Are oysters in Prince Edward Island, a shellfish-rich province on Canada’s East Coast, the best in the world? Call me crazy, but I say yes. Here’s why my love affair with oysters in PEI continues. Canada is a lucky country. The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island has the best oysters in the world. Yes, yes, […]
Why is Canada travel the best kind of travel of all?
1) Canada is big
Canada is big. It's 10 million square kilometres big. If you include water, Canada is the 2nd biggest country in the world. If you don't include water, you will be thirsty.
2) You will never be thirsty in Canada
We have small lakes, great lakes, the Atlantic Coast to the East, the Pacific Coast to the West and let's not forget magnificent Hudson Bay. You probably know all this. Did you know, however, that if you head up north, and I mean waaaay up north, you've got your Beaufort Sea, your Labrador Sea and a whole lot of ice and glaciers - that adds up to a whole lot of exciting Canada travel.
3) Even with glaciers, Canada is not as cold as you think
Okay, sometimes it's bloody freezing. But right now it's hot and muggy in Toronto, so I'm thinking of heading to Saskatchewan where it's dry and the sun shines a lot.
4) Canada has time travel
Canada has six major time zones. From East to West you've got your Newfoundland Time Zone, your Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time, Mountain Time and Pacific Time. I mean, this is exciting. It's almost warped-speed-space exciting. If you flew around the country really fast crossing all kinds of time zones in a strategic manner you could probably even get younger.
5) Canada has mountains
The Rocky Mountains is one of the best destinations in the world. The World! Yes, you can ski, soak in hot springs, stay in lavish hotels and dine on locally-produced fine cuisine. Try doing that in Italy What? You can do that in Italy? And France? And Switzerland? And ... okay, I ask you this. How many TIMES ZONES do those countries have? Has anyone ever grown younger in Italy, other than at a Tuscan spa?
Awenda Provincial Park
A Canadian conclusion
Hey, I may jest and admittedly, you may not be able to grow younger by flying back and forth across Canada strategically, but for some of the (seriously) very best things to do in Canada visit my What to do in Canada blog post or scroll down and read the Canada Travel blog posts below.
Heading to Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada? If you want to stay where the superstars stay, check out (or into) the luxurious Fairmont Macdonald in Edmonton. To whet your appetite and to stoke those tabloid fires, here is all the celebrity gossip I could dig up. Celebrity gossip at The Fairmont Macdonald in Edmonton While Smudge, the resident yellow lab at the […]
For the ultimate beluga adventure in Churchill, head to northern Manitoba in Canada, where wildlife and adventure meet In the future please address me as Beluga Whisperer. After two days in Churchill, Manitoba, high up north in the Canadian tundra on the lonely shores of Hudson Bay, I’ve kayaked with, boated around, sang to, spied upon and […]
Search no more for your quick and easy Banff, Canada, travel guide. Banff is one of the very best tourism destinations in Canada, not to mention the world (sorry, I’m biased), so let me tell you where Banff is; what you should do there and why you should visit. (Because it’s wonderful!) Why is Wandering Carol […]
Are you heading to the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan? Looking for Saskatoon restaurants that offer a true local experience? From hemp bread to aged silver ribeye, here’s where to savour some superb Saskatchewan terroir. Saskatoon restaurants, Saskatchewan terroir It’s official. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a prairie city in Canada’s midwest, has become a culinary destination. BECAUSE THERE IS STUFF HERE TO MAKE […]
These are the top ten places to hang out in Toronto according to me, which means (sorry) no nightclubs because I get sleepy. However. You will find places to eat, drink, sit and then … eat some more, because they’re mostly restaurants and lounges. Pick a category, any category: You’ll find hipster joints, places where Real Housewives of Anywhere […]
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth seats (on Rocky Mountaineer) My two front teeth seats (in Goldleaf class, please) My two front teeth seats (with a glass dome car) Yes! It’s the holiday season and many of you are thinking What the heck do I buy my loved ones. (And if you are, what […]
‘Looking for Scandinave Spa in Whistler reviews? Search no more. For facts and info scroll to the bottom. For my saga of trying to rekindle the romance at this popular outdoor day spa read on’ This is a very bad time to be naked. With increasing panic I rifle through my bag, tossing out a book, […]
I’m thinking about having a Passionate Affair. I mention this to my husband after our Peak to Peak Whistler Experience. “You don’t like rum,” he says. “Oh, right.” I look up at Blackcomb Mountain from the patio of the Fairmont Whistler. The sun is fading, casting shadows over the grass and scrub covered ski runs. I go back […]
‘Trying to decide where to stay in Whistler? Wondering about Whistler Village versus Creekside? Hopefully this will help: a Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler Creekside review.’ I broke my cardinal rule of travelling: always stay central. You’d think I would have learned from my recent trip to Barcelona, when I chose an outlying hotel because it overlooked […]