Sifting Through The Red Earth At Miguasha National Park

A treasure trove of fossils and history in the Gaspé Peninsula. By Sheila O’Connor When Swedish paleontologist Erik Jarvik came to the area now known as Miguasha National Park in 1880, he spent 60 years studying the “Prince Fish,” or the eusthenopteron foordi, considered to be the evolutionary link between fish and humans. His first…

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The Iqaluit Museum Housed In An Old Hudson Bay Building

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum showcases the art and history of Inuit throughout place and time. When you first arrive to Nunavut’s capital and largest community, Iqaluit, a popular first spot to see is the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. This is a convenient first place to visit because it is beside the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, the local tourist…

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Itinerary For A Social Distancing Stay-cation

Ideas for the armchair adventurer during a pandemic. This March Break is an unusual one. In the last few weeks the coronavirus pandemic has spread quickly to Canada, hitting us hard and fast in two of our most prized cultural institutions – the NHL and Parliament. Hockey was promptly cancelled and the prime minister and…

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Toronto Van Gogh Exhibit Pivots To Become A Drive-In Art Show

The multimedia art exhibit originally scheduled to open May 1 is adapting to meet the physical distancing and health guidelines with its Gogh by Car screening. A large-scale digital art exhibit featuring the work of Vincent Van Gogh announced it will open in Toronto next month. But don’t walk there – visitors will have to…

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Shading In Maud Lewis

Peering through the windows of the late Nova Scotian artist’s painted house. In 2017, one of her paintings was found in a New Hamburg, Ontario thrift store bin. It was then appraised, exhibited and auctioned off for $45,000. Much like that painting, Maud Lewis – now one of Canada’s treasured outsider folk artists – lived…

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