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The great outdoors are an adventurous and beautiful change of pace from the typical accommodations. Experience the wilder parts of Canada and save some money at the same time!

Plains Bison Grasslands National Park

Safari in Saskatchewan at Grasslands National Park

Finding wildlife in Saskatchewan isn’t particularly hard; however, one will note that cattle and horses often spot the prairie fields and pasture land more often than those more wild. Finding eagles, osprey, bison, moose, bears, and coyotes sometimes takes hours upon hours of driving, and usually quite a bit of luck. For the animal enthusiast, […]

Otter Lake on Churchill River System

Canoeing The Churchill River System in Northern Saskatchewan

Settling back into the prairie life after nearly 5 years of living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I was determined to truly take in life the flatlands of Canada. What many people often forget is that Saskatchewan has over 100,000 lakes, and countless rivers, each more unique than the next. While this square shaped province might […]

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Camping on a Cliff at Hole in the Wall Campgrounds – A New Brunswick Experience

Looking out from the edge of a cliff, I watched as the Grand Manan ferry sails over the horizon, off in the distance to my right is the Swallowtail Lightstation, shining light on it’s tiny corner of the Bay of Fundy. My eyes wander down from the horizon to my footing. A jagged 15 meter […]

Stoney Plain Meadow Prince Albert National Park

Horseback Riding in Prince Albert National Park with Sturgeon River Ranch

If you’re from Saskatchewan, chances are there’s a little cowboy running through your blood. Be it the whimsical nature that we seem to have when it comes to long road trips (ie “It’s only an 8 hour drive, easy as pie!), or the general love affair most prairie folk seem to have with country music. […]

Canoeing Kejimkujik National Park Nova-Scotia

Canoeing and Island Camping in Kejimkujik National Park

Two and a half hours from Halifax, the metropolitan city centre of the entire Maritimes, lies a National park of outstanding beauty. Where lakes, islands, trees, rivers and streams converge and form the 404 square kilometer national park known as Kejimkujik National Park. Looking at the name of this park, one might think “That has […]

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Happy Canada Day – Lets Get Traditionally Drunk!

Ah yes, it has finally arrived! One of my favourite Canadian holidays. People from coast to coast to coast put down their pens, close their books, shut down their computers, tuck in their roll-e-chairs that cause them lower back pain and say “Its go time baby!”. Canada Day, Dominion Day, La Fetes Du Canada, or […]

Northern Saskatchewan Fishing Trip: Part 2

I awoke with the smell of last nights campfire covering me, I breathed in,¬†savoring¬†it. I love that smell. The boys and I played catchup with the old man. He was already on his second cup of campfire-coffee, rancid stuff, but good in a pinch. We got our gear hauled back into our water chariot. I […]

Northern Saskatchewan Fishing Trip: Part 1

As highway 6 stretched further North, the small towns that were so frequent began to be replaced by lush vistas of the boreal forest. It’s funny how easy it is to forget that there is more to Saskatchewan than just farms and prairies. Saskatchewan is after all larger than France, and nobody mistakes France for […]