Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

canada posts

8 Cool Cities For Summer

8 Cool Cities For Summer May 31st, 2012 at 2:00PM: Many people's winter vacation plans understandably revolve around sand and sun and colorful cocktails sporting tiny umbrellas. But summer in the states can be just as oppressive, whether you're battling sweat-inducing humidity, malodorous public transportation, or overzealous mosquitoes. So for those who want to skip the sunscreen (I know, I know, you're supposed to wear sunscreen all year...

Video Of The Day: Midnight Sun Shines In Iceland

May 7th, 2012 at 6:00PM: The "midnight sun" is a natural phenomenon occurring north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle when the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. Since there are no permanent human settlements south of the Antarctic Circle, countries and territories that experience the midnight sun are limited to those crossed by the Arctic Circle, including Canada,...

VIA Rail Canada Debuts Mouthwatering New Train Menu

VIA Rail Canada Debuts Mouthwatering New Train Menu May 5th, 2012 at 12:00PM: On most rail systems in the U.S. and Europe, chips and cookies count as "train cuisine." But Canada's VIA Rail system is kicking it up a notch (boom!) with a new gourmet train menu on its legendary trans-continental Canadian route between Toronto and Vancouver. The menu will include 78 brand-new dishes, which will be made to order with fresh ingredients and prepared on board by VIA Rail chefs....

Photo Of The Day: Black Rock Beach

Photo Of The Day: Black Rock Beach May 4th, 2012 at 8:00PM: Summer advances slowly. Flickr user LadyExpat (Back in Daejeon) captured this idyllic springtime scene on Black Rock Beach in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this past Wednesday. It wasn't always quite so lovely round these parts. Black Rock Beach, situated in Point Pleasant Park, was near the site of the public hanging of a notorious pirate in 1809. Today's vision of the beach is not quite so...

Photo Of The Day: Cabin In The Woods

Photo Of The Day: Cabin In The Woods Apr 20th, 2012 at 5:00AM: I like this image of a cabin in the woods, despite its slight seasonal dissonance, because it resembles a scrapbook image. "This is Terry in front of that awesome cabin right before she spied a moose and freaked out," it could be annotated. Or not. This moody and lush image was snapped by Flickr user mciccone640 in Ontario in March. Upload your own holiday or holiday-apparent shots to...

L'Anse aux Meadows: A Viking colony in Canada

L'Anse aux Meadows: A Viking colony in Canada Mar 15th, 2012 at 10:00AM: The Vikings were some of the best sailors of the Middle Ages. They sailed all over the Mediterranean, far up the rivers of Russia and across the north Atlantic to colonize Iceland and Greenland. For a long time archaeologists wondered if they ever made it to other parts of North America besides Greenland. Although some Viking sagas mention a land called Vinland to the west of Greenland, no...

10 best places to live for avoiding world conflict

10 best places to live for avoiding world conflict Mar 13th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Expatify.com asked the question, "Where would you be the safest if World War III broke out tomorrow?" The answers arrived in a post titled "10 Best Places to Live for Avoiding World Conflict." Irrelevant as it may seem to you, the claws of conflict affect a revolving roster of nations. The knowledge of where not to go because of conflict, or better yet, where to go to avoid it, can be useful if...

Canadian hotel offers amnesty to thieves

Canadian hotel offers amnesty to thieves Mar 12th, 2012 at 5:00PM: In honor of its upcoming 100-year anniversary, the Château Laurier Hotel in Ottawa is offering an amnesty for anyone who has pilfered something from the hotel over the last century. The historic, castle-like hotel in the Canadian capital put out the call for the items on February 23, 100 days before the 100-year anniversary, and has already received more than 60 items from people all over...

Photo of the Day: Seaspan Sunset

Photo of the Day: Seaspan Sunset Feb 18th, 2012 at 6:00PM: This Photo of the Day comes from Gadling Flickr pool member James Wheeler. Using a Nikon D5000 camera equipped with a Tokina 12-24mm f/4 lens, James processed the photo with Adobe Photoshop, Photomatix and Nik Colo. Wreck Beach is a popular clothing-optional beach located in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, just west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. James says feel free to download the...

Trekking mobility chairs make planet accessible to all

Trekking mobility chairs make planet accessible to all Feb 16th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Travelers challenged with mobility issues often had to take a back seat to adventure travelers in the past, viewing dreams-of-a-lifetime from a distance. Now, dedicated companies and organizations are making destinations around the planet accessible to all, even in unlikely places. Visiting Italy's iconic attractions can be a daunting task for the handicapped. Ancient ruins, preserved and...

Video: Yukon Quest 2012 gets started

Feb 7th, 2012 at 2:30PM: This past weekend saw the kickoff of one of the year's biggest sporting events. No, not the Super Bowl. The 2012 Yukon Quest began. What is Yukon Quest? It's just your run-of-the-mill 1,000 mile dog sled race from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. It follows the trail that prospectors took during the gold rush of the 1890s and celebrate the Yukon River, the "highway of...

Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, puts a new spin on in-room iPads

Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, puts a new spin on in-room iPads Feb 1st, 2012 at 3:30PM: No need to worry about tipping your tour guide on your next trip to Vancouver, Canada, as the OPUS Vancouver hotel has recently added iPads to each of their 96 guest rooms to act as personal tour guides of the city. While the trend of adding tablets to hotel rooms is not a new concept, the OPUS adds a new spin by having the technology reflect the guests' personality and show them around the city....

Photo of the Day: Snow Covered Coastal Moutains

Photo of the Day: Snow Covered Coastal Moutains Jan 28th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Flickr member James Wheeler is back with this Photo of the Day from Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC, CA, using a Nikon D5000 and tells us "Vancouver and the west coast of Canada are known for their rainy winters. So, even though the coastal mountains are snow covered most of the year, us Vancouverites rarely see them because of the clouds and rain. I got this photo one morning when it was...

Photo of the Day: Western skies

Photo of the Day: Western skies Jan 17th, 2012 at 6:00PM: There's something indescribably calming about looking over a body of water at sunrise. Flickr user James Wheeler captures this feeling in today's Photo of the Day, taken at 6 a.m. from an old pier in the West Point Grey district of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The image's quality is partially thanks to Wheeler's Nikon D5000, but the scenery doesn't hurt either. Does your photo...

Photo of the Day: Lake Louise from above

Photo of the Day: Lake Louise from above Jan 7th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Tonight's Photo of the Day depicts the stuff dreams are made of for hikers. Flickr member AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker brings this shot from Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, in the Lake Louise and Icefields area of Banff National Park. In what is also known as the "hiking capital of Canada" this photo was taken with a Canon PowerShot S50. Adam tells us "I've gone hiking in a lot of...

An ice wine crawl in Niagara-on-the-Lake

An ice wine crawl in Niagara-on-the-Lake Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:00PM: I love my family and visit them often, but after a few days at my parents' house, I'm usually in need of a drink. For many years, my refuge has been the Niagara Wine region, centered around Niagara-on-the-Lake, a well-preserved, picturesque town on Lake Ontario, just minutes away from Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Over the last decade, the area has exploded from obscurity to a serious wine...

Toronto, Canada, hotel features a new kind of art using sexy male athletes

Toronto, Canada, hotel features a new kind of art using sexy male athletes Jan 4th, 2012 at 5:30PM: While you can usually expect a nice landscape painting or maybe even a piece from a well-known abstract artist on your hotel room walls, the Hôtel Le Germaine Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Canada, puts a new spin on hotel art by featuring sexy portraits of athletic male bodies in the rooms. Because the hotel is part of the Air Canada Centre, Canada's premier sports and entertainment...

Burgess Shale online exhibition brings 500 million year-old sea back to life

Burgess Shale online exhibition brings 500 million year-old sea back to life Dec 3rd, 2011 at 1:00PM: The Burgess Shale in British Columbia, Canada, preserves an amazing collection of fossils of sea creatures from the Cambrian period. This was a time dating from 488 to 542 million years ago, when complex creatures were beginning to evolve but before the dinosaurs existed. Some of the creatures were pretty strange, like the Anomalocaris canadensis pictured above in this image courtesy Nobu...

Photo of the day - Toronto turkey

Photo of the day - Toronto turkey Nov 24th, 2011 at 6:00PM: It's Thanksgiving today in America, and thus time for the obligatory turkey-related photo. Our friends over at Matador called our attention to this turkey-shaped building in Canada, of all places. The University of Toronto's John P. Robarts research library was designed to look like a peacock, but bears more of a resemblance to tonight's main course. The concrete and vaguely Soviet structure was...

Alice in Wonderland pop-up restaurant opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Alice in Wonderland pop-up restaurant opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Nov 24th, 2011 at 10:00AM: And, you probably thought Alice in Wonderland was just a fairytale. Not anymore, as Swallowtail Canada presents their pop-up restaurant, Down the Rabbit Hole, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from November 24-December 17, 2011. Diners will not just enjoy delicious cuisine, but will actually experience the world of Alice in Wonderland. The night begins just outside an enchanted forest...

Gadling Features

Categories

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

A Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque
The Volvo Ocean Race onboard Team Abu Dhabi
Virgin Galactic's Gateway to Space
Breakfasts around the world
FoodFlags
Outrageous State Fair Foods
The world's ten most uninhabited countries
Yellowstone in pictures: 2011
Most crowded islands on earth

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Weird News

DailyFinance

FOXNews Travel

Engadget

Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel

Joystiq