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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.

History Comes Alive in Charlevoix, Quebec

by Sandy Bornstein / Aug 08, 2018 /
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Charlevoix, Quebec, is about an hour east of Quebec City. Four hundred million years ago, an asteroid that was estimated to be 4.5 kilometers (2 miles and 1,401 yards) in diameter hit that region. The enormous impact created a crater measuring 55 kilometers (33 miles and 975 yards) with a mountain in the center. Over time, Mother Nature has continued to sculpt the landscape. Wind, rain, snow, glaciers, and changes in temperature, as well as other natural elements, have made an impact on what locals call Charlevoix Astroblem.

Eight Surprising Delights Around Canada's Bay of Fundy

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One of the Seven Wonders of North America, the Bay of Fundy is, obviously, a treasure. It's located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and has the highest tidal range in the world (!!!). 

Flying Into Canada? Three Things You Need To Know

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Visiting a new country can be truly exciting. This is especially true if you are visiting for the first time. With amazing cultures, bustling cities, scenic national parks, and tasty cuisine, it really is no surprise that more and more travelers are opting to fly into Canada.

Songs and Tunes of Cape Breton

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“There’s a saying in Gaelic that culture is passed on knee to knee, between generations,” says musician Mary Jane Lamond. “My grandparents were Gaelic speakers, so I was always interested in the language. I think I was first drawn to the literary tradition, which is a very oral tradition here on Cape Breton.

History Comes Alive in Sydney, Nova Scotia

by Sandy Bornstein / Jul 06, 2018 /
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Passengers aboard a New England to Canada cruise oftentimes visit Sydney, located on Cape Breton, an island that is part of Canada’s second-smallest province, Nova Scotia. Last fall, my Celebrity Cruises itinerary included an eight-hour stop in this port.

Frank N. Furter’s The Rocky Horror Show Guide to Stratford

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Fun, unexpected experiences, and products align with Dr. Frank N. Furter’s character in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, now playing at the Avon Theatre. This experience is presented in conjunction with the Stratford Festival, which opened June 2.  

Frank N. Furter’s The Rocky Horror Show Guide to Stratford

Stratford Museum Honours Hometown Hero Justin Bieber

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Fans of Canadian superstar Justin Bieber are able to get an intimate look at his early life through a museum exhibit in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario (and here's a map of Justin's Stratford!). The Stratford Perth Museum — located in the small city in southwestern Ontario where Bieber grew up and launched his meteoric rise as a teenager to the top of music charts around the world —recently opened an exhibit featuring a one-of-a-kind collection of Bieber memorabilia.

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