Archive / March, 2012

I Backpack Canada Got A New Look

On April 1st, 2012 it will have been been 3 years since I started “I Backpack Canada”. Since then there’s been a lot of changes to the layout, design, and flow of the website. I still laugh at how brutal the original design and layout was on ‘Blogger’. But you live and learn from those […]

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T’ire D’érable – Why aren’t you everywhere?

One of my fondest memories of taking french immersion was back in Grade 4 or 5. I was living in Saskatchewan and we had a teacher intern from Quebec who was sharing french culture to classrooms throughout the school. Most of us moaned at the thought of learning about anything cultural. That was until she […]

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A Weekend in Quebec City for Red Bull Crashed Ice

Crashed Ice has sparked my curiosity for years. The speed and grace of hockey, the agility of ski cross, and the obstacle course like adrenaline rush you would only expect to find in a military training facility. Quebec City was no fluke choice destination for this event, it’s narrow streets and steep hills make it seem […]

Interview with Canadian Travel Blogger Brendan Van Son

Social media has been changing the way we interact, keep in touch, and meet new people. Through the use of Facebook Groups & Twitter, I’ve managed to meet some incredible people. After meeting so many other people that are passionate about travel, I felt inspired to change it up a bit. I’ve interviewed hostels in […]

The Halifax Beach Guide – Nova Scotia’s Summer Playground

As the snow finally begins to melt and the first signs of spring start clawing their way through the ice and cold, we Canadian’s tend to count down the days to the summer months. The thawing process of the Canadian people typically requires a large amount of coffee, and as much outdoor activity and  direct […]

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6 Reasons I’m Proud to be Canadian

Being patriotic in Canada is sort of like knowing how to skate. Most Canadians do it, most people enjoy it, and most people don’t really know why or how. It’s just a good time, something we start at a young age and carry with us for the majority of our lives. Maybe it’s the competitive […]