Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver / Photo by Suzanne Ahearne

Mythic Messages

Decoding the artist at Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery

- February 2, 2016
Editor’s note: Thanks to correspondent Don Enright for this story of his visit to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. Toque & Canoe also had the privilege of visiting the gallery recently, and we… Read More [+]
Near Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park / Photo by Patti Sopatyk

Saskatoon Swoon

A writer's heated affair with her frozen home province

- January 27, 2016
Editor’s note: Cheers to Calgary-based writer Deidre Horn for this home-province take on Saskatchewan during winter. We hope you enjoy her prairie tales where it seems some things—acid-wash jeans, great booze and Prairie hospitality—never change.  … Read More [+]
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Mitten thumbs up for friendly FROSTival

Memorable moments from Atlantic Canada's largest winter fest

- January 18, 2016
*Editor’s note: On the eve of Fredericton’s annual FROSTival—which spans four weekends between January 21st to February 14—we bring you a post from travel writer Shelley Cameron-McCarron who, this time last year, packed up her… Read More [+]

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