Canada

Music from Canada's West, for Canada Day

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Midsummer celebrations take place across Canada in the time surrounding Canada Day on the first of July. How about music to go along? Canada has poured forth a wealth of singers and songwriters, from legendary folk poet in song Gordon Lightfoot to million selling country musician Shania Twain. For this year’s Canada Day, here are four artists who make their homes in Canada’s west.

Explore New Brunswick: Fredericton's Changing of the Guard

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If your family includes history buffs, this is the ONE thing you need to make time for when you visit Fredericton, New Brunswick - a town that we just love.

Twice a day in the summer, there is a changing of the guard

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Explore New Brunswick: Fredericton's Changing of the Guard

Top Things To Do in The Bay of Fundy

by Janice Waugh / Jun 25, 2017 /
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The Bay of Fundy is a place where the rhythm is naturally created by the 12 hour cycles of the ocean tides.

Top Things To Do in The Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy – a Natural Wonder

The Bay of Fundy is a special place in so many ways, a perennial favorite for travelers from around the world. I went to have a look thanks to New Brunswick Tourism and Tourism Nova Scotia. 

Where to Stay on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, looks like a bagpipe on the map. Or maybe I'm influenced by the Scottish immigrants that have themselves so influenced Nova Scotia, and in particular, Cape Breton Island. Located on the northeastern end of the province, this island boasts one extraordinary view after another. It eerily looks like Scotland, and so must have felt like home to the waves of Scottish and Irish settlers. 

Reading About Nova Scotia and Campobello

by pen4hire / Jun 24, 2017 /
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This summer, my sister and I took a road trip together around Nova Scotia. We were limited to six days, which was about twenty days less than we wanted to have, but we found this Canadian province to be packed with beautiful landscapes and seascapes, historic forts, M'ikmaq Indian lore, Scottish music, well preserved Victorian towns, small fishing villages and more lobster and scallops on our plates that even we who love our seafood could eat.

More than A Garden: Curious Llamas, Tiny Houses, and Teapot Trees at Kingsbrae Garden

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We’ve just returned from an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’sNewfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St. John’s as the site of our conference this year – MUCH more on that to come!

Send a Bit of Winter With These Fine Art Cards

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I've been working on a new book project over the past couple of months. I've looked at hundreds of images, all from my ski touring adventures. So with all that snow and beauty on my mind, I created a series of 5x7 greeting cards highlighting some of my favourite photographs.

Celebrate Cheeseweek in Stratford, Ontario April 1-9

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Savour Stratford presents Stratford Says “CheeseWeek” to welcome the Canadian Dairy XPO with delicious cheese features at eleven participating Stratford and area restaurants April 1 through 9 plus a special cheese pairing event, April 8.

Bards Steakhouse. Celebrate Cheeseweek in Stratford, Ontario April 1-9
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Wonderful World of White

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You know how you find a photographer, and then click through their ENTIRE Instagram, liking each one? Or heading to their website to discover more? When we find such a creative artist that speaks to us, it’s both a lucky occurrence (finding them in the millions of people online) and a life-enhancing moment. From now on, our lives will be enriched by their talent, view, artistry, and sharing of their worldview.

Stratford’s Swan Parade Weekend Salutes Spring

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Stratford announces the arrival of spring with a Swan Parade. One of Canada’s most unique events, the annual Swan Parade Celebration, is a weekend of family fun, April 1-2, 2017, culminating with a parade of our iconic feathered friends traveling from their winter quarters to the Avon River on Sunday. They know it’s time to get going when they hear the sounds of the Stratford Police Pipes and Drums who lead the way amid curious on-lookers. 

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