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Biking Adventures: Sheep River Valley in Kananaskis Country

Cycling the Sheep River Valley in Kananaskis Country is an easy day trip from Calgary and a great biking adventure. It's only a 45 minute drive to the town of Turner Valley south of Calgary, the starting point for an exceptionally scenic bike ride through to Sheep River Falls. The bike ride can be done from late April - depending on the year - until the snow flies. In the spring the time to do it…

The Beauty of a Visit to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Calgary was the place to be this past weekend boasting temperatures in the double digits for the first time in over six months and beautiful blue skies. In fact I saw shirtless rafters floating down the river (the ice has just left) and enough picnic baskets to make Yogi Bear happy. I also discovered one of Alberta's newest provincial parks - Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park - between Calgary and Cochrane, no more than a forty minute drive from…

5 Great Bike Rides in Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia

To help you with your summer plans I've put together a list of five great bike rides - in  Newfoundland, PEI and Nova Scotia. Cycle them in a summer or do them over a couple of years. All the bike rides offer beautiful coastal scenery with a dash of friendly Maritime hospitality. Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula This is a seven day, 534 kilometre (332 mile) bike ride that starts in Deer Lake and ends in St.…

25 Must Do Activities on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a mere 90 minute ferry ride from Vancouver or a 25 minute hopper flight away. The 460 km by 80 km island offers an incredibly diverse array of activities - but there are a lot of people who don't make it past the Victoria area. First some Vancouver Island facts. It's the world's 43rd largest island. It's Canada's 11th largest island. Nearly half the Vancouver Island population lives in the greater Victoria…

Biking Wolfe Island, Ontario

Have you ever thought of biking Wolfe Island? Wolfe Island sits at the spot where Lake Ontario joins the St. Lawrence River. It's the largest of the Thousand Islands. Wolfe Island is accessed by a year-round, free ferry ride from the Kingston waterfront. From May to October you can also ferry over from Cape Vincent, New York. There's a small customs office at Alexandria Point making it one of the easier points of entry into…

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