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Capital Culture in Canada

Capital Culture in Canada
So, let’s just clarify – yes, Canada does have a capital.  Do you know where?  It’s Ottawa, located in the north of Ontario, one of the country’s most populous provinces, and just across the river from the French-speaking Quebec province; this part of town is called Gatineau.  These two provinces were considered the most important at the time, so what better place to choose than Ottawa.  Or so it seemed – there was a bit of subterfuge involved, probably choosing...
August 21st, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, Canada, city guide, museum, Shopping, top-feature

The Ocean: Riding the Canadian Rails

The Ocean: Riding the Canadian Rails
... the trip.  Being based in Europe, I’m no stranger to rail travel, but I had have heard that rail travel is on the upswing in countries like Canada.  Thus it was an understatement to say I was really excited to take VIA Rail’s “The Ocean” service from Montreal, Quebec (map) to Halifax, Nova Scotia (map). The Route This is an overnight train, so you’ll be spending a lot more time in transit than a flight.  But that’s ok – that’s the point actually....
August 18th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Canada, rail trips, top-feature

Discover Slow Food by Bicycle

Discover Slow Food by Bicycle
Forget fast food. Forego the drive-thru. In the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region of British Columbia, Canada, local produce is best sourced – and savored – by two-wheeled transportation. August 15, 2010, is the date set for the annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday. It’s a leisurely bit of pedaling through Pemberton farmland just north of Whistler. Yes, you’ll meet local growers and sample produce plucked fresh from the field. Maps collected at the Pemberton Community Centre (map)...
July 26th, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: bicycle, Canada, featuredarticle, food, Vancouver

Traveling to British Columbia? Check Out These Deals!

Traveling to British Columbia? Check Out These Deals!
... page” – so I checked it out and was very suprised! Kootenay National Park in British Columbia The Tourism Board for British Columbia in Canada, has compiled a list of over 200 offers throughout the area for hotels, spas, golf courses, adventure tours, wine tours, bike tours, heli-skiing, whale watching, and more!  Whether you are vising the coast or the mountains, the Special Offers website is perfect for anyone planning a vacation to British Columbia and wants to save some money! After...
July 24th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: British Columbia, Canada, deals, featuredarticle

Epcot’s Canada Pavilion Welcomes Olympic Fans

Epcot’s Canada Pavilion Welcomes Olympic Fans
Watching the thrills and excitement of the Olympics, two thoughts have constantly run through my mind,  how beautiful Canada is and how much I would like to visit. With so many different Providences, each with its unique landscape and features, it would take weeks, perhaps even months, to experience it all.  Yet, what if I told you there was a place where in only a few hours, you could experiece all the character and atmosphere of Canada.  From the Rockies to the colorful gardens to the...
February 20th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Canada, Disney-Dining, Epcot, family travel, featuredarticle, Kidcot, World Showcase Pavilions

Two Countries, One Park: Peace Arch Park

... the International Peace Arch – the first monument built and dedicated to world peace.  With one side rooted in the United States and the other in Canada, this 67 foot symbol of peace straddles the longest undefended boundary in the world. An inscription on the American side of the arch reads:  “Children of a Common Mother” and on the Canadian side reads:  May These Gates Never be Closed.”  Other than a few bumps immediately following 9-11, both sentiments have been largely true.  Personnel...
April 25th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Blaine, border crossing, Canada, Family Friendly, Great Places to Unwind, History & Information, international crossings, parks, peace-arch, peace-arch-park, Sports & Recreation, Surrey