Author Archives: Wendy Bones

High school education in Canada for International Students – A Quick Guide

Education in Canada is, for the most part, publicly funded by the government, including primary and secondary school, which children attend from approximately ages 5 through 17. Teachers’ wages are paid by the government using tax money. There is the exception of private schools, which are paid for through tuition fees by the pupil (or […]

What Are The Canadian Holidays and When Are They?

With this article, we list all of the holidays in Canada. Learn the history and origin of each, when they are celebrated, and how Canadians celebrate each one. Some are federally recognized, and businesses remain closed in observance of them. Some are publicly recognized but everything remains open. A statutory holiday is also known as […]

What is typical authentic Canadian food? A Quick Guide For You Eh?

Canadian cuisine takes influence from First Nations, British and French cuisine with its own additions suited to resources available in Canada. With several different climates spanning Canada, the cuisine changes with each region. We have compiled a list of the most popular recipes with exploration into the history and origin of each, to provide a […]

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Review

Today we review a popular destination in the city of Cambridge, Ontario: the Butterfly Conservatory! Location 2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge, Ontario 519-653-1234 Kossuth Road is accessible from HWY 24 Hespeler Road North from Guelph. If coming from Toronto, take exit 282 from the 401. It is also accessible from Fountain Street. There is lots of […]

Museums in Kitchener-Waterloo

Museums make for a great day trip. Everyone from children to adults loves museums, for they introduce new knowledge, have interactive displays to stimulate our natural curiosity, and are the perfect day trip especially on winter days when going outside is out of the question. They provide an atmosphere of learning, while preserving different aspects […]

How to Apply for a Driver’s License in Canada

With this article we will explain, in good detail, how to apply for a driver’s license in Canada. Canada has ten provinces and three territories, all of which have different rules and regulations for the road. You need a valid driver’s license to drive a car in Canada. American driver’s licenses are valid in Canada, […]

How does the Canadian health care system work?

Universal health care operates on the idea that every person deserves health care regardless of their income. One of the roles of the Canadian government is to provide universal coverage of health care services. The Canadian health care system is one that is rooted in a rather socialist philosophy, in that the government acts as […]

Getting Around on the iXpress Bus System in Waterloo Region (pros and cons)

Here in Waterloo Region our public transportation is always growing to suit the growing population. The iXpress is part of Grand River Transit, our daily bus service. The iXpress is a fairly new route that takes you to farther distances in shorter amounts of time. It was first introduced in 2005. This is accomplished by […]

How To Get The Best Deal on Renting Apartments, Houses, and Rooms in Waterloo Ontario – Tips for Students

With this article we explain how to rent month to month, how to use Kijiji to rent a house, and give general tips for students looking to rent in Waterloo. We will give the average costs of rentals in the city and give you the tools you need to find what you want, and avoid […]