Canada is where I call home.
I was born in Toronto, I live in Toronto, I work in Toronto and I party in Toronto.
I bleed blue for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Red for the Raptors and Toronto FC.
As much as I love travelling to other countries, I make a conscious effort to include my city, my province (Ontario) and my country in all my travels.
Embrace the crisp fall air and the season’s beautiful colours while enjoying a classic seasonal activity – apple picking! Full disclosure, This is not something my brothers and I did as children. I’m not sure if, as children of immigrant parents, they knew that Apple Picking was something you could do as a family. Whether…
What to do in Toronto for a weekend? Read on as I share all my favourite places to visit and things to see. After so many years of travelling, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to assemble a 48-hour Toronto itinerary. It’s where I was born, and it’s where I live, work, and…
I cannot believe the stars finally lined up for a weekend in Quebec City getaway. I’ve been to Montreal twice and was always impressed with its old town. Friends, family and fellow travel bloggers who have been to QC have told me that when it comes to narrow cobblestone streets, you haven’t seen anything until…
Now depending on your needs and interests, your Toronto budget may look different from mine. Nevertheless, use this detailed spending plan as a guide. It’ll give you a better sense: of how much does it cost to go to Toronto. It’ll also shed some light on the spending pitfalls to avoid. Only an hour away…
Is Toronto worth visiting? Can-a-duhhhhh! Take a leaf out of our books (make sure it’s maple!) and head onto the Hollywood of the North. Known for its unique architecture (hello, the CN Tower looks like a space tree), diverse population, ice hockey, and scenic parks, it can be tricky trying to put together a to-do…
I’ll be honest. I’m not the most romantic person around. Cheesy at times but I don’t know much about being romantic. However, as a local, what I do know well is Ontario, the province I live in and when it comes to the best romantic weekend getaways Ontario, has to offer – I know where…
It wasn’t until I travelled to Ireland that I realize why I loved Newfoundland so much. Amongst the many things to do in St. John’s Newfoundland, the island also has deep Irish roots and shares many customs, linguistics, love of music, etc. but for me, it was the people. It’s that warm, happy, always smiling friendliness….
Fogo Island Newfoundland & Labrador. I’m not even sure how I ended up here. Oh, wait I remember. My brother wanted to stay in the Fogo Island Inn.Yes, that Fogo Island Inn!Breath-taking. Elusive, Remote. Exclusive. It’s the sound of the North Atlantic Ocean gently strumming at the shore a few feet from a large window…
The last time I visited Montreal was a whopping 10 years ago. Sheesh, that’s bad (and worse when said out loud). I’m from Toronto, but I don’t subscribe to the whole Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadians hockey rivalry. I cannot deny that a Montreal itinerary will have tons of history. It will be a…
For some people, flying on an airplane scares them while for others it’s the thought of planning a trip that stresses them out. What gets me nervous is knowing that when I return home, there is going to be a bill from my local phone provider with a long list of extremely high data roaming…
In planning my first trip to Toronto, visiting the Toronto Islands was high on my list. However, due to flooding, the islands were off-limits. So instead, I met up with my Torontonian friends Chris and Gogo at Amsterdam BrewHouse. Chris from Rudderless Travel is a fellow craft beer enthusiast. He recommended the brewery after I…
- The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day.
- Canada became the fourth country in the world and the first country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage
- On October 17, 2018 Canada became the second nation (after Uruguay) to legalize marijuana.
The Canadian dollar (symbol: $; code: CAD; French: dollar Canadian) is the currency of Canada.
Canadian cuisine varies widely as the country is so culturally diverse. The most common traditional Canadian dishes are poutine (a tasty dish consists of french fries and cheese curds topped with light-brown gravy), Back Bacon and Maple Syrup.
Check, Check & Check – I love all three 🙂
Power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
In Toronto, the public transportation service is called the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). In Montreal, the public transportation authority is called the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). The “GO train ” is the most used railway system in the southern part of the province of Ontario. VIA Rail will take you across the country.
Canadians drive on the right-hand side of the road and speed limits are posted in metric units. Everyone in the car has to wear a seatbelt and mobile devices must be used in “hands-free” mode when driving.
Please note that Montreal is the only city in Canada that does not allow right-hand turns on a red light – they always need to be different from those Montrealers. Sheesh.
Stopover or Layover Destinations
Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
Violent crime in Canada is low and almost non-existent in popular holiday spots and ski resorts. As with any popular nightlife area, fights and shootings can happen but are very infrequent.