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Charcuterie Plate At Mt Engadine Lodge

The Glamping Experience at Mount Engadine Lodge

I was already a fan of Mount Engadine Lodge before I tried their new glamping tents. I'd been to the lodge twice before. The first time I visited was on a winter trip before we'd even moved to Calgary where we lucked out with a weekend of live music. and the second in September a few years ago when we took my elderly mother-in-law, promising her moose sightings. "We" delivered with at least four moose…

Glamping in Ontario: The Long Point Eco-Adventure Experience

If you want to get close to nature, but not so close that you're sleeping on the ground, give glamping a shot. For those of you new to glamping it's basically camping but with amenities like comfortable beds, heated blankets or fans and indoor toilets - luxurious additions by traditional camping standards. Glamping in Ontario is growing in popularity and one place in particular - Long Point Eco-Adventures in St. Williams, (just a two hour…

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…

Glamping the oTENTik way in the 1000 Islands

A couple of years ago Parks Canada rolled out a new form of glamping - a tent like cabin that they coined oTENTik. They've been placed in various national parks across all the provinces and can now be reserved online. On a three day kayaking trip in the 1000 Islands, John and I had the chance to try them out on two different islands within Thousand Islands National Park. Gordon Island oTENTik We arrived via sea kayak…

10 Places You’ll Want to go Glamping in Alberta

Glamping in Alberta or comfort camping as it is also called, is a great way to ease yourself into the wilderness - and for many it will be the best way to enjoy a close to nature experience. It's kind of like camping but without the hassle.  As one gentleman I recently spoke with puts it: "Glamping is perfect for a guy like me. My back is too sore and I'm too old to sleep on…

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