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Art and architecture along The Peg’s riverfront trail


While on a three-hour layover in The Peg (Winnipeg, Manitoba) during our trans-continental train trip across Canada, Kathy and I decided to take in some of the sights of this dynamic city on the prairie. One of our favorite activities was walking the North … Continue reading

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Bicycling across Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge


What an awesome experience! With protected bike/pedestrian lanes in both directions, the 5,980 foot long Lions Gate Bridge over Burrard Inlet is a bicycle ride to behold. What a dream commute it would be to pedal regularly over the bridge and … Continue reading

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25 Most transit-friendly cities of Canada


Below is a list of the 25 most transit-oriented cities in Canada based on data provided by MoneySense utilizing 2006 Census transit data. The percentage given represents the percent of commuters who utilize mass transit. As one can see, the race for the top spot … Continue reading

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Bipolar urban areas and a case study


My definition of bipolar urban areas are those that have two principal cities at their core, but they have each taken nearly opposite paths socioeconomically. The two cities posses an almost Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-like qualities – one being quite healthy and prosperous while the … Continue reading

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Cities in history: review of “Ten Green Bottles”


Vivian Jeanette Kaplan’s book (Ten Green Bottles) about her parent’s harrowing escape from Nazi-controlled Vienna, Austria to Japanese-controlled Shanghai, China is a captivating and disturbing true story of one family’s efforts to escape Nazi aggression. The book primarily covers from the … Continue reading

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Geography of Can-Am bicycle production


Below is a fascinating map created by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News of bicycle production done in the United States and Canada as of October 1, 2011. As is evident from the map, most of the significant bicycle manufacturing and … Continue reading

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Wandering 13,500 miles of our wondrous northern neighbor


The sesquicentennial (150th) celebration for our dear friends in Canada is just six years away in 2017. One phase of the festivities will include the completion of the world’s longest trail – the Trans-Canada. At a final length of 13,500 miles … Continue reading

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