Inside the Festival d’été de Québec, 2018

Eleven days of diverse music and art programming at Canada's largest outdoor cultural happening

No amount of photography can truly capture what it means to attend the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). Stretching across sprawling riverside parks and, at times, tucked within the intimate stages of Québec City, the multi-venue indoor/outdoor happening features a vast, diverse line-up. But more than just a musical festival, FEQ activates an entire city. In its 51st year, the event claims the title of …

Google’s City of the Future in Toronto

Google sister-company Sidewalk Labs has been contracted by a coalition of the Toronto, Ontario and Canadian governments to develop Quayside, Toronto as (what Sidewalk Labs refers to as) “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up.” The concept of a smart-city is far from new—but what’s being proposed here requires such a data-driven feedback cycle that Politico wonders who would want to live in …

Word of Mouth: Revelstoke, British Columbia

Dining, drinking and more off the mountain at this world-renowned winter destination

Somewhat an anomaly, British Columbia’s Revelstoke is a top ski destinations with the highest number of mechanized ski operations in one area on the planet. With an average snowfall of 40 to 60 feet per year and easy access to backcountry skiing and snowboarding, it’s a wildly popular spot for snow enthusiasts. Yet on the other hand, it’s a small logging town that’s managed to …

On the Ice Road with Volkswagen’s 2018 Tiguan SUV in Yellowknife

Highlights from a four-day expedition around the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories

by Jaclyn Trop The Inuits believe that the Aurora Borealis hails from gods in the sky playing soccer with a walrus head. Others say that the brighter the lights, the brighter the spirit. After two nights of trying, we finally saw it, a hazy cloud streaking across the night. It bore no resemblance to a soccer match nor to any part of a walrus, but …

Designer Marijuana Strains Fight Driving-While-High

In order to educate about the effects and dangers of driving while stoned, RIDE Checks (a Canadian anti-drug-driving initiative) has created three strains of cannabis. The three strains—Kourtoom Krush, White Whiplash and Slammer Time—were crafted with licensed medical marijuana grower Beleave, and together they also made a website that outlines victim testimonies, criminal punishments for driving while high, statistics, and more. Read more at PSFK.