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The First Nations Collection at the Museum of Anthropology is a sight to see while you’re in Vancouver. Join Dr. David Best for a first-hand look at beautifully carved totem poles and perfect reconstructions of Haida villages. One of the highlights...

The resort at the base of Blackcomb mountain

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Whistler, British Columbia

Nestled at the bottom of the famous Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, is the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler, part of the Fairmont family of hotels. It is the first hotel in the area with ski-in/ski-out access and the first hotel in...
Since 1670, Hudson’s Bay Company has been selling their famed blankets. From the early days of trading with the First Nations of what would one day become Canada, the points (lines stitched into the fabric) on the blanket have denoted its value...

A break from skiing, mid-mountain

Rendezvous Restaurant – Whistler, BC

So you’re skiing down the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb and all of a sudden, hunger strikes! Not to worry – just head on over to Rendezvous Restaurant for a bowl of their delicious beef or vegetarian chili, or even their taco salad. And...
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort is simply a skier’s paradise. With almost no wait, and seemingly endless courses, you could ski this mountain all day and never ski the same trail twice. The two peaks are joined by the longest tramway in the world,...

A visit to a quaint Canadian ski village

Whistler Village – British Columbia, Canada

Dr. David Best visits Whistler, site of Olympic skiing and sliding, which recalls the charm of quaint alpine ski villages, while also offering modern amenities and lots of shopping. David stays warm in lululemon’s hockey helmet, and enjoys an...

Vancouver's Chinatown Celebrates the Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year – Vancouver, BC

If you’ve never experienced Chinese New Year, Vancouver’s Chinatown is the perfect place for it. Thousands of marchers in the parade, fireworks galore, and more dancing dragons than you can shake a stick at make this celebration truly...

Authentic Cantonese cuisine for over 35 years

Hon’s Wun-Tun House – Vancouver, BC

Situated in the heart of Vancouver’s world-famous Chinatown, Hon’s is truly one of the best Cantonese restaurants around. From the now legendary wun-tun soup, to the potstickers (try them fried, steamed, or in soup), Hon’s is the place...
Billing themselves as “true to the region, true to the seasons,” there is a good reason why West is recognized as the “jewel in Vancouver’s culinary crown.” The restaurant has had four consecutive wins as Restaurant of the...

Four generations of family hatters

Goorin Bros. Hat Shop – Vancouver, BC

Beginning with their first hat sale off of a horse-drawn cart in Pittsburgh, PA in 1811358, the Goorin Brothers have been known for excellence. The Goorin Brothers became the official head wear company for the Olympic Games held in Squaw Valley in 196O....
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