January 9, 2013 |
Reservations are scheduled to be taken beginning Thursday for Toronto's Winterlicious , one of the world's biggest food festivals. From Jan. 25 through Feb. 7, 191 restaurants throughout Canada's largest city are set to serve up three-course, prix-fixe meals at prices between $15 and $45. The festival also includes 14 culinary events. In the last decade, participating restaurants (new ones are added each year) have served 3.7 million meals at promotional prices. For example, the Drake Hotel is offering a $20 lunch.
November 30, 2012 |
Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, Canada , is one of those places where they joke about the four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction. Because the road-work season is over in this prairie province, it must be "almost winter" in what some folks jokingly call Winterpeg. You laugh or you cry, eh? It's in the rugged spirit of our northern neighbors that members of the Alpine Club of Canada approach the frigid months. It was founded in 1906 as the National Mountaineering Club, and its first headquarters was, curiously, in Winnipeg, hundreds of miles from the nearest mountain.
December 31, 2009 |
Under intense pressure to re-establish supremacy on home ice, Canadian Olympic hockey executives announced Wednesday a 23-man roster for the Vancouver Games built around youth, a mobile but tough defense and a deep corps of internationally experienced, two-way forwards. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, 20, was among the 15 first-time Olympians and 12 players 25 or younger were selected to the team during a nationally televised news conference. The captain will be defenseman Scott Niedermayer, one of seven members of the struggling Ducks to earn an Olympic nomination Wednesday.
October 19, 2011 |
We've had so much response to our story on Nelson that we thought we'd give you an extra look at some pictures from there and fill you in on the backstory of my quarter-century quest to visit. That tale begins with a road trip I took with my buddy Rick back in 1986. The prime destination was the World Expo in Vancouver , and that was fine. But as we steered the VW van through the forests of British Columbia and Alberta, we kept hearing about this great little town called Nelson.
September 4, 2009 |
Anna Rawson shot a course-record seven-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Suzann Pettersen in the Canadian Women's Open at Priddis. Rawson, the 28-year-old Australian who has missed nine cuts in 13 starts this year, had nine birdies and two bogeys to break Dawn Coe-Jones' course mark by a shot. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa , the 2007 winner at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, was two strokes back along with Amanda Blumenherst , and Michelle Wie opened with a 76. Rawson played in ideal morning conditions.
February 23, 2010 |
Drew Doughty started getting frantic calls and text messages before the shock waves had faded from Canada's 5-3 loss to the United States in the preliminary-round finale of the Olympic hockey tournament. What, they asked, was wrong with their hockey team? "Canada as a country is worried about how we've been so far," the Kings' precocious defenseman said Monday, "but I know in the room we're still confident. We're going to take a longer route to the gold-medal game, but I know we're still confident we're going to do it."
February 5, 2013 |
Attention, TED obsessives. The conference that started out as a cult event but has exploded into a global phenomenon is relocating next year. After years of being held in Long Beach, the main TED conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2014. TED organizers announced the move in a blog post Tuesday. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 "We have absolutely loved the past five years there, but as TED has crossed major milestones - our billionth video view last fall and our 6,000th TEDx event last month - we feel ready for a new adventure.
February 10, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - In a bit of a shocker on the first day of men's curling, defending gold medalist Canada lost to Switzerland, 5-4, on Monday. Canada won its other game but struggled to defeat Germany, 11-8. Canada was considered the heavy favorite to win this tournament. The only country to win both its games was Sweden, beating Switzerland, 7-5, and Britain, 8-4. The U.S. opened play with a 7-4 loss to Norway. In other games, China beat Denmark, 7-4, and Denmark beat Russia, 11-10.
February 6, 2013 |
Winter in Vancouver , Canada , can be gray and dreary, but the Executive Hotel Le Soleil is offering a deal that promises to chase away the blues in that city in British Columbia. The “Discover Gastown” package invites guests to lace up their walking shoes and explore Gastown , Vancouver's oldest neighborhood and a national historic site. Nearly every building in Gastown boasts historic significance. The district is home to more than 180 shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.
January 28, 2014 |
See orcas up close and listen to them chatter underwater during a sea kayaking tour off the waters of Canada's Vancouver Island. The six-day trip to British Columbia is in part inspired by the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which highlights the plight of orcas kept in captivity. ROW Sea Kayak Adventures based in Idaho invites kayakers on a guided "Blackfish" tour to the Johnstone Strait, Vancouver's inside passage and home to a sanctuary for the big black-and-white orcas, also known as killer whales.