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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…

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…

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…

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 any of these bike paths. They 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 a human pancake. Most of these bike rides can be done in a day. Those that are longer offer the option of an excellent…

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,…

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…

22 Must Do Outdoor Adventures in Canada

Wondering what to do outdoors this summer? These 22 must-do 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 them but picking a favourite would be nearly impossible.  British Columbia Bike the Gulf Islands It’s hard to beat island hopping by ferry with your bike. You'll have to decide which Gulf Island to visit…

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…

10 of My Favourite National Parks in Canada

I love Canada's national parks and seek them out when I travel. I have a dream of seeing them all but the northern ones are expensive to access and the weather window is short to visit. We'll see how far I get! There are only a handful of non-northern parks I've missed; the Mingan Archipelago in Quebec, Rouge National Urban Park in Toronto, Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba…

Memorable Travels of 2016 That Will Stand the Test of Time

I didn't plan to have a crazy year of travel. But that's how 2016 stacked up for me. At last count I made over 30 trips - with the majority of the trips four days or longer. Most were work related but I get no sympathy from my family when I complain about being busy and traveling too much. I've been home since mid-November, enjoying the routine of everyday life and vowing not to travel so…

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