Julie Ovenell-Carter


Gifts for the Canada Fan

The license plates in the French-speaking province of Quebec bear the motto Je me souviens–I remember. Not that you’d ever completely forget Canada’s warm embrace of course, but sometimes you need a little help kick-starting that trip down memory lane. So here’s our pick of gifts that scream Canada. Bonus: […]


Canada Travel News 09/07/2011

Time for a beer: Metro Vancouver’s very best patios | Vancouver Sun Blogs Vancouver Sun rounds up the best places to toast the end of summer… Winnipeg Jets unveil uniforms – The Globe and Mail The Winnipeg Jets model their new RCAF-inspired team jerseys… Road Trip: Banff and Jasper Naional […]


Getting from Vancouver to Victoria

As the crow flies, Vancouver and Victoria are less than 70 km (43 miles) apart–less than an hour’s highway driving. If only there was a highway. Instead, BC’s largest metropolis (Vancouver) is separated from its capital (Victoria, on the southern end of Vancouver Island) by a large span of water, […]


Canada Travel News 08/31/2011

Video: Canada Coast To Coast – YouTube Love this quick coast-to-coast video tour of the country… The Tyee – Meet the Portable Pole Dancer You never know what you're likely to see on The Drive in Vancouver… Ride the wind with a kite buggy in Quebec – The Globe and […]


Canada’s Castle Hotels

There was plenty of speculation during the recent Royal Canadian Honeymoon about whether the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge would spend a night at one of Canada’s iconic “castle” hotels. Made famous during the last century when the completion of a cross-country railway suddenly put Canada on the […]


Getting from Toronto to Vancouver

It’s often hard for visitors from smaller countries to grasp the enormity of Canada. Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is located near the middle of Canada; Vancouver, the third-largest city, is located more than 3,000 km away, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. No matter how you break it down, […]


Canada Travel News 08/21/2011

Gallery: Zombie Walk Vancouver Pix from Vancouver's crazy-fun annual annual Zombie Walk…  Five buzz-worthy 2011 Nuit Blanche exhibits Toronto's 2011 Nuit Blanche program is out and here's what's buzz-worthy in exhibits British Columbia | Prince Rupert | North Pacific Cannery | Silicon Alleys | Metro Newspapers A look at "cannery […]


Vancouver Hotels: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

As the recent Royal Tour of Canada made abundantly clear, classy is cool again. And in the world of Canadian hospitality, nobody does understated elegance better than Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Vancouver’s newest downtown luxury hotel is actually quite old: the Georgian Revival property at the corner of Georgia and […]

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Canada Travel News 08/09/2011

Whistler Olympic Plaza opens August 27, 2011 August 27: free outdoor concert at the transformed plaza where 2010 Winter Olympians received their medals in Whistler. Big Things, Community Monuments in Canada Best places to take cheesy souvenir shots across Canada? Next to these mammoth monuments of course! The Best Fish […]