With an expansive lakefront, bustling business district and renowned entertainment scene, Toronto shines in summer. If you are planning a trip to Canada's largest city, use these five tips for hidden secrets from a local and make your trip one to remember.
While we sit inside counting dust bunnies and waiting for spring, in Montreal, they embrace the winter freeze by marching down to the coldest part of their city to drink, dance and share good times with thousands of strangers.
Everyone had been to Niagara Falls except for me -- I hate crowds and I don't like the idea of jockeying for position with camera-toting tourists. But when I watched the roiling Falls on TV last spring, I suddenly ached to see them in person.
Check into these fabulous hotels in some of fall's most beautiful destinations and check some items off your bucket list along the way.
We are among eight Americans aboard le Boreal as it sets sail on a 11-day, late summer cruise from Boston Harbor en route to Montreal. Of the 192 passengers on board, another handful or two are English-speaking, from the U.K., Australia and Canada. But the complexion of the ship is decidedly French -- not only because of the predominance of French-speaking passengers (from France, Switzerland and Belgium) but in terms of ambiance and style as well.
Known as one of the cultural capitals of Canada, the thriving city of Edmonton has this eclectic artsy vibe that makes it a fascinating yet still affordable place to visit.
All day long, all over town, strollers hear the strains of Blues, Bluegrass, folk tunes -- Acadian, Celtic, Cajun, Quebecquois -- passed down through generations and mingled with new melodies.
What I love about visiting Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is all the different things you can do year-round that are not only unique but affordable!
Within the city limits are miles of sandy beaches for sunning, leafy parks for strolling as well as inlets, bays, and open waters for paddling and sailing.
The Canadian landscape is actually quite diverse -- prairie plains, boreal forests, snow-capped mountains, temperate rain forests, maybe an abandoned logging town or two.
I figured I'd play the good, if aloof, son lingering in Draft Horse Town, chatting up the chuckwagon drivers, hobnobbing with the blacksmiths. But I had no idea how the Stampede changes even the most stubborn gait.
If you've never been to an oyster shucking competition you're missing out on one of the great sporting events of the world, something I hope will be elevated to Olympic status one day.
One of the Pacific Ocean's first points of contact between Japan and Canada, Tofino is a casual, sea-swept town with miles of beachfront.
What those who sought riches and spiritual sanctuary discovered was a pristine region of white water rivers, waterfalls, tranquil beaches, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains.
Gay pride celebrations have long been synonymous with summer time fun and half naked bodies on floats. But WinterPRIDE, Whistler, B.C.'s week long Pride event held in the chilly climes of winter has turned that stereotype on its ear.
I'm awkwardly carving drunken S-shapes in the silken snow, tumbling into waist-deep, feather-light powder.