Located at the confluence of two rivers, the name Winnipeg comes from native words meaning “murky waters”. It is the capital city of Manitoba, Canada, and it is known as the “cultural cradle of Canada” because of its vibrant arts, culture, and museum scene. Winnipeg is home to the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and more – so the title is very much deserved. Winnipeg is also a city full of festivals ...more
Located on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Ontario, Toronto is the capital city of Ontario and a diverse, multicultural city with a thriving and vibrant LGBTQ community. Toronto is in fact home to Canada’s only “Gay Village”, which is one of the largest, most unique, and welcoming LGBTQ communities in the world. Truly, it would be a wonderful city to call home!
A Brief History of Toronto
The history of native peoples living in the area that is now Toronto dates back to ...more
Located where the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers meet, Montreal is the largest city in Canada’s Quebec province. It is a dynamic, welcoming city with a hip, eclectic vibe. It's a city that's overflowing with culture, festivals, wonderful food, and plenty of outdoor activities, not to mention endless opportunity and a wide variety of warm and welcoming neighborhoods that will eagerly embrace anyone who wants to call it home.
A Bit of Montreal History
The French explorer Jacques Cartier initially ...more
Known as the “Festival City” for all of the annual celebrations and festivals it offers, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, and sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. It is a place of incredible beauty. Edmonton’s river valley comprises over 20 large parks, making it the largest expanse of urban parkland in all of Canada, offering 93 miles of trails to enjoy. In addition to its natural beauty, it’s a lively city, full of friendly, down-to-earth people, and ...more
Calgary is a city of unique charms. Nestled beside the beautiful Bow River, and approximately 50 miles east of the Canadian Rockies, it is a city of stunning outdoor beauty, while simultaneously being a thriving, diverse, and cosmopolitan town where everyone can feel at home and find their place.
A Look at Calgary’s History
Calgary is Canada’s fifth largest city, and the center of Canada’s oil industry. Though it is now a thriving and diverse metropolis, it still often goes by ...more
Canada’s most gay-friendly city, Vancouver is a jewel of the Pacific Northwest and a mecca for the LGBTQ community. From outdoor enthusiasts to coffee gurus and artists galore, the metropolis is home to a diverse group of people. Recently, they celebrated ten years of marriage equality and have often been referred to as “Canada’s San Francisco.”
A Quick History of Vancouver
A coastal seaport city in western Canada, Vancouver was originally inhabited by Aboriginal people ...more
Amazing Ottawa, Ontario is a city of rivers and canals backed by the Gatineau Mountains located just over the bridge to Quebec. This capital city of Canada is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in Southern Ontario. It is a progressive urban center with two official languages and a diverse and very gay-positive population. Gay marriage is legal here and Mercer rates the city as having the second highest quality of living of any large city in North America. It is also the third cleanest ...more