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Beautiful Lake Louise In Winter

Things to Do in Canada in Winter – 87 Ideas

Canada in winter is the place to be if you love snow, cold and the outdoors. Unfortunately for many getting through a Canadian winter is an exercise in endurance and survival, with days and weeks checked off on the long road to the May long weekend. But it really doesn't have to be that way.  Invest in warm clothing. Change your mindset. And then try one of these 87 fabulous things to do in Canada in…

The Auriol Trail In The Yukon

Canada In Summer – 100 Places to Visit

Canada is huge. It's the second largest country in the world so it's best to focus on just a few areas if you plan to visit Canada in summer. From St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia it's roughly a distance of 7,400 km. And from Vancouver heading north to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, it's 2,400 km. Add another 1,200 km to reach Inuvik, the last community of any size before the Arctic Ocean. …

Entrance To The Old Town Of Maple Creek Saskatchewan

Small Towns in Canada: 10 of the Best to Visit

When I travel I prefer to discover the charm of a small town over that of a big city. There are always exceptions - Quebec City for example, but on the whole I like the simplicity of visiting smaller centres. Here are 10 small towns in Canada I think you'll want to visit. They all offer something unique, most are very pretty and they showcase a cross-section of Canada from coast to coast. Trinity, Newfoundland…

Brilliant Red Peat Bogs On Miscou Island In Fall

Canada in Fall: 16 Places to Visit

Fall in Canada is my favourite time of year. It's time to think about what you can do to take advantage of what I think is the best season in Canada. With a little luck we'll get loads of sunny warm days, cool nights and no bugs. Here are 16 places to visit and things to do in Canada in fall.  Check out the fall foliage at hot spots across Canada this fall Hit the…

Reflection On Grizzly Lake

Best Adventures in Canada for Outdoor Addicts

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Canada is an exceptional country for outdoor addicts. Bordered by three oceans and home to several mountain ranges, as well as thousands of lakes, and hundreds of rivers, the trick is narrowing down the geographic area you want to explore. Detailed below are 5 of the best adventures in Canada. While I have done literally hundreds of adventures in the country I always have a hard time picking…

Long Hike Above Treeline

10 Wildly Scenic Backpacking Trips in Canada

I'm one of the lucky ones. Over the last few years I have explored some of the most scenic parts of Canada - often with a backpack. I have by no means done all the best backpacking trails in Canada but I can tell you that none of these will disappoint. Most will make you very happy to be alive - though that may be at the end of the day when you've finally dropped…

Biking Le Petit Train Du Nord

Bike Trips in Canada – 10 of the Best

Here are what I think are 10 of the best bike trips in Canada - all personally tested. The bike rides described below take you from British Columbia to Newfoundland with lots of great choices in between. Enjoy a variety of landscapes on all of these bike trips in Canada including west coast and east coast scenery, the Rocky Mountains along with the beauty and steep hills of Cape Breton Island. Quebec is one of…

What to Wear in Canada in Winter on a -20C Day

We're in the middle of the first cold snap of the year. Temperatures are plummeting south of -20°C (-4°F) here in Calgary in Canada. Cold weather clothing is a necessity so you can still enjoy getting outside. Stay indoors for the next five months at the expense of both your mental and physical health. Learning to love the winter is the key to surviving it. While we have COVID-19 in our midst it's going to…

Cross-country Skiing The Fairview Trail Near Lake Louise

Places for Cross-country Skiing in Canada

In some cities like Ottawa, Quebec City and Calgary it has been estimated that up to 5% of the population puts on a pair of Nordic skis at least once a year. That may seem like a lot but it's nothing compared to the Norwegians. Sophie Redisch, a Norwegian blogger at Sophie’s World tells me that she doesn’t know of one person in Norway who doesn’t own a pair of skis. She goes on to say that the ability to…

The Hike To Stunning Havasu Falls

20 of the World’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

It's hard not to be amazed by the power and the beauty of waterfalls around the world. Here are 20 of what I think are the world's most beautiful waterfalls. Niagara Falls, Ontario Niagara Falls is beautiful at any time but they are outstanding to see on a sunny winter morning shrouded with ice when there is not a soul around. There are two sets of falls - the other being in New York State. Both…

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