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Discover the real lives of Vikings at the Royal BC Museum

Did you know that 'viking' is actually a verb? A new exhibit looks deep into the real lives of a people surrounded by myth and legend.

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa: the ultimate winter experience

With its warm cedar interiors accented with natural colours and glowing fires, Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa exudes quiet comfort and luxury. Located in the heart of Whistler village...

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort: a perfect family getaway in Ucluelet, BC

Enjoy a family getaway this spring break in Ucluelet, British Columbia. Book a family package at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort or stay in a one or two bedroom trail suites for three nights or more...

Five cool things to do in Whistler, BC over spring break

With 109 centimetres of new snow in the past 7 days, winter at Whistler is officially on.

Ride to Whistler, BC, on Pacific Coach

The ride to Whistler, British Columbia, was a comfy and relaxing delight-–a moving canvas of snow-dressed mountains, cityscapes, and big-box stores along the highway. It was dark when we headed out,...

A Canadian's travel guide to Nashville, Tennessee

As someone who admittedly has a distaste for most country music, I never thought I'd find myself in Nashville. Instead, what I discovered in Nashville was much more than just country music.

Savvy travel hacker explains how to fly abroad on the cheap

Travel the world for next to nothing with not-so-secret travel hacking tips from entrepreneur and travel coach Matt Bailey

Young BC business professionals take us around the world in new travel and culture series

CHEK TV’s latest original program is set to bring a fresh look at the world of business travel, dining, arts, and culture, with two hosts who epitomize young, successful business...

VolunTourism: seeing the world to save the world has unexpected complexities

Emily Chan graduated from high school and became a "VolunTourist" in rural India. Now she looks back.

Vancouver's The Travel Guys to air in Canada

They've gotten up close and personal with panda bears in Xian, China, snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and dressed as samurai warriors in Osaka, Japan. All in a days work for...