Category: Destination Lowdown

Top 5 Ski Resorts in North America

Have you ever found yourself wondering which are the most amazing places to ski or snowboard in North America? Well, Leavetown.com has the answers! Using something called the Pure Awesomeness Factor (PAF), Zrankings, a website that takes in “gobs” of information to help you “find Awesome better than anybody else,” has compiled an extensive list […]

Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa, Amazing Luxury with a Personal Touch!

Looking for a mountain getaway where everything is at your fingertips? Then the Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa is the place for you, offering the extreme luxury you’ve always dreamed of, with a personal touch that adds just a little extra something to elevate your holiday from “great” to “amazing!” Located right on Banff Avenue, […]

SilverStar Mountain Resort Ski and Snowboarding Guide

Silver Star Mountain features the best of both worlds: small-town charm with big mountain terrain. This world class resort is renowned for being one of Canada’s most popular family destinations, boasting fantastic beginners’ runs in addition to 55km of groomed Nordic trails, backcountry terrain and Terrain Park in addition to classic alpine runs. In fact, […]

A Beginner’s Guide to SilverStar Mountain Resort

During the latest Leavetown trip to SilverStar Mountain Resort in Vernon, BC, this beginner snow explorer received a comprehensive lesson in how to truly take advantage of everything the resort has to offer…

The Best of the Best: Where to Stay at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Whatever your style of rental home or ski resort preference, SilverStar Mountain Resort can accommodate – from solo skiers to large groups and everything in between.

Where to Eat: The Best Restaurants at SilverStar Mountain Resort

For a true ski-in/ski-out dining experience, SilverStar Mountain Resort offers an impressive assortment of quality restaurants, lounges, coffee shops and pubs, all easily accessible right from the slopes.

Your Guide to the Best Ski Resorts in Canada

Canada is home to some of the most iconic vistas, fresh powder and varied mountain terrain on earth. For ski and snowboarding enthusiasts (or for anyone who loves the winter season), there are dozens of world-renowned ski resorts to choose from. Of course, with so many fantastic options at your fingertips, you may be wondering […]

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Whistler, BC

We’ve assembled our top 5 favourite lakefront and oceanside spots in Whistler, BC that allow you – and your pooch – all the beach freedom you need!

6 Incredible Summer Island Getaways in BC

For many residents of British Columbia, there’s no need to leave the province to get a taste of island life! And for visitors to the province during the hot summer months, there is a pleasing selection of beachfront holiday options available.

The Best Fishing Spots in Ucluelet & Tofino

Along Vancouver Island’s West Coast, Ucluelet and Tofino have become hot spot fishing locations both for their waters’ promising feeders and selection of locally-run boating excursions.

Photo-Worthy Spots to See Canadian Alpine Wildflowers

Whether you’re running along BC’s iconic mountain trails or trekking through Alberta’s Provincial Parks, alpine wildflowers provide a stunning backdrop for any mountain-top adventure.

Banff’s Secret Spots and Must-Visit Attractions

It’s not hard to find things to do in Banff, but discover the park in a new way with Banff’s secret spots and must-experience attractions.

Wildlife Watching in Canmore, Alberta

Canmore is a top place to see an incredible array of wildlife. Here are some hot spots we recommend for prime viewing opportunities…

Winter Activities that Make Great Alternatives to Skiing!

The winter season is a skier’s heaven here in Canada! However, if you’re not a skiing-enthusiast, or are simply looking for some alternative activities when not on the slopes, there are tons of festive options available for all the family!

Winter Hikes Perfect for a Day Trip from Vancouver!

The snow is falling on Vancouver’s surrounding mountains, making the entire area look like an idyllic winter wonderland! There are tons of great hikes to take advantage of these wintry scenes, here are a few of our favourites…

Revelstoke Hot Springs

Revelstoke is well-known for its incredible selection of hot springs in the area. Which one to visit? Take your pick!

Head to these Spots to Witness Banff’s Spectacular Wildlife

Banff National Park is home to 56 different mammal species, most of which can be seen on almost any given day. As such, wildlife in Banff is on the top of many visitors must-see list. It feels as if a trip to Banff is almost incomplete without seeing at least a bear, elk or moose! So to help you make the most of your Banff visit, we have compiled a list of the best spots to view Banff wildlife.

Where to go for the Best Fishing in Canmore

Canmore offers some of the most beautiful fishing in the Alberta Rockies. Not sure where to go? Check out our guide to the best Canmore fishing spots.

Whistler Beaches are Perfect for a Summer’s Day

You might know Whistler as a world famous ski resort, but did you know it was also home to refreshing alpine lakes with sandy beaches? These beaches are perfect for a warm summer’s day filled with sunbathing and swimming! When in Whistler, these are the best beaches to visit.

The Best Water Activities in Revelstoke, BC

Revelstoke’s stunning natural diversity makes it a great place for white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and more. Here are the best places to enjoy water activities in Revelstoke.