The Best Islands in Canada

It seems impossible that one could spend a day in the wilderness without seeing another human being and still be within easy range of a five-star hotel and a sumptuous meal. But many of Canada’s islands have managed to hold on to their finest asset — untamed and unchanged natural beauty — while upping the ante with prize-winning restaurants and resorts.

More Than Walk In Woods; B.C. island excellent place to try Japanese forest bathing

In the mood for a little forest bathing, my wife Kerry and I make a beeline for mt. erskine provincial park. truth be told, we really didn't even know what forest bathing was until five minutes earlier. that's when Janet Clouston, executive director of the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce, told us this Gulf Island between mainland british Columbia and Vancouver Island was famous for it.

#TravelTuesday: Beyond the Cover – Canada’s 150

#TravelTuesday: Beyond the Cover – Canada’s 150

Two-part series: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

We told you all about Canada’s 150th birthday in our summer issue, see Jet Setter: Rocky Mountaineer. This summer, tourism is in full swing with Canadians traveling in-country and other tourists coming to beautiful British Columbia to celebrate Canada’s 150 up close and personal.

Opportunity to be part of a resort community at The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

Opportunity to be part of a resort community at The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

SALT SPRING ISLAND IN THE GULF ISLANDS HAS LONG BEEN A PLAYGROUND FOR METRO VANCOUVER’S AFFLUENT, WITH MILLION-DOLLAR VACATION HOMES BEING PASSED DOWN THROUGH THREE OR FOUR GENERATIONS, PUTTING ISLAND LIFE OUT OF REACH FOR MANY AVERAGE INCOME EARNERS.