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100 Places to Visit in Canada This Summer

Canada is the second largest country in the world. 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. My point is Canada is huge. It's best to focus on just a few areas if you plan to visit. Here…

A Hike on the Nut Point Trail near La Ronge, SK

I didn't know what to expect on my hike on the Nut Point Trail in Lac La Ronge Provincial Park, Saskatchewan. Located just a few kilometres from the town of La Ronge, the trail follows a treed and rocky peninsula to its tip - jutting into Lac La Ronge. The trail is 15 kilometres long one way. It's best enjoyed as a backpacking trip. I tell you that from experience as I did hike 30…

Hiking the Mustus Peitahigan Loop in Meadow Lake PP, Saskatchewan

Hiking the Mustus Peitahigan Loop in Saskatchewan's Meadow Lake Provincial Park had not been in our plans for the May long weekend. John and I were in the park for the specific purpose of hiking the Boreal Trail. The day before we had hiked a beautiful 16 kilometre section of the trail located at the western end of the park. On the second day we planned to explore the far eastern end of the trail and then do…

Hiking in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Hiking in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan won't win any popularity awards. In fact only about 10,000 people per year see fit to visit the place. Yet it deserves a trip. It’s a quiet landscape best appreciated by hiking an extensive network of trails. Front-country and backcountry hiking  The park provides both front-country and backcountry hiking experiences. But the backcountry ones are for the truly adventurous as none of the trails are marked and a GPS,…

10 Things to do in Saskatoon in Winter

Saskatoon in winter can be tough. Make no mistake. The winter is long and it can be cold, numbingly cold. But Saskatoon is a city where it's possible to not only survive the winter - but to thrive in it. Here are 10 fun things you and your family can do in Saskatoon in the winter. Check out the Meewasin Valley trail  Pick a section of the Meewasin Valley trail to walk - either within…

25 Fun, Weird and Interesting Facts About Saskatoon

On my first visit to Saskatoon - the largest city in all of Saskatchewan, I was surprised to see what a vibrant, young city it is. It's also got a great foodie scene I was completely unaware of. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is misinformed about Saskatoon. Check out these 25 fun, weird and interesting facts about Saskatoon to get a sense of the city. Saskatoon is named after mis-sask-quah-toomina, the Cree…

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