Canada

The diversity of Vancouver’s multicultural population adds a kaleidoscopic touch. Many residents trace their ancestry back to Chinese immigrants brought in for construction of the Canadian-Pacific Railroad and during the country’s Gold Rush, both at the end of the 19th century. Many more recent arrivals came from the Philippines, Taiwan and other Southeast Asian countries.

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Are airport scanners nuking you, man wears 70 items of clothing, Air ticket price transparency in Canada

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A rail excursion through the mountains of Western Canada aboard the Rocky Mountaineer has long been on my list of to-do train rides. And this morning, here I am: in Vancouver watching a quarter-mile-long train in stunning blue and gold livery ease to a gentle stop at the platform right in front of me.

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A comfy pair of walking shoes was all we needed to explore the intriguing neighborhoods that combine to make Montreal a kaleidoscope of cultures and customs.

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Enjoy this creative rendition of O Canada! Today, July 1st is Canadian Independence Day.

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This kind of YouTube comedy video has been done before, but it is particularly poignant in terms of once-proud American Airlines, their bonus-grabbing executives, loyal employees and their ultimate bankruptcy. Louis Black brings humor to a trip across Canada. Finally, a visual tour of Ghent, Belgium. Why? I’ll tell you below.

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Favorite defunct airlines, 10 best travel apps, most romantic cities in Canada (unknown to many Americans)

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This weekend we take a quick look at the bidding war for Washington DC slots, new taxes (well, old taxes reborn) on Canadians and padding expense reports.

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Victor Block takes us to Vancouver where the city sits nestled between the wavelets of the Pacific and the rising mountains. It is model of yin and yang from nature to its population.

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