The date is set. Nik Wallenda will walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls on June 15, 2012.
FIRST POSTED IN 2011… In Canada, Victoria Day has long been associated with the unofficial start of the summer season. Veggie gardens get planted, family cottages are opened and the cobwebs are dusted off the old bar-B-Q. Canada’s May holiday actually celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday.
2012 was the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. On Canada’s east coast both Cape Race, Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia played an important role in the story of the sinking of Titanic.
It was winter 1910 when a telegraph cable stretching across the Gulf of the St. Lawrence broke and left the residents of Quebec’s Magdalen Islands completely cut off from civilization.
The Cariboo region of British Columbia may be the only place in the world where you can have a letter stamped “Carried by dog sled”.
In Canada, it’s darker at this time of year. There are fewer waking hours and dusk and darkness are often inhabited by unexplained events and ghostly phenomena.
It’s the first game of the new hockey season and my beloved Habs (Montreal Canadiens) are in town to face their rival the Toronto Maple Leafs; a perfect time to talk about a Toronto hockey hang out.
On a recent trip to Long Point Provincial Park we spotted what we thought was a huge, beautiful butterfly.
It started with a tweet. Julie Ovenell Carter is a well known Canadian travel writer and she tweets for WhyGoCanada.com, a Canada travel source. Julie’s tweet read: “My favourite food souvenir from Canada? Hawkins Cheezies of course! What’s yours?…”
Judy comments on some differences between urban Toronto and the Canadian Badlands.
If you’ve never played on Lake Erie’s north shore, go!!
Everybody in Toronto calls it “Dundas Square”, but its proper name, although a bit more cumbersome, is “Yonge-Dundas Square”.