UBC – Vancouver – Part 2

Outside, in the area between the museum and the cliff, you will find totem poles of the Kwakiutl, Haida, and Gitxsan people as well as two Haida houses, one for the living and one for the dead. From here you get a good view of the main building of the museum, a unique design ifContinue reading “UBC – Vancouver – Part 2”

10 of Canada’s best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? Here are 10 lesser-known wildernesses.

Walking Canada’s Fundy Footpath

The Bay of Fundy is famous for the world’s highest tides, but the spectacular trail along its north shore is used only by a handful of clued-up walkers

Ottawa to take starring role in Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations

Canada’s capital hopes the country’s year of festivities will boost tourism and focus attention on its fun side, its cool districts and its ambitious civic projects

The winter tradition of ‘mummering’, Newfoundland, Canada – in pictures

The custom of ‘mummering’ – in which groups of friends go from house to house, disguising their faces and playing the fool – has sprung back to life in Newfoundland. It even has its own festival

The thrill of ice canoeing on Canada’s St Lawrence river

Quebec’s semi-frozen St Lawrence river is the fearsome setting for a form of canoe racing that involves going over, as well as around, giant hunks of ice.