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3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

Learn about the Doukhobors in Veregin, Saskatchewan This national historic site has some great stories to tell. In 1899 over 7400 Russian Doukhobors immigrated to Canada to take their claim of the Canadian government promise of land and religious freedom. The Doukhobors were persecuted in Russia for their beliefs. They completely rejected the secular government, […]

Looking back on 2009

2009 gave birth to i Backpack Canada. I’m honestly quite surprised that I’ve still got my feet planted and am able to continue to write new content for this travel website. Looking back now on 2009, I managed to get a lot of work done  with what little time I had. Some of the posts […]

In remembrance of Glenda Brezinsky

I poke through my hometowns newspaper, the Regina Leader Post, every so often. Sometimes as a way to reminisce, other times just to see if I’m missing anything crucial. However while reading today I found some unsettling news. Glenda Brezinsky, the Executive Director of Hosteling International Saskatchewan, passed away last week during her battle with […]

Nova Scotia Bound – Part Two

The flights went relatively smooth, aside from the 2 hour delay in Toronto. After the plane finished loading the passengers, one of Air Canada’s crew found something wrong with the plane. Whatever it was they found, it must have been pretty ugly, as the flight was delayed almost two hours. If it wasn’t for the […]

Nova Scotia Bound

Twelve hours from now I’ll be boarding the plane, anxiously waiting for takeoff. Regina to Toronto, followed by Toronto to Halifax! For the first time in what seems like ages, I’m packing my bags, and heading for greener pastures. Nova Scotia bound. The last time I was in Nova Scotia was almost exactly a year […]

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