Features

Golden rules
It’s known for its great skiing, but Golden holds treasures of all kinds for snow enthusiasts visiting British Columbia
Online Exclusive: Local heli-ski legend explains how the sport has changed over the years

Ice in our vines
Ontario’s Niagara Icewine Festival has turned into a signature oenophile event — one that requires stamina and an appreciation for this fragrant jewel of the vines
Online Exclusive: Interactive map on where to go, stay and play in the Niagara Region

Gear of the year
From inflatable paddleboards to down jackets, a guide to the best new stuff for Canadian travellers
Online Exclusives:
Rolling through the vineyards: taking MEC’s Audax Pannier on a Sonoma County Ride
Gear Blog anniversary: standout gear for women
Mission impossible: organizing the unorganizable woman
Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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Notebook
Silver linings

GATEWAY
Around the Arctic in 1,095 days
Online Exclusive: Excerpt from James Raffan’s book

A night on ice
Online Exclusive: Meet the owner of North America’s only ice hotel

The grape escape
Online Exclusive: Biking through the Napa Valley and a shop stop in St. Helena, California

‘Appy trails
Online Exclusive: Five more travel apps

ONE CITY
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Go ice climbing, take in the Bon Soo Winter Carnival and sample Italian-inspired fare in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Online Exclusive: Three Ontario cities with winter activities

TEN BEST
Cool camping: the best chilly spots to pitch your tent this winter