A ramble through Quebec’s Eastern Townships: Coaticook

Drive northwest on Route 27, a Maine Scenic Byway, from Sugarloaf, in Carrabassett Valley, and after passing Flagstaff Lake and Chain of Ponds and...

Northern light nights

I've been negligent in posting over the past few days, primarily due to exhaustion. I'm in Churchill, Manitoba. Not for the polar bears, not...

The List: Whistler’s Top 10 Must-Do Activities

Planning a trip to this western Canadian Alpine resort? Check out these activities. Only three require you to be on skis or a snowboard,...

Fresh Tracks splurge

It's SO worth splurging on Whistler's Fresh Tracks program. For $17.25 adult, $12.60 ages 6 to 12, you get to board the Whistler gondola...

Snow, marbles, and ribs

It just keeps coming down here at Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. For the second time, the forecast was for little more than an couple of...

Sky high at Whistler

Spent the better part of today shusshing through about a foot of fresh powder on Blackcomb Mountain, in Whistler, B.C., Canada. Although the base...

Ski for free at Whistler?

Well, not exactly, but the slopeside Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Ski for Free package isn't too shabby, either. On the package, a Fairmont room begins...

Border patrol

The logistics aren't easy, but the rewards are rich for the second annual Two Countries, One Bay, Art Studio Tour, Sept. 20-21. More than...

Quebec City fave

You know this is the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, right? You know that the city is pulling out all the stops, with a...

Apres-ski bliss

Sometimes I'm so spoiled. During my recent ski trip to Whistler, the snow Gods weren't smiling. Hot temps, melting snow and rain meant little...

Whistler whirlwind tour

Within a mere 54 hours, or two and a quarter days, I traveled from Vancouver to Whistler, B.C., round trip aboard the Whistler Mountaineer...

Soak without getting soaked

BANFF, Alberta, Canada–With good reason, the Willow Stream Spa at the castle-like Fairmont Banff Springs hotel gets most of the ink when it comes...

In the zone

You know how  I raved about Balnea, the Nordic-style spa in the Quebec's Eastern Townships, well here's another. The Zonespa, in St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, near Mt....

Spa bliss

Balnea. Go. That's all you need to know (yes, the web site is in French, but an English translation is promised soon). This Nordic...

A taste of royalty in the Canadian Rockies

Visiting Banff or Lake Louise? The Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, those two storybook hotels, may be out of your budget...