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.
Excellent video posted on YouTube… HAPPY CANADA DAY (July 1st), NEW YORK! from the CONSULATE GENERAL OF CANADA, NEW YORK.
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.
I grew up in Western Canada. And, I have to say, that was a few decades or so ago. In most of my childhood memories, one of the things that keeps showing up is the presence of grain elevators.
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.
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”.
Look what is all dressed up for the holidays!!! It was a crisp, cold December evening. We walked from a Sandy Hill B&B over 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.
Recently we did some work for the good folks at Tourism New Brunswick and they tipped us off about a local treasure.
Who knew such a thriving home-grown movie industry was lurking behind the desks of Canada’s tweeters.