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St. James United Church Montreal Nuit Blanche 2017

Montreal’s Nuit Blanche: Like a waking dream

Even though we were in Montreal, I started the evening with oeufs en meurette created by an award-winning chef from Lyon. Beyond the huge restaurant windows, a mirror-covered cement mixer threw disco ball-style lights on the snowy streets. Emerging from the restaurant, my group meandered through a streetscape that looked like downtown Montreal as imagined […]

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A rehearsal photo (without sets or costumes) from Orpheus' upcoming production of Catch Me If You Can. Photo courtesy of Orpheus Musical Theatre Society.

23 road trip ideas, from maple syrup and mustard to golf, gardens and theatre

Spring is coming—really! And you can get ready with gardening events in Kingston, Brockville and Toronto, or a golf show in Ottawa. I also have the scoop on maple syrup events, St. Patrick’s Day parades and parties, a cool art-and-food festival in Montreal, culinary fun in Merrickville and Ottawa, and a celebration of francophone culture […]

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Paddling and relaxing at an Algonquin Provincial Park resort

Guest post After a three-and-a-half hour drive from Ottawa, you’ll reach a winding, tree-shaded dirt road. It leads you away from any connection to the outside world and onto the property of Arowhon Pines—an all-inclusive wilderness resort in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park. If you’ve never been to Algonquin, you aren’t alone. I’ve lived […]

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24 weekend road trip ideas: Fests of all sorts, from film and log-building to comedy and literature!

I have lots of new reasons for you to hit the road this week—everything from an international film festival in Montreal and a haunted fort in Kingston to three Oktoberfest celebrations, five studio tours, two writers festivals and a carved pumpkin extravaganza. Enjoy! Celebrate fall in Gatineau Park Saturday kicks off the first of three […]

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