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A 19th-century traveler from France once remarked of Quebec City, “It looked like St.-Malo strayed up here and was lost in the snow.” Though Taras Grescoe has settled in Montreal, an easy three-hour drive away, every time he returns to Quebec City he too succumbs to the illusion that he’s been teleported to the narrow streets of that walled city in Brittany, bewitched by the vista of steeples, horse-drawn calèches, and four-centuries-old ramparts.

The Glacier Skywalk is officially open for business, debuting an awe-inspiring vantage of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, while replacing a once dangerous pullout along the Icefields Parkway. Acrophobics need not apply.

Ask a Canadian about his favorite dessert and “Nanaimo bar” (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is the likely reply. Named for the harbor town on Vancouver Island, the no-bake treat has sweetened the collective Canadian memory for decades.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog on Wednesdays for our Travel Lately roundup.

Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons interviews tuned-in local Hugo Legrand, chief concierge at the Sofitel in downtown Montreal, to get his take on what makes Montreal the perfect holiday destination.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups.

This week’s I Heart My City contributor is Mehnaz Thawer, a communications professional in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mehnaz has lived in Vancouver for 20 years — ever since her family moved there from East Africa. Here are her recommendations for what to see and do in the city she knows and loves so well.

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups.

Today a cosmopolitan oil and gas boomtown, Calgary still pays exuberant homage to its bucking-broncos heritage during the “greatest outdoor show on Earth,” when residents trade their suits for jeans and ten-gallon hats to party down frontier style and watch top cowboys get thrashed about by angry bulls.

Nat Geo Traveler just launched a free iPad app, A Taste of Montréal, with a gorgeous new photo gallery to match (two must-haves before visiting this foodie paradise), so we asked the magazine’s editor-in-chief Keith Bellows to give his take on the best sites and scenes in his hometown of Montréal. Check out Keith’s recommendations for making the most of the city of a hundred steeples, then add your own two cents. Follow Keith on Twitter @NGSTravelEditor.

By Everett Potter for the May issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine — One hundred years after trying to rescue passengers on the Titanic, Halifax remembers the disaster. The Nova Scotian capital has a bevy of the ship’s artifacts, as well as a bounty of local seafood and a strong seafaring tradition.

From the January/February issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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Where’s Andrew?

Follow our Digital Nomad’s latest adventure Our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans, is on the move again. After exploring sunny Louisiana and spending a few days at home to do his laundry and set up his Christmas tree, he hopped on a plane to his next mystery destination. His followers soon found him–he landed in western Canada for…

Welcome back to another edition of I Heart My City. Today’s guide was sent in by reader Karla Aguilar, who left her city of Montreal, Canada nearly a year ago to live and work in South Korea. Homesick for her hometown, she sent us this ode to Montreal. Read Karla’s I Heart My City guide to…

Welcome back city-lovers! Karen Moores is a cities-focused travel writer who calls St. John’s, Newfoundland home. She is proud of her city’s commitment to historic preservation while retaining a hip, modern vibe. Check out her insider tips to the Canadian city. St. John’s is My City The first place I take a visitor from out of…

National Geographic Traveler contributing editor Christopher Elliott recently spent a day in Montreal with his family. Here’s what he discovered. You can hit the highlights of Montreal in a few days, but to really know the city would take a lifetime. So when our family arrived in Montreal, our goals were modest: We wanted to…

National Geographic Traveler contributing editor Christopher Elliott recently spent a day in Québec City with his family. Here’s what he found. If you have only a day to spend in Québec City, the capital of the Canadian province of Québec, here’s my advice: Don’t waste a minute. It’s going to be a full day. Ours…

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Fried scorpions, roasted guinea pig, and meat gelato? Gross for some, delicacies for others. Discover 13 of the world’s most unusual snack foods. What’s the strangest food you’ve tried during your travels? [BootsnAll] Visiting Banff, Alberta for only two short days? Put these must-do activities on your list. [Cailin Travels] The small principality of Asturias…

National Geographic’s Guide to the National Parks of Canada is the official guide to Canada’s 42 national parks. Here’s a peek inside two of the parks profiled in the book. Prairie Provinces Riding Mountain National Park Great Wildlife Riding Mountain National Park encompasses a rich, diverse biosystem where you’ll spot everything from beavers to bison.…

National Geographic’s Guide to the National Parks of Canada is the official guide to Canada’s 42 national parks. Here’s a peek inside two of the parks profiled in the book. Atlantic Provinces Cape Breton Highlands National Park Great Hiking Established in 1936, Cape Breton Highlands National Park was the first national park dedicated in Atlantic…

Discover the natural wonder of Canada’s national parks with a new guide. Did you know that Canada was the first country in the world to establish a dedicated national park service, in 1911? Today, Parks Canada encompasses 42 national parks (including 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites), 167 national historic sites, and 4 marine conservation areas.…