Your HeartSong Travel Stories


Kleinburg,
Ontario

The ghost of Tom Thomson

Melanie Chambers

Lawren Harris said of fellow Group of Seven artist Tom Thomson: “Those who depart before their time continue to haunt the land they loved.” The story goes that Tom Thomson, a skilled outdoorsman who spent months alone in the backcountry of Algonqui…

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Raynardton, Yarmouth County,
Nova Scotia

Strawberries and Snakes

Sandra Phinney

Around noon on a perfect sky-blue day, daughter Margo MacGregor and our twin grand daughters Ellie and Lucy set off to the annual Strawberry Festival at the Lake Vaughn Fire Hall—a mere ten minutes from my home.

I can't believe that I've…

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Toronto,
Ontario

Soul Searching in Kensington Market

Melanie Chambers

Every last Sunday of the month in Kensington Market cars are forbidden. Pedestrian Sunday. Astrologers, food stalls and reiki healers spill out onto the streets. Before moving to Toronto, I would always make a pit stop in Kensington Market, always. To …

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Fredericton,
New Brunswick

Heavenly invisible moments

Sandra Phinney

Picture this: My backyard for a few days is in Fredericton, NB and I’m staying at the lovely (and new-ish) Hilton Garden Inn located smack downtown.

First day, I get up at 6 a.m., head out to do some interviews and photo shoots, and am dog-t…

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