Third Sister Island and Chocloate Beach, Off Salt Spring Island.
A circular view from Third Sister Island, to Chocolate Beach, First Sister Island and Salt Spring Island beyond.
The white shell beach on Third Sister Island, off Salt Spring Island. A popular rendezvous for locals...
Ganges Inner Harbour and Grace Point private marina from the trail at Grace Point, Salt Spring Island...
Downtown Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Black Sheep Books, Heaven for any used book en...
The view from the boardwalk at the Coast Guard Dock, in Ganges, Salt Spring Island. You can see the o...
My favorite church, white, tiny, unpretentious, surrounded by a white picket fence, exactly what you ...
St. Paul's Catholic Church is considered the most photographed church on Salt Spring Island, probably...
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.