Moon Nova Scotia

Outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers an inside glimpse of the best of Nova Scotia, from taking a tour of Alexander Keith’s Brewery to witnessing the world’s highest tides at the funnel-shaped Bay of Fundy. In addition to tips on where to stay, eat, and recreate, Hempstead also suggests itineraries—such as Coastal Cruising, Artists and Artisans, and […]

Moon Atlantic Canada

Travel writer and Canada expert Andrew Hempstead offers unique insight into this historic corner of the North American coast, from swimming in the warm waters of Northumberland Strait to exploring bustling downtown Moncton and its lively nightclubs. Hempstead includes unique trip strategies that connect with travelers’ specific interests, such as Rugged Atlantic Canada—an outdoors-oriented itinerary—and […]

Evidence of clear-cutting where swaths of trees are gone.

Environmental Issues in British Columbia

Humans have been exploiting British Columbia’s abundant natural resources for 10,000 years. Indigenous people hunting and fishing obviously had little effect on ecological integrity, but over time, the clearing of land for agriculture and development did.

Panoramic view of an alpine lake surrounded by mountain peaks.

Getting to Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park

Nestled in a high bowl of lush alpine meadows, Lake O’Hara is an especially fine hub for day hiking. What makes this destination all the more special is that a quota system limits the number of visitors. If you hope to take the shuttle, here’s what you need to know.

Up angle shot of a mountain biker getting air from a jump.

Plan a Trip to Whistler, BC

Magnificent snowcapped peaks, dense green forests, transparent lakes, sparkling rivers, and an upmarket, cosmopolitan village right in the middle of it all: Welcome to Whistler, one of the world’s great resort towns.