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Unforgettable Voyages Through the Arctic

Silversea now offers Arctic voyages through both the Northwest and Northeast passages, where cruise-goers can see spectacular scenery and wildlife.

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.

The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

Travel With Purpose: 8 Hands-On Conservation Experiences

The Hideaway Report embraces the conservation and sustainability efforts of our recommended properties. Here are 8 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.

9 Hotels With Secret Cinemas

When a cinema is attached to a luxury hotel, seeing a movie becomes an even more special experience. Here are 9 hotels where film buffs can feel right at home.

Explore & Restore: 11 Great Outdoor Escapes

The great outdoors means different things to different people. Here are 11 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.

A Walking Tour of Montréal, Where Chocolate Is the Highlight

Like its European cousins, Montréal has many opulent chocolate shops. This self-guided tour highlights 7 of the most notable chocolate shops in North America.

Best Luxury Hotels in the U.S. and Canada: Grand Awards 2017

Each year, we have the pleasure of singling out particularly memorable hotels for our Grand Awards. These are the winners in the United States and Canada.

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.

A Guide to the National Parks of the Rocky Mountains

Four national parks in the Rocky Mountains that every traveler should add to their bucket list: Yellowstone, Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton.

7 Newly Recommended Hotels, February 2016

The February Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to the Canadian Rockies and to Brittany, France, where he evaluates new luxury hotels and resorts.

Notable Calgary Restaurants

One might not expect to find much culinary imagination in a place formerly synonymous with campsite meals, but Calgary has developed an innovative food scene.

Calgary: A Big City With Easygoing Western Charm

The easiest connection to Banff is through Calgary, a vibrant city of more than a million, set along the Bow River.

Edmonton: Gateway to Jasper

The nearest airport to Jasper National Park is in Edmonton, which rises from the Alberta prairies 140 miles east of the Rockies.

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