Stanley Thompson: Golf’s Mountain Man

As distinctively Canadian as the beaver and Niagara Falls, the mountain courses of Alberta and British Columbia are a vital part of our golfing heritage; living proof that, thanks largely to the genius of Stanley Thompson, nobody builds them better.

Grapes and Greens in the Thompson-Okanagan

Award-winning vineyards and superior golf—the irresistibly modern one-two tourism punch pioneered by California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys—has in less than two decades put the once largely overlooked Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia on the radar of discerning travellers.

In Praise of Predator Ridge Resort

Canada offers an exceptional lineup of golf resorts—from Cabot Links and Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa in the East to Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the West. But one of my favourites, a place I’d visit every season if I could, is Predator Ridge Resort.

Birdies and Birdwatching at Victoria’s Cordova Bay

Once ranked alongside the razing of rain forests as an ecologically hostile activity, golf has embraced the green movement with the zeal of the converted. In the first in a series profiling Canada’s greenest courses, we look at Victoria’s Cordova Bay Golf Course’s winning combination of birdies and birdwatching.