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Study and Go Abroad spring fairs

Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo - highlighting global education opportunities

Spectacular beachfront comfort at Ocean Village Resort in Tofino, B.C.

After the summer crowds clear out, Ocean Village in Tofino is a wonderful place to go for a kicked-back weekend with the kids, romance, surfing, or all of the above...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Winnie the Pooh, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan plus films on newspapers and travel

The boy wizard is now a young man and takes his final movie bow in Harry Potter #8.The series ends on a high. (Read more)

The promise and peril of a road trip

Geezers hit the road. Sometimes the road hits back.

Finding spiritual meaning through mortality

It’s Sunday afternoon. Even the cherry blossoms and daffodils won’t stop the rain in Vancouver. Deep in thought, I head through the drizzle towards Horseshoe Bay on the express bus, oblivious to...

Last chance to win a three day getaway to Tofino

Two days left to win a three day getaway at Ocean Village Resort in Tofino. Surf, walk the beach in front of your cabin and enjoy the stunning views at Pacific Rim Park. The beachfront cabins as...

A walk in the woods with Sea to Sky Expeditions

Mark Waldbillig of Sea to Sky Expeditions can't wait to see what the new post-Olympic tourist season has in store.

Wintering at a summer resort in Roche Harbor, Washington

A winter weekend at the Roche Harbor summer resort offers peace and calm away from the storm.

Summer in Provence: stories from a wandering chef

The people I work for are generally the rich and not so famous. Gardeners, pool men, nannies, Range Rovers and myself as chef are all commonplace accessories, and a yacht or two often completes the...

A Brit’s love affair with Vancouver

I was warned that once you come to Vancouver, you will never want to leave. Now that I have left, I want to come home.