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2017 27th Anniversary Contest Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our 27th Anniversary Contest winner and a sweet $2700 is Roland Siem.

We managed to track down Roland and his wife early in January and he just happened to be in Florida on holidays and sent us this picture from the beach. Roland moved from Vancouver to Ottawa in May of 2017. Roland stated “That’s a great surprise and unexpected good news we can…

New Years Eve Celebrations You Can’t Miss

It is almost time to roll over the calendar and step into the year 2018. And what better way to ring in the new year than with a party. Here is a look at some New Years Eve celebrations you can’t miss.
5. Montreal, Quebec

You’ll need to get your tickets early in the year if you plan to ring in the new year at L’Olympia de Montreal. Get ready to party with 2500 other people and danc…

The Best Provinces For Job Creation

Job creation is always something that instantly attracts someone to a new city. If you are considering making a move in the new year this is definitely a statistic you should be interested in. Here is a look at the best provinces for job creation in…

It’s Time To Move To Surrey

More often than not, when people think about moving to the province of British Columbia, their first thought is usually Vancouver. It’s kind of hard to escape it, Vancouver is one of the most popular cities in the world, why wouldn’t you want to live there? A recent report from the Real Estate Investment Network ranks the top ten cities to buy real estate in B.C. Contrary to popular belief,…

What Does $1500 Rent For You Across Canada?

Everyone wants to be a homeowner, but it has become kind of tough for young adults to do that in major Canadian cities. Prices continue to rise in these cities, so many people are forced to be in the rental market. Let’s take a look at what $1500 a month will rent for you in major Canadian cities.
Halifax is a great city to live in on the east coast of Canada. It’s not as large as…

Why Are Millennials Moving Away From Big Cities?

There seems to be a certain pattern most people follow as they grow up. Once you finish high school, you go to university, but once you graduate and walk across that stage, there is not a set plan after that. Millennials realize that they can now do pretty much whatever they want and that they are no longer scheduled to be in a class or in a library reading books. They are now apart of t…

When Is It Time To Move To A New City?

No one ever wants to leave their home, and no one ever wants to feel uncomfortable in a new environment, especially if they don’t have to. It’s also important to know when you’re ready for a new challenge and new surroundings. Moving away from the city that you’ve been in your whole life is tough, but could be necessary. Here is how you know it is time to move to a new city.
1. It’s becom…

Best University Cities in Canada

Picking the university you’re going to spend the next four to five years is no easy task. You want to make sure you pick the right school for your program of choice and more importantly you want it to be in a great city where you can hopefully find a job when you’re finally done studying. Here is a look at the best university cities in Canada. Hopefully, this list will help you make a sound…

5 Lakes near Vancouver For A Swim

Before all hope of getting warm weather is completely gone, there is still a few days in which you will be able to maybe go for a swim in one of the many lakes near Vancouver. Let’s take a quick look at 5 lakes near Vancouver for a swim.
5. Pitt Lake

Pitt Lake might not be the best for swimming because the water is typically pretty cold, but if you are able to overcome that, there is no…

6 Hiking Trails in Canada You Need to Take

woman standing near water

There is no better way to clear your mind or see beautiful scenery than to go on a hike. Going on a hike is also a great way to bond with people or with the family. Canada has many beautiful sights and sounds that can’t be seen from the city, so I hike is a perfect to appreciate nature. These are 6 hiking trails in Canada that you need to take.
Banff National Park, Alberta

Chances are if…

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