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Tips and Articles in Canada

I am a veteran of what was once known as the intensive workshop. I suppose you could even say I was a workshop junkie and not be inaccurate. It was the era of est, and Actualizations and Lifespring. It was the moment in time for Brugh Joy's two-we...
If recent politics have you wanting to travel under the radar, log on to www.t-shirtking.com. The Going Canadian package ($25) comes with a flag-embossed T-shirt, pin, and a maple-leaf luggage patch, as well as a quickie reference guide to help yo...
The word tour often conjures images of buses crammed with tourists and drone-like guides rattling off perfunctory details about sights seen through a window. But a walking tour is something completely different. Walking slows us down and heightens...
The Gulf Islands of British Columbia may be the undiscovered version of the San Juans, but they're not everyone's idea of paradise. There are hardly any beaches, and the water's too cold for swimming anyway. They're not even in a gulf: they were g...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years humans have slashed and burned their way through millions of acres of wilderness, turning it into ...
When you tell people you're going to the islands of St.-Pierre and Miquelon, your destination will require some explanation. You can't say "France," even though the islands are officially French — that's evading the truth. And you must not say "Ca...
Rediscovering India Christopher Petkanas’s article on Mahua Kothi ["Indian Safari," March] had me nodding in agreement—he is absolutely accurate about the food, the people, and the experience there. Harpreet Singh Gill, the general manager, was...
And the sprawling beaches, thriving wildlife, and dazzling sea creatures. Two years ago, after a 20-year clash between environmentalists and loggers, the 650,000-acre rain forest on Clayoquot Sound was named a unesco Biosphere Reserve. What has em...
Inside: Life underground, hidden tables, and more of Montreal's hidden corners. In a restored 19th-century bank in Old Montreal, designers are delivering the last Louis XVI chests to Hôtel Le St.-James, the most exclusive of nine new boutique h...
My college roommates and I want to take an all-women adventure trip (hiking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding). Can you recommend a good tour outfitter? —M.G., Lake Forest, Ill. Equinox Wilderness Expeditions (877/615-9087 or 907/274-9087; www.equin...
With resort sailing schools from Virginia to Vancouver, a novice can learn to work the ropes in a single afternoon. Sign up for a quick two-hour session ($75) or a four-day course with full certification ($585) at Chesapeake Bay's Premier Sailing...
1. Take tea (one of 108 varieties) at Alice's Tea Cup (102 W. 73rd St.; 212/799-3006). 2. Go for a whirl on a peppermint barstool at Dylan's Candy Bar (1011 Third Ave.; 646/735-0078), and sample some of the 5,000 sugar-coated treats from around...
The howling starts at nightfall. "Ha-ha-ha-aya-ya-ya-ya-eeeee!" screeches a guy at the table by the fireplace. His friends, a bunch of self-made construction-industry millionaires from San Diego, erupt in guffaws, so the howler leaps to his feet a...
The outer coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island is wild, rugged country, split by fjords and forested in pine and fir. Winter storms whip in from the North Pacific with ferocious intensity, blasting the craggy headlands and littering the pa...
Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to Americans he is the patron saint of partying. Nevertheless, Boston, America’s home to all thin...