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TRAVEL GUIDE: BRITISH COLUMBIA


The Canadian Rockies wilderness. Whistler, one of the world's premier ski destinations and all-season resorts. Cosmopolitan and hip Vancouver, an outdoor lover's paradise with its great location on the Pacific Ocean... Where do you begin to explore this Canadian province set between Alberta and the Pacific Ocean? From hiking to skiing to scenic train rides and gastronomic delights, British Columbia offers amazing diversity.


RESTAURANTS

West Restaurant in Vancouver


HOTELS

STAYING IN
Vancouver Hotels
Vancouver Hotel Search
Vancouver Top 10 Hotels

Vancouver Top Hotel Ratings

The Wedgewood Hotel

A room at the Opus Hotel

FEATURED HOTELS
The Fairmont Waterfront
Enjoy views everywhere at this hotel!
Opus Hotel
High fashion has come to Vancouver's Yaletown District.
Metropolitan Hotel

Build a Feng Shui refuge and they will come.


BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in Victoria
Planning a trip to Victoria? Whether you're going to see the sights or simply relax, Victoria has a hotel that meets your needs. Just make sure to review these hotel descriptions, ratings and room photos before making a reservation.

Rest easy at the Strathcona Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia

Get some R&R at the Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

WHERE TO STAY
Hotels in Whistler
If your next vacation destination is Whistler, go prepared. Use these hotel reviews, ratings and descriptions to find your ideal accommodations at this pleasant spot in Lotus Land.


SPAS

SPAS
Best Spas in Canada
From the Fairmont Chateau in British Columbia to the Spa Givenchy Les Trois Tilleuls in Quebec, Canada has plenty of world-class spas to choose from. View our list of some of the most exclusive, luxurious spas in Canada that will help massage away your stress.

Ancient Cedars Spa


Pools at Spa Utopia & Salon

UTOPIA
A Lavish Spa
The 12,000-square-foot Spa Utopia & Salon at the waterfront Pan Pacific Vancouver focuses on the use of fresh local ingredients and "Canada-inspired" treatments.


THE ROYAL TREATMENT
Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
This idyllic retreat in Whistler, BC, Canada offers Indonesian spa treatments that emphasize the importance of herbal healing practices and balancing one’s mind, body and spirit.

A spa bath at the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada


TRAVEL

Vancouver's West End

72-HOUR VACATION
Vancouver
This vibrant Pacific Northwest city seduces visitors with its breathtaking mountain and ocean-view setting. Home to the mildest weather in all of Canada, Vancouver offers fantastic skiing in three major areas as well as some of the best multi-cultural menus in the world.


BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
Vancouver
With first-class hotels, upscale shopping, progressive architecture and a visitor-friendly culture, it's no wonder that this city constantly enchants business and tourist travelers alike. Read about what else Canada's largest West Coast metropolis has to offer.
Vancouver at night

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada

A YEAR-ROUND PLAYGROUND
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this stunning chateau is one of Canada's most luxurious alpine escapes. Whether you come for sleigh rides and dog sledding or alpine hiking among spring wildflowers, it's the perfect place to hang your hat (or show shoes, or bathing suit).

A ROCKING TRAIN
Whistler Mountaineer

Canada's newest tourist train, Whistler Mountaineer, will transport passengers on a three-hour journey between Vancouver and Whistler, through some of British Columbia's most dramatic scenery.

A Transportation Experience of a Lifetime: Rocky Mountaineer Railtours

Whistler Mountaineer's trains

A horse-drawn carriage ride in front of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria, Canada

TOP 10 ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
Victoria
Quaint and charming, with some of the best year-round weather in Canada, Victoria, situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is a sweet romantic destination. Start your vacation by exploring Victoria’s Inner Harbor with the Undersea Gardens and Government Buildings.

YOGA RETREATS & HEALTH RESORTS

TOP 10 HEALTH RETREATS
Alive Health Resort
They don’t call it Alive for nothing. Nestled in the beautiful Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, this resort will bring you back to nature and nurture you with spa and bodywork treatments, indoor/outdoor physical activity, and interactive education programs.

Alive Health Resort


Yasodhara Ashram

TOP 10 YOGA RETREATS
Yasodhara Ashram
Retreat to this ashram community, founded in 1963 by Swami Sivananda Radha. With an emphasis on yoga as more than mere physical exercise, Yasodhara ensures that guests are not distracted, but remain focused on thinking, walking, reading and breathing.

DESTINATION PLANNER

LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Olympic Winter Games Guide
The 2010 Olympic Winter Games were held Feb. 12- 28, 2010, but it's still a fine time to visit. Check out our guide to getting the best of Vancouver and Whistler.
Top 10 Restaurants in Vancouver & Whistler for the Olympic Winter Games

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Olympic Winter Games

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