Is it time to switch from the news channel to the bird channel? Watching birds can be done anywhere – even in urban environments and has big health benefits. Researchers in England revealed people living in neighbourhoods with more birds and trees experienced less ...Read More
Carol Patterson is an award-winning freelance travel writer based in Calgary who roams Canada’s back roads looking for wildlife. She has contributed to many national and international publications including CanGeoTravel, WestJet and BBCTravel. She’s written several books on ecotourism and how to balance commercial success with space for critters. Carol was made a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2017 for spreading the word about Canada and it’s landscapes.
When you dream of Ireland do you think of leprechauns? The Irish secretly hate it when visitors ask about them (it’s akin to asking Canadians how many dogs you have in your dog sled team). Instead, plan a trip that reveals things locals are ...Read More
I ran screaming across the lawn at British Columbia‘s St. Eugene Resort, my lungs burning as my shriek faded away. Surely I had recreated a strength-training feat of a Ktunaxa warrior. “Nope,” smiled Jared Teneese – coordinator for Ktunaxa Nation’s Traditional Knowledge and Language ...Read More
Instead of eating Mexican mole sauce – a flavourful combination of chillies, nuts and chocolate – imagine covering your body with it in a luxurious spa treatment that smells like chocolate and leaves you as limp as a tissue caught in a rainstorm. At ...Read More
Fancy yourself a CSI fanatic or a devourer of mystery novels? Then you’ll love unravelling the mysteries to be found in Canmore and area during October when crowds are gone, and hotel rates drop. By day, you can witness one of the planet’s most ...Read More
People have heard of pop-up restaurants and pop-up boutiques but a pop-up lodge in Canada’s backcountry? That’s what happens each fall when Frontiers North Adventures (FNA) hauls its Tundra Buggies (think school bus crossed with dump truck) into the path of hungry polar bears ...Read More
By Carol Patterson Pinery Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s busiest and has one of Canada’s best citizen science programs to add fun and meaning to a weekend of camping, hiking or biking. But beware, there’s an ulterior motive. “I want to turn people ...Read More