Parks Canada

Glamping or Camping, We’ve got Saskatchewan’s Unique Camping Spots!

Saskatchewan is full of great camping areas. We’ve got lakes, rivers, and lots of places to hike. After you spend your day relaxing by the water, out on the lake, or exploring the area, your camping spot will be waiting. It turns out, Saskatchewan also has some pretty unique places
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Play at Waterton Lakes and Stay at Crandell Mountain Lodge

Canada is home to some of the world’s most spectacular wild places. Waterton Lakes National Park in southwestern Alberta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, International Peace Park, and biosphere reserve (a learning place for sustainable development). It is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. What better time to visit
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Spring in Toronto's High Park adobe
Canada’s Early Spring Gardens Shine

With the arrival of spring, exploring public parks and gardens is a great way to take in the beauty of the season and bask in the light of longer days. And Canada’s early spring gardens are more impressive than you’d think! “Public gardens provide an inspiration for gardeners, for what
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Ontario Cottages - Mabee Marsh cabin - Photo courtesy Long Point Eco-Adventures Resort
Cottage Without Commitment at These Ontario Cottage Getaways

As I’ve always enjoyed the novelty of new places, I never entertained the idea of owning a cottage or a cabin in the woods. But in 2021, after a long spring lockdown, I found myself yearning for a quiet spot in nature to escape to. It turns out I wasn’t
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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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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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Why Waterton Lakes National Park Should Be On Your Family Go-To List

Have you ever been completely blown away by a destination? That was my experience on a recent trip to Waterton Lakes National Park. Even the scenery sneaks up on you here, as the Alberta prairies abruptly crash into the Rocky Mountains, leaving you with jaw-dropping views in every direction. Waterton
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Le Boats Smith's Falls Photo Melody Wren
Le Boat – An Iconic Canadian Holiday on the Rideau Canal

We relaxed on the top deck of a 45-ft boat, chatting, listening to music that was carried away by the soft wind off Big Rideau Lake, and marvelled at the ospreys soaring by.  The sound of giggling drew our attention to two girls who were balancing carefully on opposite ends
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Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper’s Best Family Resort is Open for Business

“Don’t move, don’t even breathe”, I hissed at my 10-year old daughter. No, we weren’t facing down a grizzly bear on a back-country trail. I was steering a stand-up paddleboard on Lac Beauvert in Jasper National Park. It wasn’t my first time manoeuvring a SUP but it was the first
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Percé rock is a well-known landmark on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. Photo Carol Patterson
Rock(ing) Tourism in Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula

The quiet town of Percé on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula is best known for the large rock jutting out of the Gulf of St. Laurence that’s graced a million Instagram feeds, but there’s a new geologic attraction in town. In 2018 Géoparc de Percé – the first UNESCO Geopark in French-speaking
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