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A Brief (and Ironic) History of Moose on the “Rock”By: Ian Shanahan
Just about every Newfoundlander has a Moose story. It comes with the territory (well, province, if we’re being picky). Not only are they common, but they’re pretty darn impressive even if you’ve seen them hundreds of times. Better yet, their surroundings are usually a picturesque setting combining serene wetland and thick forest (oftentimes with a touch of morning mist). As Newfo...
Canada's Arctic Sport ObsessionBy: Jennifer Kingsley of BBC Travel
An Inuit town has its own brand of hockey fan, and they’re hardcore. Meet the people of Pond Inlet whose ingenuity is shown in their love for the game... The town of hockey lovePond Inlet, Nunavut, is an Inuit town of 1,600 people at the northern tip of Baffin Island. It’s 650km north of the Arctic Circle, and surrounded by hundreds of miles of sea ice, Arctic mountain peaks and ...
UAlberta Polar researcher recognized for outstanding contributionsBy: Laurielle Penny
Climate change affects us all, but none more so than the landscapes, animals and peoples of the circumpolar north. Mark Nuttall, the 2016 recipient of the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research, knows this firsthand.The north is emerging as a resource-rich, geo-politically contentious area. As one of the world’s most influential social scientists in Northern and Circumpolar studie...
Toronto Event: The 2nd Annual Celebration of the ArtsBy: Samantha Clark
You're invited to the 2nd annual Celebration of the Arts in Toronto! An evening of performances, travel presentations and inspiration.Thursday, November 3 7:00 - 9:00 PMToronto Botanical Gardens Floral Hall 777 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto (SW corner of Leslie St. and Lawrence Ave. E.)Plenty of free parking!Must-see Presentations: - Selection of Italian songs and arias...
What to Know About Mexico's Day of the DeadBy: Alex Van Buren of Travel+Leisure
Halloween is right around the bend, and thanks to its macabre iconography of zombies, ghosts, and skeletons, the holiday is often conflated with one farther South—Dia de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead, which traces to the pre-Columbian era and stretches from October 28 until November 2. Depending on where you live, you might see images of the iconic, animated skeletons called ca...
We're hiring!By: Justin Peter
At Quest, we love what we do and we think we have a great workplace too. We especially enjoy sharing in the excitement around great destinations and wildlife, and helping our travellers have great experiences. We’re growing and looking now for someone to join our team and assist our travellers with their travel dreams. Could you or someone you know be that person? Based at our Toronto office...
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- All Before Breakfast at Asa Wright Nature Centre
- Alum's Career on the Ocean Began in the Forest
- Laurielle's Upper Mekong Photo Blog
- Morocco: A Film Lovers' Paradise
- The Legendary Black Dragon Pool
- "Beyond the Beaches" in the Dominican Republic
- Martine's Top 5 Highlights from Ethiopia
- Sounds of a Ger
- A Glimpse into the Golden City’s Exquisite Desert Festival
Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, India taken by Justin Peter
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