Ride the rails through the Rocky Mountains, from Vancouver to Banff

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, its dapper carriages climbing leisurely from multicultural Vancouver to the peak-ringed resort of Banff. The two-day route, following historic and hard-won train tracks, reveals supersized summits, pioneering settlements and forested valleys stalked by grizzly bears.

The ultimate hotel guide to Vancouver

With its mountains, forested coastline and buzzing arts scene, it’s no surprise the Canadian city is home to a crop of eco-minded and nature-themed hotels  — with the odd rock ‘n’ roll flourish thrown in. 

Go West: five frozen landscapes to ski in Canada and the USA

From a new hut-to-hut round-trip to expanded resorts, epic back-country routes and bargain cat skiing, we round up North America’s top terrain.

Can you ride Kicking Horse? Canada's pro-ski resort is now even bigger

Have you got what it takes to tackle the infamous inclines at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort? British Columbia’s pro-ski terrain has expanded to incorporate another perilous peak — an addictive prospect for expert skiers.

Aquatic adventures: Caving & kayaking in Canada

From helicopter tours to kayaking on meltwater and heading down ice caves, British Columbia is awash with adventure opportunities

Family travel: British Columbia from surf to snow

Travel wishes can come true if you dream, plan and graft hard enough. And they don't need to break the bank or take too much of your overstretched time. One of our family writers recounts her favourite trip to British Columbia, moving from surf to snow.

British Columbia: All aboard the snow train

Whistler and Sun Peaks are two exceptional ski resorts, each offering something for everyone. And both are now within easy striking distance from the buzzing city of Vancouver

British Columbia: Hidden gems

Relatively unknown to winter sports lovers, these five resorts in Canada's British Columbia are crying out to be discovered, offering a mix of seclusion, epic scenery, vibrant nightlife and, above all, fantastic skiable terrain

City life: Vancouver

A growing Chinese influence, soon-to-be legal cannabis industry and nascent arts scene are helping transform one of the world's 'most liveable' cities

Vancouver: A force of nature

The Canadian coastal city of Vancouver packs a serious punch as a family holiday destination: you're never far from the wonders of nature in this chic urban jungle and there's plenty to keep both parents and their charges entertained

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