Adventure Travel

It’s a Girl! Repatriated Plains Bison Herd at Wanuskewin Heritage Park Welcomes a New Member

On a snowy day in December 2019, Elder Cy Standing of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation welcomed eleven plains bison to their ancestral home at Wanuskewin Heritage Park near Saskatoon. A sprawling expanse of rolling yellow hills dusted with sparse patches of snow, on this momentous day Wanuskewin is the portrait
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Aidan Hopp follows in his grandfather’s footsteps - Photo Carol Patterson
Ranching History at Bar U Ranch: Photo Gallery

At the annual Chore Horse Competition at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site in September, skilled teamsters (people who drive horses on long reins) harnessed up tons of horseflesh to recreate ranching work of bygone eras. For one afternoon I could sink into the historical connections between steed and horseman,
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Competitors at Chore Horse Competition make it look easy (but It’s not!) - Photo Carol Patterson
When Horses Did Chores: Modern Twists on Ranching History at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site

At the annual Chore Horse Competition at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site in September, skilled teamsters (people who drive horses on long reins) harnessed up tons of horseflesh to recreate ranching work of bygone eras. I come from an era of forklifts and delivery trucks; my father, whose hundredth
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Secret Waterfalls in West Kootenays -Deer Creek Falls -Photo Annie B Smith
Chasing Waterfalls: One Day, Three Secret Waterfalls in the West Kootenays

The footpath was unassuming. Starting beside a bridge over a little gurgling stream, it snaked around moss-covered logs and big rocks. My five-year-old intended to show off his trail-running skills so I had to try to keep up with him while the other two kids hiked a more normal pace
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How I Spent my Summer Vacation – Saskatchewan Style

I’m a full-time mom who writes from home, so summer vacation isn’t ALWAYS a vacation. But we only had two months to live it up now that my son is in Kindergarten, so this is how I spent my summer vacation: trying to do it all! We had a true
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Canada’s Wonderland: Let Your Teens Lead the Way

“I’m not sure I really like roller coasters.” We had just pulled into the parking lot of Canada’s Wonderland and caught a glimpse of the towering roller coasters doing their dry run before the gates opened. I raised an eyebrow at my oldest, the one who was having second thoughts,
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Gananoque aerial from 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours Photo Stephen Johnson
Gananoque Ontario – All That You Expect, and More!

I love it when a travel destination surprises you. I came to Gananoque, Ontario expecting charming small restaurants, scenic views of the St. Lawrence River and friendly local residents. I found all that, plus helicopter rides, horseback riding, and grooming donkeys. We started strong on our trip to Gananoque with
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Load up the Mountain Bikes! We're Going Biking in Whistler - Photo Codi Darnell
Pack Up the Mountain Bikes, We’re Going Biking in Whistler!

If you’d have asked me 16 years ago, when my then-boyfriend sold his mountain bike to buy me an engagement ring, if I thought our future family would go on a biking holiday one day, I’d have laughed at you. I wasn’t the adventurous type; I didn’t enjoy the crunch
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Things to do in Victoria - There's always lots to watch around the Ferry Terminal - Photo Annie Smith
5 Must-Do Outdoor Family Adventures Outside of Downtown Victoria, BC

We stood on the top deck of the ferry, breathing in the familiar salt air and watched the black vultures fly high overhead, small quivering v-shapes up in the blue sky. We floated past the Gulf Islands, tree-green with rocky cliffs and private beaches, passed white sailboats and looked for
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An eagle enjoys a shower after exercising. Photo Carol Patterson
Where the Wild Things are in Southern Alberta

Where can you take your nature-loving youngster once they’ve devoured all the animal videos and picture books in your library? When children express an interest in nature, the next step might be to take them outdoors where they can encounter animals in their natural habitat. That can be intimidating if
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