December 10, 2012 |
For skiers and snowboarders, Colorado can be a land of extremes -- and not just in terrain. When it comes to the cost of a day on the slopes, Durango is the best place for bargain-hunters and Vail certainly will appeal to high rollers. That's the word from a TripAdvisor's Ski Index 2012-13 of 25 destinations in the U.S. and Canada. The online travel company created it by tallying the daily cost of a lift ticket, hotel, gear rental, a burger-and-fries meal and even a mug of beer.
June 5, 2013 |
If you don't like a worm in your tequila, you probably won't like a human toe in your drink. Steer clear, then of the Sourtoe Cocktail at the Sourdough Saloon in Canada 's Dawson City, Yukon Territory, where a petrified human toe is part of the drink. Since 1973, more than 60,000 visitors have indulged in the libation. In that time, several big toes have startled, thrilled and grossed-out visitors. The toes do turn black over time, but they clearly are recognizable. “They've all been donated anonymously,” said manager Dick Van Nostrand.
November 18, 2011 |
In Canada, you'll soon have two choices when paying for things: plastic or plastic. The country is planning on phasing out paper money and replacing it with all-plastic notes made out of a single thin sheet of polymer. This week the country introduced the first of the plastic notes — the $100 bill. In a statement, the Bank of Canada asserted that the new notes would last twice as long as the old paper bills, and that they're recyclable. But the real reason the country is switching to plastic?
December 20, 2012 |
Pack your parka and gloves plus your binoculars, camera and autograph book and head to Alberta at the end of January for some winter fun and celebrity-spotting in the Canadian Rockies. The Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational will draw Hollywood A-listers, plus athletes and other celebs, to Banff National Park for four days of fun and fundraising Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Best of all, the masses can enjoy most of the activities for free. The 2012 gathering brought dozens of familiar faces to the snowy slopes to snowshoe, toboggan, ski, and toast s'mores.
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.
February 25, 2010 |
Pushed to the brink of Olympic elimination Wednesday for the second day in a row, Team Canada pushed back. Literally. Playing a relentlessly physical game that shredded Russia's defense and eliminated Alexander Ovechkin from what rapidly became a wildly unbalanced equation, Canada pounded Russia, 7-3, before a roaring crowd at Canada Hockey Place and advanced to the tournament semifinals on Friday. Canada will face Slovakia, a 4-3 winner over No. 2 Sweden in the late game Wednesday.
September 27, 2009 |
When the pain in Christina Woodkey's legs became so severe that she could no long hike or cross-country ski, she went to her local health clinic. The Calgary resident was told she'd need to see a hip specialist. Because the problem was not life-threatening, however, she'd have to wait about a year. So wait she did. In January, the hip doctor told her that a narrowing of the spine was compressing her nerves and causing the pain. She needed a back specialist. The appointment was scheduled for Sept.
July 11, 2008 |
Although I am no more excited by the prospect of watching another police drama than I am by the prospect of writing about another police drama, there are things to like about "Flashpoint," a new, has-to-be-over-by-fall series from CBS. Its subject is a SWAT-style team called the Strategic Response Unit, based on Toronto's real-world Emergency Task Force. That the show -- a product of Canada to which CBS signed on during pre-production -- may owe its presence on American TV in part or whole to last winter's writers strike should not be held against it. (How you may feel about CBS cutting deals in Canada as an end run around an U.S. labor dispute is another matter entirely, although a network exec told Variety last January that "Flashpoint" was merely part of an already expanding international business plan.)
February 27, 2010 |
Bodies and sticks and skates flew at Roberto Luongo while an entire nation tensed, praying there would be no deflection or bounce that would knock the puck into the net and wrest Team Canada's ticket to the Olympic gold-medal game out of its sweaty grasp. Slovakia, cautious for too long Friday in its semifinal game against the host nation, had charged within a hair's breadth of a titanic upset. "It was the most fun I've ever had," Luongo said, smiling. His enjoyment was soon shared by all of Canada, which watched him get his glove on a point-blank shot by his Canucks teammate Pavol Demitra in the dying seconds to preserve a 3-2 victory and set up a championship match between Canada and the U.S. at noon Sunday.
March 9, 2013 |
Last summer, Richard Sundeen and his wife, Rosemary, went on a road trip from Missoula, Mont., to Alberta, Canada. At the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, they were treated to a nice surprise. "I walked out of the door of our cabin and this female elk was calmly munching on the leaves of some bushes immediately in front of me. She was one of several in and around the bushes. " The Manhattan Beach resident used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.