The Spa by Ivanka Trump

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Whilst Vancouver is best known as a nature lover’s paradise, with all of its unbridled, beautiful landscapes ripe for hikes, skiing, and water-sports, it’s also becoming an increasingly luxurious destination for purposeful rest and rejuvenation. The Spa by Ivanka Trump, opened in January 2017 and inside the Trump Hotel, encapsulates this, with its heavenly combination... Read more »

Winter in Alberta

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A life without adventure is a life not lived, and so it was time to live life to the full and go adventuring. I was to explore the province of Alberta in Canada and all that it had to offer in the depths of Winter. Starting from Edmonton and travelling by road along the Icefields... Read more »

Miraj Hammam Spa

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After living in the Middle East for almost two years, I have gotten to love – and know what makes a good Hammam. And so, with my fourth intercontinental expat relocation to Vancouver, Canada, I have been thrilled to have discovered, a few weeks ago, that Canada’s oldest (and therefore likely best) Hammam, lies in... Read more »

Marmot Basin

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Mid November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,698m - 2,612m / Vertical Drop- 914m PISTES: 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 20% Expert LIFTS: 7 (Chairs-6 / Carpets-1) SLOPES: 1,720 acres / 91 named Pistes (51.7km) SNOW: Very snow sure. 10% of pistes have snow making capabilities.... Read more »

Lake Louise

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Early November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,646m - 2,637m / Vertical Drop- 991m PISTES: 25% Beginner / 45% Intermediate / 30% Expert LIFTS: 10 (Gondola-1 / Chairs-5 / Button-1 / Carpets-3) SLOPES: 4,200 acres / 145 named pistes SNOW: 680 acres of snowmaking capabilities LIFT TICKET:... Read more »

Whistler Film Festival 2017

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Have you ever wanted to be one of those people who go ‘up the mountains’ for a holiday? Or perhaps you wouldn’t think twice about travelling all the way to Canada for a film festival? As a non-skier, but a lover of movies, I fall into the second category, and although the flight was long,... Read more »

Café Boulud

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After I worked up an appetite from my morning swim, I navigated myself to the second floor with high expectation of my first meal at this establishment. With flashes of metal for a luxurious air filling the upper level, I was graciously welcomed by the hostess at the Café Boulud restaurant. Headed by the world... Read more »

Four Seasons Toronto

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The calibre of modern luxury has long anchored the financial skyline of Toronto with grandeur. In recent years, only a handful of hoteliers have the capability to carve its mark in Canada’s most competitive urban landscape. As a Canadian-based global flagship, the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto has certainly succeeded by taking a significant step... Read more »