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Explore Photo Essays from across Canada on I Backpack Canada. I try to post new photo essays every month or two to showcase my recent travels, or travels from my previous years when I was traveling across Canada full 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, […]

VIA Rail Manitoba Winnipeg

13 Reasons to Ditch Airlines for VIA Rail

Henry Miller, the famous writer & painter once wrote – “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” In the last 60 years, travel has evolved for the impatient. We board a plane, melt into our in-flight entertainment consoles, look out the window a couple of times, and arrive at […]

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 […]

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. […]

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Chasing Prairie Skyscrapers across the flatlands of Saskatchewan

The dry, arid winds of Saskatchewan hammer against my left arm. My hand is curved into a wing-like shape as I hang my forearm out the driver’s side window. I entertain myself with the magic of lift. It’s late September and I’m watching the yellow dashed lines extend into the horizon. The highway is empty and the […]

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