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We love getting outdoors as much as possible when we are traveling. One of the first things we do when checking out a destination is to take a look at their tourism Read more
For more than a decade we (myself and a van or car full of kids) have gone for drives with the sole intention of "getting lost". To this day, though they are all teens, they still hop into the car asking "can we please go get lost?"
Why? It's an adventure. We discover new places, new peop... Read more
No visit to Vancouver Island would be complete without a boat trip around the lovely Gulf Islands, especially when there's a chance of seeing some whales!
Victoria may be the capital of British Columbia, but a departure from the sleepy hub of Sidney will allow you quicker access to a... Read more
One of the first ‘attractions’ that appealed to us about the destination of Kelowna, British Columbia was the Kangaroo Creek Farm and it far exceeded our expectations. We loved how you could get up close and personal with not only the Kangaroos, but so many other animals as well.
The farm... Read more
I say this not because of my place of birth, (which was in England incidentally) or because of any legal papers, passports or ceremonies but because I fail my own predetermined set of three standards - Firstly I do not think Canadian beer is great, in fact I don't think ... Read more
Visiting Dinosaur Provincial Park is like stepping into another world. There's a chance for a new discovery around every corner and great hiking. Explore badlands, camp under the stars or take part in an authentic dinosaur dig. You will be amazed by the abundant fossils, unusual wildlife an... Read more
One day into our cross Canada trip and having put in a dozen hours of hard driving we have made a significant, relatively small, step to the east of or starting point in Prince Georg... Read more
Host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler is a commercialised town that thrives off the stream of tourist activity which mounts in the run-up to winter. Skiing is the main attraction here, but if powder isn’t your thing, don’t panic! There are still plenty of things to do on a long autumn w... Read more
All Aboard! The Southern Saskatchewan town of Ogema has a heritage train that will take you for a ride into the pioneer past. Journey on a refurbished and renovated 1922 passenger train car for unique Saskatchewan experience! As stated on the Southern Prairie Railway web s... Read more
The longest running continuous rodeo in Canada is the Wood Mountain Stampede. Located at Wood Mountain Regional Park, which is 8 kilometers south of the village of Wood Mountain, it has been holding events for 127 years! In the early days, it included all sorts of activities such as h... Read more
Looking for that “something special” to show thanks to Mom on Mother’s Day? Why not bring her out to Fort Steele Heritage Town for the Annual Mother’s Day Tea and Victorian Fashion Show? Located in the historic Coventry Opera House, you will be treated to finger sandwiches, delicious ... Read more
The Hamilton escarpment in Ontario is not just a beautiful place to hike, it’s also a great place to exercise. The Wentworth, Kenilworth, Chedoke, James & Dundurn Stairs & Rail Trail are Hamilton’s favourite places for people to walk, jog and cycle as well as walk and run up and down one ... Read more
Did you know that Grasslands National Park, West Block, the only place in Canada where the black tailed prairie dog exists in the wild? These highly social animals are actually from the squirrel family and are described by Parks Canada as a "key component of the grasslands prairie ecosystem... Read more
Ever want to see an amphicar? Where else would you look but at the Assinibioia and District Museum, deep in the heart of south central Saskatchewan.
Head for Assiniboia, and see this and many more classic cars, buggies, army vehicles and even an airplane. Who knew? &nbs... Read more
By Tania Moffat
From Tofino, British Columbia to Alert, Nunavut to Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada provides nearly 10 million square kilometres of breath taking beauty. With all that ground (and water) to cover, it is essential to have a source on how to ... Read more
I grew up in the UK and never went camping, so my first camping trip with my husband and young baby was definitely a learning experience.
I was horrified when hubby suggested tenting, but settled for a cabin by a lake. Little did I know that I would have to learn how to use a wood stove a... Read more
The Best 10 Alternative Accommodations IN CANADA
The Inn at the Ninth Hole Salmon Arm is the only one in BC trivago Awards 2017. The Alternative Accommodation category offers the ideal stay for any type of traveller. Ranking Hotel Name City Province tRI Rating*
1 BranCliff In... Read more
If you are excited about purchasing the first pair of clothing for your baby this season, we advise you to go slow and make sure that you do not end up buying something that is totally relevant for your baby. We have seen miscible cases where parents find something amazing, but they do not realiz... Read more
YWG lets the dogs out Though the comfort of the experience has never been better, the truth is that not everyone enjoys flying. Even experienced travellers and those who love taking to the skies may encounter a bit of unforeseen stress or anxiety on their trip. What’s a fly-by-plane person to do?... Read more
"Are you a unique snow-loving couple or individual? House sitter wanted for 66 acre property in Northern Ontario" This little blurb settled our fate for the winter of 2014/15. The idea of "house-sitting" was introduced to us a couple of years earlier but it wasn't until the summer of 2014 that we... Read more
Growing up in the U.K. I never went camping. A vacation for our family was a holiday at the seaside in a cozy bed and breakfast. So when my husband suggested a camping holiday in the Canadian woods with a twelve month old baby I was not impressed. I was even less impressed when he booked us into ... Read more
They are everywhere! At least in the Grasslands National Park West Block that is. These "barking squirrels" as they are sometimes referred to are actually black-tailed prairie dogs, part of the squirrel family and there are numerous colonies throughout the park. They are very social a... Read more
Not all trips go as planned but those that don't often make for the best stories. We've experienced this ourselves and so have some of our guests. Sometimes it's due to unforseen circumstances (flights cancelled, roads closed...), and sometimes it's due to lack of research. Which brings us to Mai... Read more
Capturing Canada in 360°video for viewing in Virtual Reality. I’ve always had an interest in electronics, optics, videography, biology and psychology. After obtaining a degree in Video Systems Integration, I spent most of my life working for the video telecom industry. Designing,improving and tro... Read more
Unleash your Inner Soul in Waterton Lakes National Park
by Dr. S. R. Watkins
Banff and Jasper National Parks are world famous, and so they should be. Spectacular mountains breathtaking sceneries and........ crowds. Rumour has it that both towns are completely sold out ... Read more
Over 160 Species of Roses – Located in Deroche BC
The Fraser Valley Rose Farm is a family run hobby farm that primarily focus’ on roses. Jason, Lisa and their 2 daughters have been developing their rose farm for approximately 6 years, which also includes a fe... Read more
RATTLESNAKES INDIGENOUS TO CANADA?!
When I pulled over into a rest stop in Savona BC, this was the picturesque view..(see photo).
However, off to the side, it came with a warning sign, “Rattlesnakes in the Area.”, watch your step, etc…Read more
We have a confession to make. At first we thought Perth, ON and Perth County, ON were one and the same. We quickly realized we were mistaken and that the two are no where close to one another. This lovely rural area is ho... Read more
As kids we looked forward to and waited for Christmas because it meant receiving gifts, not going to school and playing outside in the snow. As adults we sometimes forget those childhood memories because we get so busy during the Christmas season at the expense of what is most important…spe... Read more
Do you have a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? This is an annual debate in our household, however the conversation can now be expanded to include real wreaths vs. artificial wreaths. We’d seen real wreaths before however never considered making one for ourselves and didn’t kn... Read more
“You do not know what you are missing” is the only thing to say to anyone who has never tried icewine. It’s a true Canadian delicacy!
So what exactly is this icewine we speak of? No Silly, it’s not wine served with ice. It’s wine made from grapes that were frozen while s... Read more