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10 Things You Should Know About Shuswap Lake Houseboating

Have you ever thought about a houseboating holiday on Shuswap Lake in British Columbia? Does it have appeal but you've never driven a boat before? Do you think you'll run into nothing but a bunch of drunken partiers? Are there things to do off the boat? Can you play golf? Do you have to cook? Here are the answers - and 10 things you should know about Shuswap Lake houseboating. 1. The town of Sicamous…

The A to Z List of Canadian Islands (Mostly) Worth a Visit

I thought I'd improve my Canadian geography and so I've come up with an A to Z list of Canadian Islands worth a visit. This may be a test of your geography skills too. Start with Anticosti Island  in Quebec and finish with Zuckerberg Island in British Columbia. Anticosti Island located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is Canada's 20th largest island. It's sparsely populated by humans but there are over 160,000 white tailed deer - with…

The 10 Most Popular National Parks in Canada

What are the 10 most popular National Parks in Canada? I happened upon an article in Canadian Geographic magazine and found statistics related to National Park visits to be quite interesting. They were a few years old so I went off in search of the latest stats. The top place holders were no surprise - Banff and Jasper National Parks but none of the other National Parks in Canada come even close to those numbers . Visits…

11 National Parks in Canada You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

I've been doing some research for a book I have in the works on outdoor adventure travel in Canada. Naturally some of the best places for outdoor adventures take place in National Parks. But I admit to being shocked about how many National Parks I'd never heard of. Here are 11 National Parks in Canada that I hadn't heard of - and perhaps you haven't either. La Mauricie National Park La Mauricie National Park in…

35 Fun, Weird and Interesting Facts About Ottawa

I grew up in Ottawa and looking back I feel lucky to have grown up in such a city. Ottawa offers a great mix of culture and recreation. Its home to the National Arts Center which always offers something interesting for the right side of your brain but it's the easy access to the outdoor life where Ottawa really shines. In the winter you can skate on the Rideau Canal or cross country ski in the…

145 Weird, Fun and Interesting Facts About Canada

This post was originally done in honour of Canada's 145th birthday on July 1st, 2012. For fellow Canadians and those even mildly interested in Canada I thought I'd put a blog together and give you 145 weird, fun and interesting facts about Canada. Canada came into being as a country on July 1, 1867 when the British Parliament passed the British North America Act. Famous Canadians Famous Canadian celebrities include Justin Bieber, Michael Buble, James Cameron, Jim…

37 Long Distance & Backpacking Trails in Canada

Canada has its fair share of long distance and backpacking trails. I tend to think of Europe when I think of long distance hiking trails or walks. Maybe they've just done a better job of publicizing them. But in Canada there are long distance and backpacking trails in every province and territory. Here are 37 long distance and backpacking trails. Some are built only for hiking, some are shared use trails. Almost all of the National Parks…

Weird & Wonderful Facts About Vancouver

Learning unusual facts about a city before you visit can really enhance your stay and make it more interesting. With a sharp rise in visitors to Vancouver in the summer I figured the timing was right to put together a list of interesting facts about the city of Vancouver. Here's my list of 35 weird and wonderful facts about Vancouver, a city I had the pleasure of living in for almost 10 years. Vancouver is…

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…

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – A World Heritage Site Worth Visiting

The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southern Alberta is a UNESCO world heritage site worth visiting. My visit last week to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, was an illuminating journey into the life of the Plains people and the buffalo culture. The name of this UNESCO World Heritage Site traces its origins to a legend about a foolish young brave. He wanted to watch the herded buffalo come flying over from the shelter of a ledge below the…

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