Canada

Tips and Articles in Canada

"What were they thinking?" That’s what Paco Underhill, author of the books Why We Buy and Call of the Mall, says he wondered when friends presented him with a souvenir gift from Chile: a paperweight rendered from the hoof of a Clydesdale horse. "...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...
See our slideshow of the World’s Most Spectacular Waterfalls. “Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls,” sang the ladies of TLC in their huge ‘90s hit. But travelers the world over refuse to heed this advice. From Niagara to Yosemite to Iguazú, the world’s w...
See our slideshow of The World’s Top Biking Cities. Open the garage, grip the handlebars, stand on the pedals, and go. That’s all it takes for Joseph Duffy, a graphic designer in Minneapolis, to start his morning commute to work. But what lies ah...
1. Pizzeria Libretto You may have to wait 30 minutes for a table, but the slices are worth it—even the classic margherita, made with San Marzano tomatoes, fior de latte mozzarella, and basil. Dinner for two $50. 2. Virginia Johnson Former Helmu...
Q: Can you tell me about any new green hotels with a wildlife focus? —Lauren Finkelstein, Los Angeles, Calif. A: “At the 40-suite Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa (emirateshotelsresorts.com; doubles from $1,392, all-inclusive), near Sydney, guests can ...
“The Nightingale and Other Short Fables” Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (October 17–November 5). Fairy tale and puppetry, East and West: the Canadian Opera Company’s world premiere places short works by Igor Stravinsky in the hands...
“I’ve made a lot of films in Vancouver. The people there are terrific—friendly, hardworking, and good-looking, too. The architecture of the city is beautiful, and it’s changing because of the upcoming Olympics. For many years, the downtown area al...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the beaches of Hawaii with their dad, curtseyed to Queen Elizabeth, and had an audience with the Pope. W...
Les Touilleurs, Montreal This sleek white shop in Mile End sells a global range of gear for making the soufflés and terrines of the classic Gallic repertoire. Don’t Miss: Local craftwork, such as Mapleware scoop-shaped paddles by Québécois arti...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...
"Let's go to Newfoundland," I said, but I was thinking of Nova Scotia. Before I knew it, our flights were booked and I was heading to the vast wilderness of Newfoundland and Labrador, a province of fog and isolation that was the setting for The Sh...
Tipping conundrums are everywhere. Should you tip the valet when you drop off your car and when you pick it up?If the service is atrocious, is it okay to stiff the waiter?In which countries is a gratuity automatically included in a restaurant bill...
A short drive from Quebec City, a growing network of artisanal producers (600 and counting) has banded together to form the Gourmet Route (www.gourmetroute.com), along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Go on a bee safari and taste wild honey at...