Wickaninnish Inn

Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge

Looking through the window of the Orca Airways plane leaves us in awe of the grandeur of nature. One million visitors make their way to the tranquil community of Tofino every year. It is...
Canada's Finest_Seagram's Whisky

Canadian Whisky: A Brief History of Canada’s Spirit

(from “Canada’s Next Big Thing” by Davin de Kergommeaux, DINE and Destinations 2017-18) In 1801, John Molson fired up Canada’s first known whisky still at his Montreal brewery. Until then, Canadians drank rum, cider, or...

Canadian Whisky 101

(from "Canada's Next Big Thing" by Davin de Kergommeaux, DINE and Destinations 2017-18) How Local is Canadian Whisky? Canadian whisky is Canadian grain, grown by Canadian farmers, distilled in Canada, by Canadians, bottled, sold, and shipped...

Vancouver to Banff: Waitin’ for the Train

There's so much to do on a visit to Vancouver, and so much to explore on a visit to Banff. Here is a checklist of things to do while waiting for the train that...
Bison_Alberta

Certified AAA Alberta

When my dad was the parade marshal at the Calgary Stampede, he took us to the best steak houses in the city. We all know about Alberta beef - it's the pride of menus...
Norfolk County Corn

Norfolk County: Ontario’s Garden

Time was, tobacco reigned supreme; and farming the “tobacco belt,” Norfolk County, was based on a quota system—a piece of paper that provided entitlement to local farmers. In recent years, the government removed that...
HK Milk Tea

Golden Bubbles in Toronto

Golden Bubbles, Canada’s Hong Kong waffle brand, has launched a new HK Milk Tea series based on the recipe that won this year’s prized Kam Cha competition, the official Hong Kong Milk Tea competition, in Toronto. The brand quickly became a...
Scenics, shorelines, Fall, Colours, Geology, French, River, Recollect, Falls

Take Me to the River

Americans had the Conestoga wagon; Canadians had the canoe. When there were no roads to follow, the voyageur’s highway flowed through the wilderness of the Canadian Shield. In search of a short cut, those...
Garlic

Sweet Smell of Success

Garlic: everyone from Homer to Aristotle, and from modern scientists to Doctor Mom, has praised its uses. Egyptian pharaohs kept garlic in their tombs to keep themselves healthy in the afterlife. Ancient Greek Olympians...
Auroa Borealis, Red Lake, Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Red Lake: Northern Exposure

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when...
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