In cold-climate countries like Canada, the summer festival scene goes off. Here are some great ones to head for.
A remote Canadian town down on its luck has been thrown a lifeline by an international mural festival.
Despite the horrors of history on display, the prevailing message is one of hope – that anyone can make a difference.
"Look a polar bear in the eye, and it will change your life," Jim later tells me. I concur.
There’s no bad time to visit Banff and Lake Louise. From skiing to hiking, canoeing to festival-going, these are the best activities to suit the seasons.
British Columbia has no shortage of world-famous attractions.
Canada is big, beautiful and friendly. From the majesty of the Rocky Mountains in the west, to the icy north and the French-influenced Quebec in the east, Canada offers diverse and rewarding experiences. Get up close with wild bears, visit some of the world's best ski resorts, see some of the most pristine landscapes on earth or enjoy the culture and festivals of cities like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.