Articles for Canada

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats?

What are the top 5 countries for friendliness, according to expats? May 10, 2011 | Canada, Local Insight, North America, Travel News | Read More
So, which do you think is the friendliest country, eh? If you didn’t pick up on the hint there, we’ll make it easy for you: Canada. As reported by Yahoo! Travel, respondents to an HSBC Bank International’s Expat Explorer survey voted the Great White North as the most welcoming amongst 25...

Electric VW Beetle Making Historic Trans-Canadian Trip

Electric VW Beetle Making Historic Trans-Canadian Trip September 1, 2010 | Canada, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Last week a group of students from the University of British Columbia left Vancouver in an electrified 1972 Volkswagen Beetle on a 4,000 mile road trip to the other side of Canada.  The UBC Electric Car Club members are hoping to not only set a record for the fastest coast-to-coast trans-Canadian trip...

Two Google Apps to Reduce Travel Headaches

Two Google Apps to Reduce Travel Headaches July 14, 2010 | Canada, Travel News, Travel Tips, USA | Read More
Living down the Jersey Shore, one can easily see the traffic every weekend. If only there was an air traffic controller who could vector in vacationers to open parking spots before tempers flared hotter than Venus. As noted by Switched, people with Android phones can get crowd-sourced information on...

World Record Burger Weighs 590 Pounds (Videos)

World Record Burger Weighs 590 Pounds (Videos) May 31, 2010 | Canada, Food Lovers | Read More
Canadian chef Ted Reader attempted to set the world record for largest hamburger in Toronto earlier this month. The massive burger weighed in at 590 pounds — more than triple the previous record holder’s 185.8 pounds — but is still awaiting official Guinness World Records certification. The...

Priceline’s $600 Million Man: Shatner Wins Online Travel Booking Bet

Priceline’s $600 Million Man: Shatner Wins Online Travel Booking Bet May 6, 2010 | Canada, Celebrity Travel, Travel News | Read More
Travelers these days know that online booking sites can save them money when it comes to getting a deal on the best flights, hotels and even rental cars. But one star made the bet more than a decade ago, and now he’s reaping the benefits. According to the Toronto Sun, Shatner took a page out of...

Canada Plans 65-Foot Stanley Cup Monument In Ottawa

Canada Plans 65-Foot Stanley Cup Monument In Ottawa May 2, 2010 | Canada, Travel News | Read More
Washington, D.C. has the 555-foot Washington Monument.  If Canada’s National Capital Commission has its way, Ottawa will have a 65-foot monument to the Stanley Cup, the trophy that has been awarded annually to hockey champions since 1892.  The planned monument has been endorsed by the federal...

Leonard Nimoy Makes First Visit To Vulcan, Alberta

Leonard Nimoy Makes First Visit To Vulcan, Alberta April 23, 2010 | Canada, Travel News | Read More
On Friday, Leonard Nimoy — the actor famous for playing Star Trek’s most beloved Vulcan, Spock — appeared in the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada.  Vulcan is a prairie town of 1,900 people, about two hours outside of Calgary where Nimoy is also doing another convention, and the town...

Rodent Gets Free Flight From Rat Free Alberta To Vancouver

Rodent Gets Free Flight From Rat Free Alberta To Vancouver April 15, 2010 | Canada, Travel News | Read More
Since November 2007, Vancouver-based Little Mischief Rescue has focused on rat and ferret rescue and welfare.  Our story begins with this entry on the rescue’s blog: … got an email from the Calgary Animal Control. A rat was brought into the province of Alberta illegally (rats are illegal...

Burton Unveils 2010 Olympic U.S. Snowboard Team Uniform

Burton Unveils 2010 Olympic U.S. Snowboard Team Uniform January 21, 2010 | Gear Guide, Vancouver/Whistler | Read More
UPDATE – 2/23/2010: Official response from Ryan at Burton regarding when or if these sweet uniforms will be for sale: Hey Tyler, This is what we have; Thank you for your support of Burton Snowboards and The US Snowboard Team. The Olympic uniforms were designed for the US Snowboard athletes and...

Get Canucked: Canadian Cuisine from LA to London

Get Canucked: Canadian Cuisine from LA to London January 4, 2010 | Canada, Food Lovers | Read More
As NileGuide’s in-office Canuck, I’m often asked what makes something Canadian, food-wise. While some may assume that Canadian munchies are inherently cold and polite, or that “Canadian Cuisine” is an oxymoron, 2010 may prove to be the year of the Great White Nosh. What is Canadian Cuisine? Think...