These days there are so many five-star accommodations, offering such a stunning array of luxury amenities, that it seems like they pop up on every block. But which one stands out? I asked a few celebrities about their favourite places to stay when visiting the Best Coast.
Vancouver native Chris Taylor is a personal-finance columnist for Reuters in New York City. He has been published in Fortune, Money, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, and more. He has won journalism awards from the National Press Club, the Deadline Club and the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
Ruth Berhe is an unassuming 21-year-old Canadian from Edmonton, who started her career by crooning six-second clips on Vine. She sat down to chat about the thrill ride of going from relative anonymity, to being signed by Columbia Records and having one of the hottest songs on the charts.
07/05/2016 03:36 EDT
It's a nice problem to have: When you achieve your lifelong goal, what do you do next? That's the question Spencer O'Brien has been wrestling with. Earlier this year the 28-year-old British Columbian found herself atop the snowboard world with a slopestyle gold medal at the Winter X Games in Aspen, a moment she had dreamed about for years.
05/31/2016 05:54 EDT
We rolled on through Port-au-Prince, encountering pockets of garbage and smoke and poverty so extreme it seemed to punch you right in the face. Our SUV's tinted windows were rolled up tight, since my children might "look like money" to those in the encampments, our driver advised. At that moment, tweets about the Met Gala were rolling in.
05/13/2016 03:20 EDT
"I've had people come up to me and say 'I work in Silicon Valley, I do what Monica does, and you nailed it.' They say it's actually uncomfortable to watch because it's so realistic."
04/06/2016 02:39 EDT
In a fast-changing media world, it's hard to wrap your mind around how much clout Lilly Singh has. So here are a few statistics to help you out: 8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel ("IISuperwomanII"). More than a billion total views. A new documentary, "A Trip to Unicorn Island," about her recent 27-city world tour. Not bad for a girl from Scarborough, Ont., wouldn't you say?
02/17/2016 01:16 EST
Having been bullied as a kid for her unique looks, Winnie became a contestant on the program America's Next Top Model, and now finds herself as one of the most in-demand models in the world. She sat down to talk about her whirlwind of a career -- and to ask her Canadian fans one question in particular.
01/28/2016 02:08 EST
Damen Bell-Holter, a 25-year-old, 6'9" gentle giant, is making headlines for speaking out about the issue of youth suicides, which have plagued First Nations communities.
12/14/2015 03:18 EST
"At present, the list of Canadians with whom I would like to have relations now with starts with Sophie, followed by Justin. And then, of course, Anne Murray."
10/22/2015 02:53 EDT
There's just something special about Ontario cottage country, everything from the way the light streams through the pines and birches, to the call of the loons amplified across the water, to the unmistakable taste of fresh cobs of corn.
08/05/2015 06:13 EDT
"Here I am going through it, and I'm still on a skateboard. It's a different visual of what menopause looks like. I just thought, I've got a big mouth, why don't I take one for the team and put it out there? If it helps take the trepidation away for just one woman, then it's worth it."
04/05/2015 01:06 EDT
It was electric to have professional basketball in town, if only for those few years.
02/05/2015 03:01 EST
The West Coast is a part of who their father is. And that's an important thing for them to know.
12/08/2014 04:54 EST
Just because we're in New York, doesn't mean we don't miss the hell out of Vancouver sometimes.
10/20/2014 09:33 EDT
I'm 42 now, with two kids. One of them is almost taller than me. Time is running out here. So, Canucks? Just one Cup victory in my lifetime would be great.
09/22/2014 08:11 EDT
Art Phillips would have been 84 this month. He was here, astride Vancouver as a former mayor and member of Parliament and a founder of the investment firm Phillips, Hager & North. And now he's not. I didn't know him by any of those official titles, of course. I only knew him as a stepfather. And today, I remember.
09/08/2014 05:49 EDT
This trip wasn't about ease. After spending almost 15 years abroad in the U.S., it was about reconnecting with the heart and soul of British Columbia: The vistas of Pacific beaches, the calls of the ravens at daybreak, the natural spirits that populate every curve in the coastline.
08/30/2014 05:33 EDT
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