Driving to the Arctic Circle in Mazda SUVs

Conquering threatening terrain and a race against time to experience this remote corner of the world

A car in our caravan of Mazdas careened into a snow drift, the sun wouldn’t emerge for another 30 days, and we were still hours from Inuvik—the last Canadian city before the banks of the world’s northernmost ocean. Welcome to the Arctic Circle. Temperature: -22 Fahrenheit. The Mazda CX-5 SUV, wedged face-first in the pristine snow, cuts a cartoonish figure against a peaceful backdrop of …

Winemaking Through Gravity at Martin’s Lane

A stunning, minimalist winery in the Canadian Okanagan Valley

Nestled in the stunning Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, the renowned Mission Hill Winery has just opened a new addition to its estate. As with the previous wineries at this location, Martin’s Lane is primarily designed by Tom Kundig, the Seattle-based, award-winning architect also known for his love of gizmos—something apparent in his design. Not only does his design impress, the wine is extraordinary …

Word of Mouth: Quartier International, Montréal

Delving deeper than business in this downtown district

Business districts aren’t typically hubs of excitement, but don’t tell that to Montréal. It’s here that the city’s commercial core has made a community where culture and style can thrive. The Quartier International business district has become known for its openness to diversity and willingness to integrate different cultures, and the neighborhood’s shops, hotels, museums, and restaurants reflect this ethos. Multi-story murals cling to the …