I Backpack Canada » Video http://ibackpackcanada.com A backpackers travel guide to Canada Fri, 15 May 2015 19:13:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Joe Goes to CANADA: Vancouver (~NSFW)http://ibackpackcanada.com/joe-goes-to-canada-vancouver/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/joe-goes-to-canada-vancouver/#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 16:42:45 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=7181 I know, I know. It’s been a while since I’ve been posting random Canadian travel videos on Sundays. I’m trying to get back in it. But today I brought a good one! When I first saw Joe Goes travel series, I wasn’t sure what to make of him. Part of me wanted to think he […]

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I know, I know. It’s been a while since I’ve been posting random Canadian travel videos on Sundays. I’m trying to get back in it. But today I brought a good one!

When I first saw Joe Goes travel series, I wasn’t sure what to make of him. Part of me wanted to think he was being obnoxious, but then I realized he’s just a fellow who doesn’t take the world all that serious. And why should you when you’re a traveling comedian and part time rapper who gets to rib people from around the world. While this video might not feature breathtaking tourism-style shot cinematics. It does manage to capture some quirky Canadianisms, and Canadian people just being ordinary people when they’re getting harassed by a sometimes cringe inducing comic on the street.

Joe, if you ever read this. Keep up the great work. I also dig your rhymes.

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The Wild Within: British, Columbiahttp://ibackpackcanada.com/the-wild-within-british-columbia/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/the-wild-within-british-columbia/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:00:45 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=7069 Okay, so I’m a day late again on my Sunday Canadian Travel video series. But I have an excuse. I was woodcarving all Friday night and Saturday morning/afternoon. Once Sunday rolled around, I decided to have a lazy day and avoid my computer all together. I’m happy to have found this video though, and sharing it a […]

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Okay, so I’m a day late again on my Sunday Canadian Travel video series. But I have an excuse. I was woodcarving all Friday night and Saturday morning/afternoon. Once Sunday rolled around, I decided to have a lazy day and avoid my computer all together. I’m happy to have found this video though, and sharing it a day late is still going to be worth it. I promise!

The Wild Within is a travel short by Destination BC. It’s travel porn at it’s finest. Nature, slow motion, epic lighting, serene music. The sort of video that makes you want to smash your computer, drive into the woods with a canoe, and throw the car keys into the middle of a lake. Or maybe that’s just me.

Head to the youtube page to view the location list and get an idea where these shots were filmed. If this doesn’t make you want to explore BC a bit more, then you are insane.

 

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Vice Presents Canada’s War On Weedhttp://ibackpackcanada.com/vice-presents-canadas-war-on-weed/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/vice-presents-canadas-war-on-weed/#comments Sun, 01 Feb 2015 18:17:38 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=7025 I’ve always considered myself a bit of a libertarian. What you put into your body is between you and yourself, particularly when it’s a non-harmful substance that isn’t going to hurt anyone else. While I’m not a smoker myself, I have several friends who partake, and the topic of legalization has always intrigued me. With […]

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I’ve always considered myself a bit of a libertarian. What you put into your body is between you and yourself, particularly when it’s a non-harmful substance that isn’t going to hurt anyone else. While I’m not a smoker myself, I have several friends who partake, and the topic of legalization has always intrigued me. With recently legalization in several states in the US, British Columbia’s budding marijuana industry has felt the pinch. While legislation may be coming down the pipe over the next couple of years, it’s still a bit of a hot topic in most provinces outside of British Columbia. While this Vice video on Canadian Weed is a bit out of date, it gives you a good idea of what to expect in Canada when it comes to the world of Canadian weed, and it’s current legal status.

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Daybi talks Rap, Arts, & Culture on the Kahnawake Mohawk Reservehttp://ibackpackcanada.com/daybi-rap-arts-kahnawake-mohawk-reserve/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/daybi-rap-arts-kahnawake-mohawk-reserve/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:54:12 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=7018 I was away in British Columbia for the last 5 days enjoying some snowboarding, which unfortunately pushed my Sunday Canadian Travel Video back by a day. This week’s video features Daybi, one of Canada’s well known rap artists. Montreal film director Mathieu Favreau’s most recent video on Canadian rapper and media artist Daybi is a tribute […]

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I was away in British Columbia for the last 5 days enjoying some snowboarding, which unfortunately pushed my Sunday Canadian Travel Video back by a day. This week’s video features Daybi, one of Canada’s well known rap artists.

Montreal film director Mathieu Favreau’s most recent video on Canadian rapper and media artist Daybi is a tribute to the artist and his community. Currently residing with his son on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve on the outskirts of Montreal, Daybi grew up in Vancouver and Winnipeg, where he began rapping at an early age before living in New York and Los Angeles. His music has brought him to connect with a number of American and Canadian artists such as Moka Only, Aceyalone, and the Freestyle Fellowship.

I love using these weekly video shares to cover unique communities, cultures, and people, and I think this short kind of nails them all. The cinematography that Mathie Favreau captures is unreal, and you really get a sense of Daybi’s passion for music, his family, and the thriving rap scene in Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve and Montreal. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This video was brought to you by the Rap loving Canadian Sandwich Artists at Subway Sandwiches.

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Vice International Covers Prohibition in Northern Canadahttp://ibackpackcanada.com/vice-prohibition-in-northern-canada/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/vice-prohibition-in-northern-canada/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:24:34 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=7001 Nunavut is a beautiful arctic territory, isolated from the rest of Canada with its own culture and language. While expensive for most to visit, over 30,000 people call Nunavut home. It’s widely known, however, that despite strict alcohol laws, this territory suffers from some serious social problems. This week’s Sunday Canadian Travel Video is going to cover some of […]

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Nunavut is a beautiful arctic territory, isolated from the rest of Canada with its own culture and language. While expensive for most to visit, over 30,000 people call Nunavut home. It’s widely known, however, that despite strict alcohol laws, this territory suffers from some serious social problems. This week’s Sunday Canadian Travel Video is going to cover some of those issues the people of Nunavut face. Vice International recently sent one of their reporters there to cover the story.

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American’s Trying Canadian Snacks For First Timehttp://ibackpackcanada.com/americans-trying-canadian-snacks-for-first-time/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/americans-trying-canadian-snacks-for-first-time/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:59:09 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=6793 It’s safe to say that Canada has some curious snacks and treats. From the sweet, the salty, to the eyebrow raising. American’s visiting Canada are often surprised that while we’re only a short drive away, that border is actually a gateway to a whole new world of food not available in America. The smart folks at Buzzfeed […]

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It’s safe to say that Canada has some curious snacks and treats. From the sweet, the salty, to the eyebrow raising. American’s visiting Canada are often surprised that while we’re only a short drive away, that border is actually a gateway to a whole new world of food not available in America. The smart folks at Buzzfeed Yellow managed to capture that experience. So without further ado, this is “American’s Trying Canadian Snacks for the first time”. Bon Appétit!

 

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Explore the Great Bear Rainforest in 4khttp://ibackpackcanada.com/explore-great-bear-rainforest-in-4k/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/explore-great-bear-rainforest-in-4k/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:52:56 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=6131 I recently came across my new favourite video on youtube. This awe-inspiring video of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest summarizes the beauty and pristine nature of this area. The Great Bear Rainforest spans 12,000 square miles (or 32,000 square km) of BC’s temperate rainforest. This part of Canada has been in the news quite a […]

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I recently came across my new favourite video on youtube. This awe-inspiring video of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest summarizes the beauty and pristine nature of this area. The Great Bear Rainforest spans 12,000 square miles (or 32,000 square km) of BC’s temperate rainforest. This part of Canada has been in the news quite a bit lately due to the Northern Gateway Pipelines Project. This project would expose this region to crude oil tanker traffic that would regularly pass through the narrow channels. Simply put, it’s not a matter of if an oil tanker were to spill, but when.

Devin Supertramp, the videographer behind this amazing video, managed to not only capture the wild expanse of this beautiful BC rainforest, but also some insanely awesome shots of the wildlife that call this part of Canada home.

Where is the Great Bear Rainforest?

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Visit the Polar Bear Capital of the World With Google Mapshttp://ibackpackcanada.com/visit-the-polar-bear-capital-of-the-world-with-google-maps/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/visit-the-polar-bear-capital-of-the-world-with-google-maps/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:26:29 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=6240 So the other day I found myself perusing some Canadian travel videos, and came across this little number. The folks at Google Maps visited Churchill, Manitoba, a favourite location of mine, and strapped their fancy camera’s to some of the rugged tundra explorer vehicles.  They captured some superb shots of the town, as well as some […]

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So the other day I found myself perusing some Canadian travel videos, and came across this little number. The folks at Google Maps visited Churchill, Manitoba, a favourite location of mine, and strapped their fancy camera’s to some of the rugged tundra explorer vehicles.  They captured some superb shots of the town, as well as some great video of polar bears. I was completely surprised that I hadn’t come across this yet. Perhaps I was on the road when this thing went out to the masses, or maybe I can blame it on me just living under a rock for the last couple of years hammering away at work. Either way, it’s worth showing to anyone keen on seeing polar bears in Canada.

Churchill is accessible by air or train (VIA Rail). I’d highly recommend the train ride from Winnipeg, through northern Saskatchewan and onwards to Churchill, Manitoba. It’s a 2 day trip, but a totally unique Canadian experience. Check out Frontiers North Adventures for tours in and around Churchill, and I can’t recommend Churchill Tundra House Hostel enough to keep costs down while you’re visiting.

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