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Five years of T&C

Looking back, paddling forward

- July 14, 2016
On Canada Day 2016, we travelled to Moraine Lake in Banff National Park for a paddle. Not just any old paddle, but one that would mark five years of Toque & Canoe. Since we launched… Read More [+]
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The Music Tourist

Riffing with the NMC's Andrew Mosker

- July 7, 2016
A few days before the official Canada Day opening of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, a handful of media and more than a few special guests gathered to mark the occasion.… Read More [+]

Exploring Canada’s Kitlope

A Maple Leaf Adventure expedition and the meaning of awe

- March 16, 2016
***Editor’s note. Thanks to writer John Zada for this post. As much as we get out in the field ourselves, we’re occasionally envious of a story we’ve assigned. This would be one of those stories.… Read More [+]

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Mythic Messages

Decoding the artist at Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery

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A writer's heated affair with her frozen home province

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Memorable moments from Atlantic Canada's largest winter fest

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Happy 2016 Toque & Canoe’rs

Cheers to another epic year of Canadian travel culture

Given that it’s January, and that we celebrate our fifth anniversary next Canada Day, we thought we should slow down, take our pulse and reflect on the…
Journey of Ravensong / Bill Helin

Our home and Native land

In pursuit of "authentic indigenous" art - By Kim Gray

Some of the most meaningful souvenirs I’ve collected as a traveller in Canada have come from First Nations artists. A small chunk of caribou antler carved into…