Canada

By Gary Walther This morning Whale Cove was stuffed with magnesium-flare fog, so metallic-bright it repulsed the eye. The wind toyed with it, turning the top edge into wispy hunchbacks, and by sending all that moisture up the slope to Whale Cove Cottages, lent the air a cool, just-laundered scent.

By Rochelle Lash The enduring allure of Quebec City is that whatever is conspicuously old and venerable also is remarkably new and avant-garde. And when we say old, we really mean old. Here, cobblestones and convents date to the 1600s. And when we say new, we mean progressive bistronomy by

By Gary Walther If an island could have a resting heart rate, Grand Manan’s would be about 45, perhaps spiking five beats when the ferry arrives. Here, even the compass is simplified, as there are only two major directions, to North Head and to Southwest Head. The former is where

By Bart Beeson It’s hard not to love the city of Vancouver, with its dramatic mountain backdrop, in-town beaches and funky neighborhoods.  While I have been to the city several times, I still had quite a few things on my Vancouver to-do list, so on a recent visit I set

By Gary Walther The Grand Manan ferry left the terminal in Blacks Harbour in a fog more sheen than soup, a silvery sheath that enveloped it for more than an hour. Then, just off the north tip of Grand Manan, the ferry crossed the threshold into clear, and into a

By Everett Potter Canada, our great neighbor to the north, is marking its 150th year of Confederation this year. There may be no more misunderstood province of Canada than Québec. French-speaking, connected to the country but somehow standing apart, it’s a distinct world within Canada. Here are five myths about

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok For some silly reason, the typical road trip in the province of Quebec starts in Montreal and ends in Quebec City. Don’t make that mistake. Continue your trip north another 3 hours to Saguenay and you’ll be treated to a low-cost multi-sport adventure that

By Melissa Coleman The upcoming warm months are an excellent time to visit Canada, what with the dollar so strong and the prime minister so hip. Its first- and second-largest cities, English-speaking Toronto and French-speaking Montreal, offer a refreshingly international flavor. Montreal  Montreal’s bilingual allure is evident the moment you

Story & photos by Jules Older I learned to ski in the cold — the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Laurentians of Quebec. I lost a girlfriend by introducing her to my favorite sport when it was minus 20 at Sugarbush, almost gained a divorce by repeating that trick at

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman Long the neglected next-door neighbor in the minds of American travelers, Canada has been experiencing an it-moment of late with the November instatement of 44 year-old Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and first lady Sophie Grégoire—a couple whose Kennedy appeal has since been all over