Rick Campanelli joined Erin Cebula this week on an ET Canada Goes West adventure, and finds out why Beautiful British Columbia is the place to be. It’s no wonder the province has also won the hearts of many A-listers and the stars open up to us about their favourite hidden gems on the west coast.
Canada’s hottest sister act Tegan and Sara fill us in on what about Vancouver satisfies their tastes. “I’m a snob about sushi, I think Vancouver has some of the best, freshest fish – and I’m not even picky about where I go, you really can’t go wrong here,”; says Tegan. While twin sis, Sara can’t do with out her perfect cup of brew. “For me it’s coffee,”; admits the singer who says Salty Tounge Cafe is one of her go-to joints.
HGTV star and former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, hails from Peace River, Alberta, but now that she’s found love with snowboarder Justin Pasutto, The Okanagan Valley has also captured a special place in her heart. One of the couple’s most cherished places is at his lakefront cabin. “You wake up at 7 in the morning and jump off the dock – just yesterday we were there canon-balling and boating and tubing, describes Jillian. “If you’ve never been to Kelowna, I always say, “it is like the Napa Valley of Canada.’ It’s so stunning. It’s desert, but it’s green. And there’s the lake and wineries and orchards,”; she says.
Michael Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato, who welcomed their first born son in August, have made their nest in VanCity. The nation’s favourite crooner shares with us a his surprising west coast indulgence. “The very first thing I do, even before I get to my house is, stop at White Spot and I have a double double,”; reveals the singer, who doesn’t just love his diner burgers, but on the opposite end of the spectrum, also enjoys a premium steak at Gotham. “It’s really yummy – and a great atmosphere,”; he tells us.
David Foster, Rookie Blue“s Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith also share fond memories of their top B.C. destinations in the video below!