New ways of seeing.

What was once a fishing camp, situated at the confluence of the Metis and the St. Lawrence rivers in Quebec, is now home to one of Canada’s most imaginative gardens. In 1926, Elsie Reford began converting an estate left to her by her uncle George Stephen, the founder and first president of Canadian Pacific Railway.

Suit up.

When Beth Richards was lured from Toronto to the West Coast, settling in Vancouver, she found both clothing racks and beaches lacking in quality, modern swimwear—so, she started making it.

Rebirth of a thoroughbred.

When one of the staunchest car brands in the business announced a return to racing in 2012, there was huge interest, tremendous excitement, and more than a little skepticism. Yet the Bentley Continental GT3 has proven to be very quick in its initial forays.

Sailor's delight.

There is an old boating adage, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin, that suggests visitors shouldn’t overstay their welcome—this does not apply at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The hotel compound on San Diego Bay is flush with amenities, beckoning travellers to come, sail, stay awhile.

Competition Cointreau.

Cointreau is in search of a Canadian muse—the country’s most creative female bartender. Each competitor has been tasked with creating a unique recipe centred on Cointreau, specifically the classic Cointreau Fizz cocktail.

Smart cycling.

SUMMER CYCLES: The Valour, by Toronto-based Vanhawks, is likely the smartest bike you’ll ever ride. Poised to improve how and where you cycle, this is one of a new breed of smart bikes that collects data from your phone, your bike, and from other riders to create the best (and safest) cycling experience possible.

Strong suit.

Although Christopher Bates is firmly rooted in the reality of the Canadian fashion industry, he is, for all intents and purposes, a rare beast. One of this country’s celebrated menswear designers, Bates is the epitome of his West Coast roots, soft-spoken with a steely and suitably quiet determination.

Off to the races.

The tradition of gentlemen (and women) racing stems not from a quest for fame or fortune, but rather from the desire to push both man and machine to the limits of their capabilities for sheer sport, bragging rights, and a well-deserved drink.

A heated tradition.

At Glashütte Lamberts, one of the last three mouth-blown sheet glass companies in Europe, it doesn’t take long for most would-be craftsmen to discover that they can’t take the heat.