Moon Mist Ice Cream Is (Mostly) A Maritime Thing

The popularity of this pastel galaxy treat is fueled by its unique flavours, aesthetics and nostalgia. While the pale purple, blue and yellow swirls of Moon Mist ice cream is simply a beauty to behold, reminiscent of pastel sunsets over the Atlantic ocean, the flavour isn’t so easy to pinpoint at first. One lick in…

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Annual Ottawa Indigenous Festival Goes Virtual This Year

Indigenous chefs and artisans are teaching the public their crafts in video tutorials and other online spaces. Each year in Ottawa the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is held in June to celebrate the traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures of Canada. Typically, over several days, pow-wows, craft work shops, cooking shows and concerts…

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Spring Means Fiddlehead Season In Eastern Canada

“It often involves a ride in a canoe to get to the best picking grounds.” Spring in Canada is a much-welcomed season for obvious reasons. It brings more daylight, warmer temperatures and the end of cabin fever. It’s also the time to pull out recipes for fresh, seasonal produce like asparagus, rhubarb and spinach. For…

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Poutine Râpée: Acadian Comfort Food

“When people say they’ve eaten poutine râpée, it’s an event.” Every region has its own comfort food—that dish that you just can’t wait to get back home to eat again. For Montreal, maybe it’s a smoked meat sandwich. Or in Newfoundland, the Jiggs’ dinner. For folks with Acadian roots, it’s likely poutine râpée.  Acadians, the…

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A Brief History (And Sampling) Of Ketchup Chips

They leave your fingers as red as our maple leaf flag. Cover art by: Megan Hunt, an Inuk artist and animator based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Find more of her work on Instagram: @mutecutes Just like their sweet and sour flavour powder’s propensity for staining fingertips, the precise origin of ketchup chips is a little messy.…

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A Quebec Craft Beer Brunch Event Is Taking Reservations Now

Montreal-based brewery Dieu du Ciel’s international and sinful brunch day is coming soon. Montreal’s favourite craft brewery is hosting a sinful brunch later this month. Brasserie Dieu du Ciel’s “Brunch Journée Péché,” which loosely translates to “Day of Sin Brunch” returns Saturday, March 21. The brunch event is named after its popular stout beer “Péché…

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9 Popular Literary Tourism Ideas For Book Lovers

Walk in the footsteps of your favourite writers or fictional characters on your next adventure. Who hasn’t closed a book or finished a story wishing the journey could continue? Or pondered what it would have been like to experience the settings of the characters you just spent time reading about? It’s not always clear where…

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8 Vegan-Friendly Sugar Shacks For Sap-Tapping Season In Quebec

At this time, only two are strictly all-vegetarian but most have several completely plant-based options. Now that spring is just around the corner, it is sugar bushing time again. With their heavy and homey tourtières and cretons, pancakes dripping in maple syrup and elaborate brunch spreads that leave you unbuckling your belts by noon, “cabane…

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Fogo Island Inn Is What Happens When A Luxury Hotel Prioritizes Sustainability and Community

One of the most remote luxury inns in the world, Fogo Island Inn, was created by a tech entrepreneur to help preserve one of Canada’s older rural cultures. A spectacular glass haven built on stilts, Fogo Island Inn overlooks a salty, rocky and windswept subarctic landscape on its namesake remote Canadian island. The hotel is…

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Where Do Poutines Come From?

A brief compendium of potatoes, gravy and cheese curds. These days you can find poutine at some of the finest restaurants all over the world. Even though it has been a significant francophone and Quebecois cultural dish since the late 1950s, finding the simple fast food dish outside of Canada or even the province of…

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