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10 of My Favourite National Parks in Canada

I love the national parks in Canada and seek them out when I travel. I have a dream of seeing them all but the northern national parks 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 national parks in Canada I've missed;  Rouge National Urban Park in Toronto, Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Wapusk National Park…

87 Fabulous Things to Do in Canada in Winter

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

100 Places to Visit in Canada In Summer

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 kilometres. And from Vancouver heading north to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, it's 2,400 kilometres. Add another 1,200 kilometres to reach Inuvik, the last community of any size before the Arctic Ocean. …

Entrance To The Old Town Of Maple Creek Saskatchewan

10 of the Best Small Towns in Canada 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 & Things to Do

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…

The Magnificence of Canada in 13 Stunning Photographs

I am a big fan of Canada and feel that I won the lottery by being born here. I am also one of the lucky ones who has been to all 10 provinces and three territories. Here's a look the magnificence of Canada in 13 stunning photos. The Yukon Territory The Northwest Territories Nunavut Newfoundland Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Where would you most like to…

Reflection On Grizzly Lake

5 of the 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 of the Most 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

10 of the Best Bike Trips in Canada

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. Here's what to wear in Canada in winter so you…

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