Tag Archives: Canada

Bear with me while I focus…….

Fancy the idea of standing ten metres from an advancing polar bear grab without a fence to protect you? That’s something I experienced near the town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. Approximately 850 people live in Churchill, which is known … ..more

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Riding the tidal bore

BGTW stalwart Gillian Thornton recounts a close encounter with a bore that’s anything but………. Snatches of Tony Bennett wafted through my brain as I dropped my trusty trainers over the balcony into the random heap below. Tony left his heart … ..more

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When eight words a minute was top message speed

Today’s schoolchildren can have little conception of communications before the arrival of the smart phone. Guild member Stuart Forster is reminded that the advent of the internet wasn’t the first revolution in communications: On my way to Heart’s Content, in Newfoundland … ..more

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Guild members finalists at the British Annual Canada Tourism Awards

Two members of the British Guild of Travel Writers were recently shortlisted for the British Annual Canada Tourism Awards for work published in 2015. Stuart Forster and Rupert Parker were both finalists in the Best Canada Online Coverage category of the … ..more

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Round-up: February 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These beautiful photographs taken by our members were selected for February 2016: THE MILKY WAY OVER OUTBACK WESTERN AUSTRALIA, NORI JEMIL SUNSET IN ICELAND, LOTTIE GROSS … ..more

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Isle of Gannets

The island of Bonaventure is home to one of the world’s great gannet colonies. Roger Bray went to visit: The gannet, to my mind, is the most majestic of seabirds. I have sat watching them through binoculars from a lonely … ..more

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Griffintown: Montreal’s rising star

On a cold Sunday in April, Griffintown, a district of the Canadian city of Montreal, certainly feels ‘gritty’. Resembling a wasteland and devoid of people, scraps of paper drift about like tumbleweed, seagulls cry mournfully and detritus previously hidden by months … ..more

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