A mansion fit for a queen

You know you’re in grand company even before you pass through the wide iron gates: standing sentry are two members of the ceremonial guard

A mansion fit for a queen[smartslider3 slider=57] It’s a mansion fit for a queen. It ought to be: Rideau Hall, after all, is where Her Majesty bunks down whenever she’s in town. And whether she’s here or not, her Canadian representative, the Governor General, works and lives on the premises. Fortunately, the villa is open to the public and. last…

Ways to save at Canada’s top summer destinations

Ways to save at Canada’s top summer destinationsWe are pleased to introduce a new weekly travel columnist. Calgary-based Russell Hannon calls himself an “ultra-economical travel expert” and uses lean principles to travel economically. He has been featured on CNBC, FOX, CBS, America Tonight, CTV, ShopSmart, Around the World Travel TV, and nationally broadcast lifestyle and personal finance shows. Russell speaks at travel…

Planning and paranoia at the Diefenbunker

The Diefenbunker was built to withstand an atomic bomb 250 times stronger than the one dropped on Hiroshima

Planning and paranoia at the Diefenbunker[slideshow_deploy id='70767'] Hover over image for caption Download this Travel column on the Diefenbunker Terms and Conditions of use CARP, Ont. Dec. 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It’s an unlikely place for the seat of government, beneath this windswept knoll along a rural road 35 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa. But at the height of the Cold…

6 surprising things about Ottawa

Once dubbed “the town that fun forgot”, Canada’s capital is proving the naysayers wrong

6 surprising things about Ottawa[slideshow_deploy id='79295']Hover over image to read caption Download this FREE travel article on Ottawa for your publication or website Contact PeterOTTAWA, ON, Oct 1, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Ottawa: city of politicians, nice museums and, er, that’s it. If that’s how you view your nation’s capital, think again. Here are six things about Canada’s fourth…