Category History & Heritage

An Underwater Adventure at the Vancouver Aquarium [Vancouver, BC]

While visiting the beautiful city of Vancouver I found myself captivated by the Pacific Ocean. The way the rays of sunshine jumped from wave to wave entrances me the same way looking into the center of a campfire does – fully and completely sucking me into what feels like a meditative state. I find it […]

In Good Spirits at 66 Gilead Distillery [Bloomfield, ON]

In early 2014 my husband introduced me to Scotch and we have quickly become friends. Recently, my new friend – Mr. Scotch – told me that he has other friends like him that I should get to know; I told him I’d be pleased to hang out with his whole gang, and so I did. […]

Lest We Forget on Remembrance Day

My grandfather – now 93 years old – fought in WWII and every year on Remembrance Day I remember the years of his life that he sacrificed so that he might marry my grandmother and have a family. He doesn’t talk much about what happened to him and the ones he loved during that time, […]

Dundurn Castle and Sir Allan Napier MacNab [Hamilton, ON]

Despite all my time spent in Hamilton growing up, it was not until this November that I visited the great city landmark and National Historic Site – Dundurn Castle. Considering I drive by this great castle everyday on my way to and from work, I am surprised it took me this long to stop in. […]

Taste The Town Tours: The Flavours of NOTL [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

Are you a history buff who likes to tickle your taste-buds with the best of local grub? Well, if not now you surely will be after you spend some time with the fine people at Taste The Town Tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This spring I had the immense pleasure of experiencing NOTL with a fresh pair […]

Oban Inn: One of Ontario’s Finest [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

Two short blocks away from downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake and a stones-throw from Lake Ontario is the historic Oban Inn. The Oban Inn has 26 peaceful rooms, a four-diamond restaurant and a tranquil full-service spa – not to mention modern-day flare and old-world charm. Built in 1824 the Oban Inn used to be the private home of […]

Wrapped Up In The Valley [Twenty Valley Niagara, ON]

Twenty Valley is a unique area of Niagara. Tucked between the escarpment and Lake Ontario, it is made up of Beamsville, Vineland and Jordan Station (and arguably a wee bit of west St. Catharines). On any day you could drive from one end of the Valley to the other in less than 15 minutes. Little […]