A popular day trip from nearby Victoria, Vancouver Island’s most famous gardens are much more than flora and fauna. The Gardens, open year-round except for Christmas Day, attract more than 1 million visitors each year, and it’s easy to see why.
Kensington Market. Restaurants, vintage clothing, small boutiques. Also fresh fruit and vegetable shops, cheese stores, spice shops and butchers. Drink a beer at Ronnie's Local 069 and order a gourmet grilled cheese from across the street.
Dubbed the “Poor Man’s Paris,” Montreal is more than just a French-speaking city for the wayfarer on a budget. It’s an effortless blend of cultures where nearly everyone is bilingual, with a love of life—work to live, not live to work—and a near-constant thirst for a good glass of wine. French food markets pepper the landscape—boulangeries sell fresh-baked baguettes and pain au chocolat , fromageries showcase creamy Quebec-made cheeses, and butchers offer pates and sausages.