You better not cry, better not pout, Krampus is coming to town

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Keeping Central European alpine folklore alive, the Krampus is coming to town! Since the 17th century, Krampus has traditionally accompanied St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good. The ones who have not get a very special visit from the Krampus, a demon-like […]

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Sleep with the polar bears at Canada’s Tundra Lodge

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 18 November 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to come face to face with a polar bear without the risk of being eaten alive? Welcome to Canada’s Tundra Lodge! ‘Strategically placed on a small spit of land that just out into the Hudson Bay’, this incredible part of the world attracts the highest number of polar bears in the world. The Tundra Lodge is a rolling hotel with sleeper train cars for polar bear watching, and if you’re lucky, a viewing of the Northern Lights, too.

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City Spy: Toronto

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By Alexandra Rutman in Cool Travel on Sunday 17 November 2013

Boasting a calendar full-to-the-brim with sporting events, arts and cultural festivities and entertainment, Toronto is a happening city. With four vibrant districts, there are more designer boutiques, quirky museums, bespoke galleries and family-friendly activities than you could poke a maple leaf at.

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Yes, a 56-acre podka dotted lake exists in the Canadian wilderness

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 13 November 2013

What, is this a gigantic Yayoi Kusama installation? Nope, though it might well be mistaken as one. The Spotted Lake near Osoyoos in British Columbia looks like any other lake most of the time. In summer, however, its water evaporates to reveal beautiful crater-like mineral deposits at the bottom of the lake.

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George Raab’s Intaglio images of the Canadian wilderness

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By Sar Sehg in New Art on Monday 30 September 2013

George Raab is an Intaglio printmaker whose powerful images of the Canadian wilderness have earned him recognition and awards provincially, nationally and around the globe. Raab, who is based in Ontario, Canada, uses an etching needle and draws through the ground, exposing the metal beneath it. The plate is then immersed in an acid bath […]

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Beautiful photos of people in water by Barbara Cole

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By Sar Sehg in New Photography on Friday 27 September 2013

Barbara Cole is one of the most accomplished photographers in Canada who has a magical gift with photographing water. Her images are shot in such a way that they look like paintings, with a creamy and warm texture. Her use of colour, liquid and light are just breathtaking. Self-taught, Cole has been a part of […]

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Wrong Hands: Cartoons by John Atkinson

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By Sara Halas in New Art on Saturday 11 May 2013

John Atkinson is a cartoonist from Ottawa, Canada, who draws smart, humorous cartoons for his website, Wrong Hands. He started it up in 2011 and has been sharing puns in drawing form ever since. The story behind the title is funny too; he uses his right hand to control the mouse to create his drawings […]

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The Sudden Stop: new music video from Esben Svane

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By Esben Svane in New Music on Wednesday 20 March 2013

My new EP, The Sudden Stop, was released worldwide on February 14. I use songs to tell myself things I need to hear. As a kind of therapy, I guess. I see two versions of myself with different characteristics. These two guys are at it most of the time, constantly arguing. I kind of write […]

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Bass Coast: a rave in the Canadian wilderness

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By Philthkids in New Events on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Now nature is pretty decent on its own, but try spending three days in the Canadian Mountains alongside a glacier fed river surrounded by cutting edge music and thousands of stoked out party goers! Although still in its infancy, Bass Coast continues to get better every year and has officially become The Party among the […]

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Animated music video for Ryan Hemsworth’s Charly Wingate

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By Jason Yagan in New Music on Thursday 14 March 2013

I was a little late to discover the awesomeness of Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, but I’m sure glad I did. Hemsworth’s tracks combine complex and moody samples with some pretty big names in rap. The resulting ambient, sometimes psychedelic, sound has me mesmerised and wanting more.

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Magpie Boutique in Toronto: where Prince buys his clothes

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By Philthkids in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 March 2013

Magpie is a custom fashion boutique tucked away in Toronto’s Queen West district. The styles are out there, yet comforting, like Prince himself. What’s nice is we can now die happily knowing that Prince is actually a real human being that shops for clothes like the rest of us. It’s good to know that the shirt you […]

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E’terra Samara treehouse resort in Canada

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Friday 18 January 2013

In Canada’s Bruce Peninsula forest, Farrow Partnership studio designed a five-star eco-friendly resort called E’terra Samara. These twelve beautiful treehouse villas are nestled harmoniously amidst the natural landscape. The dynamic shape of the treehouses wrap around the trees in a complementary way.

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Le Falco: a cafe with beautiful, clean design in Montreal

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By Shauna Eve in Cool Travel on Friday 7 December 2012

Every Monday is a standing Le Falco work date with my creative partner. Boasting an esthetic of clean lines, polished concrete, natural wood accents, and exposed incandescent lighting, it’s hard not to develop a crush. Designed with designers in mind, complete with broad communal worktables, this eyrieis the perfect place to rekindle your work ethic, tucked in the heart of Montreal’s Mile End.

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I Heart Transylvania: photo series by Jason Nocito

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By Angela Datre in New Photography on Thursday 6 December 2012

Jason has been one of my favorite photographers for some time now. I’ve always enjoyed how his images can feel both abstract and personal at the same time. His new show, I Heart Transylvania, which opened recently at San Francisco’s Little Big Man Gallery, is another great collection of photos. The series spans four years, shot mostly in Vancouver, B.C., and chronicles his relationship with his now wife, Megan.

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Cloud made from 6,000 new and burnt out light bulbs

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Caitlind Brown, an artist from Calgary, has put together 6,000 new and burnt out light bulbs to create a giant, interactive cloud. The project, which formed part of the Nuit Blanche arts festival, contained metal pull-strings which allowed viewers to turn the light bulbs on and off, creating a flickering sensation similar to that of […]

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