Abbotsford has never been on my travel radar until I started seeing ads for $9 one-way Swoop flights from Edmonton to Abbotsford. My first thought was to fly Swoop into Abbotsford and make my way […]
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Will it be the scrambled egg cassorole or the brown barley fried rice from the weekend breakfast menu of Drunken Ox Sober Cat? Probably both. Breakfast here is so darn good that […]
I started collecting postcards this year. Most of my finds have been from local antique shops but I decided to cast a wider net and look online. I found this gem on eBay. It’s an […]
Montreal isn’t short of great restaurants and fabulous places to shop, but you have to be in the know if you want to escape the crowds. Here are my favourite places where you can fit […]
Toast the start of road trip season with a day trip to Lacombe. Only a one-hour drive from Edmonton, you’ll be biting into the best cannoli and burgers sooner than you’d think. Here are five […]
Here’s another postcard I picked up at Ibon Antiques in Edmonton. My initial take on Keith is that he’s an aspiring young reporter writing to his Grandma who lives in Edmonton. Grandma lives vicariously through […]
I found this postcard at Ibon Antiques in Edmonton. I imagine that Paulette is a high school student who went to Montreal in the spring on a French language exchange program. I figured it was […]
I found this postcard in Ibon antique shop in Edmonton and it got me thinking about how I could piece together people’s past lives though postcards. Judging by the handwriting, I’d guess that Lynette is […]
You can imagine how excited I was when when Ford Canada invited me to Quebec’s Laurentians to test-drive 2017 vehicles
AT FIRST BLUSH, ALBERTA’S COWBOY TRAIL stretching from Mayerthorpe northwest of Edmonton to Waterton on the Canada–U.S. border, is the Wild West of your childhood imagination – a land of rugged cowboys plucked from a Charles Russell painting. On a map, it’s Highway 22, roughly 700 kilometres of Canadian driving at its finest, with dramatic scenery rising up to meet your windshield: endless stretches of flat golden prairie, rolling foothills, old wooden barns, grazing horses and the distant jagged mountains jutting into an achingly beautiful, limitless blue sky.
Corn and soya beans were the only edible food products that immediately came to mind when I thought about what Ford might be using in their vehicles.
Growing up I was embarrassed that my family ate food like cow’s tongue and pig’s feet. They would never pass my lips at all, never ever. I would skin up my nose and poke my […]
Every year, hundreds of pumpkin growers across Alberta descend on the little town of Smoky Lake to find out who has grown the biggest pumpkin of the year.
By Tracy Hyatt Edmonton. Toronto. Saskatoon. Vancouver (twice). I’ve been to five Grey Cups in five years and in all that time, I’ve only attended one Grey Cup game. That’s because for thousands of Canadians, like […]
The Edmonton Indy may have left town, but Alberta still has one racing event worth bragging about: the Winter Festival of Speed on Lac La Biche, 220 kilometres north of Edmonton — the largest sanctioned […]
I am hunched over a pig’s head, boning knife in one hand. With the other, I am pulling away cold, wet flesh to expose bone. “Where does the cheek end and the face begin?” I […]
Austere lighthouses, salt-of-the-earth people, 17th-century colonial towns suspended in time – these are the things that draw travellers to Nova Scotia. And although the Maritime province is Canada’s second smallest, you’d hardly know it in […]
THE LONG AND ARDUOUS JOURNEY ON HORSEBACK from Montana to Southern Alberta could easily break a man. But a freed black American slave in the late 1800s had few options. Hired to drive cattle across the […]