Jodi Gustafson of Whitehorse took a year off from her university studies to volunteer in various countries around the world. She went looking for something more that what she could learn from books and definitely found it! Now set on a career path she is passionate about, she may never have discovered it had she not taken a gap year. You can find her complete story in the August/September issue of Our Canada under Canadians Abroad, but in the meantime, take a look at these gorgeous photos Jodi sent in.
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 […]
Deep woods, bountiful fly-fishing and diverse wildlife reserves make North Carolina a natural wonder. An hiker’s dream, North Carolina offers enough fresh air and outdoor experiences to leave even the most seasoned traveler exhausted with possibilities.
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.
A common fantasy for brides-to-be is to tie the knot on a beautiful white sand beach. Consider this checklist to ensure that your romantic destination nuptials are postcard perfect.
Famous for sunshine and celebs, amazing California also wows with fantastic off-the-beaten path adventures. Here are nine things to do in the vast and diverse Golden State.
Spanning the borders of both Chile and Argentina at the tip of South America, Patagonia has terrain that is rugged and wild, and its remote atmosphere is what draws a huge pilgrimage of travellers to experience unparalleled flora and fauna. Here are seven things to do when visiting this uttermost part of the world
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!
Vacations for foodies should ensure that the cuisine of a destination is just as much an attraction as a historical site. Culinary vacations give your holiday time a delicious focus and take you inside the local culture while you’re there. Check out these 10 great dining destinations and cooking schools to go with each
June Lamey of Cowansville, Que., writes, “A couple of acquaintances gave me these items thinking they were used for knitting, but to my knowledge, they’re not. The long narrow piece has a small hole in one end on the left-hand side while the circular object has […]
Elsie Sokalofsky of Lloydminster, Alta., shares this photo, snapped by her sister, Mildred Cunningham, when she lived in Washington State. “This raccoon showed up looking hungry,” says Mildred, “So I fed her some cat food, after which she became a constant visitor!”
In the July issue of More of Our Canada, our Showcase article featured students from Sheridan College’s art fundamentals program and their teacher John Parker. Using the tools of design to demonstrate, compare and contrast the many elements that make up Canada, these students are full of ideas and talent!
Here are some images we just couldn’t squeeze into the pages of the magazine to get you in the spirit for Canada day and celebrating everything that is Canadian.
Montreal is well known for having a vibrant, exciting and eclectic nightlife. Whatever you are into, you can find it in this, quite possibly the most sophisticated, Canadian city. Here are eight bars worth getting off the tourist track for, and imbibing in.
From east to west, Canada has some truly outstanding and world-class hotels. Here are eight hotels to splurge on, or dream about
The ghost towns and prehistoric ruins of the Grand Canyon State are juxtaposed with forests of cacti, Joshua trees, and petrified logs. Here are 10 interesting places to check out in Arizona
Darlene Wojtczak of Timmins, Ont., shares this hilarious photo, snapped by her husband, Derek, of a whale-watching trip that isn’t going so well…except for the whale! “Talk about choosing the wrong whale-watching company,” laughs Darlene.
Ever heard of intarsia art? We hadn’t until Dianne Adamchuck-Freeman of Calgary, sent in amazing photos of her father’s beautiful creations for our June/July issue. George creates these pieces through this particular kind of woodworking craft. He is definitely a Crafty Canadian! Enjoy these extra examples of his talent we couldn’t fit in our printed pages.