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Entrance to the La Vieille Prison
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Get Scared Straight in Canada’s La Vieille Prison

There are some travel experiences that stay with you long after you’ve returned home. My visit to La Vieille Prison (The Old Prison) in the small, sleepy Canadian town of Trois Rivières was such an experience. Many former prisons offer guided tours. In spite of their terrible histories, most of […]

Crowning Victoria
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Crowning Victoria

Thirty contemplative minutes on a Harbour Air sea plane from sassy Vancouver has you in the British Columbia province capital of Victoria. The views over land and sea from the tiny aircraft leave even the most effusive travel writer reaching into an imaginary travel lexicon for unused superlatives. Departing downtown […]

Winter Carnival de Quebec City
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Winter Carnival de Quebec City

Experience the ambiance of Europe without jet lag. Welcome to Quebec City’s 58th Winter Carnival. This Carnival is the biggest winter festival in the world, generating major economic, social and tourism spinoffs for the Quebec City area. Its uniqueness lies in its true Nordic setting. From the opening of the […]

A Victorian Promise Kept
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A Victorian Promise Kept

In June, 1973, my family and I ventured to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in our motorhome. My husband and I were on our way to start summer school at Eastern Washington State and decided to take a short trip to visit the Empress Hotel to enjoy their famous afternoon tea service. It was such a delightful memory that when we left on the Evergreen Ferry, my daughter, Diana, and I promised each other that we would come back one day.

Salt Spring Island, BC’s Paradise
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Salt Spring Island, BC’s Paradise

This is Ganges harbor in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia… Home to ten thousand people, the island is seventy square miles and mostly only four miles wide. There are many coves and beaches, and all are framed by deep green conifers. Spotted with a handful of beautiful lakes, as well as…

Rocky Mountaineer Train Journeys
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Rocky Mountaineer Train Journeys

…These are among the images that stick with you when you travel through the remarkably diverse landscapes of western Canada. And there’s no better or more relaxing way to see these panoramic spectacles than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train.

Nova Scotia’s Flourishing Wine Industry
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Nova Scotia’s Flourishing Wine Industry

When we first visited Jost Vineyards 16 years ago winemaking with grapes was a new concept in Nova Scotia. Jost was one of only two vintners producing grape wines in the province. When we returned to Nova Scotia recently, we discovered vast changes, not only at Jost, but in the wine industry as a whole.

Vancouver, B.C. Before the Ship Sails
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Vancouver, B.C. Before the Ship Sails

As the mercury climbs, the smart money heads to cooler climes; many to cruise the icy…