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The Road Down From Cape Smokey Looking South

15 of the Best Road Trips in Canada

Imagine a great play list, the wind in your face and the freedom of the road as you experience one or more of these beautiful road trips in Canada. We're spoiled for choice in this country - though the season for road trips in Canada tends to be short - unless you love driving in snow. Described are 15 road trips in Canada - from the Yukon to Newfoundland. Some will take you only a…

Views From Lake O'Hara To Lake Oesa

35 Top Day Hikes in Canada – Personally Tested

I have been very lucky to spend a lot of time doing hikes in Canada - across all provinces and territories. What I look for in a great day hike is superlative scenery - with my preference being coast, lake or mountain views or even something that makes the hike unique. The Mingan with its fantastic eroded rock monoliths would be a great example. I'm not a fan of hiking miles through forests without a…

Massive Trees In Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia

Giveaway: One Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Anyone who follows my blog knows how much I enjoy visiting Canada's national parks. So far I've been to 31 of the 47 parks. I've yet to visit Rouge - just outside of Toronto but I have been to two of them in the far north - Ivvavik and Auyuittuq. And in less than a month I'll be visiting the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve for the first time. It's located in the Gulf of…

We Followed This Women As She Descended From Way Up High Herding Goats And Scrambling Over Precarious Rocks

My Best Travel Adventures of 2018

As the saying goes "the older you get the faster time flies." It certainly felt like 2018 flew by for me. While there were certainly highs and lows of the year, overall I consider myself very lucky. I think I did 25 trips in total, not including day hikes.  Here's a look at my best travel adventures for 2018 Sleeping in the Sahara Desert We were late getting to our tented camp in the Sahara…

The Yukon Northern Lights In All Their Glory

Where to See the Northern Lights in Canada

A trip to see the Northern Lights in Canada is bucket list worthy. Canada ranks high as one of the top places in the world to see the lights, though that shouldn't come as a surprise considering our northern geography. And yet I suspect only a small percentage of Canadians have actually seen the Northern Lights in Canada. You need clear nights without light pollution and the ability to stay up late. Often the Northern…

Biking Across The High Level Bridge In Edmonton

The Best Bike Rides in Canada You Can do in a Day

If you're someone who loves a good bike ride but hates biking on roads then I think you'd love what I consider to be 19 of the best bike rides in Canada. Most you can do in a day, two max. The best bike rides in Canada I've suggested all travel on dedicated trails and while you may have to cross the occasional road you won't have to worry about big trucks flattening you into…

At The Top Of The Giant Hike Overlooking Lake Superior

Driving Across Canada: 40 Places You Shouldn’t Miss

If you're thinking about driving across Canada - which is an exceptional way to see the country, don't rush it. Savour the experience, the small towns, the quirky restaurants and the unusual places to sleep. Allow time to make detours - because those are the things you're going to remember. 40 Stops You Shouldn't Miss Driving Across Canada This post includes some affiliate links. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links,…

Goutte D'O In Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

7 of the Coolest Accommodation Options in Canada’s National Parks

If you haven't recently stayed overnight in one of Canada's National Parks you probably don't know about all the cool and quirky accommodation options that are now available. Forget your musty smelling tent you haven't dragged out in years. Instead check out options that include everything from micro-cubes to cocoon tree beds to double tents - exciting options to explore whether you're a couple, a group of friends or a family. It seems people are…

Canoeing The Churchill River

22 Bucket List Worthy Outdoor Adventures in Canada

Wondering what outdoor adventures in Canada to do this summer? These 22 bucket list worthy adventures in Canada - two in each province except for PEI and one in each of the northern territories should give you plenty of fresh ideas. I've personally tested all of these adventures in Canada but picking a favourite would be nearly impossible. It depends on the weather, the company, the season - along with a little je ne sais…

How to Get Through Airport Security Faster This Summer

If you want to get through Canadian airport security faster this summer these tips from CATSA are going to make a big difference.  It’s summer, you’ve been planning your big vacation for a while, and all you can think about is getting to the lake/beach/mountain (select dream location here). But with your mind’s eye fixed on your destination it’s easy to forget about the journey, particularly security screening at the airport. The good news is…

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