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Five of the best places in the world for chocolate

Spencer Hyman, CEO of Cocoa Runners, travels the world seeking out the best chocolate by small, independent artisans and has tasted over 6,000 bars. Here, he picks five chocolate hotspots around the world

Montreal: ten dishes you need to try on Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Montreal’s Boulevard Saint-Laurent is the meeting point of the city’s immigrant communities and a melting pot of cultures – which means you can almost eat your way around the world on one street. Etan Smallman meets the owners of the eclectic dining spots to find out the dishes to order when you’re there

Montreal: Walking the Main

Montreal’s Saint-Laurent Boulevard is the zipper of the city, separating English and French, west and east. Matthew Lee strolls its length to discover why ‘the Street of Dreams’ is a multilingual, multicultural seam that unites more than it divides

Six of the world’s best Pride celebrations

A riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn 45 years ago prompted a parade to raise awareness of LGBT rights. Since then, dozens of cities worldwide have adopted their own Pride date to celebrate love and lobby for equality. Lucy Thackray picks six of the finest

City hot spot: Fraserhood, Vancouver

Home to Vancouver’s blue collar community for decades, Fraserhood is an eclectic mix of diversity and innovation – with one particular treat for David Lynch fans

London pride: American place names

Why are the names of American towns often oddly familiar? British journalist Nicholas Lezard finds out

Ten hair-raising hikes

Want a walk with a side order of thrills? Adventurous travel writer and keen hiker, Andrew Bain, shares his pick of the world’s most rousing routes

Ten of this winter’s most exciting resorts (and when to visit them)

Even the most dedicated powder hounds know that there’s more to a ski holiday than just carving up the slopes. From comedy and culinary festivals to ice climbing and hot air ballooning, here are Gabriella Le Breton’s top tips for which resorts are particularly hot this winter — and when it’s best to visit them

On the road with… James Bay

The English singer and songwriter talks about his life on tour, from headlining highs in Montreal to meeting Eric Clapton at the airport

Bruno DiFabio: the art (and science) of pizza making

The six-time World Pizza Championship winner is a legend in the USA, with ten artisan pizzerias across the pond. Now he’s bringing his craft to London with NY Fold. Anisha Patel meets the master pizzaiolo and self-confessed pizza geek to find out what makes a great slice

DJ John Digweed: eight of the best clubbing capitals

The British DJ and record producer gives us his inside track into the world’s coolest partying destinations

Why Montreal is a digital art capital

Meet the AV (audio-visual) artists lighting up Canada’s cultural capital with their creative techy installations

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

Six of the best ski resorts for late season snow

It’s still not too late to hit the slopes. While some resorts start winding down in March, there are others that are covered in the white stuff as late as May. Sunshine Flint picks six reliable spring snow spots

Recipe: Cary Docherty’s leek and potato soup

The head chef of Jason Atherton’s Little Social grew up with his mother’s leek and potato soup in Vancouver. Here is his recipe, with slow-cooked egg, peppered ventreche, wild garlic, chive and sourdough croutons

Hot list 2015: the best beaches

Unwind, swim, dive or dig on these exceptional bays, chosen by the experts

The best place in the world to...

...meet an alien, become a millionaire, get hitched, do nothing... Whatever it is, there's an ideal spot for it. But, finds Simon Usborne, you may be surprised where you end up

Off-season family travel: Easter holidays

From skiing in Canada to history in ancient European cities, there's plenty to learn in the Easter holidays

The ultimate ski guide: the Rockies

Felice Hardy picks four of the best ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains, for every type of snow holiday

The topsy-turvy travel planner: Montreal for river surfers

Surfing is not a sport usually associated with Montreal. For one thing, it's hundreds of kilometres away from the sea. But that won't be stopping David Whitley...

Now, new, next: Bee hotels

Ianthe Butt gets the buzz on the latest hospitality trend: bee hotels

City hot spots: Inglewood, Calgary

Alberta's biggest city is best known for the Calgary Stampede, the annual rodeo staged every July. Chris Leadbeater explores the increasingly bohemian neighbourhood of Inglewood

Meet Calgary's cowboys

The largest rodeo in Canada is back. Katie Gatens meets the rising stars who are kicking it up at the Calgary Stampede

Six surprising family destinations

Who knew that Paris could be a great place to take toddlers? That Tokyo is top for tots? Or that Tel Aviv is the perfect holiday hang-out for teens? Emily Payne brings you six trips all over the globe, re-imagined for family travel

City hot spots: The Plateau, Montreal

Juliet Kinsman unveils the very best of art, fashion and dining around The Plateau in Montreal's Mont-Royal neighbourhood

DIY breaks

Do it yourself on holiday with these satisfyingly productive weekend breaks

Vancouver: Shangri-La Hotel

With fabulously luxurious rooms, a Michelin-starred chef in charge of dining and a location that is spot on, Vancouver's Shangri-La hotel lives up to its name, says Caroline Egan

My travel plans: astronaut Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield recently spent five months commanding the International Space Station, 370km from Earth — and shot to fame with a viral video that had over 18 million views. We asked him 
to share his post-space trip wish list

Writer tips: where to see the night sky

As Northumberland National Park and its surroundings are granted dark sky status, High Life's contributors shed some light on some of the darkest places to go stargazing

The ultimate wildlife travel bucket list

Seeing rare or exotic wildlife in its natural habitat is one of the most memorable travel experiences you can have. Blogger and wildlife enthusiast Sian Anna Lewis picks 20 you may want to cross off your travel to-do list

Walking the world

A new report by The Ramblers walking charity and Macmillan Cancer Support says that walking for 20 minutes a day could save 37,000 people a year in the UK from dying prematurely of cancer, heart disease and strokes. But how to keep those walks interesting? Here are a few ideas from around the world:

Masculine vs feminine hotel style

As hyper-masculine hotel Belgraves establishes itself in London, other hotels around the world are appealing to the female traveller. But should they be choosing sides? By Mark Jones

Five of the best luxury Toronto hotels

Meet five new movers and shakers on Toronto's luxury hotel scene

Why I love Toronto: by its famous residents

Six of Toronto's brightest minds from the worlds of fashion, sport and art on how their city is thriving

Toronto's new lease of life

Toronto has not always had good press — not least from Canadians themselves. But even the locals have to admit that the city they love to loathe is having a moment. Mark Jones reports

T O in 2 4: a film about 24 hours in Toronto

Filmmaker Dale Hildebrand asked 24 cinematographers to shoot for 24 hours in hundreds of spots all over Toronto. The result is an exploration of the cultural pulse of the city — watch the trailer here

What's your skiing stereotype?

Skiers: are you a Backcountry Clubber, Lycra Lad or Creche-test Dummy? Find out which and where should you go to enjoy the snow

Toronto's new hotels and restaurants

The Canadian city is coming into its own and demanding our attention with a host of exciting openings, says Nikki Bayley

Canada: the Calgary Stampede

The days of whiskey-swilling bandits, gunfights at dawn and dusty old saloon bars may be long gone. But Calgary's cowboys are still a 
force to be reckoned with, as Nick Curtis discovers when he saddles up for the greatest rodeo on earth...

Six of the best Canadian adventures

Once-in-a-lifetime escapades needn't mean bungee jumping or jungle trekking. Canada has it all under one enormous sky. Here are Matt Carroll's top six adventures...

25 reasons to visit Canada

Striking starchitecture, breathtaking waterfalls and the most spectacular drive in the world... it’s high time you discovered the highlights of this must-see country, says Claire Wrathall

Five of the best eco-friendly ski resorts

The most eco-friendly ski resorts as chosen by Richard Hammond

Viva Vancouver

Canadians are bursting with pride in the run-up to the Olympic Winter Games. Sorrel Downer discovers a city that has a little bit of everything

Canada's ski and board resorts

As the Winter Olympics get under way, Matthew Hampton finds five winning resorts

City secrets: Toronto

Toronto, brought to you by the people who really know - the locals (you can call it T-Dot from here on in). Compiled by Sorrel Downer

Canada: Montreal, Quebec and beyond

Away from the French sophistication of Montréal and Québec lies the wild Charlevoix region with its charming villages, breathtaking landscape and distinct cuisine. Mark Jones is impressed

Skiing: the best is yet to come

It isn’t too late to book a skiing holiday. In February, March and even April, you can still find perfect snow conditions on both sides of the Atlantic. Felice Hardy, co-editor of The Great Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2007, has the lowdown on the best late-season picks