Whirlpool Restaurant, Niagara Parks

Niagara Reimagined: This Ain’t No Grade School Getaway

Beyond the rushing falls and flashing casinos lay Ontario’s only 56-kilometer outdoor adventure museum. A collection of parks, gardens, cycling and hiking trails; Niagara Parks is changing the way visitors experience the historic and picturesque region.

With its gorgeous scenery, top notch eats, outdoor adventures, and of course natural wonders, Niagara is the perfect getaway for active travellers. This trip turned from wine sipping and wax museums to unexplored wonders all skipped on my 8th grade class trip. Continue Reading →

Photo Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

The Best Way to Explore Canada This Summer? Take the Rocky Mountaineer Train

Too often, rail travel gets labelled as the vehicle of the unadventurous traveller. But the truth is, there’s no better way to see the Western Canada than by riding the rails on the Rocky Mountaineer, the only passenger-based train permitted to use the Canadian National Railway. So before you dismiss rail riding, here are five reasons to travel by train across Western Canada: Continue Reading →

The Stretch Ozonic Jacket from Live Out There

Spring Gear Review: The Versatile Women’s Stretch Ozonic Shell

Spring is here! For real this time…I think. That means bike rides, gloveless jogging, walking places, and long upward hikes. It also means cool winds, unpredictable temperatures, and rain. Instead of waiting for a blazing dry sun to hit the great outdoors, EDT has teamed up once again with LiveOutThere to test The Stretch Ozonic Jacket by inimitable Mountain HARDWEAR.
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Hole In Wall Box

Hole In Wall Subscription Box: A Farmer’s Market Delivered to Your Door

Hole In Wall Box is a monthly box service that let’s you taste local delights from some of the world’s greatest cities.

Handmade goods and organic treats from fantastic local small businesses around the world delivered bi-monthly are selected using a shop-local mentality.

Each month is a new surprise of chocolates, candies, lotions, spices and more from artisans, food companies, gourmet goods, and even mom-and-pop shops each selected and shipped with love.

A great way to treat yourself or someone else–Mother’s Day is coming y’all—Hole In Wall boxes bring the farmer’s market right to your door.
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Sandbanks Provincial Park Martin Cathrae

The Secret Life of Prince Edward County in the Off-Season

With its beaches, food and drink, arts scene, and quaint country vibe, Prince Edward County is a popular summer destination in Ontario, and one that eagerly welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. But The County doesn’t go into hibernation come November. As Eat Drink Travel discovered on a recent winter getaway, the off-season may very well be the precise time to get an authentic sense of what this region has to offer. Continue Reading →

Avocado Sandwich on Grilled Ciabatta with Roasted Tomato, Pomegranate, Vegenaise, and Arugula

We CAN all just get along: Eat in Harmony at The Butcher and The Vegan

Eat less meat. And when you do eat meat, make it count. That’s the mantra at The Butcher & the Vegan, a new Hamilton restaurant specializing in haute vegan cuisine and local farm-to-table meats.

Walking into this ethical eatery, guests feel instantly at ease. The Butcher & the Vegan boasts a casual vibe, complete with mismatched chairs and tables and a welcoming open concept kitchen.

The “butchers” (aka meat-eaters) who have been frequenting the restaurant swear it’s the best filet mignon they’ve ever had. Meanwhile, vegans savour the creative and thoughtfully prepared gourmet options. Continue Reading →

Gearapalooza Review: Bogs Bend Women's Hiking Boot

Gearapalooza Mid-Winter Edition: Bogs Hiking Boots

It’s mid-winter (ish) and unseasonably warm temperatures have meant a longer (warmer) hiking and trail-walking season. And to celebrate we’ve been testing the hell out of some hiking boots from Bogs Footwear. Yes, Bogs. The makers of hiking and casual shoes you never knew about.

While our original long distance review was to be a race up Hai Ling Peak in Canmore Alberta, a “predators on the trail” situation sent us running to test up rocky Luskville Falls trail in Quebec, and the Kannanaskis and the Overlook Trails in Jasper, Alberta.
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