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Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Citadel, with its famous star-shaped design, deep ditches, and pointy ramparts was designed to defend Halifax against possible American aggression during the War of 1812.  Ironically, the fort … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada

Located just behind Chinatown (incidentally, the largest collection of people from China outside of China), Kensington Market is a fresh breath of (almost fresh) air and an escape from the … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Guest Dream: Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada

Today’s Guest Dream comes from my good friend, Matthew Sharp.  Matt is an accountant in Alberta, but in his free time he enjoys the outdoors and is an excellent photographer … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 6 Comments

Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, Canada

Opened in 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada and the fifth largest aquarium in North America. It was also the first aquarium in the world to … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Pier 21, Halifax, Canada

From 1928 to 1971, the ocean liner terminal at Pier 21, in south Halifax, welcomed over 1 Million immigrants from Europe and elsewhere.  It is the last remaining ocean immigration … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

NovaScotian Crystal, Halifax, Canada

It may seem like an odd fact, but Halifax, Nova Scotia, is home to the only crystal maker in all of Canada.  It’s true!  In 1996, a group of Irish … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Prairie Giants, Canada

There was a time when Canadian prairie towns (in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) had 5 or 6 grain elevators each, proudly displaying the name of the town. … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Walk The Alexandra Bridge To Gatineau, Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa was founded in 1826 and named the capital of Canada in 1857 by Queen Victoria.  Gatineau, right across the Ottawa River from it, was founded in 1800.  In 1900, … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 4 Comments

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Canada

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is part of an outdoor adventure park in North End Vancouver, British Columbia.  Originally built in 1899 out of hemp rope, it is an engineering marvel … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · 3 Comments