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Exploring Vancouver’s West End Neighbourhood

If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to spark an argument amongst normally peace-loving Vancouverites, ask them to name the city’s coolest neighbourhood. While hipsters … Continue Reading

Spend the Night in Val-Jalbert, Canada’s Best-Preserved Ghost Village

I’m spending the night with the ghosts of Val-Jalbert, in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, and I’m running late. I promised friends I’d … Continue Reading

Sustainable Craft Beer in British Columbia

During my 1980’s childhood in Victoria, I thought my dad’s cans of Molson Old Style Pilsner epitomized beer greatness – mostly due to the colourful … Continue Reading

Exploring Toronto’s Roncesvalles Neighbourhood

This cozy west-end neighbourhood has one of those Toronto place names (like Etobicoke and Strachan) that can get your tongue tied at … Continue Reading

Western Canada’s Hidden-Treasure Music Venues

For travellers on their way out west looking for the best local arts and music talent, attending a concert at one of these small venues … Continue Reading

Day Tripping to Wakefield, Quebec: Iconic Canadian “Must-Sees” Minutes from Ottawa

Since moving to Ottawa last year, my husband and I have explored Old Hull, Chelsea and other … Continue Reading

A Baie-St-Paul getaway on the Train de Charlevoix

When the starting point for your train ride is right by cascading waters even higher than Niagara Falls, you take it as a sign of … Continue Reading