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The Best Poutine I’ve Ever Had – Chez Ashton’s in Quebec City

I eat a fair amount of poutine. Not like daily or anything, that would be dangerous. Foolish even. (Plus poutine goes right to my thighs) To me, poutine is something you indulge in every once in a while. A brief meal (typically enjoyed inebriated) to remind you and those around you about your thoughts on […]

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T’ire D’érable – Why aren’t you everywhere?

One of my fondest memories of taking french immersion was back in Grade 4 or 5. I was living in Saskatchewan and we had a teacher intern from Quebec who was sharing french culture to classrooms throughout the school. Most of us moaned at the thought of learning about anything cultural. That was until she […]

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A Weekend in Quebec City for Red Bull Crashed Ice

Crashed Ice has sparked my curiosity for years. The speed and grace of hockey, the agility of ski cross, and the obstacle course like adrenaline rush you would only expect to find in a military training facility. Quebec City was no fluke choice destination for this event, it’s narrow streets and steep hills make it seem […]

The Halifax Beach Guide – Nova Scotia’s Summer Playground

As the snow finally begins to melt and the first signs of spring start clawing their way through the ice and cold, we Canadian’s tend to count down the days to the summer months. The thawing process of the Canadian people typically requires a large amount of coffee, and as much outdoor activity and  direct […]

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Snowboarding in New Brunswick at Crabbe Mountain

Many people make the foolish assumption that snowboarding and skiing is done only out west in the Rockies. While the quality of the snow, the size of the mountain, and the complexity of the runs out in British Columbia and Alberta may be a tad bit higher on the awesome scale, there’s still plenty of […]

Crashed Ice is Coming Back to Quebec, and this Hoser’s checking it out!

It’s getting to that time again in the winter season when athletes from around the world (30 nations!) compete in what can only be described as one of those most awesome sports ever created! These athletes come from all walks of life. Professional BMXers, Skateboarders, Speed Skaters, and Hockey players strap on their pads, and […]

Planet Traveler

Get Eco-Friendly at The Planet Traveler – North America’s Greenest Hostel

Finding The Planet Traveler Hostel is incredibly easy, even for a small town chump such as myself. It’s located between two awesome and eclecticToronto neighbourhoods, Little Italy & Kensington Market. Rising slightly higher than the nearby buildings, a grid of solar panels points toward the sky, gathering light to feed the bowels of this building. […]