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Maureen Littlejohn is Culture Magazin's executive editor. She is a Canadian award-winning journalist who has practiced her craft around the world including in the United States, Africa and Vietnam. Currently based in Toronto, she has a keen eye for detail and has a deep appreciation for the “East Meets West” approach of Culture Magazin. Travel is her passion and she is happy to be able to share her adventures on a regular basis with the magazine's readers.

Snowtastic!

By Maureen Littlejohn When winter comes calling, your first inclination might be to hibernate. But there’s another option that can get your blood racing, cheeks rosy and boost vitamin D consumption. Skiing in Canada is...

Why We Remember

By Maureen Littlejohn On the 11th day of the eleventh month at the 11th hour, no matter where I am, I observe a minute of silence to commemorate those who died in military service, protecting...

Food, Family and Thanksgiving

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Leaves change colour, orchards burst with ripe apples, bright orange pumpkins litter the fields and occasionally on country outings I’ve even seen groups of wild...

The Cheese Please Trail

Photos and Text: Maureen Littlejohn Oxford County, an hour’s drive west of Toronto is cheese heaven. They even have a designated trail dedicated to this much-loved dairy product. Dotted with amazing cheese producers, the trail...

Lobsters and Lighthouses

Photos and text by Maureen Littlejohn Prince Edward Island is full of memories for me. The rolling green fields, bright red mud, sunny smiles and drivers who stop for pedestrians were just the same on...

Seafood Supreme

Photos and text: Maureen Littlejohn The call came at 3:30 a.m. I pulled on my jeans and sweater, wrapped a scarf around my throat and headed outside. The night air was crisp and my friends...

Art as Embedded Identity

When I was growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s, my classrooms had a view of craggy rocks and spindly, wind ravaged pine trees. I’d stare at this rugged landscape for hours. Then I...

A Haunting Debut Novel

Yasuko Thanh is an award-winning writer, mother and punk rock/rockabilly singer. Born in Victoria, B.C. to a German mother and Vietnamese father in 1971, her short story collection, Floating Like the Dead, was published...

Invented In Canada

Curated from the Internet, these are some amazing inventions. Who knew they originated here! Brassiere The miraculous Wonderbra was invented in Quebec. Montreal's Canadian Lady Corset Company first licensed the trademark "Wonder-bra" in 1939, and...
Nanaimo Bars

Oh Canada Foods!

By Maureen Littlejohn   When visitors come to Canada, they always want to try our most “authentic” foods. Here is a list of iconic Canadian victuals and where to get them. Maple Syrup Our flag bears a...