n Saskatoon, the mood is chill and it ain’t from Old Man Winter. Every February, the city hosts the Saskatoon Blues Festival, showcasing top national and international Blues artists. Continue Reading →
Ski season isn’t over – yet. There are still plenty of slopes to be had in Banff, Alberta…and gourmet fare to be consumed. For an après ski experience to remember, retreat to the Eagle’s Nest Dining Room at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge – Banff’s only “ski in, ski out” hotel in the park. The buildings may have a … Continue Reading →
Just like many other skiers and snowboarders, I aspire to lose weight from all the outdoor exercise. However, the high altitude appetite coupled with top quality ski hill dining usually puts a pause on any diet regimen. Here are four mountain top restaurants that are tempting skiers with colorful cuisine and decadent desserts this season: … Continue Reading →
Newfoundland had long whispered my name. I can’t decide whether it was the foggy, jagged coastlines, bohemian-coloured homes, witty humour, or I-have-no-idea-what-he-just-said colloquialisms, but I got myself sucked right in. And yep, I even kissed a giant dead fish. I’m not exactly sure why, but I blame the Screech. Oh, the Screech. It was … Continue Reading →
Perched on mountainsides, skiers and snowboarders chomp on buffalo burgers and sweet potato fries – without a thought to how this food gets to such high altitudes.
Guests have had to endure snowy highways, sludgy car parks and liftlines to get skiing. But resorts typically handle the catering logistics so seamlessly that guests usually don’t even see the challenges in delivering fresh fare to high altitude restaurants. Add to this the recent trend towards gentrifying ski hill fare over the past few years, and there are some very unique culinary challenges especially in remote resorts in Canada.
So how do high altitude restaurants get their food supplies to the top of the mountain? Continue Reading →
An unexpected adventure in the Yukon Territory got us out of the international departures line and into Kluane National Park and Reserve. Continue Reading →
The experience of flying over a glacial mountain range in a Cessna is difficult to describe. As the overwhelming and awe-inspiring landscape pours into your eyeballs, your language functions are rendered inoperable. Sights like this can make even the Hitchens-iest of atheists reconsider their faith if only for a moment — I did. But God … Continue Reading →
Whenever I set off to a new destination, I like to do a little word-association test with friends, family and a couple of complete strangers thrown in for good measure. It helps to better orient my piece if I understand the existing landscape. On doing research for my recent fine dining tour of Calgary, it … Continue Reading →
The River Café is a rustic oasis with one of the most beautiful patios to ever grace a Canadian restaurant. Whether you are seated indoors or out on the patio, you have amazing views of the verdant gardens and the beautiful blue green Bow River as it slips quietly by. The dulcet setting is only the … Continue Reading →
Most visitors to Montreal are well aware of the city’s lively culinary scene. Foodies gravitate to Downtown Montreal and the Old City to feast in cafes and restaurants. But have you ever considered starting your food journey outside of the downtown core?
On this food tour with Fitz & Fowell, discover one of Montreal’s most captivating culinary neighbourhoods – Little Italy and the Jean Talon Market. Continue Reading →
This may not be your typical tourist round-up – but we’ve selected five unique Montreal travel experiences to share with readers. Sure, there are some fabulous museums and art galleries in the city. But if you’re up for a little exploration off the beaten track, keep reading. Here are a few ideas for exploring Montreal: 1. Wander the … Continue Reading →
With long weekends approaching, people start talking about escaping Toronto for the city like no other: Montreal! For readers seeking more sumptuous pastures in sexy Montreal, here are our top picks for where to eat in Montreal: Continue Reading →
It’s hard to imagine anything more thrilling than exploring wildlife in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. But an overnight stay at The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino admittedly presents some serious competition for Mother Nature. Continue Reading →
Want a bird’s eye view? Head to Castalia Marsh Retreat in New Brunswick to sleep in a bird house built for humans. Continue Reading →
Visiting Montreal this summer? Here’s some radical travel advice: take a break from the outdoor music festivals, and head to the Montreal Botanical Gardens. So landscaped bushes and flower beds may not seem as exciting as a shopping spree at Simon’s. But this is not your average tourist attraction. It’s a socially and environmentally conscious urban hike … Continue Reading →
There’s a whole lot of Wild West Coast on Vancouver Island, from rainforest hiking to hot springs. To help you narrow your focus, here are five ways to explore Victoria and Vancouver Island that will ignite your adventurous spirit. Continue Reading →