Archive for the ‘CANADA’ Category

While in Vancouver, Don’t Blow by the Bloedel

While in Vancouver, Don’t Blow by the Bloedel
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Never before had I been so stressed on a trip. There we were, stranded in Vancouver in a nightmare Airbnb situation with four kids. Count ’em: four. It was the one time we had decided that two of our daughters could bring two of their friends along on what...
May 19th, 2017 | BRITISH COLUMBIA, FEATURED ARTICLES, GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF | Read More

Nitobe Memorial Garden, Vancouver, Canada

Nitobe Memorial Garden, Vancouver, Canada
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Imagine a place where it’s bumper-to-bumper traffic for the better part of most days and evenings in the summer. The tourists have descended on your city and there’s nowhere to escape. It takes you 30 minutes to get anywhere (at a minimum), and you just want...
November 4th, 2016 | BRITISH COLUMBIA, GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF | Read More

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North
Story by staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos © Jon Lee, Gail Leonardis & Raymond McEwen. Feature photo © Jon Lee. WHEN I THINK about Christmas as a child in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, north of the 60th parallel in Canada’s Arctic, I actually think of warmth more than cold. Certainly...
December 17th, 2011 | CANADA, DINING, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF | Read More

Niagara in November

Niagara in November
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE FIRST TIME I saw Niagara Falls it was during the summer months. I never gave a thought as to how it would look during the colder months—it just seemed like a summer activity. But when my mother-in-law Sandi came to spend Thanksgiving...
December 2nd, 2011 | ONTARIO, Scenic Wonders, STAFF, Water | Read More

Le Petit Dejeuner: Funky Cafe in Vibrant Downtown Toronto

Le Petit Dejeuner: Funky Cafe in Vibrant Downtown Toronto
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Lisa Carter. LE PETIT DEJEUNER on East King Street, Toronto, in the Canadian province of Ontario, is exactly the kind of funky café I love to stumble across whenever I’m the new kid in town. Not only for the food and coffee but for strategic location,...
August 29th, 2011 | COFFEE, DINING, ONTARIO, STAFF | Read More

Snared by the Charms of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Snared by the Charms of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
By guest blogger Patti Larsen. Photos Copyright © Patti Larsen WELCOME TO MY garden home on the East Coast of Canada! Charlottetown is the capital of the smallest province, Prince Edward Island, cradled between the Northumberland Strait and the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Maine. Character actor –...
August 18th, 2011 | CANADA, GUEST BLOGGERS, ISLANDS | Read More

Serene Gardens on Georgian Bay

Serene Gardens on Georgian Bay
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton & Jacquie Black. SPRING IS TRYING to sprung around here, so I decided to do an “auspicious good fortune” (as they say in feng shui) abundance-of-nature story to bring good luck and speedy improvement. The garden at Beacon Shore on Georgian...
April 15th, 2011 | Feng Shui, GARDENS & PARKS, ONTARIO | Read More