It wasn’t until a recent visit to the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Nova Scotia that I became aware of our own Canadian connection to the black ex-slaves fleeing a newly-minted United States of America. That visit was an eye-opener in many ways.
“The Elders used to tell us when the bison come back, that’s when there’ll be a good change in our history.” – Cy Standing, Wahpeton Dakota Nation of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
To the Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains, bison have never been merely a source of sustenance. For as long as there have been People on the grasslands of North America, the bison have represented a part of their Indigenous identity. And a visit to Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan is one of the best ways to learn more.
“Water has a secret heart. It contains the power of movement”.
Not my words, but those spoken during the Niagara Parks Power Station sound and light show, Currents. And a fitting expression of the lifeblood that once flowed through this historic hydroelectric power station at the top of Horseshoe Falls. Today, this Niagara Falls attraction has not one but two new ways to appreciate the literal power of all that moving water: in the Station itself and via The Tunnel, where visitors follow an underground passage to emerge at the base of Horseshoe Falls.
Midland Food Tours isn’t just a great way to sample the gastronomic goodies that the town of Midland, Ontario has to offer – it’s also one of the best ways to get to meet the people who live here, explore the town on a more intimate level, and discover some of the nearby local attractions of Southern Georgian Bay. In other words, it’s a great Ontario getaway. Read more….