Travel Stories

Destinations, Experiences, International

The sparsely populated coast of South Norway features pretty little towns, majestic fjords, hills and forests. Photo by Eric Doig

Norway by bike: A genealogical odyssey

Part one: From Kristiansand to Oslo in search of an Old Country connection “Welcome to Norway!” offered a cheery crewmember as I headed for the […]

May 29, 2015 ×

Destinations, Food

The waters of Tofino Inlet are calm enough for easy kayaking. Photo by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

Remote Tofino is a coastal cuisine hot spot

Vancouver Island rainforest town serves surprising gourmet spread Though it’s the middle of August, it’s a cool day at Chesterman Beach on the west coast […]

May 20, 2015 ×


Millarville Rodeo School 2015 students enjoy a bone-rattling taste of real rodeo competition. Photo Bob Keelaghan

I wanna be a cowboy: An Alberta rodeo education

Kissing the dirt at Millarville Rodeo School The chutes of the corral open. Out bursts a rampaging bronc, leaping off the ground and kicking dirt, […]

May 13, 2015 ×


Photo courtesy of Eat Vancouver

It’s time to EAT! Vancouver

  Celebrating West Coast cuisine at this annual festival of deliciousness The culinary world is descending on Vancouver, British Columbia this week, as the 13th […]

April 29, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences

The crowd swells at the Vancouver Island Music Festival. Photo by Jim Hegen

BC Music Festivals: Experience Live Music on Canada’s West Coast

The 2015 summer season promises diverse performances, unique workshop stages and gorgeous destinations Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 17 to 19, 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia […]

April 28, 2015 ×


The intimate Dawson City Music Festival main-stage is central to this northern event. Photo Aaron Woroniuk, Courtesy Dawson City Music Festival

Musical parties under the midnight sun

Enjoy high-latitude licks at Dawson City Music Festival and Folk on the Rocks (First Nations stage performance): The Tr’ Ondek Hwech’in Singers are among the […]

April 20, 2015 ×


A group of cosplayers show off their outfits

Pop Culture fans unite at Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

The Calgary Expo appeals to more than just hardcore science fiction nerds Walking into the entrance the BMO Centre at Calgary’s Stampede Park for last […]

April 10, 2015 ×


The Legacy Trail allows for views that can only otherwise be seen though the window of a fast-moving car. Photo by Bob Keelaghan

Biking the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail

Canmore to Banff ride has scenic, alpine appeal Serious bikers and casual cyclists alike will want to ride the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail when visiting […]

April 1, 2015 ×


Word spreads among visitors that the scissor-tailed flycatcher, a rare bird in these parts, has been spotted. Photo by Carol Patterson

Make a birdwatching pilgrimage to Point Pelee National Park

Birds and birdwatchers flock to national park’s Festival of Birds Religious devotees undertake pilgrimages to holy sites; devoted birdwatchers go to Point Pelee. This 14.5-kilometre […]

March 12, 2015 ×