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Most Memorable Wine Tastings: Editors' Choice 2020

It's always a pleasure to taste wine when we travel. These five regions may be classics, but that doesn't mean that they didn't hold surprises.

Favorite Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.

Historical Highlights of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island has a rich history influenced by the gold rush and timber industry. Here are the three destinations that provide glimpses into its past.

Vancouver Island's Spectacular Butchart Gardens

Located just 30 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, the spectacular 135-acre Butchart Gardens surpassed our expectations.

3 Wineries in Cowichan Valley

Southern Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley, dubbed the "Napa of the North," is increasingly renowned for its wineries. Here are three of our favorites.

4 Favorite Vancouver Restaurants

Vancouver and Vancouver Island both have thriving culinary scenes. Here are four restaurants we particularly enjoyed on our last visit.

An Overdue Return to Vancouver

Our stay in the Vancouver area proved that a hotel website is not always an accurate portrayal of a property. Two of the four were worth recommending.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Vancouver

Our writer stayed in four hotels while she was in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, but she came away with two solid recommendations.

Travel With Purpose: 7 Hands-On Conservation Experiences

The Hideaway Report embraces the conservation and sustainability efforts of our recommended properties. Here are 7 where guests can get hands-on experience.

Ocean House: A Floating Ecolodge in British Columbia

Owned by the indigenous Haida Nation, Ocean House is a new 12-room floating ecolodge in British Columbia.

Explore & Restore: 10 Great Outdoor Escapes

The great outdoors means different things to different people. Here are 10 of our favorite hideaways where nature takes center stage.

British Columbia's Kettle Valley Railway Trail

On a visit to British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, we had hoped to spend time on British Columbia's Kettle Valley Railway Trail.

Ohhh, Canada! 15 Great Reasons to Head North

Canada is beckoning travelers. The U.S. dollar is strong and the country is very safe. Here are 15 other reasons to head north of the border.

Notable Vancouver Museums

In addition to its dramatic natural setting and superb selection of restaurants, Vancouver has a handful of world-class museums.

Vancouver Art Galleries

Gastown, Vancouver's oldest quarter, is among the city’s most charming, with a concentration of upscale galleries focusing on top-quality First Nations art.

Hiking Vancouver

Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city encircled by water and deep-green mountains. On this trip, it was a priority for me to explore the city's natural surroundings.

Vancouver's Exquisite Asian Gardens

Vancouver’s Asian population helps give the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and two of my favorite spaces are traditional Chinese and Japanese gardens.

Top Vancouver Micro-Distilleries

Gin is a particular specialty of Vancouver, British Columbia. Andrew Harper visited four micro-distilleries and sampled some absolutely delicious spirits.

Granville Island Market Tour

One of Vancouver’s most popular attractions is the Granville Island Public Market, where visitors can experience all manner of food vendors.

Vancouver Restaurant Discoveries

Dining in Vancouver is a consistent delight. Restaurants serve cuisine from around the world, but the city excels at Asian and Asian-fusion flavors.

Vancouver Discoveries

Vancouver is a striking metropolis. Situated on a peninsula, it is a gleaming forest of glass and steel surrounded by water and deep-green mountains.

8 New Recommended Hotels, December 2016

For the December 2016 issue of the Hideaway Report, Mr. Harper travels to Switzerland and Vancouver, where he discovered eight new luxury hotels.

Letter From the Editor, December 2016

Mr. Harper constructed a two-week itinerary designed to focus on two of Switzerland's major lakes and its most spectacular mountain scenery.

British Columbia Classic Mountain Lodges

At 507 square miles, Yoho is the smallest of four contiguous parks which together form the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Good Taste: Blue Water Café

“Chef Frank Pabst is known for his skill with seafood,” says Mr. Harper, which is exactly what hope to hear regarding a restaurant specializing in fruits de mer

Timeless Cultural Traditions: The Haida

For thousands of years, the Haida Gwaii islands have been the main territory of the Haida, a First Nations culture of skilled seafarers, hunters and traders.

Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver has grown into a culturally diverse metropolis, and its Pacific waterfront and myriad attractions lure hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

New & Noteworthy, April 2015

Andrew Harper shares new and noteworthy news from across the luxury travel industry from April 2015.

Top Most-Visited North American Islands

If you’re considering making your next getaway an island experience, you need not think only of far-flung destinations with long, often expensive flights.

Canada’s Scenic Okanagan Valley

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley had a lot going for it long before its wineries began making premium wines a decade or two ago. Generations of outdoor fun-seekers have flocked here from Vancouver and Calgary (five and eight hours by car, respectively) to hike, bike, climb, camp, boat, swim, fish, golf and party in naturally beautiful surroundings.

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