The Quebec City I Love.

Rue St. Louis – Photograph by Susan Seubert Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Travel When I was growing up, Quebec City was something of an also-ran compared to Montreal, its brasher, more idiosyncratic sibling and my hometown. My family would often drive the 150 miles up the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City, […]

Lone Orca swims near Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

An orca swims near Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands), in British Columbia, Canada. Image Credit: Photograph by Kevin Lanthier / Getty The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often […]

The Colourful Themed Garden of Montreal.

Mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” The 2013 was held at the Montréal Botanical Garden and features some 22,000 plant species and cultivars distributed throughout 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens. via Monumental Plant Sculptures […]

Amazing Light Pillars Northern Ontario.

by Giedrė A lot of spectacular things happen at night, and luckily there is someone to capture them while we’re sleeping tight in our beds. Photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga was recently woken up by his two year-old boy Gibson at 1:30 a.m. when his son spotted beautiful color lights dancing in the sky. Timothy quickly […]

Man keeps mowing with Tornado in the background.

Image Credit: Photograph by Cecilia Wessels. On 2 June, it was a hot afternoon and my daughter woke from a nap saying, “Daddy doesn’t want to come inside – he’s mowing the lawn but there’s something in the sky!” I asked my husband if he’d seen it and he said, “Yes, but everything’s fine; it’s […]

Frozen Bubbles, Banff National Park.

Photographed in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, the bubbles are made from highly flammable gas methane.  Paul Zizka/Caters News Agency Methane gas bubbles underneath Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Normally the bubbles would break the surface but in low temperatures they freeze. The gas, which is emitted by bacteria after they […]

Animal Murals in Vancouver.

Fiona Tang is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada and attending the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In a series of amazing large-scale murals, Tang draws animals that seem to leap off the wall. On the artist’s tumblr page, he explains: “I started doing art a couple of years ago, and despite […]

Night Kayaking, The Rockies.

Image Credit: Photograph by Paul Ziska. “Working alone and out in remote locations is always time-consuming, and it involves a lot of back and forth to get the shot,” says Paul Zizka of this self-portrait he took in a kayak on Goat Lake in the Canadian Rockies. “I had been planning on visiting this location […]

Boys of the street in old Vancouver, c. 1962.

Boys on Shed, 1962 Old Vancouver was characterised by wooden houses, and photographs of those houses was a favourite subject before it was swept away by developments in the 1970s. Image Credit: Photograph by Fred Herzog , Vancouver Art Gallery via Lost Vancouver – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Icy Images of Montreal.

People living in Montreal are used to extreme weather changes but not many of them have quite seen it like this. In the middle of the fall season a cold front hit and with the winds blowing created something otherworldly. I first had a glimpse of it from the other side of the canal. You […]