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Dog sledding: a Canadian boy’s dream

Dogsledding

Since I was a very young boy, I have always wanted to drive a team of dogs through a forest trail heavy with snow on a crisp winter day. I’m sure dog sledding is many a Canadian boys’ dream, but, if you grew up in town and your family dog was a poodle, it was probably [...]

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Montreal: eating at Les 400 Coups

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A city with a pulse My father (Nat) grew up in Montreal during the 1930s and ’40s. I can only imagine what it was like back then, during the Great Depression and the beginning of WWII. These days, Montreal is a city with a pulse; with nightlife and an art scene.  A food lover’s paradise [...]

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An oasis amidst the chaos: Chinese garden in Vancouver

It’s strange the things we take for granted when we live somewhere. The attitude that, “I can visit that place any time” but never actually do, is definitely not a rare one. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that we lived in Vancouver for 5 years and never entered the pay section of Dr. Sun [...]

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Fly Fishing Vancouver Island

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Spey Casting As the ferry pulled out of Horseshoe Bay in a thick shroud of fog I knew we were close to what I had been looking forward to for a year. Heading to Vancouver Island is always special for me because of its unique vibe, beautiful scenery and phenomenal fishing. The fresh ocean breezes [...]

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Things To Do In Parksville-Qualicum Beach

The off-season Where is Parksville-Qualicum Beach you ask? Parksville and Qualicum Beach are two communities on the East side of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  Together they have a population of just over 20 000 but in the summertime that number grows exponentially when people from all over come to experience their wonderful beaches and [...]

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Walkable cities: riding the rails from Budapest to Amsterdam

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Train travel may be slower than flying, but you see so much more when you’re moving at ground level. One of [...]

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