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Sunday Canadian Travel Video – Full Mountie – Lonely Planet in Saskatchewan

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve managed to find a video I wanted to share. Totally my bad, I’ve been pretty preoccupied trying to sort out the next couple months of my life. To say I’ve been busy would be the biggest understatement of the decade. Thankfully there’s a light at the end of […]

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Photo Du Jour – Sunsets, Power Lines, and Saskatchewan Silhouettes

After being surrounded by the the tall (but increadibly awesome) trees of Ontario for a while, coming to Saskatchewan was a breathe of wide open air. I borrowed some family wheels and hit the road running. Touring this province is no easy task. Hours upon hours between stops, long and exhausting highways, and if you’re not […]

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Sunday Canadian Travel Video – The Surf Lifestyle in Tofino BC

I’ve been on a real west coast stint as of lately with Fridays photo of Vancouvers Skyline and countless posts in the last couple months about British Columbia. So just to be consistent, I’ve decided to share a video by Tourism Canada of one of my favourite locations in Canada. Tofino is a surf town […]

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Photo Du Jour – Downtown Vancouver Skyline

Since starting I Backpack Canada in 2009, I’ve had the opportunity to see some extraordinary places and meet countless other travel writers and bloggers. The community and sense of “family” that’s developed around the travel blogging industry initially caught me by surprise. It has now become my go-to when I have questions regarding everything from ethics, photography […]

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Photo Du Jour – Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan Valley

I love coming across locations in Canada that break my preconceived ideas of what Canada “looks like”. It’s all too easy to sum up Canada as a big giant nation with mountains, lakes, some arctic regions, a few prairies and a whole bunch of trees. However, there’s many places across Canada that defy that notion. […]

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Photo Du Jour – Hometown Sunset, Regina SK

It’s been several months since I’ve been back home. This wet summer the maritimes has been having is making me crave the scorching hot dry summers of Saskatchewan. Which inspired me to share this image of my hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan. It was taken during sunset at Wascana Lake. I’m a big fan of silhouettes […]

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Luxury Hostels Exist In Banff – HI Banff Alpine Centre

Pop culture hasn’t been kind to budget accommodation. Movies featuring grimey, dingy, cockroach infested rooms have been prevalent for years. While that may be the case in some impoverished nations, or just poorly managed facilities, my experience in Canadian hostels hasn’t seen much of that. Sure, you’ll get an un-comfy bed every once in a while; maybe a […]