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Deicing the Plane

Deicing the Plane

Light precipitation started falling at Toronto Pearson International Airport in the late afternoon. Unfortunately, with temperatures hovering around freezing, this means delays and a brief trip to the Central Deicing Facility before takeoff.   During the winter,...
All Decked Out

All Decked Out

Night has begun in British Columbia’s Provincial Capital. Unlike the peak summer months when hordes of tourists and cruise ships dock in Victoria, December is quiet. The weather does not help. On average, December is the rainiest and coldest month of the year...
Mile Zero

Mile Zero

The Trans-Canada Highway is one of the world’s longest roads. It starts from Victoria in British Columbia and ends at St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. Along the way, the road passes through all of Canada’s ten provinces (British Columbia,...
Skyline Trail

Skyline Trail

Tucked away in Canada’s Maritime provinces is Cape Breton Island. This rugged and scenic island is part of Nova Scotia, and it is home to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is a scenic highway that circles Cape Breton Island...
Peggys Cove Lighthouse

Peggys Cove Lighthouse

Built in 1914, Peggys Cove Lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margaret’s Bay. This concrete octagonal lighthouse replaced an older wooden structure which was at this same site and established in 1868.   The lighthouse sits on top of a rock formation...