Remember the team on their crazy 45-day cross-Canada adventure? They survived! and sent us some photos they took along the way. You can also see the videos they put together on their youtube channel. Did they visit your hometown?
Did you catch this orchestra of characters in the November issue of More of Our Canada? Here are some more from the small but harmonious world of Kathryn Lloyd of Calgary’s collection featured in the issue.
Donald Proctor of Campbell River B.C., writes, “Made of cast iron, this looks like a press of some kind. It appears that something goes in between the plates and then you press on the handle and it gets squeezed in between. The word Sultana is on the top and it also says “Hecho En” and […]
Sarah Wood of Battleford, Sask., shares this hilarious photo, saying, “On a recent trip to Jasper, we drove up to Maligne Lake. On the way back, we met some mountain sheep on the road. We were immediately “swarmed” by these animals and found it impossible to proceed, especially when some of them got under our […]
It took decades for Zita Cobb to make her way back to Fogo Island. Now she’s helping to revitalize her tiny community and draw others home.
With so many great photos being posted on our Facebook page, we couldn’t resist sharing a few with you here! From natural to urban landscapes, to people, animals and flowers, we’ve got such talent in the Our Canada community! Enjoy!
John Deman of Bath, Ont., sent along photos of this item that he picked up at an estate auction about four years ago; no one seemed to know what it was. It measures 101⁄ 2 inches in height and is 41⁄ 2 inches wide. Its base is metal while many of the cogs appear to […]
May 8, 1945: Revellers in Ottawa marked the end of World War II in Europe-better known as VE Day.
Can’t travel to the Maritimes this fall? Get the vacation you never had, and explore our guide to the landscape, culture, and of course, the pubs, of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The stories behind collections can be the most interesting part! Martin Kiely of Montreal collects drinking vessels of all sorts and then looks into their history and writes about it! You will find one of his stories in the October/November issue mailing out soon.
For beer stein enthusiasts, visit Stein Collectors International for more!
Today there are all sorts of extreme versions of things, but have you ever encountered extreme birdhouses?! In the September issue of More of Our Canada, John Looser of Belgrave, Ont., shared his crafty Canadian side with us. Read his story for more on how he builds these massive avian abodes, but in the meantime, here are some inspiring images of his creations!
To see even more of John’s work, visit his website: http://extremebirdhouse.com/
Issac Haberer of New Liskeard, Ont., says, “This antique came into the museum where I work and has remained unidentified for ages. The lever on the right can be lowered and the mechanism is supposed to move one set of teeth that are located beside a stationary set, as a flat arm comes down in […]
Melanie Cobb of Salt Springs, N.B., shares this photo of her cousins, Matthew DeWolf (left) and Riley Nice looking lost in thought on their grandparents’ farm. Wonder what they’re thinking about?
Prepare your taste buds for a treat, and visit the finest wineries in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. With gorgeous scenery and charming village appeal, this region is the premiere destination for day-trippers and wine connoisseurs alike.
Carmen Swartz of Timmins, Ont., writes, “My three-year-old daughter, Sara, and I drove through Hearst, Ont., last summer and stopped at the tourist information centre-there were huge statues of moose and wolves outside, and I snapped this shot of Sara having fun with them.”
Patricia Salisbury of Dundalk,Ont., says, “When I first saw this item, I thought it was a bottle-capper, but closer inspection seemed to rule that out. For one thing, it is not tall enough. From top to bottom, it measures 14 inches. Also, there is just an inverted funnel where the cap-shaped press would be. The […]
Your stories in Our Canada became the inspiration for these Grade 5 students. Modelled after Our Canada, they created their own magazine called Our Classroom. Thanks to their teacher Les Mepham of Windsor, it turned out great!
For the last 100 years, Parks Canada has been the steward of the Canadian wilderness, protecting our pristine flora and fauna. Established in 1911 as the world’s first national parks service, Parks Canada now guards 167 National Historic Sites, 42 National Parks, and four National Marine Conservation areas. On July 16, Parks Day, the organization is celebrating its centennial. To commemorate the anniversary, we take you through a few National Parks, well known and not, via the memories of Canadians who have been touched by their stunning beauty.
Lusting for a truly irresistible couple’s vacation? Dare to explore eight of Newfoundland’s most romantic hotspots, and find out why it’s not the size of the province, but what you do in it, that matters.
Mary Belanger of New Liskeard, Ont., loves visiting Hilliardton Marsh. Follow her through these photos on a self-guided tour of the wetlands. There are a total of 15 stations, which make for a walk of 4.8 kilometres, one way.
Enjoy the tour with Mary and her friend Lucie as they go through part of the marsh (it’s big!)-it’s a virtual, peaceful outdoor adventure!