We've been vacationing in Canada the past couple years, and we love
it. Naturally, the exchange rate is great for Americans, but it's just
great up there anyway. Friendly people, great
food, a real respect for heritage, Tim
Horton's coffee and donuts (Eeek, isn't that a chain?
Yes, but I have an explanation), good micros and brewpubs, and a different look on the world.
Here are some sites to get you started.
Drive north. You can't lose in
Canadian Tourism Commission official
site: kinda glitzy/web-geekish, but good info.
Canada Kicks Ass is one wild site, trying to singlehandedly
subvert Canada's reputation among some as "upright and dull."
The site's fun, over the top sometimes, but refreshing.
Of course, there's also Canadian whisky, right?
Check out my own small but growing page on this tipple (especially you
Bed & Breakfast Canada Online:
outstanding source for finding just the right B&B anywhere in
Canada. I've used this service a number of times with 100% satisfaction,
and met some great people.
Nova Scotia Tourism:
great jumping off point for visiting Nova Scotia.
Bar Towel: a great Toronto-area
beer-locating site, now spreading out into greater Ontario.
Guelph: one of my
favorite towns in Ontario. Ah, yes, that is largely because of the presence
of Wellington brewery (one
of North America's finest) and the Woolwich
Arms (one of the world's finest taverns). But what more could you ask?
are many Avro Arrow sites, I think Arrow
Recovery Canada is the best. If you don't know what
the Arrow is, or why it's so
important to so many Canadians, it's a fascinating story of aviation
history and national identity. See why a jet aircraft that never reached
production still resonates with the Canadian people.
The only place you can see a genuine part of an Avro Arrow is the National
Aviation Museum in Ottawa, a great experience. The collection is
not as deep as the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum, but because it's
Canada...you can get right up to the aircraft. Fantastic. They also do
flights in classic aircraft! My plane-loving son and I enjoyed this
More to come...