Travel memories: Barrie (Ontario)
Barrie is a lovely Victorian town located in central Ontario, Canada, about 90 km (56 mi) north of Toronto. We loved...
Toronto: off-the-beaten-path historic villages
Toronto is a vibrant, modern metropolis. But sometimes it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and spend...
Old Town Toronto walk
Old Town Toronto began as the Town of York, founded in 1793 as part of the British colony of Upper Canada. The city was...
Stratford (on THIS side of the Atlantic)
The Canadian city of Stratford lies on the River Avon across the ocean from its English sister city,...
Fort York, Toronto’s birthplace
Did you know that American troops invaded Canada once? Yes – well done, you history buff you! No – don’t feel...
Casa Loma, a medieval castle in… Toronto!
“What do you mean a medieval castle in Toronto?”- You’re entitled to think someone’s pulling your leg. But no,...
Walking tour of Old Montreal
Old Montreal is a safe and lively neighbourhood tucked away between the St. Lawrence River and the center of town. It...
Canada’s Parliament Hill
Canada’s Parliament is an iconic set of buildings located on top of Parliament Hill. This limestone cliff slopes...
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake: a day trip...
An overcast summer morning in Toronto. We decided to go even though the weather forecast called for intermittent rain...
The Poppy
As my country does not belong to the Commonwealth or fought in either of the World Wars, I had no idea that a poppy was...
If you’re in… Ottawa
We visited Ottawa in the middle of January and, although it may not be the best time to visit, we got to see and do...
Notes from Ottawa
Arriving in Canada was like meeting an old friend; albeit a very frigid one: it was about -18 Celsius. I gasped for air...