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(Sponsor content) A Vancouver break is where city, beach and epic mountains meet

There’s a saying in Vancouver: the west coast is the best coast. Join the locals strolling along the city’s iconic seawall and you’ll soon agree. There’s a special kind of magic where the towering forests of Stanley Park meet the sparkling waters of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains beckon just beyond Alaska-bound cruise ships sailing under the Lions Gate Bridge.

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(Sponsor content) For the Evening Standard: Get to know Vancouver’s neighbourhoods on a city break this summer

Vancouver is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own unique culture and feel, leaving you spoiled for choice as you craft your perfect summer holiday experience. With British Airways new summer flight to Vancouver, flying from London Gatwick up to six times per week, it’s easier than ever to escape to this Pacific Coast jewel nestled between the mountains and the sea.

Here’s the perfect plan for getting to know Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, from cobblestones to coffee shops and everything in between…

Read the read in the Evening Standard’s Escapist Advertising Feature

(Sponsor Content) Summer in Edmonton: Find your passion in Canada’s Festival City

As the snow melts and the country emerges from winter hibernation, festival season swings into gear from coast to coast. But here’s a little secret for the rest of Canada: In Edmonton, festival season lasts all year. There’s no settling in for a long winter’s nap here – there are more festivals in Alberta’s capital than there are weeks in the year, and the city’s been alive with festivals celebrating lights, arts, culture and sport all winter through…

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For CBC: Find peace with these Iconic Yukon landscapes (Sponsored content)

The gold rush poet Robert W. Service is best known for tales of hardscrabble life in the Klondike. But like everyone who makes it to the Yukon, he was awed by the stark, stunning beauty of the land, writing:

“It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder,

It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.”

As 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, there’s no better time to seek out the magic and mystery of these lands…

For PAX News: Air Canada bids farewell to Lucie Guillemette, highlights YVR’s status as a premier Asia-Pacific gateway

Air Canada event coverage by Vancouver travel writer Christina Newberry
Air Canada welcomed Vancouver travel trade professionals to an event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel that was packed with updates on Wednesday (April 12), including a restructuring at Air Canada Vacations (ACV) and the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, after 36 years with the airline…

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For Harley-Davidson Canada: Harley Owners Group Membership Guide

It was a pleasure to work with my long-time client Fresh Air Productions on the 2023 Harley Owners Group™ Membership Guide. In addition to copy-editing the full guide, I wrote the ride descriptions for 10 epic Canadian rides – one for each province – as recommended by local riding experts in the regions.

It’s a beautiful project and such a fun way to show off the landscapes of this country.

BC ride by travel writer Christina Newberry

PEI ride by travel writer Christina Newberry

 

 

For CBC: Experience the Yukon: Perfect winter Whitehorse itinerary (Sponsored Content)

Perched at the top of Canada, the Yukon is well known as a prime destination for spotting the elusive Northern Lights. But there’s much more to this unique territory than its spectacular skies.

In this four-day itinerary, you’ll experience vibrant city life, explore the snowy backcountry and get to know the locals while making plenty of time to gaze into the spectacular depths of every northern winter night…

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For CBC: Broaden Your Horizons at Cornucopia this Fall (Sponsored Content)

Fall has been a time for learning since we laced up our first back-to-school shoes. This year, Whistler’s Cornucopia invites you to open your mind – and your palate – to fresh ideas and inspiration at signature events, chef’s demonstrations, delicious winery dinners and educational drink seminars. Made for the epicurious, Whistler’s fall festival of food and drink takes place November 4 to 6, 10 to 20 and 25 to 27…

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FOR TIME OUT’S LIST OF THE WORLD’S COOLEST NEIGHBOURHOODS 2022: WEST END, VANCOUVER

Don’t confuse Vancouver’s West End with the West Side (across False Creek) or West Vancouver (a different city altogether); you’ll find this trendy neighbourhood on the city’s downtown peninsula, just south of Coal Harbour. Once a quiet enclave for the elite, the West End is now boisterous. Davie Village serves as home base for the city’s LGBTQ+ community (be sure to pop into the historic Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium for some queer lit) and you’ll find bars serving all types of folks along Davie Street. For restaurants and retail, you can’t beat Denman and Robson Streets. Robson skews high-end, while Denman is the place for hole-in-the-wall eats. But the real colour here is provided by mother nature in the form of 405-hectare Stanley Park and the aptly named Sunset Beach.

The perfect day Wake up at The Burrard, a ’50s motel converted into a hip boutique pad with a palm-filled courtyard. Grab a cruiser bike and head for the seawall, pausing at Tartine Bread and Pies for pastries. Ride all the way around Stanley Park, then make your way to Kingyo on Denman Street for fabulous Japanese small plates before dancing the night away at Celebrities: Vancouver’s biggest gay nightclub.

Plan your trip Don’t miss Vancouver’s annual Pride Festival, one of North America’s largest. Weeks of parties and events culminate in a Pride Parade that draws upwards of 100,000 people to the West End. As if that wasn’t enough, Pride overlaps with the Celebration of Light, the world’s longest-running offshore fireworks competition, held at the end of July at English Bay.

Check out the best things to do in Vancouver

Christina Newberry 
Contributor, Canada
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For CBC: The best Kelowna autumn activities for lovers of Okanagan wine, cider, and beer (Sponsored content)

Everyone knows that a top-rated Okanagan Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with dark chocolate or sharp cheese. And on an autumn visit to Kelowna, you can take the merging of wine and food much deeper with multi-course winemakers’ dinners featuring some of the region’s best vintages and chefs.

But Kelowna in the fall is not just about the wine. The bountiful harvest season is a spectacular time to get outdoors and experience all that the land and the lake have to offer. It’s also a perfect chance to extend your stay for an exploration of Kelowna’s craft beer and cider scenes…

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