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Why the Grey Cup Matters to Canada

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:15 PM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Rob Bridges was among the many visitors to Vancouver this week that reminded me why the Grey Cup matters. A proud Hamiltonian, Bridges travelled more than 4,300 kilometres to cheer on his hometown team, despite the fact they were overwhelming underdogs.

Bridges arrived at

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What to Do on a Weekend In Ottawa

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 1:21 PM

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- Think Ottawa is a sleepy government town with little to offer other than politicians? Think again. Three friends and I embarked on a weekend road trip to take in the food, entertainment and history that the city and outlying area have to offer. Ottawa did not disappoint.

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Vancouver Is Gearing Up for a Grey Cup Party

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 1:13 PM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Even though the absence of the home team in the 102nd Grey Cup may disappoint fans in Vancouver, the city's mayor is still upbeat about the CFL championship game that takes place this weekend. It's an event that will entertain residents and visitors alike,...

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The Mackenzie House Is a Spooky Gem

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 2:05 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- From what I've read about Toronto's first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie he would probably roll his eyes, and then roll in his grave, if he knew his home had become a Halloween destination.

Then again, it's possible the legendary politician isn't as close to his...

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Canada's 10 Creepiest Halloween Places

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 2:28 PM

Sure, you might be the type that laughs at scary movies, but do you really think you're brave enough to handle Canada's most haunted destinations and most frightening events? From zombie infestations to haunted hotel rooms, this country is downright creepy as it rolls out a myriad of ghostly chills...

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Winnipeg Is Full of Spooky Halloween Secrets

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 2:02 AM

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- Norm Beaver can't feel his face.

That whiny update comes directly from him, my travel companion, as we shiver outside the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg. Our tour guide, Don Finkbeiner of Heartland Travel, is pointing with excitement to a sphinx perched on...

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Why You'll Fall For Golden, B.C.

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 6:12 PM

GOLDEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- To truly appreciate the unique geography of a place it helps to view it from a fresh perspective. Take Golden, for example. This dramatic setting of this historic Canadian Rockies town takes on even more impressive proportions while freefalling from 10,000 feet high above...

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PGA Champions Tour A Hit In Quebec City

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 1:15 PM

LÉVIS, QUEBEC -- There is a chill in the air and the ground is wet from all the rain we've just had. There's no one else on the golf course except for the odd deer I see in the forests that line the fairways of La Tempete Golf...

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The Corner Gas Movie Loves That Saskatchewan Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 5:53 PM

ROLEAU, SASKATCHEWAN -- It's the second-to-last day of shooting of the highly anticipated movie, Corner Gas. I am ushered into a darkly lit room called the video village to sit and wait out the filming of a scene before I can interview Brent Butt, creator and...

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A Sneak Peak Into the New Canadian Museum For Human Rights

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 6:07 PM

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- Architect Antoine Predock calls the opportunity to build the world's most impressive human rights museum a "no-brainier."

Predock's vision, though, promises to put minds to the test, challenging perceptions and fostering a level of interaction with the troubling issues of the past and present.

On Tuesday night,...

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A Tribe Called Red Brings The Noise

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 1:11 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- Ian Campeau has more than a little Chuck D in him. One of the three leaders of A Tribe Called Red, Campeau -- aka Deejay NDN -- is political, articulate and keenly aware of the power of his art. Like Public Enemy, whose...

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Small-Town Alberta Theatre Is A Big Deal

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 6:09 PM

ROSEBUD, ALBERTA -- I was in town to check out Rosebud Theatre and I wasn't sure what to expect.

This is one of Alberta's premier entertainment companies and the only professional rural theatre in the province. It has a solid reputation for high-quality live performances but...

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In Search Of Sasquatch Near Vancouver

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 1:04 PM

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- My grandfather had stories. Logging up in the mountains, things got a bit wild, and so did the tales of the Sasquatch. You see, he worked near the town of Harrison Hot Springs, home to the great, ape-like creature, or so they...

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A Canada Day Tour Of The Nation

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Story by Staff

Canada celebrates its 147th birthday on July 1 and has team members in the nation's four largest metropolitan areas. Here's what's happening on Canada Day in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.


Canada's largest city has always been a great place to...

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The Top Shakespeare Festivals in Canada

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 3:03 PM

In Canada, there are many places that celebrate the greatest playwright in the English language. You can watch the works of William Shakespeare alongside the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, in the forests beside historic forts, and under black-brow'd nights.

On April 23, 1564 -- 450 years ago...

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Why I Won't Be Travelling To Russia

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 12:08 PM

I believe that every traveller has a "places to see before I die" list. One of the places on my list for many years has been Volgograd, Russia (formerly Stalingrad). If the name sounds familiar, there's a sad reason why. A terrorist attack at a train...

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Montreal Showcases Its Best

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:27 PM

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- We all know Montreal as a city of festivals. The best known of those celebrations, however, are focused on a particular type of experience, such as food, art, or music. But for the tourist who wants a taste of it all, Montréal en...

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Would You Hurl Down Sheets of Ice at 125 Km/H?

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 5:05 PM

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- The guy next to me appears pensive when he glances over as we watch the video showing how it's going to feel to hurl down curving sheets of ice at speeds of 125 kilometres an hour.

"Ginger candy," I say, attempting to hide my worry with...

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Best Places to Travel in Canada: 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 5:31 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- The word is sesquicentennial and Canadians and visitors to the country are going to hear lots about it, and a few will even learn how to properly pronounce it.

In 2017, the nation marks its 150th birthday. The celebratory mood spikes this Canada Day, when the sesquicentenary...

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How the Tourism Commission Gets the Word Out About Canada

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 6:24 PM

If you're like me, then there are times you've probably asked this question: "how do international travellers view Canada? And what motivates them to visit?"

It's one thing if you live in New York or Montana -- we're neighbours. But for someone living in Brazil, South Korea, the United Kingdom...

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