Maureen Littlejohn

Maureen Littlejohn is a Canadian award-winning journalist who has practiced her craft around the world including in the United States, Africa and Vietnam. She currently 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.

Honouring the Miracle Fibre

Seven years ago, on a chilly pier in Pictou, N.S., Canadians got the wool pulled away from their eyes. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were there on a royal visit and launched Campaign...

How the Bluenose Won Our Hearts

She was one of the hardest working schooners of her time. And the fastest. Go to her website, bluenose.novascotia.ca, and you’ll see the descriptors. Undefeated champion, Canadian icon, Nova Scotian ambassador. The Bluenose was a wooden schooner...

How a 5,000-km African Road Trip Forged a Father-Daughter Bond

As COVID-19 continues to limit our travel plans, I find myself recalling some of the most memorable trips I’ve taken. Traversing Africa more than five years ago with my father Gordon was one of them.Bumping...

An Amazing New Gallery Shines Light on Inuit Art

This spring the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) announced a global first. It is the proud home of Qaumajuq, the striking new Inuit art centre. The largest gallery in the world dedicated to Inuit art opened its...

Canadian Cuisine: Favorite Foods and Where to Try Them

How do you define Canadian cuisine? You could say it is multi-cultural because there are so many different ethnic groups living in the country. If you want to drill down, focus on dishes made from...

Diving into the Creative Spirit of Charlevoix

An hour east of Quebec City, along the St. Lawrence River, lies a region of shimmering water, ancient mountains, carefully crafted cuisine, and artists bursting with talent. Charlevoix is filled with untamed nature and charged with...

Barbados’ Top Beaches, Gardens, and Rum Distillery

A couple of years ago, I joined a flock of migratory snow birds and left a freezing Toronto winter for balmy Barbados. Staring out of the plane window as we came into Grantley Adams International...

The Top Reasons to Visit Grand Manan Island, a Little Known Gem in the Bay of Fundy

Canada’s three maritime provinces, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are all stunning in their own right. But, of the three, New Brunswick frequently gets the short end of the stick when it...

Creatures Featured

Trotting up to me on dainty pink hooves, Gretel was the first of the welcome party to greet me. A rosy-hued potbellied pig, Gretel curiously snuffled at my pant legs, then softly grunted as I...

Hot Springs, Monkeys, and Following in Pilgrims’ Footsteps

Walking up the gently inclined dirt path, surrounded by tall stands of Japanese cedar, I was eager with anticipation. It was December of 2019 and the well-trodden path was speckled with parka clad visitors, all...

The Best Ways to Reboot and Revitalize in eSwatini

When I first put my hand up to volunteer in eSwatini a few years ago, I had no idea where the small, land-locked country was located. Going to Africa for a year to volunteer with...

The Toronto Islands

Racing along the shadowed path, tall green shrubs on either side of me, I came to a dead end. Heart thumping, a shiver of fear and excitement rippling down my spine, I turned and retraced...

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As wildfires raged across several parts of the world in the summer, from the secluded Amazon to Athens and right at home in Ontario...

Prairie Ranchers Take Stock of Summer Drought as Culling Cattle Decision Looms

Facing drought and cattle feed shortages, the last few months have been gruelling for many Prairie ranchers. Now, as fall approaches and people take stock,...

Senior Saskatchewan Doctor Says Lockdowns Should Be Considered If COVID Cases Continue to Rise

Dr. Susan Shaw says Saskatchewan intensive care units (ICUs) are still able to handle both COVID-19 patients and emergency care, but she's concerned that...

Manitoba Spends $14 Million To Help Doctors Reach Out to Unvaccinated Patients

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Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate a “Temporary” Measure to Avoid Another Lockdown Says Ford

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COVID-19 Patients in Northern B.C Transferred Elsewhere as Local Hospitals Overwhelmed

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Kenney Set to Shuffle Cabinet as Shandro Out as Health Minister

Senior Alberta government sources have confirmed Tyler Shandro is being removed from his post as health minister. Premier Jason Kenney is expected to shuffle his...

PM Trudeau Re-Elected Minority Government to Face Demands from Bloc Quebecois and the NDP

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