Polar bear along Icy Straight, Nunavut Canada August 2012. Yes we were that close, but ...

Polar bear along Icy Straight, Nunavut Canada August 2012. Yes we were that close, but ...

A deer having a midday snack near Jasper National Park, Canada.

A deer having a midday snack near Jasper National Park, Canada.

Quebec's Chateau Frontenac

Quebec's Chateau Frontenac

In Johnstone Strait on a 4 day whale watching/sea kayaking/camping trip to Vancouver Island, British ...

In Johnstone Strait on a 4 day whale watching/sea kayaking/camping trip to Vancouver Island, British ...

Canada: stories & travel reviews

Truro, Nova Scotia

"Truro is a hole," scoffed Timothy, a student from Halifax. "Don't go there if you can avoid it." But somehow I ended up in Truro – twice. This grim little town was nothing more than ...

Going Outdoors in Whistler, British Columbia

The drive from Vancouver Airport up to Whistler Village is about two and a half hours of pure eye candy. Although I mention a drive, you really don’t need a car in Whistler at all. ...

Winter Olympics Backgrounder

The first time I visited Vancouver was in the late ’60s. I was living in Fairbanks and decided to spend the winter outside, which is what we called any place not in Alaska. Since it ...

Vancouver, B.C.

My first impression of Vancouver was that the general vibe is less hectic than in most U.S. cities. People are friendly, and when they ask “What do you do?” it seems they’re more interested in ...

Autumn in Vancouver

Autumn is an ideal time to visit Vancouver, British Columbia, when the foliage is particularly vibrant. A sophisticated city with a mix of gardens and woodlands, Vancouver can be described as temperate rainforest within a ...

Bugaboo Range Heli-Hiking, Canadian Rockies

While on a "heli-hiking" trip in the Canadian Rockies (more specifically the Bugaboo Range), we were hit suddenly with a heavy snowstorm, which was unusual for July. Heli-hiking involves a small group, with a guide ...

Blood is thicker in Canada

Heymatt: Mt boyfriend is from Canada, and he claims that when people move from a cold climate to a warm climate, their blood gets thinner and they are more sensitive to cold. Huh? -- Terra, ...

Yay, Canada.

Matt: Why is Canada so special? -- GZ, the net Lucky for us, Canadians seem to spend most of their free time answering survey questions. Maybe we can find some clues in statistics from public ...

High-Energy Mullets

'I t seems that everything's gone wrong since Canada came along. Blame Canada! Blame Canada! With all their hockey hullabaloo, and that b***h Anne Murray too! Blame Canada! Shame on Canada!" On Saturday, February 12, ...

Why do Canadians pay so much more for stuff than we do?

Hey, Matt: Why is it that "WE" who live in the United States need to know what "THEY" who live in Canada pay on consumer items/goods???? (i.e., greeting cards/flower vases, etc.) And why is it ...

Why doesn't Canada require an international code when calling someone?

Dear Matthew Alice: Today my boss asked me to fax something to Canada. I didn't have to dial the international code. Why is Canada so special? -- Jamie Reeves, downtown Hey, Matt: This bugs me. ...

How come stupid Americans can enter sweepstakes, but stupid Canadians can't?

American Hero: I've entered a few sweepstakes-type contests in the recent past, and a few of them have a statement such as "Canadian residents, in order to win, must first correctly answer a time-limited skill-testing ...

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