We really just wanted to grab some lunch on our way home from Blue Mountain Resort, but we ended up taking in the opening salvos of the annual Elvis Festival in Collingwood, Ontario. Editor’s note: This year’s Elvis Fest runs July 26-29, 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.
Who knew such a thriving home-grown movie industry was lurking behind the desks of Canada’s tweeters.
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.
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 ever driven any distance through the Canadian bush (as Shania Twain calls it), especially endless miles of tree-lined, two-lane highway, then you will know about the moose.
Last time we were together, eating elaborate chocolate creations prepared at the hotel, and discussing ways of making the world a better place, Judy told me about her new book, Totally Scallops.
Rather than drive, we flew to Montréal and spent six glorious nights in Quebec’s largest city.
Late January update: Le Massif has a 330cm base. Powder and groomed ski conditions is the latest report. If you are headed to Québec for Bonhomme Carnivale, this is a great side trip!
YVR offered a tour to members of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) when the association held its annual conference in Richmond a couple of years ago.