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Travelling About: Jan/Feb 2013 Things To Do And See

1. See Stunning Afghan War Photojournalism At The Canadian War Museum Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu spent an exhaustive and truly dangerous amount of time outside-the-wire in Kandahar to capture the images that make up this exhibit. Go check out the gripping photographs produced by the award-winning Palu, Canada’s leading combat photojournalist.

[PHOTO: LOUIE PALU]

PHOTO: LOUIE PALU

1. See Stunning Afghan War Photojournalism At The Canadian War Museum

Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu spent an exhaustive and truly dangerous amount of time outside-the-wire in Kandahar to capture the images that make up this exhibit. Go check out the gripping photographs produced by the award-winning Palu, Canada’s leading combat photojournalist.

The Fighting Season
Until September 22
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
www.warmuseum.ca/event/kandahar-the-fighting-season

[PHOTO: DAN HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY]

PHOTO: DAN HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

2. Celebrate Voyageur History In Manitoba

In mid-February brave the bracing prairie cold to celebrate Canada’s fur-trapping history at the Festival du Voyageur in Manitoba—a 10-day province-wide celebration of sights, sounds, snow and spirit. Dubbed “The World’s Largest Kitchen Party,” the Festival du Voyageur celebrates the joie de vivre of the fur traders, who established the Red River Colony and the ever-growing French-Canadian community in Western Canada.

Festival du Voyageur
February 15-24
Manitoba
http://festivalvoyageur.mb.ca/

[PHOTO: MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA]

PHOTO: MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

3. Halifax Wrecked: An Exhibit

On Dec. 6, 1917, two ships loaded with supplies, one of them carrying explosives, collided in the Halifax Harbour causing a massive explosion, killing more than 2,000 people. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has developed a permanent exhibit focusing on the city before and after the tragedy.

Halifax Wrecked
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Open year round
Halifax
museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew/en/home/default.aspx

[PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS]

PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS

4. Visit Canada’s Biggest Festival—Winterlude!

For three weeks in February Canada’s capital region turns into a massive festival space where you can glide up and down the world’s largest skating rink or make merry in North America’s largest snow playground. Take a walk through the ice sculptures where Veterans Affairs Canada annually presents a frozen tribute to our veterans.

Winterlude
February 1-18, Ottawa
www.canadascapital.gc.ca/celebrate/winterlude

5. Snowshoe To An Old Military Fort

From mid-January onwards, the Stewart Museum in Montreal runs snowshoe tours of the military complex of St. Helen’s Island. Built in 1824, following the orders of the Duke of Wellington, this fortified ensemble was the arms depot of the Montreal Military District and of Upper Canada until 1870.

The Military Complex of St. Helen’s Island on Snowshoes
January 14 to March 31
Montreal
Monday to Sunday, reservation required, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone: 514-861-6701
http://www.stewart-museum.org


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