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Fictional Footsteps

The call of the Canadian wild

Canada’s remote Yukon Territory inspired Jack London’s famed 1903 Call of the Wild – and draws travellers today with wild landscapes and memories of rough-and-tumble adventures.
Read more… 20 August 2014


The tragic story behind Canada’s newest World Heritage Site

A place made of equal parts persistent human enterprise and epic human devastation, the Acadian settlement of Grand Pré is now using its fertile land to look to the future.
Read more… 17 July 2013


Driving through Canada’s Acadian history

Adjacent to Quebec is the Maritimes, a vibrant Francophone colony with a dark past and a unique modern-day culture that has only recently opened up to travellers.
Read more… 14 May 2013


Canada’s spectacular ‘Castles of the North’

Built to echo the romance of European citadels, these historic railway hotels recall a time when packing dozens of trunks and a butler or two was the only way to travel.
Read more… 07 May 2013


Localites

Risqué tour reveals yesteryear Vancouver

A racy new tour shines a light on the city’s not-too-distant past by taking visitors behind the curtain at the infamous Penthouse strip club.
Read more… 10 April 2013


The sunken ship of dreams

Dive 13,000ft underwater and tour the ghostly remains of the RMS Titanic, about 350 miles from Newfoundland, Canada.
13 April 2012


Vintage Niagara Falls in winter

For generations, visitors have flocked to the border between the US and Canada to see the natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Explore the icy beauty as they looked in the early 1900s.
17 February 2012


The Titanic’s final resting place

Beneath the handsome lighthouses, sweet fishing villages and multicoloured forests of Atlantic Canada lies a wild history of pirates, ghosts and shipwrecks.
Read more… 02 February 2012


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