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Read This: Examining a Creative Life Well-Lived in Books By Hand

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 24, 2022 /
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Have you ever known an artist that is so completely immersed in the creative life that they just glow with it…for a lifetime? Such is the case with an extraordinary artist, Gerard Brender à Brandis, whom we interviewed at his studio in Stratford, Ontario several years ago, and kept visiting whenever we were in town. (His studio is closed now, and only open by appointment.) 
 

The Captivating Mountain Ranges of Whistler

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The mountain ranges of Whistler are some of the most beautiful in the world. Within an hour and a half outside of Vancouver, Whistler is world-renowned as a hot skiing stop, yet many don't realize how much it has besides just the slopes!

The Captivating Mountain Ranges of Whistler

If you’re curious about Whistler, here’s a taste of everything it has to offer from season to season.

Bacon and Ale Trail? Thank you, Stratford!

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You know how much we love Stratford, Ontario, right? It's the perfect mix of great food, lovely scenery, art, culture, interesting people, and joy. When we visited last fall, we couldn't stop exclaiming over everything - but especially the food. We participated in several food trails, including the Bacon and Ale Trail. Don't drink? I don't, and I loved every single bit of bacony goodness that came my way. Take a look...

Food Tours Kelowna Launches The Okanagan Food Show Podcast

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As they await a full re-opening of our beloved BC food scene, Food Tours Kelowna has taken it upon themselves to keep supporting local with The Okanagan Food Show podcast (available on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio and more podcast platforms). Murissa and Taryn Shalapata, co-founders of Food Tours Kelowna and sisters, provide unfiltered banter about local eats, drinks, and interview the unique personalities behind the Okanagan food and wine scene.

Discover Canada: a Traveller’s Guide

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So you’re thinking of taking a trip to the Great White North, eh? Great choice! Canada is full of unforgettable experiences waiting to happen.

Of course, being the second-biggest country on Earth means that it’s unrealistic to think of Canada as just one destination. The landscapes, culture, towns and cities, and even the language vary across its 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles). And that’s before we get to the dramatic difference between visiting in summer and winter.

History Comes Alive at Montréal’s Pointe-à-Callière

by Sandy Bornstein / Apr 16, 2020 /
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Like many other city museums around the world, Montréal’s Pointe-à-Callière (the Montréal Archeology and History Complex) is temporarily closed, but not forgotten. Stories like this one share tips and information for future adventures. If you are planning to visit Montréal and love history, I recommend including Pointe-à-Callière, the largest and most visited museum in Montréal, in your future travel plans.

The Complete Guide to Stratford Coffee Shops

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 09, 2020 /
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One of our favorite towns, Stratford, Ontario, is also a coffee shop lover’s dream. Why? Well, not only for the many options available, but also for the love and care each coffee shop puts into their brew. There are also 2 (!!!) roasters in the area (yay!).

We tasted them ALL on a recent visit (buzz, buzz), and have put together the complete guide to Stratford Coffee Shops. 

5 reasons you should take a cooking class while traveling

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When you travel, do you actively seek out local experiences? We do, and they enrich our lives beyond measure.

History Comes Alive in Banff National Park

by Sandy Bornstein / Dec 11, 2018 /
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Year round visitors come from around the world to enjoy the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies at Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During an average stay, it’s possible to explore only a small percentage of the expansive wilderness and the region’s diverse flora and fauna. Most first time visitors will create a “to do” list from online sites that rank the Top 10 best activities. To plan a well-rounded vacation, it’s advisable to include a bit of history into the mix. 

Cape Breton's Celtic Colours: Connecting through Music, History, and Community

by Kerry Dexter / Sep 17, 2018 /
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Cape Breton Island is part of Atlantic Canada, in the far north of the province of Nova Scotia. It is a place where Mi'kmaq First Nations communities share the land with Gaelic and English speaking people whose ancestors came from Scotland. There are Cape Bretoners whose ancestry connects with France, those who trace their roots to Ireland, to New England, to other parts of Canada, and to other places in the world.

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