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.
Looking to enjoy the Big Apple in a way that’s fun for the whole family? From late-night dining to outdoor fun, there’s so much families can enjoy in New York. Here are 10 fun things to do with kids in New York.
On June 21, all over Canada, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples will be celebrating the summer solstice. The rest of Canada will celebrate along with them, recognizing their important contributions to this country as part of National Aboriginal Day. For more on June as National Aboriginal History Month visit here.
Robbie Hicks in Ontario and Josh Palansky in British Columbia both sent in some great photos from past celebrations: the pow-wow Gathering of Nations in Toronto and Canada Day festivities at The Forks in Winnipeg. Enjoy!
To get you in the spirit of our contest, Spot the Royals, here are a few stories and photos of the Queen visiting Canada at various times in Canadian history and one of a Canadian taking in the Royal Wedding atmosphere in London!
We can’t wait to see your photos of the new royal couple! Upload them at ourcanada.ca/royals and you could win a copy of William & Kate, A Royal Love Story.
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.
Island life. Those two words conjure up a thousand images-coconuts and palm trees, shimmering white sand and blazing sapphire water, cool mojitos and salty margaritas. It’s one of those things you dream about during endless afternoons at work. Here are seven beautiful island destinations to consider for your next vacation.
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.