Ottawa is in a celebratory mood.
Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation is just a few months away — they’re calling it Canada’s “big year” — plus a round of smaller commemorations, including the 50th anniversary of the famous Ottawa swans and the 10th anniversary of the Rideu Canal as a World Heritage Site, are happening now. Continue reading “Ottawa starts the party early for its “big year””
There’s a moment, when you’re standing at the top of the 90-meter ski jump at Calgary’s Olympic Park tethered to a steel cable, when you ask yourself, “What am I doing?” Continue reading Feeling Calgary’s energy — and edginess
If you have a thing for European-inspired traditions, take a detour to Regina on your next North American road trip. Set squarely among Canada’s most agricultural province — a vast expanse that was once part of the Northwest Territories — Saskatchewan‘s capital is all about traditions. Continue reading “A city of tradition in the wilds of Canada’s northwest”
All roads lead to Winnipeg. Sorry, Rome. But in the Canadian midwest, that’s certainly true. It is a hub for conservation and environmental awareness and a center of commerce and culture, as well as a crossroads of the human rights movement. Continue reading “An adventure at Winnipeg’s crossroads”
You should have seen the expression on my ten-year-old son’s face when we arrived at the St. Lawrence Market.
He’s our family’s resident foodie. And he looked like he’d just landed in heaven. Continue reading “These Canadian cities are yours to discover”
You’re in a city, but it could be any city. You’re riding alongside a port, but it could be any port. But it’s not just any city and it’s not just any port, it’s Montreal. How can you tell? Continue reading “Taking a spin around Montreal”