festival of artisans and entertainment

The Butchart Gardens

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: National Historic Site packed with seasonal activities

Assiniboine Park Zoo

2008 Value Awards Winner: Canada’s oldest zoo has big plans in the works


2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: A cultural smorgasbord of food, drinks and performances

Ten Spa

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Classic treatments reinvented

529 Wellington

2008 Value Awards Winner: An upscale steakhouse with an impressive cellar

Asessippi Ski Area and Resort

2009/2008 Value Awards Winner: Enjoy tubing and night skiing at this local hill

Granite Brewery

Local pub’s quality brew keeps them coming

Lake Winnipeg’s Boreal Forest

Lake Winnipeg's Boreal Forest is under threat from mining, forestry, and industry...

LeVack Block

Back home, The Thirsty Traveler’s pub of choice

Japanese Jump Around Dining

Hot spots for Izakaya, otherwise known as over-the-top dining

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

By pairing artisan chocolate with microbrewed beer, Victoria, B.C.’s Spinnakers...

Tre Visi

Champion curler Jennifer Jones skips to Italiano

Hillyard Lands

Keep your vacationing pooch happy at this off-leash dog park

The Wilds at Salmonier River

A gorgeous, rugged course lining the Avalon Peninsula

Dakota Dunes Golf Links

Great Canadian Value Golf Guide: the jewel of the Prairies

Dakota Dunes Golf Links

Your golfing dollar is a hotly contested prize, destined only for the establishments most...

World’s Largest Paperclip

Visit this roadside attraction in honour of Kyle MacDonald

Tunnels of Moose Jaw

Al Capone’s former bootlegging routes are recast in theatrical tours

RCMP Heritage Centre

Explore this Arthur Erickson-design homage to the RCMP’s legacy

Saskatchewan Grain Elevators

See It Before It’s Gone: the legacy of the Prairie economy

Saskatchewan Grain Elevators

Only a few of Saskatchewan's grain elevators remain, such as this Stony Beach grain...

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa

A blend of world-class luxury and down-home hospitality  

Temple Gardens Mineral Spa

A blend of world-class luxury and down-home hospitality


East Coast music mogul Julie Doiron loves this pub’s mellow vibe

Quebec’s Maple Industry

Quebec's maple industry provides the world’s maple syrup bounty. Here's how you can...

Quebec’s Maple Industry

See It Before It’s Gone: The world’s maple syrup bounty

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Full of antiques and luxury touches, in the heart of Old Quebec

Byward Market

Domus Café’s John Taylor favourite place to hunt for local food

Red, White, and Green

 Vineyards in the wine hub of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley are becoming...

Dieu du Ciel

Savour suds made by one of Canada's most innovative brewers

La Taverne du Cheval Blanc

The city’s original brewpub is as vibrant as ever


A lauded local designer’s favourite people-watching lounge

Aloft Hotel

A hip new hotel chain near the Montréal airport

The Walper Terrace Hotel

A comfy, self-sufficient throwback in the heart of downtown

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa

Luxuriate in seclusion at a countryside heritage home

High and Dry

British Columbia’s Osoyoos Band has been on an economic tear. With nine businesses...

Predator Ridge Golf Resort

up! Golf Guide 2007: With first rate amenities and three amazing courses, it’s easy...

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

A good value family spot with smart amenities and a spiral waterslide

The Cove Lakeside Resort

A multi-faceted playland on the shores of Okanagan Lake

Revelstoke, Finally!

Deep in British Columbia’s towering interior, the four-season Revelstoke Mountain...

Tobiano Golf

Great Canadian Value Golf Guide: this ‘Best New Course’-winner tracing the...

Great Wolf Lodge

This resort’s huge water park makes for a wet and wild adventure

Good Earth Cooking School

A small farm in Niagara wine country is feeding culinary curiosity by bringing the...

Drive-In Theatres!

See It Before It’s Gone: Southern Ontario’s vintage bounty

Drive-In Theatres!

Southern Ontario's vintage drive-in theatres are struggling to stay open

The Inn At Laurel Point

A serene, spectacular hotel that plugs into Victoria’s cultural influences

Oceanstone Inn and Cottages

A small, serene, scrumptious coastal retreat at Peggy’s Cove

King Neptune Campground

No frills camping with a fantastic ocean view—and homemade gingerbread cookies!

Cape Scott Provincial Park

Cape Scott Provincial Park, one of the West Coast’s prime wilderness areas, is...

Long Beach Lodge Resort

Luxuriate between storm watching sessions near Tofino, B.C.

Bella Pacifica Resort & Camp

Sleep below a canopy and stars and rainforest on the Pacific coast

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Nuvo Hotel Suites

Condo-like amenities make Nuvo Hotel Suites a prime place to stay

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain provides a chance to see grizzly bears

Hotel Paulin

Relax and indulge overlooking the Bay of Chaleur at this well-appointed historic inn

The Sugar Bowl Coffee & Juice Bar

Art therapist Anya Tonkonogy loves The Sugar Bowl, a moody cafe and tapas bar in Edmonton...

Hundred Bar & Kitchen

Avenue Edmonton magazine editor Colin McGarrigle loves Hundred Bar & Kitchen, an...

Babas Lounge

Babas Lounge is a Charlottetown musician’s favourite local spot for live music

Stanhope Bay & Beach Resort

Enjoy upscale seclusion at the refurbished Stanhope Bay & Beach Resort

Hillhurst Inn

Hillhurst Inn is a beautiful heritage property in the heart of Charlottetown

The Great George

The Great George is a historic boutique hotel in downtown Charlottetown

Appledore Beach Resort

Appledore Beach Resort is a great family retreat—or an ideal crash pad for golfing...

Marv’s Classic Soda Shop

A profile of Marv’s Classic Soda Shop, an authentic soda fountain and 50s-style...

Broken City

Calgary musician Kenna Burima's favourite spot for live music is Broken City


A profile of Brewsters, a brewpub featuring handcrafted beer and quality pub food

Village Historique Acadien

Explore Acadia’s rich cultural past at this living historic village

Olivier Soapery

Make sense of scents from past and present at this local shop, home to the Soap Museum of...

New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre

Explore local aquatic life, including the rare blue lobster, at this museum and hands-on...

Le Pays de la Sagouine

Acadian author Antoine Maillet’s imagination comes to life at this living history...

Irving Eco-Centre & La Dune de Bouctouche

View rare, undeveloped sand dunes and learn about the local ecosystem they support

Sainte-Cecile Church

Pray to tie-dyed Gods at this psychedelic Acadian church, the masterpiece of Reverend...

Arc the Hotel

Comfy, tasteful, upscale Canadiana in the heart of the capital

Canada's Most Walkable City 2009: Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta was ranked the tenth most walkable city in Canada in 2009. Check out...

Gordon Lightfoot's Favourite Place

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot shares his favourite spots in Yellowknife and Orillia

Interview with Cameron Bailey

 An interview with Cameron Bailey, co-director of the Toronto International Film...

Interview with Hiking Gurus

An interview with hiking gurus Craig and Kathy Copeland

David Suzuki's Favourite Place

Geneticist, environmentalist and TV host David Suzuki loves Queen Charlotte Islands in...

Kathleen Edward's Favourite Place

Singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards shares her favourite spots in Ontario wine country

Eva Avila's Favourite Place

Singer Eva Avila shares her favourite spots in Gatineau, Quebec

Lynn Johnston's Favourite Place

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston shares her favourite spots in North Vancouver

Interview with Debra Moore, CEO of Just Us! Coffee

up! interviews Debra Moore, CEO of Just Us! Coffee, Canada's first fair-trade coffee...

Canada’s Best Hometowns: Vernon, BC

With backcountry skiing, a rad bike park and oodles of golf and great wine, Vernon, BC is...

Andrea Martin's Favourite Place

Actress Andrea Martin shares her favourite spots in Toronto

Tricia Helfer's Favourite Place

Canadian model and actress Tricia Helfer describes her two favourite places: Vancouver...

Love and Hate at the Calgary Stampede

Prominent Calgarians sound off about their favourite and most hated parts about the...

Michael Cera's Favourite Place

Actor Michael Cera shares his favourite spots in his hometown of Brampton, Ontario

Alice Cooper's Favourite Place

Rock legend Alice Cooper shares his favourite places in Toronto

Leonard Cohen's Favourite Place

Leonard Cohen discusses his favourite spots in Montreal, Quebec

Rick Mercer's Favourite Place

Comedian and TV personality Rick Mercer shares his favourite spots in St. John's