Entries by Adrian Brijbassi from 12/2012

A Boat Tour of Newfoundland's Controversial Resettlement

| Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Travel

Bruce Miller is Bayman to the core, with a lilt in his brogue and a ready wink to go with his easy smile. He makes a meagre living as a fisherman and labourer and augments his income operating one of the most unique and riveting tours in Canada, taking visitors to communities affected by Newfoundland's controversial resettlement.

How Learning the Art of Mixology Got Me a Free Trip

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Travel

When I was asked to participate in a mixology competition at the SpiritHouse in Toronto's King West neighbourhood recently, I didn't hesitate. The winner snagged a trip to Trinidad & Tobago. My confidence at that point belonged on the top shelf. Then a flash of disaster came into my head.

Where the Food Is Like Art

| Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living

Midway through her dinner, Jennifer Swartz looked up to her dining partner and exclaimed, "Hands-down the best meal of my life." Swartz had been meaning to make reservations at Atelier for a number of months and wasn't disappointed in her August visit despite entering Marc Lepine's restaurant with lofty expectations.

Canada Has its Very Own Healing Lake

| Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Travel

When you drive up to Manitou Beach in Saskatchewan, you might wonder yourself what you are doing here and just how long you will spend. Not that it seems foreboding, dangerous or derelict. There just isn't much here and what is in place doesn't have visual appeal. Even the lake, the primary reason to visit, is murky and vacant. But residents insist there's magic in the waters of the lake

The Best of Canadian Travel in 2012

| Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Travel

I spent the summer on the road, touching down in nine of the 10 provinces in Canada. Tourism opportunities abound in big centres and small, with people eager to search out local experiences, whether it be culinary finds or historic tours that are short on gimmicks and strong on depth and personality. In all, 2012 was a fantastic year for seeing Canada.