North America

Roofdog: What is North American identity? (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity?Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte?French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? …

Canada Day

Canada Flag Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. The day marks the date in 1867 when three British colonies were joined to create the Dominion of Canada. Wikipedia: A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called …

Great Lakes

Photo: NASA Goddard, Great Lakes (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, …

Montreal

Photo: Jason Thibault/Massive Content, Old Montreal in Winter (Some rights reserved) Montreal is the populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous city in Canada as a whole. Originally called Ville-Marie, or “City of Mary,” it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. Google …

Canada Links

Canada flag What would locals like others know about Canada? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesIniskim Umaapi: Is this Canada’s ‘Stonehenge’?R. Murray Schafer, composer, writer and acoustic ecologist, has died at 88Canada’s Residential Schools Were a HorrorCanada’s new travel rules are set to take offWhat happened to Tim Hortons? The downfall of …

Montreal Links

Montreal Flag What would locals like others know about Montreal? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: = Qu’est-ce que les gens du coin aimeraient que les visiteurs sachent à propos de Montréal? Présenter les liens pertinents de manière un peu aléatoire: HeadlinesNo, dogs don’t have to be bilingual in Montreal Walking Home Recommended …

Toronto

Photo: Amber Dawn Pullin, Skyline (Some rights reserved) Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Take a walk in the parks. A highway along the lake has been transformed into more pedestrian-friendly spaces. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/LfJAc7h2hmq1pesK8 Planeta.com

Toronto Links

Toronto flag What would locals like others know about Toronto? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesToronto Restaurant Fights Waste By Chopping Menu Prices Till Food Is Gone – NPRToronto’s insane real-estate bubble is finally bursting | Boing BoingU of T joins global Biodiversity Heritage Library to digitize, archive science literatureToronto’s Farmers’ Markets: …

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (Used with permission) Publisher’s note: Major update in mid 2022. Many of the numbers are outdated. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kWH4UrMAWGB41T3e7 Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan …

Québec

Photo: Frank DeBona, Bridges (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Québec Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/SK5arymQqqYUiMR89 Parkshttp://www.sepaq.com/home/index.dot?language_id=1 Tourism Businesseshttp://inuitadventures.ca – https://twitter.com/InuitAdventures Elsewhere on the Webhttp://ahki.co/4th-international-aboriginal-tourism-conference-rendez-vous-quebec/ Discover the enchanting site of Skating Through the Forest next to the vast Gatineau Park, at 45 minutes from Ottawa. Savour the pristine experience of ice skating on a natural 3km open air ice …