CBC Arts is your tour guide to Canada's vibrant art scenes
And no, we don't mean Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver
Last year, Saskatoon became the only Canadian city on the New York Times's annual "52 Places to Go" list, so CBC Arts decided to ask artist Zachari Logan to offer his own personal guide to his hometown to give the Times some extra tips.
And then we thought: why stop there?
Saskatoon — as worthy as it may be for inclusion on the Times's list — is far from the only worthwhile Canadian city to explore, especially with the right tour guides. Everyone knows about the art scenes in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver — but what about Calgary, Sudbury or Victoria?
So CBC Arts started series: "I He(art) My City." Last summer, we offered 10 take on a different Canadian city, each are written and photographed by artists with special connections to those very places. This summer we've offered a new batch, so get ready to re-start your tour with 8 more.
Artist Zachari Logan shows how Saskatchewan's capital city is a charming, big-ish, small-ish town with underrated beauty. Read more.
Artist Charlotte Overvold introduces you to the beauty of the largest (and only) city in the Northwest Territories. Read more.
Filmmaker Matthew Brown takes you inside the cultural renaissance of the New Brunswick city, "an industrial city with soul...and a kind of poetry to it that's hard to put into words." Read more.
Artist and writer Kathy Toivonen shows you a different side of her hometown, an urban oasis in the wilderness. Read more.
London is much more than just a college town or pit stop between the metropolises of Detroit and Toronto. Writer Oliver Skinner is here to guide you through it. Read more.
Multimedia artist and cultural worker Vaughn Warren shares his guide to the dynamic river community that ebbs and flows with the seasons. Read more.
Local playwright Lee-Anne Poole offers a deep dive into the many wonders of the Nova Scotia capital. Read more.
A thriving cultural scene enticed writer and art critic Maeve Hanna to move here, and she's sharing some of her favourite findings with you. Read more.
Actors and directors Maxime Robin and Danielle Le Saux-Farmer share their secrets for getting the most out of your visit to Quebec City, whatever time of year you'll be there. Read more.
Crocheter and visual artist Shanell Papp gives you a tour of Lethbridge's essential galleries, architecture, nature and shops. Read more.
From vacant grocery stores to a park The White Stripes once played, multidisciplinary artist Joseph Tisiga celebrates the unexpected places you can find art in the Yukon city. Read more.
Videographer and photographer Brandon Gray shows you that Sudbury is a lot more than just a mining town and celebrates the creative community that makes him proud to live here. Read more.
Writer Casey Plett is still discovering the place she moved to two years ago, but she's embracing it and says the city itself is just like its infamous Windsor Hum: "calm and soothing in an unexpected, otherworldly sort of way." Read more.
Photographer and makeup artist Dallas Curow tells us how the charm of Alberta's capital won her heart when she made it her new home. Read more.
Author and playwright Catherine Hernandez — whose debut novel is literally named after Scarborough — helps you escape the chaos of big city Toronto. Read more.
Arts journalist and born-and-raised Newfoundlander Wendy Rose shares the classic spots and hidden gems that make East Coasters gravitate to St. John's. Read more.
Curator Michelle Jacques shows us why we shouldn't let Vancouver steal the spotlight when it comes to B.C.'s cultural scene. Read more.
Indigenous writer and theatre producer Frances Koncan confronts Winnipeg's reputation head on — and shares the places that have helped her appreciate her city more. Read more.
Visual artist Zachari Logan shows the New York Times (and the rest of the world) why they were right to declare Saskatoon a place worth visiting. Read more.
Check back every week as we add new guides to this page!