The Canadian passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world. As of 2023, it allows its bearer to travel visa-free to over 180 countries. Let’s talk about three of the advantages of having a Canadian Passport.
Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with a serene small-town vibe. In this blog post, I will share my detailed impression of “cowtown”.
Summer in Canada brings me so much joy!
There are things that I love and don’t love about this season. So, if you are thinking of moving or visiting Canada during the summer, this blog post is for you.
New immigrants who are fluent in the English language encounter challenges when talking to Canadians. This is because Canadians use slang words in casual conversations.
So, I listed 15 Canadian slang terms and their meanings to help immigrants and even visitors during their first few days in Canada.
The month of July brings so much fun! If you are a new immigrant, here are 3 fun events in Metro Vancouver that you shouldn’t miss when July rolls in.
If we compare Walmart and Superstore, which one will win? In this post, I will share my thoughts.
Home for the holidays! What a wonderful feeling. The reality is that we need to overcome the stressful planning and travel before we get to the fun part.
Imagine the excitement of going home after living in Canada for a few years. Also, imagine the chaos of looking for gifts from Canada to bring home.
Fret not. Today, we will talk about Canadian gifts that will be appreciated by your loved ones back home. This way, you can focus on planning happy reunions.
How is life in Whitehorse?
Future immigrants might be interested to learn about how life is in smaller cities. Those who are living in Canada may be interested in moving to other cities in search of other opportunities, a better quality of life, or more affordable housing.
I visited Whitehorse recently and here are some thoughts about life in Whitehorse from the eyes of a Metro Vancouver resident.
Whitehorse, Yukon is not on everyone’s travel bucket list. But, the city’s spectacular scenery, relaxing vibe, and outdoor adventures create a charm that’s uniquely its own.
I went to Whitehorse for the first time in July 2022. When people learned where I was going for a quick vacation, they asked me, “Why Whitehorse?”. Hopefully, this post will make you think, “Why not Whitehorse?”
When I arrived in Canada around 10 years ago, I was told that Surrey was the fastest-growing city in Canada. The unbelievable home prices and other issues have slowed the trend. However, it is still one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Today, let’s talk about the City of Surrey and look at photos from my personal collection.
Bowen Island is a relaxing, charming, and serene sanctuary 20 minutes away from Metro Vancouver. It is an ideal refuge for city dwellers looking for respite.
When I first heard the forecast that British Columbia will experience record-breaking winter temperatures in December 2021, I got scared. You see, I moved from a tropical country to Lower Mainland, BC. There was no need to precisely apply the science of layering until that moment. But with a bit of research and lots of experiments, I found a combination of winter clothes and accessories that helped me
survive enjoy winter.
The merry holiday season can be a financially challenging season. This year is especially difficult as Covid restrictions add more limits to our options. Today, let’s talk about free outdoor holiday attractions in Metro Vancouver that can safely bring joy without the hefty price tag.
The lingering pandemic, uncertain economy, and raging weather put everybody through unprecedented challenges. The upcoming holidays are supposed to give us some sort of respite from these realities. However, these same issues are causing supply chain problems that threaten our much-needed celebrations.
Now is a great time to be creative. Here are a few non-mainstream holiday gift ideas that can bring back the holiday cheer.
I love Canada. I truly do. In this post, I will tell you 10 reasons why.
“Food shopping in Canada!”, said my colleague when I asked him what he wished he knew more of when he was a new immigrant. It’s completely understandable. Don’t we all need food for survival and comfort?
Canada’s emergency preparedness programs may not be perfect. But, from the perspective of an immigrant, it is more than what I hope for. Because of these programs, I feel safe.
Montreal, Quebec is a world-class city that is also known as the “Paris of North America”. It was named after Mount Royal, a hill in the center of the city. Established in 1642 on an island in Saint Lawrence River, Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada.
The beautiful city of Vancouver wears many crowns. Its breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains and sparkling blue waters have made it a mainstay in multiple lists of “Most Beautiful Cities in the World.”
Pink Shirt Day is one of the pleasant and purposeful celebrations that I have experienced for the first time in Canada. I love pink but my support for this special day goes beyond that.
Public transit in Canada can be an unexpected source of stress or adventure to immigrants. This post includes 12 things that you need to know to make your commute safer and more enjoyable.
Setting up finances in Canada is essential to starting a good life. Here are 5 easy steps to get started.
My first Christmas in Canada was quiet, relaxing, and different. But this made me quite sad.
Shopping in Canada can be a different, surprising, and pleasant experience for newcomers. Here are 5 things to know to elevate your shopping experience.
My trips to Asian groceries in Canada always bring me nostalgia, adventures, and joy. Walking through each aisle is like treasure hunting that ultimately brings me a reminder of home. Here are my current favorite Asian stores in Canada.
Volunteering has truly opened doors for me. My life in Canada would not be as great without the help of several organizations. So, it is a pleasure for me to pay the good deeds forward through these institutions.