Quebec: A City for All Seasons By Mary O’Brien Quebec is a city for all seasons because of its geography and because of its people. Surrounded by mountains and the mighty St. Lawrence River, it rises on a cliff 350 feet high called Cape Diamond. Only ten minutes from the city is Montmorency Falls, higher […]
Grasslands National Park: Canada’s Only Virgin Prairie by Habeeb Salloum As we drove westward from Regina, a city of some 200,000 and the province of Saskatchewan’s capital, my thoughts went back to my youth – the time I grew up in this part of Canada. The prairie land through which we were driving, the small […]
Montreal by Bike is an Adventure By Rick Millikan Rolling our suitcases smoothly past neighborhood bistros to the heritage chateau-style train station, we board Via Rail for a scenic two-hour ride following three glorious days exploring historic Quebec City. We’re now off to investigate Montreal and new bicycle adventures. After checking into our charming boutique […]
By Tim Leffel In the city of Vancouver and the island with the same name across the channel, any visit involves a tinge of regret. It’s the places with little to do that are easy. I’ve been in cities where you could tour everything of interest before lunchtime. In this city and on Vancouver Island, […]
GoNOMAD Editor Max Hartshorne visits Quebec City during their celebration of their Winter Carnaval, with parades in the snow and honking horns.
By Edward Moss and Mungla Sieck The Arctic, mysterious and wild, is a place of great hopes and fears and has attracted many people in the past and still does today. Its unconquerable nature and unique and fascinating environment creates a longing to explore and experience this part of the world that native cultures have […]
By Edward Moss and Mungla Sieck Male and female Snow geese. A Southern Wind At Last Following many weeks of bitterly cold north winds, at last a southern wind came, bringing with it the first pairs of geese. Slowly the numbers increased until thousands of these noisy summer migrants were arriving at Karrak lake solely […]
By Rick Millikan Seeking a robust Vancouver adventure? Consider soft-pedaling nearby Richmond’s surrounding dikes! Enjoy 360-degree panoramas of majestic beauty along its friendly byways. Cycling provides a great way to explore both its natural splendor and fascinating heritage. Dedicated benches provide rest, respite, and reflection. Take a picnic! Tables line these extensive greenways. Bathrooms provide […]
Linda Ballou takes a rafting trip on the Tatshenshini River in the Yukon Territory and Alaska, the same trip her mother had taken 20 years before.