TROUT POINT LODGE – Bed & Breakfast Hot Spot

Trout Point Lodge, located in the heart of the Tobeatic Wilderness in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers luxury, adventure, travel and eco-tourism vacations to suit any budget. Beautifully isolated 40 minutes from the Yarmouth International Ferry Terminal featuring daily service to and from Portland, Maine and 3 hours from cosmopolitan Halifax, Trout Point is the quintessential wilderness lodge & nature retreat. If you are a fan of the great outdoors and Mother Nature, then this is truly the spot for you. Enjoying the Canadian backwoods and the country’s east coast has never been more breathtaking, and each day you spend...

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SPIRIT RIDGE AT NK’MIP RESORT – A tribute to culture and heritage

By Susan Mate – Calgary, AB   With its red clay hills, pockets of sagebrush and abundance of wild horses and rattlesnakes, Canada’s only Aboriginal-owned resort and winery blends seamlessly into its desert surroundings. Tucked among vast tracts of manicured vineyards overlooking Osoyoos Lake, Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort could easily pass as Sedona, Sonoma or part of Washington’s Columbia Valley. The afternoon sun is typically hot and lingers long and high above the colourful ado-be-style suites nestled at the slope of Anarchist Mountain on Osoyoos First Nations land. This resort is where the Osoyoos First Nation first entered...

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LIFT BAR & GRILL – Patio Fare

By Peter Vogler – Whistler, BC   We often think of patios as a summertime thing. You know, laughing and drinking with your friends, shouting stories at each other after a hot day on the beach, allowing a nice, cold brew to marginally decrease our biological temperature. But not all patios are summer-exclusive, my friends. A perfect illustration of this is LIFT, situated in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. Built upon a three-thousand- foot concrete pad in the harbour itself, LIFT is a sweet lily pad of fun and fellowship, enjoyed year-round by locals and tourists alike. For those wandering around...

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CHEF MICHAEL SMITH – Transforming cuisine on Canada’s east coast, one plate at a time.

By Cassidy Tonkin – Acton, ON   His passion for his craft only grew abroad, and after returning home, Smith spent time gaining experience and perfecting his art, working under David Bouley at the number one restaurant in the United States, Bouley. All this success in such a short period of time might make any up and coming chef stop to pinch themselves, but for Smith, there was something more he longed for. He knew from a young age that he wanted to focus his culinary career by incorporating simple, sustainable ingredients grown from his own garden, helping families...

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BY LUC HELLEWELL – HAMILTON, ON “Tom, you lived through the golden years,” a friend told him.   Born the son of a bush pilot in the one-horse town of Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Tom Cochrane grew up in a modest household where caring for others was second nature. When he was four years old, his parents (Tuc and Violet Cochrane) moved their family to Acton, Ontario and later east to Etobicoke, Ontario. But no matter the changes in Cochrane’s life… family has been his constant. “It’s the most important thing. We didn’t have a dishwasher as kids and that’s...

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Just when we thought that our “star power” had reached its max…along comes FRANKIE FLOWERS!  Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine is thrilled to welcome Frankie to our line up. A best-selling author, garden writer, consultant, philanthropist, social media strategist, and undoubtedly Canada’s most popular and trusted gardening expert, Frankie is coming aboard to be OLM’s celebrity writer for our “Plant Picks” column. Look for Frankie’s sound advice and guidance when choosing the perfect plants for your specific needs. We could not be more excited!  Welcome to the Outdoor Lifestyle team...

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