Northern Exposure: Possibly the Best Place on Earth to see the Northern Lights By Janis Turk I must have been an Inuk (Eskimo), in another life. I was born for big fluffy flurries of snow, frozen tundra, frosty Arctic winds, and glacial white landscapes—not hot summers in the South. So, sitting in an igloo in […]
A West Coast Cruise: Catalina Island, San Diego, San Francisco, Victoria, Vancouver. By Jason McKenney My parents have always been travelers. When an opportunity came up recently to take a ship cruise with them near my new home in California I leaped at the chance. My parents still live in Kentucky and the West Coast isn’t […]
Habeeb Salloum visits Maligne Canyon and Lake, a boat tour to the fabled Spirit Island.
Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff By Margie Goldsmith “Make a pizza,” says Bobbi as she skis backward and holds onto my ski poles. I push my legs out so my skis are in a wedge. “Now French fries,” she says. I close my skis so they’re parallel. This is ridiculous; maybe this is how they […]
Read about this traveler’s exploration from Canada to Alaska: by way of the Backroads and Waterways & discover what lurks in the wilderness.
Couples Put Sex Life on Ice at Hotel de Glace in Quebec City By Will McGough I was blow drying my hair, thinking about what a fellow writer had said, laughing in my head. During the orientation session, his initial response to the sleeping bag instructions was to ponder the question: What if you’re trying […]
Mountain biking, hiking and pampering make summer fun By Mike Jeffreys The 2010 Winter Olympics put the Canadian resort town of Whistler firmly on the map. The unfortunate thing is that it took so long for this part of western Canada to finally receive the widespread recognition it deserves. Often overlooked in favor of Banff, […]
The First Nations called Kamloops T’Kumlups By Robin Schroffel Sheltered inside a 19th-century replica pit house with a belly full of bannock, berry jam, and candied salmon, I listen contentedly as Sepwepemec Museum manager Daniel Saul describes the hectic summer scenes of the annual Kamloopa Powwow. He’s friendly and open, happy to share his Native […]
By Stephen Hartshorne I just got back from a nine-day train trip across Canada, and I had a blast! There’s something about train trips that I have always loved, ever since I was a little boy riding with my grandfather on the club car to his office in New York. There’s something so relaxing about […]
Photos by Stephen Hartshorne The Magic of Lanterns is a festival held each year at the Chinese Garden in the Montreal Botanical Gardens, featuring lanterns made in Shanghai. Lantern festivals in China date back to the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 AD) and were held as part of the New Year cycle of festivities. […]