Paris Life | Food, Recipes, Travel, Health, Homes, Gardening | The Paris Star
Canada's roadside attractions range from loopy to lumbering
No road trip is complete without roadside attractions. Truth is, though, most of us hurtle past these off-ramp enticements on the way to somewhere else, at best glancing at a billboard (Canada’s first what?) or squinting at a signpost (Home to who?).
Riding the Rockies: Saddling up for an adventure in Waterton Lakes National Park
When a ride begins with guiding your horse through a wildflower-filled meadow, you know it’s not going to be an ordinary horseback trip. In the southwest corner of Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park is home to some of the prettiest scenery in the Canadian Rockies and one of the best ways to experience it is from the back of a horse. Last July, I signed up for a half-day guided ride up Vimy Peak to the Lion’s Head, a rock formation that as the name implies, resembles the head of a lion.
Chorney-Booth: Notorious P.I.G. brings competition-level barbecue to the public
There’s a joke that many Canadians confuse “barbecuing” with “grilling” — that is, our idea of “barbecue” means throwing some burgers or steaks on our backyard grill rather than spending hours smoking brisket or pork butt like the barbecue pitmasters in the southern United States do. Travel and a glut of fairly recently opened local barbecue restaurants have better educated Calgarians on the art of southern-style barbecue, at least to the point that we don’t expect a piece of lightly grilled chicken when we walk into a restaurant with the letters “BBQ” lit up on a neon sign out front.