Canada Special: The Ice Hog Legend and Winterlude

Canada Special: The Ice Hog Legend and Winterlude

There is a legend in Canada which says that a few thousand years ago when the earth was covered in ice was the Ice Age. During that time there was a group of magical creatures, furry little animals, which crossed the bridge of ice at the Bering Strait and went to Alaska all away from Russia. Later they travelled to the Far North which today is Canada.  I’m sure that everybody has guessed by now that these mysteriously magical creatures were the ice hogs, the very close relatives of ground... [ read more ]

Winterlude, Ottawa’s winter celebration

Winterlude, Ottawa’s winter celebration

Winterlude is the winter celebration of Ottawa, the Canadian capital. The event has been organized every February for over 30 years and it celebrates the unique northern culture and climate of the country. The festivities of Winterlude are focused in more than one location: at the Confederation Park, the Snowflake Kingdom in Gatineau and the Rideau Canal. Admire the ice sculptures, play in the snow and don’t forget to bring your ice skates. Join in the winter fun and discover the joys of Wi... [ read more ]

Top ten Christmas festive cities in Canada

Top ten Christmas festive cities in Canada

In the country of Canada winter is not just a season it is a way of life. During the holidays they especially give their best to create a special atmosphere. Canadians embrace the Christmas holiday season all over the country by decorating the streets and shop windows and the houses will be lit up with beautiful lights and the interior setting changes into a winter fairytale. Travel to Canada around the winter holidays and pick up some holiday cheer from a nation which organizes fabulous festi... [ read more ]

Celebrating Christmas in Canada – Christmas traditions

Celebrating Christmas in Canada – Christmas traditions

As Canada is quite a large country with many different people and cultures so is the celebration of Christmas. The population of Canada consists of nationalities such as English, German, French, Irish and Scottish which all had their influences on the ways of celebrating Christmas in this great country. Every region and province has its own traditions and specialties. For example Nova Scotia is famous for its pine Christmas trees. Read on and learn more about what mummering means, Sinck Tuck,... [ read more ]

November shopping in Toronto – preparing for Christmas

November shopping in Toronto – preparing for Christmas

November is that time of the year when the weathers starts to cool down but it is still warm enough to hang out outdoors as well, although nobody will blame you if you choose an indoor event over the outdoor fun. At this time usually all the events are about the seasonal holidays. Everybody starts to write their Christmas shopping list and tries to find the best gifts for their loved ones. This year you can visit Toronto and shop at the winter fairs, enjoy the Santa Claus Parade, taste some n... [ read more ]

Top November music events in Toronto

Top November music events in Toronto

November is that time of the year when the weathers starts to cool down but it is still warm enough to hang out outdoors as well, although nobody will blame you if you choose an indoor event over the outdoor fun. At this time usually all the events are about the seasonal holidays but if you think it’s too early to get into the holiday spirit you can get away from it by attending a concert or musical. This year Toronto offers a musical called Once, a P!nk and Paramore concert and a pleasant ... [ read more ]

Shopping at Toronto’s best artisans and designers – women’s fashion

Shopping at Toronto’s best artisans and designers – women’s fashion

This article may concern rather the ladies as they are the ones who like to shop more and are more interested in designer clothes and fashion. In the past decades Toronto’s shops have become more hip. Locally designed and made goods are quite popular these days. You can find anything your imagination fancies from fashion to jewelry and others. Visit Toronto and enter the best stores offering articles designed by Canadians from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Here are a few of the most popu... [ read more ]

Music in Toronto city – best concert venues

Music in Toronto city – best concert venues

One of the many benefits of the wonderful city of Toronto is that swarms of nightlife and culture. All over town there are several venues which give place to special events and concerts throughout the year. So if you are a huge fan of live music Toronto is the right place for you where hundreds of concerts take place all year round. You can choose from large arenas, local pubs, cafes and bars, or any other sized venues. The music is also varied. No matter if you are a classical music fan, or ... [ read more ]

Flavors of Toronto: best cheese shops

Flavors of Toronto: best cheese shops

Some say that the moon is made of cheese, however even if this would be true one will have to travel a lot to get some of that. If you are desperate for good cheese luckily you don’t need to go into outer space for it. Just visit Toronto and its several cheese shops where you can taste and buy cheese in several shapes, sizes and consistencies. You can find cheese spreads, raw cheese, grilled cheese and so on, and all of these options are to be found at the several cheese shops across Toront... [ read more ]

The ones with a sweet tooth - best Candy Shops in Toronto

The ones with a sweet tooth – best Candy Shops in Toronto

Everyone loves some sorts of candy! Let it be chocolate, gummies, sugar free sweets or any other kind. Every single person has a weak spot when it comes to sweets. If you happen to be in Toronto here are a few suggestions where you can find your favorite candies and maybe discover new flavors. Enter the candy shops and behold the colorful rows filled with hundreds of different shapes, sizes and flavors. Visit Bulk Barn, Sugar Mountain, Sweet Temptations, Sweet Thrills, Tutti Fruitti and Uncle... [ read more ]