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Rock On (or not) in Quebec, Mon Ami!

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If you visit Québec (the city, situated on the St. Lawrence River) in Québec (the province) between July 3rd and 13th this year, it may look more like the U.S.A. than a little bit of Europe in Canada. No, the classy, classic architecture that gives Québec City a European feel isn’t going to be replaced, […]

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20 Cheap Things to Do in Edmonton This Summer

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(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.) 20 Cheap Things to Do in Edmonton This Summer (via Where.ca) 1. On weekends, take a scenic ride on the High Level Bridge Street Car from historic Old Strathcona to downtown Edmonton. For only $5 round-trip, you’ll […]

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Toronto’s Drive-In Movie Theater on a Pier

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(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.) #13 UNUSUAL THING TO DO IN TORONTO (via http://www.where.ca/) See a movie at a drive-in surrounded by water For some, this will be novelty; for others, nostalgia. One of Toronto’s quintessential summer experiences, seeing a flick at […]

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The Perfect Canadian Rocky Mountains Trip

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In our July, 2012 story, “Touring the Canadian Rockies,”  we gave an overview of Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks, and in “Reaching Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks,” we told you how to get to there. Two months later, we hit the trail, camera in hand, and spent eight days touring those mountains. This one-minute plus film […]

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Touring The Canadian Rockies

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(Tales Told From The Road” continues its series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea. In our last story, “Reaching Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks,” we told you how to get to the national parks in the Canadian Rockies. Today we show you what you can see and do, and where you can […]

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Reaching Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks

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(Tales Told From The Road” continues its series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea.) During the last two legs of our virtual tour of Canada, we were riding the rails between British Columbia and Alberta on the Rocky Mountaineer excursion trains and Via Rail’s “Canadian.” Now it’s time for us to […]

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Travel Canada: Rockies By Rail

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(Tales Told From The Road” continues its series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea.) In our last “Travel Canada” post we checked out riding the rails between British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer excursion trains.  Today we’ll look at another train that travels that route, Via Rail […]

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Travel Canada: Rail Journeys

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(Tales Told From The Road” continues its series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea.) Now that our “Travel Canada” series has completed its tour of British Columbia, it’s time to head to the Canadian Rockies and the gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton which lie just to the east. While you […]

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Travel Canada: British Columbia Wines Come of Age

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(Tales Told From The Road” continues its series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea.) Bad Babies Baby Duck. Baby Deer. Cloyingly sweet and rather disgusting in taste, these were the British Columbia produced wines that I drank in Victoria, B.C. during a visit in 1974. Heck, there probably was  even “Baby […]

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Travel Canada: British Columbia’s Backroads

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(Tales Told From The Road” continues its series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea.) Vancouver, B.C. is a terrific Pacific Northwest destination:  Mountains tumbling down to the sea on the north side, beautiful city parks, lively entertainment, and fine dining. Whistler, just north of Vancouver, was the site of the 2010 […]

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Travel Canada: “Hanging Out” at Capilano River

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(Beginning today, Tales Told From The Road” will run a series of “Travel Canada” stories highlighting destinations and attractions from sea-to-sea.) Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom when Jones uses a machete-like sword to cut loose a rope bridge over a canyon, sending “The Bad Guys” flailing their limbs in […]

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