Canada

Canadian Canoe Museum - Bill Mason’s famous red canoe, featured in his films and paintings - Photo John Geary
Canada’s Canoe Museum: Paddling Back Through History

The father of Canadian canoeing, Bill Mason, once said: “I have always believed that the Canadian wooden canoe is one of the greatest achievements of mankind. There is nothing that is so aesthetically pleasing and yet so functional and versatile as the canoe. It is as much a part of
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Marmot Basin - Top of CRE - Photo Credit Marmot Basin
Do Winter Right in Jasper at Marmot Basin

Gliding through the forest following the ski instructor, as we cross from the mountain shadows into a burst of sunlight and open slopes, brings a vivid spark of joy. This is winter at Marmot Basin ski resort, just outside the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park, Alberta. With most
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Tips to Enjoy Safe Family Skating on Canada’s Natural Lakes & Ponds

I have early memories of my parents strapping BOB Skates onto my bulky winter boots, and letting me shuffle around with my siblings on a natural lake in Southern Alberta. The sense of wonder and freedom I felt at the wide-open space still remains with me today. Now with kids
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Welcome to Mount Pearl
Welcome to Mount Pearl: The viral video that will make you want to visit Newfoundland

The YouTube video sensation, Welcome to Mount Pearl is an unforgettable anthem that makes everyone want to be in Newfoundland. The song and video has received almost 85 thousand hits on Youtube, and has been featured on local CBC News. The lyrics speak for themselves, highlighting an Atlantic Canadian community that likes
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7 Great National Historic Sites in Metro Vancouver

Canada may be a young country, but it is filled with historical places, markers and people that are worth learning about and experiencing in real life on our very doorsteps. In British Columbia, several National Historic Sites are dotted throughout the province. These seven sites are located in Metro Vancouver, all
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Holidays are Over but Winter Driving is Here a Lot Longer. Here’s How to Stay Safe on Winter Roads

The holidays may be over, but winter is here. If you’re planning a winter road trip, the best way to help ensure smooth travels is to plan ahead. Here are the top tips to get ready for a winter road trip and stay safe on winter roads from two Canadian
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How One Family’s Ski Habit Turned Into a Growth Chart at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Euphoria Isn’t a State of Mind, It’s a Tradition… The run is called Euphoria but when many people stand at the top of it, the last emotion is that of intense happiness or self-confidence. It’s a typical black diamond run at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort overlooking the town of Golden B.C.
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Barred owl seen at Derby Reach Regional Park near Langley. Photo John Geary
BC Bird Trail Offers an Easy Way for Families to Enjoy Nature

In British Columbia, “bird” has always been the word when it comes to family-friendly nature activities. And bird-watching in BC just got even easier, as several tourism organizations have pooled resources to create the BC Bird Trail. It’s a series of self-guided trails throughout southwestern BC designed to encourage passionate
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Glowing glass masterpiece Photo Credit Rob Stimpson
Glass Blowing Day Trip: The Hot Shop in Tory Hill, Ontario

Hot Spot: Pandemic-Friendly Artistic Endeavours Are Hard to Find. This One Is as Fun as It Is Unforgettable Searching for enjoyable, out-of-the-box date/family-friendly ideas in the era of COVID-19 can feel…well, depressing. Whether your main concern is a business’ availability/capacity issues, varying second-wave closures or angst over whether you’ll feel
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Especially fitting messages for the holidays - photo by Jamie Gray
Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

This year, more than ever, we want to bring joy to our loved ones. As usual, there are probably a few hard to buy for folks in the mix. Here are a few last-minute holiday gift suggestions to bring the merry to all. Snarky Santa Alert In the mood for
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