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.
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2013
Attractions that offer ultra-high views of a city, like the Empire
State Building, continue to draw millions of visitors a year, and Toronto isn’t without fantastic, record-breaking heights of ...
Toronto is home to a vibrant bar scene, making it tough to choose a venue for a night out. To help you experience the city’s best brews, cocktails and atmospheres, here are some suggestions. ...
Bright colors, fun music, happy people – not to mention Bumper Boats, Spinners, an Express Train, Antique Carousel, Smash and Dash, AirForce flight, Ferris Wheel, and Dreamer’s Play Village.
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, February 2012
Revolving, with a 360-degree view? Check. Windows twenty feet high? Check. Yummy? Double-check.
The Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant & Lounge sits on the 42nd floor of one of the tallest hotels in ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2012
The University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver is home to, among other things, one of the most famous museums in Canada – a museum that just doubled in size in 2008 and has more ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2011
If you’re not a fan of heights, fast-moving rivers, or swaying bridges, this may not be the right attraction for you!
What began in the late 1880′s as a cedar plank held up by hemp rope –
Named after the Blue Grouse birds hunted by hikers over a hundred years ago, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver 's
most popular attraction, with over a million visitors annually. It also
hosts North ...
Written by David W, United Kingdom, January 2012
You’d have to be of a particularly warped disposition – perhaps with a
phobia of grass or a deep-rooted hatred of trees – to dislike Stanley Park . In many ways, it sums up everything that ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, November 2011
In China 's Ming
Dynasty (1368-1644), elite scholars would spend most of the day in their
intricately designed gardens, using these spaces for both work and
contemplation. The philosophy behind ...
For those visiting Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum is a worthwhile attraction for learning about Canada‘s maritime history, culture and industry.Opened in 1959 and located in Vanier Park, ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, October 2012
The capital of British Columbia , Victoria is very much worth the trip out from Vancouver , which is only about 100 km (62 miles) away.
One of the most famous reasons to head to Vancouver ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2012
Like any major city, Vancouver
cannot be ‘seen’ in a day, or even a week. But if you find yourself in
the city and you have a day to spare—one day only—here are some ideas
for how to make the ...
Written by Hudson, USA, October 2012
Surely there is no shortage of cafes, bistros, and restaurants in Old Montreal ,
but deciding where to best spend your limited time at one can be
tricky. Fear not—greatness is in no short supply ...
Once full of redbrick warehouses, the Yaletown district of Vancouver is now considered the “little Soho” of the city, with luxury condo towers, boutique shopping, swanky lounges and chic eateries. ...
Written by Hudson, USA, September 2012
Though you might not think it, the Niagara
water basin is actually an excellent climate to grow wine. This
geological fact was not missed by some of the areas viticulturists and
today, some ...
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