Whistler follows closely behind at the number two spot.
This is the eighth time that YVR has received this prestigious award.
Vancouver will be first North American destination for the young but rapidly expanding Hong Kong Airlines.
The 106-room Josie Hotel is being built at the base of a hill beloved by indie skiers and boarders.
In the latest move to repel visitors, the homeland security secretary has suggested that visitors might be asked to turn over social-media passwords at the border.
There are two more Western Canadian LGBT ski events coming up to take note of.
It can involve everything from face-recognition technology to DNA analysis.
Reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits are part of the package.
There is plenty to do at Grouse, Seymour, Cypress, and Whistler Blackcomb snow resorts.
Next year, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday.