Ottawa in bloom: The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary with nearly one million bulbs and a slate of new activities

This spring, close to one million tulip bulbs will cover Ottawa in a sea of ​​red, yellow, orange, pink, purple and white. The Canadian Tulip Festival (May 13 to 23) will be marking its 70th anniversary, and this year’s celebration includes extended hours, new activities, and unique exhibits commemorating the special relationship that first inspired … Read more

Small city, big drinks scene: Why Vancouver’s flourishing cocktail culture is world-class

It’s happy hour in Vancouver’s Gastown and I’m sitting at the bar at L’Abattoir, with a Paper Seaplane in hand. It’s an expertly balanced cocktail with local amaro, Calvados and, strangely enough, a syrup made from oats and avocado pits. Since it pairs perfectly with my Pacific oysters, I’m in my happy place. But one … Read more