One Of The Clearest Lakes In The World Was Made By A Meteorite 1.4 Million Years Ago

Pingualuit Crater and its pristine lake in Northern Quebec’s Ungava Peninsula is nearly a perfect circle. During a 1950 expedition, a Globe and Mail news correspondent called it the eighth wonder of the world. But for the native Inuit in the Northern Quebec or Nunavik region, it was traditionally known as “the Crystal Eye of…

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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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Coffees And Kitties And Books, Oh My!

A Halifax-region used book shop lets clients play with and adopt rescued kittens. In Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia there is a one-stop shop for all the world’s most finest things. Coffee. Books. Community. And, most importantly, cats. At Otis & Clementine’s Books And Coffee visitors can find more than just thrifty literature and locally-roasted, organic…

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A Five-Storey Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Hits Toronto in May

The multimedia art show will be housed in a former Toronto Star printing plant. Starting in May, the familiar, trippy and swirled starry night by Vincent Van Gogh will be laid out at your feet. Visitors of the new Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition to be launched in Toronto this spring will be able to walk…

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This New Quebec Spa "City" Aims To Be the Disney World Of Wellness

Förena Thermal City, a massive Nordic-inspired spa complex, opened doors Jan. 31 at the edge of the woods in Quebec’s Mont Saint-Bruno. Measuring 600, 000 square feet, the spa is about 10 and a half times larger than a football field – hence the “city” element in the name. It is intended to be something…

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Walk Or Drive Across The Ocean Floor To Get To This Island

It is a street that disappears and reappears each day. Just don’t park or stop on the road for too long. In fact, Bar Road technically isn’t even a street – it is a gravel bar along the ocean floor. At low tide, Bar Road is the only pathway to access Ministers Island in the…

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12 Wild Snacks For Tundra Hikers In Nunavut

In Nunavut, the growing season for its native flora is so short that even the tallest plants will rarely have enough time and sun to get taller than a foot. For this reason, the leaves, flowers and berries of Nunavut stay quite miniature and lay low to the tundra ground. This is pretty fine though…

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The Ontario Small Town That Feasted On A Circus Giant

PT Barnum’s traveling circus shows were a well-known attraction in North America in the 1800s. Once you joined, fame, fortune or at least notoriety was sure to follow. However, in the case of Jumbo, the most famous elephant of all time, he didn’t need Barnum to be a star. He was born a star. Jumbo…

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The Little Saplings That Could

Far, far above the tree line, two black spruces peek out from beneath a pile of snow on the steep and narrow Iqaluit, Nunavut street aptly called “One Way Road.” One tree is a bit taller than the other, while the other is a bit wider. They are tucked side-by-side against the wall of an…

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Celestial Ghosts Live In Northern Lights Legends

To any observer, the Aurora Borealis or “the northern lights” is a marvel to behold. When the iridescent pinks and greens light up and flicker frenetic dance moves across an Arctic sky, it paints the landscape into a handful of rarely-seen colours out on the land. Here, in a Nunavut winter, everything is white but…

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