Author Archives: t. a. keenleyside

About t. a. keenleyside

author of travel/food books and popular fiction

Canada 150, British Columbia

Reaching the west coast at last, here are some excerpts from the chapter entitled “Looking For Utopia”: Since the middle of the nineteenth century, British Columbia has been a magnet for groups seeking a new and better life, one that … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Yukon

Moving west across the territories, here are some excerpts from the chapter inĀ Roaming the Big Land,” entitled, “Trekking for Gold”: Late into the flight to Whitehorse…I struggle to catch a glimpse of Lake Bennett and Lake Lindeman, headwaters of the … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Northwest Territories

Roaming north to the territories again, here are some excerpts from the chapter, “North of Sixty”: “So, what brings you to Yellowknife?” the CBC producer asks me on the phone…why are you coming in March. It’s still pretty cold here, … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Alberta

Here are some excerpts from “Rocky Ride,” the chapter about Alberta inĀ Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada”: Alberta is like a thick, juicy steak ready to toss on the barbecue. There are two sides to it. The first side … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Saskatchewan

Continuing the journey across the country, here are some excerpts from “Queen of the West.” It’s game five of the Stanley Cup final and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks are leading the Ottawa Senators 4-2. We’re flying into Regina and the … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Manitoba

On the long trek westward, some excerpts from “Manitoba On My Mind” are up next: We stand in the covered porch of Dalnavert House (built for Hugh John Macdonald, only surviving son of Sir John A.), waiting for a torrential … Continue reading

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Canada 150, Ontario

Given the physical and population size of Ontario, this post includes excerpts from two chapters of Roaming the Big Land, one focusing on the urban and the other the rural character of the province: First an excerpt from the chapter, … Continue reading

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