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British Columbia

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 of the collection is the work of Bill Reid, a celebrated...

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 British Columbia to gave underwater music in the...
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 - the more points, the higher the value. Today, these blankets...

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 don't forget the cookies and Seattle's Best coffee. If you haven't gotten...
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, which provides views that go on for miles and miles (or...

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 Olympic medal ceremony, as well as restaurants, a pub, and skiing...

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 memorable. For more information about Vancouver's Chinatown, check out...

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 to go for a quick and delicious meal. And it's not just for tourists --...
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 Year by the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, a prestigious four star rating by...

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. Having a location in Vancouver doesn't hurt either --...
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