Our Vacation feature in the June/July issue of Our Canada had some fabulous photos and artwork from Lori Larsen of Port Coquitlam, B.C. She spent a summer working with the organization “Birds in Motion” in Vancouver, showing visitors different species of birds of prey and demonstrating their traits and flight abilities.
The arrival of spring’s warm weather is a great time to hit the trails. Hiking is not only a good way to enjoy some breathtaking wilderness areas, but it’s good exercise too. Among the abundance of footpaths, here are 10 of the best places for hiking in Canada.
In our February/March issue of Our Canada, Valerie Pitman wrote in about her twin boys and their snowboard-cross abilities in “Two Boarding Passes to Stardom.” Tommy made it into the Canada Winter Games in Halifax and Valerie updates us on the family’s adventures.
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There is a cluster of wineries around the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, which makes wine touring in this area very convenient. Discover five of the most popular ones in this charming and historic town
British Columbia’s Fraser Valley is a gorgeous and diverse region where the climate is as good for dairy farming as it is for winemaking. Explore four of the region’s best wineries, which produce some of the country’s best tasting wine varietals
Two moms, Ingrid Bird and Lisa Breure, take their own photography experience and pass it on to their children and other kids in their community in our Showcase feature of the May issue of More of Our Canada. The Langley Fundamental Elementary and Middle School Camera Club in British Columbia is producing many future photographers! Participating in Open and Themed competitions throughout the school year, these kids not only have a lot of fun, but produce very fun photos! See more of their creativity here that we couldn’t fit in the magazine!
Coming up in the May issue of More of Our Canada, our My Hometown feature was sent in by Joseph Hollick of Hamilton, Ont. On a mission to document and photograph all of the 142 waterfalls in the city of Hamilton, Joseph was happy to share this more natural side of his city.
Joseph finds visiting the falls a delight at any time of the year as the scenes can change drastically. Since we couldn’t publish all his photos in the magazine, here are some more for you to enjoy.
We just published the winners of our 2010 Hockey Contest in the April/May issue of Our Canada. There were so many great stories and we will hopefully be publishing more soon, but in the meantime, here are a few more runners-up!
The Our Parks feature in the upcoming May issue of More of Our Canada focuses on Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. Mary Kozac of Hubbard, N.S., wrote a story about how her family has been visiting the park for more than 37 years. Here are a few photos to entice you to read her story in the magazine, and maybe visit the park yourself!
Representing her people at the Olympics was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this young Mi’kmaq woman. Savannah Simon’s story of dancing at the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was published in the December-January issue of Our Canada. Here are a few extra photos from her experience for you to enjoy!
Can you think of the perfect title for this photo? In the MOC January issue, we got so many great captions for this photo and couldn’t publish them all! Here are a few extra: – “You’re next buster!” from Helen Patricia Taylor, Winnipeg – “Ya wanna knuckle sandwich?” from Maureen Zilinsky, Winnipeg
Born and raised in what we call PoCo, this small city has become a centre for arts and culture, outdoor activities and some funny comedians.
Sherilyn Fritz of Middleton, N.S., sent us a copy of her book Yester Years at Port George, featuring material collected by her mother-in-law, Elma Fritz, which includes a wonderful story about the town’s blacksmith shop. Elma was one of the blacksmith’s three daughters who grew up in the shop during the early 1900s. We loved the story so much we decided to share it in its entirety as a three-part series. Written by Elma’s sister, Faye Foster, and published in the local paper in the 1970s, here is the first installment of Faye’s childhood memories of her father’s shop.
“I had no idea this was here!” This is a common reaction when I introduce urban friends to Ladner’s Delta Street, with its shops so cute they bring to mind Main Street Disneyland rather than suburban Lotusland.
When I first moved to Halifax almost two years ago, I soon realized that I’d never lived in a friendlier place.
BC’s Gulf Islands aren’t located in a gulf. Instead, the twenty or so islands are nestled against the sheltered southeastern coast of Vancouver Island and are bordered by the Strait of Georgia.
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, is the perfect place for a family summer getaway.
Hamilton has a reputation as an industrial town, but it has plenty of sights for the curious traveller. Click through these photos to learn more about what the Hammer has to offer.