I honestly didn’t know what to expect when five of us, decked out in full rain gear and lifejackets, left the dock in our little zodiac with Henry, our guide.
When they quenched the last fire in her belly and abandoned her to a rotting disgrace, no one imagined the SS Bigwin would ply the Lake of Bays once again.
The prospect of a “History Tour” at The Briars did not immediately fill me with anticipation. I was more interested in clambering around the rocky shores of Lake Simcoe or hanging out in the dining room with Carlos and Hylton, soaking up their stories about “back home” in Jamaica.
Le Vieux Vélo is built on a hardcore Montreal breakfast diner sensibility, but with chic improvements where they really count.
A little cottage in the woods is the quintessential Canadian retreat, but sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the maintenance.
There is definitely something compelling about making a big pile of rocks; an Inukshuk. Inuit peoples started doing it a very long time ago.
“Le Panthéon des sports canadiens” – not just a hall, but a temple, dedicated to the gods.
Isn’t luge really just tobogganing with more expensive equipment and flashier outfits?
I was over the moon when Montréal en Lumière event organizers asked us to help them with their annual winter food and arts festival. Food-lover friends have raved about this festival for years but we had never been.
Every year, Parliament Hill gets dressed up for the holiday season. It was a crisp, cold December evening when we walked from a Sandy Hill B&B to an Elgin Street bistro for a meal. After dinner, we took a camera and tripod over to Parliament Hill and snapped a bunch of pix including this one.
It’s time for the CNE! The Canadian National Exhibition takes place along Toronto’s waterfront for 18 days every year leading up to and including Labor Day. There’s live entertainment, a wide variety of events, a working farm, parades and sports, lots of international food, a Kids World, an airshow and best of all, a huge midway.
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.