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!
Heading down under? Make sure to check out some of New Zealand’s coolest birds, like the kiwi, pukeko, tui and blue penguin
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!
With almost seven billion humans living on Earth, finding pristine places on the planet is becoming increasingly difficult. However, if you’re looking to participate in an unforgettable eco-trek, there are still some relatively untouched spots on the planet worth travelling to.
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.
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Check out nine gorgeous and intimate locations where romance blossomed for some well-known people.
Skiing is one of those great family activities that just about anyone can enjoy, but lessons, lift tickets, rentals and lunch at resort prices can quickly blow the family budget. Want to ski for cheaper? Here are five great, affordable ski hills worth checking out.
Looking for places to go with the kids on Spring Break? Here are 10 educational spring break ideas for family getaways.
Carnival was originally a Catholic holiday celebrated from two days to two weeks before Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. As Lent was 46 days of fasting and sacrifice leading up to Easter, Carnival was all about getting in one last hurrah. The date of Easter changes each year according to a lunar calendar calculation, so the date of Ash Wednesday can be anywhere from February 4 to March 10. The festival often features parades, colourful costumes, and a lot of celebrating, and it has spread throughout the world. Here are 11 famous carnivals you should go see if you have the chance.
Does your idea of a getaway include milking cows, planting carrots and baling straw? It’s counterintuitive perhaps, but working farm holidays are a growing choice among travellers curious about what the world eats, and how it’s made.
“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.
Every year, millions of visitors from around the world come to take a cruise from British Columbia to Alaska. Not only do they enjoy to luxuries of the ship, but they get a chance to bask in the beauty and history of B.C.’s northern coast.
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.