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Whose Fort is this Fort? The story behind Fortin du Petit-Sault

This odd shaped building in Edmonston (not to be confused with Edmonton) makes for a quick roadside attraction on your…

A place called Rice Point

There’s no reason for us to be in Rice Point except to explore and see the place where Jack McEachern…

That Place Called Green Gables

Like it or not, Anne of Green Gables is as much a part of Canadian iconography as snow, hockey, maple…

Canada’s smallest province

We arrived on Prince Edward Island during a storm… a rainstorm that caused low visibility and created massive puddles that…

The World’s Largest Axe

In Nackawic, a place with a name that just flows off your tongue, there is one of Canada’s “Biggest” roadside…

Grub along the Transcanada in Eastern Canada (avoiding the US)

The food in Eastern Canada has always been simple, pure, and mindful of natural ingredients. Sure, it’s easy to find…

The incredibly human Lucy Maud Montgomery

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flood Prince Edward Island to get a dose of Anne Shirley and see…

Long bridge over ice covered waters

Back when I was a young swimmer (a very long time ago), I had a swim meet in Summerside, PEI….

The brutality and confusion of Flanders Fields

If you Google “is Flanders Fields a real place,” the pre-baked Google response is American centric and falls flat of…

The Fiery William Lyon Mackenzie

William Lyon Mackenzie was a Scottish born journalist who eventually found his way to the colonies at the end of…

The Fenian Raids and the Necropolis

Located in the heart of Cabbagetown, the Necropolis in Toronto has been a witness to many of the struggles felt…

8-hours in Toronto

This was a short little trip to Toronto. But, this time around I got to do something that I’ve always…

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