Canada

Just for Laughs Festival. Montreal

Canadians are not particularly known for their sense of humour so I was a little sceptical when I heard about the Just for Laughs Festival, particularly as it’s held in, Quebec, where they all speak French.

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Sonora Resort in British Columbia

There’s always something exciting about climbing aboard a seaplane, especially when you’re on the way to the back of beyond.  Sonora Resort in British Columbia is located east of Vancouver Island, near the town of Campbell River, and the only way to get to it is by boat, helicopter or plane. 

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New York on the Queen Mary 2

When was the last time you danced in a conga line round Heathrow’s Terminal 3 just because you were headed to the USA? Well, on the Queen Mary 2 you might well go all celebratory despite yourself. It’s that sort of a ship.

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The Canadian. A great train Journey of the World

The Canadian is one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world: 4,467km (2,792-mile) across Canada. Four nights, three days gazing at dense boreal forests, magnificent plains and the legendary Canadian Rockies. The steel train crosses over five Canadian states and four time zones.

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Quebec City travel guide

As plains go they were pretty plain. Just a moderate parkland space in the middle of our Quebec City travel guide, with a few hills and trees. But their value in terms of historical significance was immense, because these plains hosted the battle that shaped the whole of north America as we know it today.

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Bay of Fundy – A natural Wonder of the World.

It is early morning and I am looking down at possibly one of the natural wonders of the world. It’s official. The Bay of Fundy, on Canada’s eastern seaboard between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, made it to the shortlist as one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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