Category Archives: Canadian Culture

Canada is a baby on the world stage, having celebrated just 150 years as a nation in 2017. But in that short span by global standards, Canada has proved itself on the world stage both in battle and in peace.

Staying at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: The Most Photographed Hotel in the World

Staying at the Chateau Frontenac

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, regularly called simply “Château Frontenac,” was completed in 1893, and is the most famous of Canada’s grand railway hotels. Not only is it the most photographed hotel on the planet, but it’s also one of Canada’s great architectural treasures, and staying here is a bucket-list worthy Canadian travel experience. Hans […]

Spending Canada Day on Parliament Hill: A Moment to Go Back in Time, and Be Present

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Parliament Hill is one of the most iconic places in Canada, especially if you’re spending Canada Day there. Hans spent the day there with his daughter, and his experience was nothing short of unforgettable. On Canada Day, there is no place I’d rather be than packed like a sardine into the tumultuous, exuberant crowd on […]

“Northern Lights”: Take in the Remarkable Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Northern Lights Show on Parliament Hill

Northern Lights is a striking sound and light show that explore’s Canada’s history, milestones, and identity. Each year, it’s updated to ensure that tourists and residents of the National Capital Region want to come back again and again. It’s a worthwhile experience for the whole family. Catching a viewing of Northern Lights should be added […]

Visit the Mackenzie King Estate: The Former Home of Canada’s 10th Prime Minister Located in the Heart of Gatineau Park

Mackenzie King Estate

The Mackenzie King Estate, located in Gatineau, Quebec, takes you back in time. You can explore the cottages of one of Canada’s most famous prime minister, as well as exploring the gorgeous grounds and gardens, and you can even squeeze in a beautiful hike to a waterfall. Mackenzie King clearly had an eye for beautiful […]

Visiting the Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria, BC: The Oldest Craft Beer Festival in Canada!

Great Canadian Beer Festival

Hans Tammemagi visited to see which Canadian breweries were in attendance at Canada’s oldest beer festival, to learn more about the famed liquid, and, of course, to sip on a few himself. A cloudless sky formed a blue roof over the Great Canadian Beer Festival, where thirsty throngs tasted more than 250 flavour-rich beers and […]

The Bank of Canada Museum: An Interactive, Illuminating Stop That’s Easy to Add to Any Ottawa Itinerary

The Bank of Canada Museum in Ottawa, Ontario

The Bank of Canada Museum recently underwent 4 years of renovations to ensure that a visit to this Ottawa museum is both engaging and memorable, not to mention a great stop for visitors of all ages. The Bank of Canada Museum, as you might have guessed, aims to help visitors understand what exactly the Bank […]

The Canadian Aviation Museum: Preserving the Aircrafts and Stories of Canadian Flight

Canadian Aviation Museum

The Canadian Aviation Museum calls Windsor, Ontario home, but they aim to showcase the entire nation’s flying history through aircrafts, memorabilia, flight, and stories that deserved to be passed down from generation to generation. Regardless of the province, anytime we come across a museum with a national scope, it’s a place that we prioritize visiting. […]

FrancoFEST Hamilton: The Largest Celebration of Francophone Art and Culture on the Niagara Peninsula

Le Gros Orteil FrancoFEST

FrancoFEST Hamilton is a widely anticipated yearly summer event held by the Centre Francophone Hamilton in Gage Park. It’s one of the largest and well-known francophone art and culture festivals in Ontario, and Canada at large. Part of what makes running a site like We Explore Canada so intriguing and, frankly, such a privilege, is […]

The Stratford Festival: Everything You Need to Know About One of Canada’s Most Iconic Arts Festivals

Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival is one of Canada’s most well known festivals, and that makes sense considering it’s head up by North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. It’s one-of-a-kind, and not to be missed. It strikes me that there’s legitimately always an occasion where you can justify attending Stratford’s nationally beloved festival. It could be […]