Parks Canada

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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Banff Trail Riders Riding
3 Days, 2 Nights and 1 Horse – An Adventure with Banff Trail Riders

Spider the horse is a little wild at heart. Born feral and later tamed he is a favourite among the staff and guests who frequent Banff Trail Riders, but he has never lost his adventurous spirit. In 2013 when rains and meltwater combined to cause the biggest flood in Alberta’s
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3 Days, 2 Nights and 1 Horse – Photo Gallery

In 2013 when rains and meltwater combined to cause the biggest flood in Alberta’s history, the Brewster River which runs through the grounds at Sundance Lodge threatened the buildings so the staff were evacuated by helicopter. Before they flew away, they removed all tack and released the horses from the
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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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