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CULTURE
Off Piste: Nahanni Reforestation Photography Book
Nahanni Arntzen was born inside a teepee on the shore of the Kingcome River in remote British Columbia. Her parents were tree-planters, hired by logging companies to repopulate the large swaths of land left naked by clear cutting forestry operations...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Kelowna
Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia's agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada's answer...
TRAVEL
Mission Hill Winery
As the world's second largest country in geographical area, Canada's vast terrain varies greatly. But as a nation stereotypically synonymous with ice hockey and year-round winter, it's hard to imagine that in British Columbia there's the Okanagan...
FOOD-DRINK
Bay Meats Butcher Shop Beef Jerky
Globalization may have reduced the number of surprising discoveries one makes in foreign lands, but the art of travel can still lead to exciting finds. The latest example of this is Bay Meats Butcher Shop's gluten-free beef jerky, a delicious...
FOOD-DRINK
A 100% Canadian Vodka from Odd Society Spirits
It's no secret that vodka is a crowded space in the alcohol industry, often with differentiation between brands seeming to begin and end with the label. So when Vancouver native Gordon Glanz set out to develop a distillery in the Canadian city after...
FOOD-DRINK
East Van Roasters
Just a short walk from Vancouver, BC's historic Gastown neighborhood lies East Van Roasters. Situated in the city's Downtown Eastside neighborhood, the airy facility fills the surrounding blocks with a nutty, toasted scent. The recently opened non...
TECH
Charged: Afterguard
Racing out on the ocean, the wind can whip mercilessly and consistently, throwing an endless barrage of sea-spray and hurtling your craft faster than its sails and keel can handle. Other times, a swirling gust changes directions without notice or...
FOOD-DRINK
BETA5 Chocolate
When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend's recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it's a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of...
STYLE
Roots XL Collection
Classic pieces, done exceptionally well, are hard to beat—especially when it comes to sweats. After consistently releasing some of the best sportswear in the world (including several runs of Winter Olympics uniforms for their home nation Canada...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Toronto
Much more than just Canada's most populous city, Toronto bustles with international and culturally affluent inhabitants, alongside plenty of surprises. We once explored its soul food scene, but that's just one aspect of the city's stellar dining...
CULTURE
Interview: Gary Taxali
Art and commerce are traditionally thought of as opposing forces. Of course, this is especially true for artists who's work lands on both advertisements and gallery walls. Finding inspiration from commercial work while maintaining a sense of integrity...
TRAVEL
Cool Hunting Video: Porsche Camp 4 Ice Driving
We recently trekked 75 miles north of Montreal to the Mecaglisse motorsport complex in the dead of winter to attend the Porsche Camp 4 Canada ice driving school. On a crisp day that delivered plenty of snow, we put the 2014 Cayman, 911 Carrera S...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Vancouver
The Great White North isn't all pond hockey and maple syrup—Canada's west coast province of British Columbia holds its own unique identity to the rest of the country and indeed the world. Drawing on influences from home and abroad, the country's largest...
DESIGN
Off Piste: Westcomb
Commonplace in innovative markets like the tech industry, the term "early adopter" is generally used to describe influential individuals doing just as it sounds; taking a leap of faith with a new product or technology. While often attributed to...
FOOD-DRINK
Soma Chocolatemaker
There's something about cold weather and comfort food that go hand-in-hand and any excuse to enjoy more chocolate is a welcome one, so it was a pleasure to indulge in some of the best from Toronto's SOMA Chocolatemaker. Opting for small-batch production...
STYLE
Roots
What do David Bowie and a sporty varsity jacket have in common? Roots. In 1987 America's Libraries tapped the music icon and reputed reader to pose for a literacy campaign, and Bowie was shown reading in a signature Roots jacket. But a look through...
STYLE
Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile
Opening just over a month ago, Clark Street Mercantile is a modest boutique in Montreal aimed at the discerning gentleman. Clothing, footwear, apothecary, pens and paper, magazines, accessories, artwork, bags, blankets, tonic and grenadine, razors...
STYLE
Black Scale + Mehrathon Canada Edition Release
LA-based streetwear brand Black Scale was started in 2008 by Michael “Mega” Yabut and Alfred De Tagle, and in just five short years they have opened stores in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. They've been responsible for collaborations with...
FOOD-DRINK
Yummus by Yash
Yashar Nijati—known as Yash—was lucky to try hummus for the first time in Allepo, Syria, which set the bar pretty high. Upon returning home to Vancouver following a summer in Beirut, Abu Gosh, Jaffa, and Amman in 2009, Yash found that the same love...
DESIGN
Interview: Raymond Biesinger
Montreal-based Raymond Biesinger is a self-taught illustrator. His work has featured in publications including the New Yorker, Monocle, the Guardian, Time, GQ, Dwell, the Globe & Mail. With such immense commercial success, we recently caught up...
STYLE
Neighbour's Vancouver Storefront
Neighbour, a small men's clothing boutique in Vancouver's Gastown area, gets the mix just right through owner Saager Dilawri's personal picks of lesser known brands and unique collaborations. Since the shop's opening, Dilawri has consistently impressed...
DESIGN
Scott & Scott Architects Alpine Cabin
Having grown tired of life in established firms, Vancouver-based architects Susan and David Scott ditched their digs in favor of the road less traveled, founding Scott and Scott Architects to focus on designing projects in more challenging environments...
CULTURE
Guy Laramée

 Examining evolution through the dual lens of spirituality and science, Montreal-based book sculptor Guy Laramée creates miniature landscapes from antiquated paperbacks. Drawing upon over three decades of experience as an interdisciplinary...
FOOD-DRINK
Patagonia Provisions Salmon Jerky
As pioneers of the organic cotton manufacturing movement, California's Patagonia is always one to push their limits to provide a superior product that they're proud to put their name on. After a number of unsuccessful attempts to break into the...
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