Take a trip out west and explore the stunning arts, culture and natural attractions that Vancouver and Victoria have to offer.
Are you ready for winter? Dannette Scott of Fort McMurray, Alta., definitely is! She wrote the story “My Fort McMurray” for the My Hometown section of the December/January issue. Are you proud of your hometown? Tell us why and send in some great photos like these!
Ruth Clark of Berwick, N.S., writes, “My friend, Dale, purchased this glass container from a woman who told her it was a urinal, but I am not convinced. I’m wondering if anyone knows for sure what it is? It’s made of glass, has a spout on one end and a deep indentation on the back.” […]
Bill Theessen of Prince George, B.C., shares this photo of a curious fox that appeared on his deck one evening. “We were having guests and had put the wine outside to keep cool!” says Bill. Got a catchy caption for this photo?
The Our Canada community is full of talented photographers and they have wowed us once again! Thanks to all who participated, as well as to Nikon for the great prizes.
Here are the stunning winning images that were published in the December/January issue of Our Canada, as on our Flickr. We hope they inspire you to enter our next photo contest!
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.”