Canada Travel Tips
Those expecting Canada to be a blander version of the US should check their assumptions at the door. Canada's wild northern frontier, which has etched itself into the national psyche, and its distinct patchwork of peoples have created a country that is decidedly different from its brash neighbor.
It's the edginess between Canada's indigenous, French and British traditions that gives the nation its complex three-dimensional character. Add to this a constant infusion of US culture and a plethora of traditions brought by migrants, and you have a thriving multicultural society.
Not only is Toronto a fascinating destination in itself, it makes a great base for exploring Niagara Falls, just 80 miles (130 kilometers) away. This astonishing natural wonder straddling the ...
Keats celebrated the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” while Nat King Cole sung of “the falling leaves drift by the window/The autumn leaves of red and gold...” The poignant blaze of fall ...
Old Montreal is best explored by foot – there’s no better way to fully appreciate the beautiful buildings and historic charm. On a guided walking tour, a local will lead you around the district, ...
Canada’s largest city enjoys a superb lakeside location while boasting great cultural institutions and an ethnic harmony that is an example to the world. Day 1: Natural Toronto Take some ...
Canada’s capital Ottawa is an appealing city year-round. Sure, it gets a bit chilly over winter but who cares when you’ve got world-class museums, authentic eats and the world’s largest ice-rink? ...
Breathtaking expanses of big sky, prairie grass, snow-capped Rockies in the distance - it's no wonder Calgary, and the land surrounding it, has become a favorite with Hollywood filmmakers hoping to ...
If you’re interested in winter activities, Whistler is your place. From skiing and snowboarding to fondue on top of the mountain, there are plenty of things to do, and the town itself has a jumping ...
The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the infamous sinking of
the ill-fated HMS Titanic. And the historic city of Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada has a particular connection. The ocean liner ...
The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the infamous sinking of the ill-fated HMS Titanic. And the historic city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has a particular connection. The ocean liner left ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, February 2012
Shooting films in Toronto is a win for filmmakers and audiences both. It's cheap, pleasant, and accessible for crew (at least compared to other on-site locations they might have had to deal with), ...
Written by AlyseInWonderland, USA, May 2011
Although there are several markets around the city, the Vancouver Flea Market is the biggest and best place to pick up some collectibles, knick-knacks and curiosities of all types. Covering more ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, June 2012
like all multicultural cities, is not short on places to dine, drink,
or munch; especially in the downtown area, you’ll find as many Asian and
European cuisine choices as you would in ...
Written by AlyseInWonderland, USA, June 2011
Bagels in the United States are synonymous with New York, but few Americans are aware that Montreal is also renowned for these breakfast breads. The Montreal bagel , however, is distinct from the ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, June 2011
In the twinkling of an eye… All that glitters is not gold… Too much of a good thing… Love is blind, and lovers cannot see… Forever and a day… If you don’t know where these sayings come from, then ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2012
You think you have a hard time fitting all your boots, sneakers, and
sandals in the small space at the bottom of your closet? The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has over 10,000 pairs of shoes – ...
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