If you’re dreaming of lounging on the beach, there’s no need to head south. Canada has its own beautiful swimming spots. Here are five of the best beaches in the country.
As far as Canadian cities go, Quebec City has to be one of most visually stunning. Its rich history means there are gorgeous buildings to explore and many activities for tourists to take part in. But step off the tourist track and you’ll discover a rich and vibrant culture where you’d swear you were in France itself rather than Canada.
Canada has one of the coolest carnivals in the world. Held in Quebec City, the Quebec Winter Carnival is a truly unique winter experience with sporting competitions, snow games, and a great mix of traditional and innovative nighttime, sport and family activities. We caught up with Bonhomme Carnaval, the Carnival’s official ambassador, to get the inside scoop on what to expect at the 57th edition of this much-loved winter festival.
There’s nothing to do in Manitoba? Hardly! The marquee summer activity in Churchill is getting in the water alongside beluga whales, but this small town is a great place to check out some other wildlife, too. Here are seven suggestions of what you can do to get your fill of an exciting, outdoor adventure on your travels.
Floating in the face-stingingly cold 4C water, frigid seawater trickling down the neck of my wetsuits, I feel a jolt of electricity when our gazes meet. A pod of beluga whales surrounds me. One by one, they turn their heads and gaze over, their chirps filling my ears, their ghostly white bodies cutting swathes through the green saltwater of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. Travel in Canada might sometimes be cold, but it’s pretty cool too.
Seeking a bird’s eye view on some of the country’s most scenic spots? Follow this primer to discover 10 amazing experiences where the sky is not the limit! From coast-to-coast, Canada has an abundance of high-flying adventures and activities in treetops and mountains, over wondrous waters and natural eco-attractions, and even above urban city centres. So, let’s take it from the top!
Vimy RidgeIn July of 2009, I finally took the trip I’d spent over a decade yearning for. As a teacher with a background in Canadian history, I longed to visit the Canadian battlefields in France and Belgium from both World Wars. Having studied battles like Vimy Ridge, Dieppe and Normandy, there was nothing that could […]
Going to Le Scandinave Spa in Mont-Tremblant, Que. is definitely unique, with rituals designed to help strenghening your immune system and increasing the blood circulation, leaving you feeling refreshed.
Beth Barett of Nanton, Alta., sent along this interesting object. “Our friend, Ralf, bought a box of items at an auction, and this was in it,” says Beth. “It’s made of a pewter-type metal and measures about five inches in length. We hope someone will be able to tell us what this object is used […]
Our Canada is full of true stories and photos sent in by readers across the country for other Canadians to enjoy. Any appropriate photo or story is welcome at any time. Our editorial style is relaxed and conversational, so please write your submission the way you’d relate it to a friend. Since most of the […]
Submitted by: Pauline, Brighton, ON Comments: Got this photo because I was in the right place at the right time. Beautiful to watch.
Submitted by: Kathleen, Prince George, BC Comments: The moon looked so great the night I took this photo, I just couldn’t resist taking the photo.
Submitted by: Stefan, ON Comments: North Atlantic at Peggy’s Cove / NS
Submitted by: Marilyn, Guelph, ON Comments: St. Anthony’s, Newfoundland…..picture postcard- photo with an iceberg & whale together!!