Tagged: Things to Do in Canada


Welcome to Montreal: A Straightforward Guide for Newcomers

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. It has a rich cultural heritage being a former English and French colony. It is also home to high-class shopping stores, restaurants, clubs, bars, and several festivals all year round.   Guest writer Aeron Dellosa shares what you need to know if you’re planning to live in Montreal.  Demographics  Despite being in Quebec,...

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Beautiful Vancouver: A City with Many Crowns

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.” Its stability, culture and environment, infrastructure, healthcare, and education have allowed it to be named as one of the most livable cities in the world multiple times. Vancouver is also known as Hollywood North due to its popularity as a filming location. I love this city. Let me tell you why. Geography Vancouver was incorporated only in 1886 and is, therefore, a very young city. In fact,...

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Public Transit in Canada and the Joy and Challenges it Brings

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. This post is based mainly on my experiences in Metro Vancouver.  But my limited trips to Greater Toronto Area show similarities in the system used in at least these two cities. Before anything else, let’s have a look at some informational videos from Metro Vancouver’s Translink System: Trip Information Paying Your Fare Validating Your Fare Transit Tips When I arrived in Canada in 2011, I had a...

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My First Christmas in Canada Was Not Postcard-Perfect But I Fought the Blues Away

My first Christmas in Canada was quiet, relaxing, and different.  But this made me quite sad. There truly is no place like home, especially during the Christmas season.  I am writing from the point of view of a Filipino immigrant. But, I am sure that a part of it will resonate with all immigrants. In this post, I will tell you about my first Christmas in Canada. I will share my reflections on the differences between Filipino and Canadian Christmases.  I will also share easy ways to cope with holiday blues.  My First Christmas in Canada I arrived in Canada...

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Festivals and Events in Vancouver

British Columbia’s ethnically diverse population adds charm to its beautiful scenery.  The rich cultural heritages weaved with present-day advocacies are exhibited through festivals and events. I truly consider myself fortunate to experience these exciting events in a diverse and warm community.