I Backpack Canada » Video http://ibackpackcanada.com A backpackers travel guide to Canada Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:10:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 5 Best Places to get your Grill On this summer!http://ibackpackcanada.com/5-best-places-to-get-your-grill-on-this-summer/ http://ibackpackcanada.com/5-best-places-to-get-your-grill-on-this-summer/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:04:39 +0000 http://ibackpackcanada.com/?p=7213 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weber Grills Canada. All opinions are 100% mine. Nothing beats that first summer hot dog. I don’t know what it is – the fresh air, the warm sun beating on vitamin D deprived skin, or just the come-togetherness that eating food outdoors provides. Whether […]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weber Grills Canada. All opinions are 100% mine.

Nothing beats that first summer hot dog. I don’t know what it is – the fresh air, the warm sun beating on vitamin D deprived skin, or just the come-togetherness that eating food outdoors provides. Whether your weapon is hot dogs, burgers, ribs, steak, or even portabella burger, chowing down on food in the great outdoors is what summer is all about. Get your cooler, a handful of friends, a six-pack of your favourite beverage, and set out on a summer eating adventure with your grill.

1. The Lakeside Cottage

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Whether it’s your cottage, your friends cottage, or a distant family members cottage, nothing enhances the flavour of grilled food more than a waterfront panorama. Rustling trees, gentle white caps and the smell of nature enhances whatever you’re cooking. Whether your grill is setup on the grass, on the dock, or on the beach, nothing beats the flavours of a Lakeside Cottage grill-up.

2. The Backyard BBQ

Call your friends, your neighbours, set out a cooler full of beer, pop, and spritzers, and get the grill going. While the backyard barbecue doesn’t have the same outside surroundings, you still get a healthy dose of sunshine to go along with that burger and potato salad. Hands down best reserved for Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Which reminds me, I need to break in my backyard with one of these.

3. The Camp trip Cook-Up

Wrap a handful of potatoes in tin foil (after dousing them in butter of course), dice up some carrots and onions (again, more butter), and cook up your favourite patties, meat, or vegetarian alternatives while taking in the great outdoors. The Camp trip Cook-Up is best enjoyed after an afternoon of canoeing, swimming, or hiking. Enjoy a full belly while you warm up beside the fire with your favourite drink in hand and a poker stick in the fire. Heaven’s got nothing on this.

4. The Volunteer Feed

Nothing says Canadian quite like helping your community. Whether it’s your local animal shelter, a non-profit, or even a company picnic, getting together and helping a cause you care about and respect is a great way to spend a day. Most volunteer events longer than a few hours have a BBQ (and if they don’t, maybe you need to remind them). Lather that dog up with your favourite fancy pants mustard, a dash of ketchup, and a bit of relish if you’re feeling adventurous, and you’re set! Eating good food from a grill is only enhanced when you’re helping make positive change in your community.

5. The Tailgater

The art of tailgating has waned in the last few years, with several stadiums outlawing tailgating. Many have gotten around this by setting up in nearby parking lots unaffiliated with the sports team, or simply meeting up with some friends somewhere. Throwing a grill on the back of a truck with a dozen of die-hard fans is an amazing way to connect with friends, and of course, your dinner. Just be careful not to spill any condiments on that expensive jersey – I know you never wash that thing!

Think outside the box!

Nothing says you can’t bring your grill to new places, with a bit of careful planning you could have your very own Weber Grill moment such as this. Subscribe to the WeberGrillsCA YouTube Channel for more inspiring grilling videos like these.

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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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