Test Drive: 2018 Audi SQ5

This sporty SUV is premium and powerful, and ultimately practical

Vancouver Island, BC—situated in the Pacific Northwest—is a picturesque location to test drive German automaker Audi’s newest small, upscale SUV. The island is rich with history and culture, and its landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. We drove the 2018 SQ5 from Victoria to the scenic fishing village of Tofino, located at the northern tip of the peninsula and a popular tourist destination for outdoor …

Word of Mouth: Golden, BC

The little-known treasure tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges has plenty to offer

The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Revelstoke and Yoho, Golden is still a little-known treasure and doesn’t boast boutique hotels or fancy stores. There is, however, an abundance of quality terrain for skiing …

All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC

Sarah Hueniken leads a team on various multi-pitch routes through Field, in Banff National Park

Sarah Hueniken is one of the strongest ice- and mixed-climbers in the world (regardless of gender) and while she does spend time competing, the majority of her year is dedicated to guiding and teaching the sport. She leads private trips for ice-, rock- and alpine-climbing for beginners and experts alike, from Mount Indefatigable to the Bugaboos and back again. We were most interested, however, in …