Canada

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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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 provincial […]

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Review: Rachel Rachel

4 May, 2012 Rachel Rachel, a small it-bar appropriately located on Rachel street (corner Berri) in the Plateau neighbourhood of Montreal, is usually packed to the limit, with a line winding down the sidewalk and around the corner by 6 p.m. on weeknights. Passersby stare and drivers glance back for a second look at this […]

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Five Ways to Be an Ecotourist in Montreal, Quebec

20 April, 2012: What does it mean to be an ecotourist in Montreal?  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. […]