The Lookout Restaurant, Okanagan Centre, British Columbia

Gray Monk is an important winery in the food story of Canada.  It was founded by the Heiss family who moved to the Okanagan Valley from Europe via Edmonton with dreams of owning a successful vineyard. In 1972, George & Trudy Heiss were at the front of the line presenting their request to be...

The Wildflower @ Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia

Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, it took Canadian Pacific Hotels to build another chateau with luxurious rooms, lots of dining options including the Wildflower, award-winning golf and a full-service spa. Although it’s now a Fairmont property, it remains one of the finest such...

[email protected], Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Vancouver

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is a luxury hotel in the middle of one of the busiest, most modern airports in North America. Recently voted the #1 Airport Hotel in North America for the fifth year in a row at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, this AAA / CAA 4-diamond Vancouver airport luxury hotel...

Blue Hat Bistro at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver

The location of the Blue Hat Bistro  in the Pacific Institute of the Culinary Arts could hardly be better…within a short walk from Granville Island Market.  Operated by internationally trained chefs and owned by one of Canada’s food legends, Yves Potvin. A former French chef, Quebec...

The Lobby Lounge and RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim was built for the 2010 Olympics and the tension in waiting for this luxurious property to fling open its door all across the city and within the travel industry was palpable. It is truly glamorous.  So much so that it’s received the CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award. ...

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

“A luxury tented safari on the edge of the world, in the heart of the glorious wild.”    This only partially sums up Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.  A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, this  eco-safari-style resort Outpost is open seasonally to guests from all over the...

RauDZ Regional Table, Kelowna, British Columbia

When Relais Gourmande veterans, Chef Rod Butters and business partner Audrey Surrao, launched RauDZ Regional Table in Kelowna, it was clear that the city was ready for such a culinary experience. They had come from the coast of Vancouver Island and the extraordinary Wickaninnish Inn where between...

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, Nimmo Bay, British Columbia

” E2 = MC Expectations Exceeded = Memories Created.  The Murray family’s and tourism’s new, Theory of Hospitality. ”  In 1980 the Murray family floated a lodge into from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island to one of the most idyllic locations on the coast of British...

Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf, Chase, British Columbia

In a land of pictographs and ancient traditions, Quaaout Lodge is sharing the time honoured tradition of hospitality.  “With a good heart, we welcome you to our territory.” Elder and former Chief, William Arnouse, named the lodge “Quaaout” which means “when the sun’s rays first hit the...

Swept Away Inn, Port Alberni, British Columbia

Daniel and Bouchra Savard’s Swept Away Inn is not your usual restaurant…it’s part of the 100′ M.V. Songhee a beautifully refurbished, former navy ship and tug boat that had spent the past few years as part of a fishing lodge. Daniel had a vision to restore the the vessel to...