Articles Mentioning British Columbia Hotels

The 12 Best Things to Do in Vancouver

domo k./Flickr Canada is a favorite travel destination for many Americans, attracting more than 12 million visitors each year. A sizable chunk of these travelers head straight to Vancouver, which is arguably one of the coolest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Beyond its stunning nature, you can expect big-city attractions, hospitable locals, and gastronomic greatness.…

The 13 Most Beautiful Lakeside Hotels in the World

When hot weather hits, travelers tend to have beaches on their brain. And while taking a refreshing dip in the ocean is a blissful way to beat the heat, there’s something special about the often-forgotten lake vacation. With opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and lounging, lakes also make for great playgrounds in the summertime. So before…

A Guide to the Best Islands in Canada

When most Americans think of an island vacation, they likely envision the Caribbean or Hawaii. But Canada has plenty of beautiful destinations that are great for getting away from it all, too. Some of these, like Galiano Island, are best for outdoorsy pursuits such as hiking and canoeing. Meanwhile, Fogo Island is home to a…

9 Unexpected Urban Beaches Around the World

Cities like Miami, San Diego, and Honolulu are beloved for their combination of urban pleasures and oceanside beauty. There, upscale dining and lively bars lie a short distance from a soft blanket of sand and beautiful waters. Well, while you may not realize it, cities like Paris and Berlin have beaches, too. Though they’re not…

The Best Places to Go Zip-Lining in the World

John Y. Can/Flickr While zip lines are often associated with military boot camps, the aerial runways are typically used by thrill-seeking vacationers these days. Folks choose to soar above trees and fly over beaches to feel like a superhero for a few minutes. And while the jolt of adrenalin may not be enough to plan…

7 Affordable and Awesome Summer Vacations for 2017

Summer is a great time for a vacation, especially for families, since the kids are out of school. However, it can be difficult to find a great trip that doesn’t break the bank. But don’t worry, an affordable vacation doesn’t have to be boring by any means. From destinations serviced by cheap flights to ones…

Incredible Hot Springs in Canada and Where to Stay Nearby

Courtesy of Flickr/pentaboxes Welcome to Oyster! Your online authority on all things hot springs. And Canada. Just kidding — as you know, we’re hotel experts, but perhaps you’ve noticed our obsession of late with geothermal hot springs and Canadian travel destinations. Of course, outdoor hot springs in Canada are a mind-blowingly magical combo of the…

11 Amazing Places to See Cherry Blossoms Around the World

Cherry blossom season is a short and sweet affair that only lasts around two weeks, though many people spend months anticipating the beautiful and delicate blossoms. While most blooms are typically a pale pink or snow white hue, there are more than 600 varieties of cherry blossom trees that burst in colors such as bubble…

Top 5 Road Trips From Vancouver

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Julia Vancouver is a city that makes room for nature—Stanley Park alone makes it feel different from other urban centers. And there’s more environmental planning in the works: the city wants every resident to live within a five-minute walk of a green space by 2020, and plans to enhance its forest canopy…