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Recent Features

  • Paddling With Purpose>>

    In memory of two friends lost to cancer, Scott Prevost of Elliot Lake, Ont., and his canoe partner Tom Wilson, set out to paddle from Jackfish River to the Nipigon River to Batchawana Bay almost ten years ago. They raised awareness for the disease and also had an incredible experience on the beautiful waters and shores of Ontario. Read their story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.  >>

  • My Life With Buicks>>

    For Keith Horsfall of Alliston, Ont., Buicks have always been a part of his life. The moment he laid eyes on a Buick his father bought in the late 1940s, Keith has never wanted another car. Today, Keith and his wife, Wendy, continue to buy, sell, own and love Buicks. Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Trail Riders>>

    Matthew Bailey and his wife, Karla, of Calgary, Alta., partook in a six-day trip on horseback through the stunning backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. Aside from the breathtaking views, Matthew and Karla met new people, gazed at star-filled skies and enjoyed beautiful campfires. Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.  >>

  • Searching for Canada’s Palm Tree Capital>>

    The historic city of Victoria, B.C., is known for its stunning vistas, but did you know that one of its neighbourhoods, Oak Bay, is billing itself as the “Palm Tree Capital of Canada?” David Lee of Chilliwack, B.C. cruised along Beach Drive on Vancouver Island to find palm trees and simply enjoy a beautiful day! Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • What Is It? - July 2015>>

    Any idea what this mystery object might be? Help out a fellow Our Canada reader and send in your answers! >>

  • Caption Corner - July 2015>>

    How creative can you be for coming up with a caption for this cute photo? Give it your best shot! >>

  • Rhythm of the City>>

    Sean Behnsen of Victoria, B.C., shares his experiences at Rifflandia, a rockin' summer music fest in his hometown. Here are extra photos from his adventures. To read the full story pick up a copy of the June/July issue of Our Canada.>>

  • To Grey Owl's or Bust!>>

    Two friends embark on an unforgettable trek to reach the cabin of the famous (and infamous!) Grey Owl. Tyler Dixon of Calgary shares some of the great shots from his canoe trip with his friend Mike. You can also read their story in the June/July issue of Our Canada magazine.>>

  • Sylvie's Garden>>

    A loving husband honours his wife's memory by preserving the incredible garden they created together. Read the full story by Perry Mastrovito of Laval, Que., in the June/July issue of Our Canada magazine.>>

  • Caption Corner - June/July 2015>>

    Share your funny one-liner for this cute caption corner pic and you might see it published in the next issue!>>

  • What Is It? - June/July 2015>>

    Do you have any ideas what this yard sale mystery item might be? Help out a fellow Our Canada contributor!>>

  • Moulding Young Minds>>

    Fifteen years of working with teens keeps this talented volunteer young. Read Toronto resident John C. Hudspith's story about how he became a volunteer teacher in a high school in the May issue of More of Our Canada and enjoy a few extra shots of his students' work and his own.>>

  • Caption Corner - May 2015>>

    Got any funny one-liner's for this cute situation?>>

  • What Is It? - May 2015>>

    Can you help this contributor out? What object has he discovered?>>

  • Travelling the Bruce Trail>>

    Thanks to a Father's Day gift, Sylvia Prins of Beamsville, Ont., and her husband George got to experience a little piece of heaven as they traversed Ontario's famed Bruce Trail. Read their story in the May issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Moose on the Loose>>

    Meet Leonardo, an adventurous toy moose who travelled through Italy! You can read about his adventures in the Destinations story by Paul Desjardins of West Kelowna, B.C., in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • The Evolution of a Bird Nerd>>

    After moving to the country, photographer Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont., became a self-confessed bird enthusiast and has the incredible pics to prove it. See her full photo essay in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Picture Perfect>>

    These spectacular images are a great reminder of why we are so fortunate to live in this country. See more stunning landscapes in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Caption Corner - April/May 2015>>

    Got a funny one liner for this photo? Send it in today!>>

  • What Is It? - April/May 2015>>

    This garage sale item has one contributor stumped! Can you help?>>

  • Pioneer Barns: Symbols of Survival>>

    Paying tribute to Canada's early settlers and their stories of arduous struggle to survive, Ernie Faessler of Surrey, B.C., travelled across Canada photographing and then painting the barns hand-built by Canada's pioneers. Ernie then put them together into a book, Barns - From Our Pioneers & Builders of a Nation, with profits going towards leukemia and lymphoma research in memory of his wife Jeane. You can read his story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Feasting on Maritime Culture>>

    Ed James of Elkhorn, Man., acts as an unofficial tour guide for his friend, Kel Smith, in his home province of Nova Scotia. Read about their adventures visiting places like the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton to the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Halifax in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • What Is It? - March 2015>>

    Any ideas what this object might be used for?>>

  • A Journey of Discovery in Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens>>

    Nature photographer Kevin Murphy of Burlington, Ont., and his sister, Janice, share their appreciation of Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens. Read their story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>