How to Survive a Canadian Winter

22 January, 2018 This timely winter survival guide – written in the middle of the Canadian winter season – is inspired by the rampant fearmongering and often inaccurate notions that circulate around this time of year about the Canadian winter being the epitome of one’s worst winter nightmares. Surviving winter in Canada – both mentally […]

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​Twenty Cultural Insights into Life in Montreal: Little-known Eccentricities About Everyday Life

24 April, 2017 If you are planning to move to Montreal, there are a few things you might want to be aware of in advance. These are things that will quickly become apparent once you actually start living here, for better or worse. Fear not––they are not deal-breakers; so if you’ve already decided to make […]

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Vancouver Island (July 19-23, 2016)

20 March, 2017 Vancouver Island is an island west of mainland Vancouver that houses several cities, including Victoria––the capital of the province of British Columbia. Introduction: There are two Vancouvers on the Pacific coast of Canada: the city of Vancouver on the mainland, and the island of Vancouver, which comprises several cities including Victoria, the […]

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Five Ways to Be an Ecotourist in Montreal, Quebec

20 April, 2012 Ecotourism is defined by the International Ecotourism Society as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” Ecotourism doesn’t always have to involve traipsing through large national parks, going on safari, or braving old rainforests. Ecotourism can concern just the little things you do to […]