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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.

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The View Is White (and Green) at This Pop-up Lodge in Churchill’s Polar Bear Territory

Posted on: August 19, 2019

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 near Churchill, Manitoba and sets up
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It’s Never to Late (or Too Early) to Become a Citizen Scientist at Ontario’s Pinery Provincial Park

Posted on: July 1, 2019

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 from users of parks into stewards
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