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Another Sign Of Summer! The Changing Of The Guard Ceremony Starts This Sunday

On summer mornings, the lawn in front of Parliament’s Centre Block comes alive with sights and sounds of the impressive Changing of the Guard ceremony. The free event, which is modeled on the one in London, England, is a parade

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Bring On The Burst Of Colour – It’s Tulip Festival Time!

The Tulip Festival was officially launched at noon today. For the next 3 weekends, bands will be playing along the boardwalk at Commissioners Park and Dow’s Lake for visitor’s enjoyment, along with the thousands of tulips. New this year, the

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Washington D.C. National Cherry Blossom Festival Starts Tomorrow

Here in Canada’s capital, still buried under a thick layer of snow and ice, we’ll be anticipating the long awaited arrival of Spring on March 20th. Meanwhile, in the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. the National Cherry Blossom Festival is

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Happy International Polar Bear Day!

It’s International Polar Bear Day! Polar bears are a part of everyday life in Churchill, Manitoba. It’s become a major tourist draw. During the fall, hundreds of polar bears pass through Churchill, on their way to their icy hunting grounds on

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Building Lots In McAdam New Brunswick Are Selling For A Buck Each

You’ve heard about those ‘too-good-to-be-true’ stories about houses or land for sale in small communities struggling to attract newcomers to move there. But this one is for real. McAdam is a tiny New Brunswick village, about an hour’s drive from

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Leaning Tower Of Pisa Is Self-Correcting

Italy’s famous leaning tower of Pisa is not leaning so much anymore. The tower has self-corrected 4 centimeters, or 1.575 inches, over the last 20 years. The tower started leaning almost immediately after construction began in 1173, when the soft

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Fortissimo Expected To Draw Thousands To Parliament Hill

Fortissimo is a military and musical spectacular created for the lawns of Parliament Hill featuring massed military bands, pipes and drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. It is a showcase event in the Nation’s Capital that

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Iceberg Alley Has Been Quiet This Year Until Now

Onlookers are being drawn to a small cove in eastern Newfoundland to witness an iceberg with an unusual shape. The iceberg is nearly picture perfect, with a hollow archway carved in the middle. It appears to be grounded in waters

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Low Value Of The Loonie Has Many Canadians Re-Thinking Vacation Plans

All of those beautiful TV ads for Newfoundland & Labrador might really pay off this year. The lower loonie has Canadians rethinking their summer travel plans. In a recent BNN.ca poll, 40 per cent of respondents said they would stay

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The First Weekend Of Winterlude Has Arrived! 

The 40th edition of Winterlude begins this weekend with the Official Winterlude Launch on Friday, February 2nd. This year, the Winterlude fun will span three weekends, wrapping up on Monday, February 19 (Family Day in Ontario). The official sites are the

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