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Each city in Canada has it’s own version of sightseeing. That could be a gentle hike, a sea kayak through the bays, or a slow drive through some of the best highway stretches. Canada has lots to see, and even more to be sighted!

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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 […]

A Weekend on New Brunswicks Grand Manan Island

Hopping onto the massive Grand Manan Ferry from Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick – it’s hard not to anticipate what lies on the the largest island in the Bay of Fundy. A light fog had settled over the water, limiting visibility. We overheard from some locals that it would open up by the time we got […]

Ottawa Celebrates Canada’s 145th Birthday

On Parliament Hill, thousands gathered to celebrate the birth of Canada. Flags were raised high, red & white was plastered on everything and everyone, and rowdy screams declaring their love for this country filled the streets. Musicians performed on every other corner, patios herded thirsty customers in and the free events at Confederation Park, Major’s […]

A Half-Day in Downtown Saint John, New Brunswick

The port city of Saint John, New Brunswick is one of Canada’s oldest cities, and the largest city in New Brunswick. With over 70,000 residents, this maritimes city is also home to a thriving downtown area with plenty of sights and sounds to take in for the budget traveler. On my recent trip to Grand […]

Remembering the Victims of the Titanic in Halifax Nova Scotia

100 Years ago the Titanic hit an iceberg that caused the deaths of  over 1,500 lives. While many seem to only remember the event through the romantic movie, friends and family of victims, survivors, and rescuers continue to honour the event, and with it being the 100th anniversary many history lovers found themselves in a […]

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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. […]

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Relax in the Little Resort Town of Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan

In the 1800’s, First nations tribes were being wiped out at an alarming rate by the european settlers. War, disease, and famine were tearing apart an entire civilization. For most of those who came down with smallpox, death followed soon thereafter. However, there were exceptions. According to the local stories, there was once an Assiniboine […]

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