Inside the Gazebo - SS Atlantic Memorial Park
A view from the gazebo at the S.S. Atlantic Heritage Interpretation Park in Terrence Bay, Nova Scotia. The Luxury steamship "S.S. Atlantic", of the White Star Line, ran aground on Mar's Head, Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia on April 1, 1873. This was the worst marine, single vessel disaster to occur off the Canadian Coast prior to the sinking of the Titanic. There were 952 on board; 390 were saved.
Sambro Wharf on Victoria Day weekend, 2012. A fishing community.
Polly Cove (or Polly's Cove) is located between Peggy's Cove and West Dover on Nova Scotia's South Sh...
360 panorama of Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, a small and picturesque fishing village on the South Shore of Nova Scotia...
A view from the shoreline of scenic Peggys Cove. Peggys Cove is one of the busiest tourist attraction...
A view from the rocks at scenic Peggys Cove. Peggys Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in...
A view of the aging lighthouse at Paddy's Head Island - Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia. Indian Harbour i...
A view of the shoreline at Paddy's Head Island - Nova Scotia. Paddy's Head Island is just a few kilom...
A view of the shoreline at Paddy's Head, Nova Scotia - Canada. This area is located on St. Margaret's...
The cenotaph commemorates the anniversary of the battle of the Atlantic. Surrounded by wreaths for th...
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, in the province of Ontario. There are offically ten provinces and three territories in Canada, which is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area.
While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.
On the east end of Canada, you have Montreal as the bastion of activity. Montreal is famous for two things, VICE magazine and the Montreal Jazz Festival. One is the bible of hipster life (disposable, of course) and the other is a world-famous event that draws more than two million people every summer. Quebec is a French speaking province that has almost seceded from Canada on several occasions, by the way..
When you think of Canada, you think of . . . snow, right?
But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).
Like the other big cities in Canada, Vancouver is vividly multicultural and Vancouverites are very, very serious about their coffee.
Your standard Vancouverite can be found attired head-to-toe in Lululemon gear, mainlining Cafe Artigiano Americanos (spot the irony for ten points).
But here's a Vancouver secret only the coolest kids know: the best sandwiches in the city aren't found downtown. Actually, they're hidden in Edgemont Village at the foot of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.
"It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, Vancouver
Text by Steve Smith.