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A Half-Day in Downtown Saint John, New Brunswick

The port city of Saint John, New Brunswick is one of Canada’s oldest cities, and the largest city in New Brunswick. With over 70,000 residents, this maritimes city is also home to a thriving downtown area with plenty of sights and sounds to take in for the budget traveler. On my recent trip to Grand […]

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17 Unique & Delicious Items of Canadian Junk Food

Seeing a foreign travellers reaction upon entering a Canadian junk food aisle is typically a funny experience. Eyes bulge, curious hands grab, shake, and squeeze packaged goods that they’ve never seen nor heard of. Its not long before they’re laughing or shaking their head as they think aloud “Who would think up that flavour of […]

The Sunday Canadian Travel Video: Across Canada in 2 Minutes

We’ve all had that weird feeling before, you know the one I’m talking about. You arrive at this new destination that you’ve been talking about for months, maybe even years. It could be a museum, a landmark, or a scenic drive. Then you see it. Chain stores, chain restaurantes, chain hotels, it’s like you can’t […]

The Best Poutine I’ve Ever Had – Chez Ashton’s in Quebec City

I eat a fair amount of poutine. Not like daily or anything, that would be dangerous. Foolish even. (Plus poutine goes right to my thighs) To me, poutine is something you indulge in every once in a while. A brief meal (typically enjoyed inebriated) to remind you and those around you about your thoughts on […]

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T’ire D’érable – Why aren’t you everywhere?

One of my fondest memories of taking french immersion was back in Grade 4 or 5. I was living in Saskatchewan and we had a teacher intern from Quebec who was sharing french culture to classrooms throughout the school. Most of us moaned at the thought of learning about anything cultural. That was until she […]

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Sunday Canadian Travel Video – French Poutine is Awesome!

Mmmm poutine… Perhaps it’s the beers from last night talking, but this Sunday seems like the perfect opportunity to stare and drool over Canada’s greasiest meal, La Poutine. Fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Three incredible ingredients which together make for one of the tastiest artery clogging meals. While I’ve gotten my own poutine recipe down; it’ll […]

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My 7 Links – La creme de la creme of I Backpack Canada!

I’m doing a serious fist pump right now! I’ve been nominated by The Traveling Editor to partake in the very cool, very interesting, “7 links Project”. This little project was started by the folks at Trip Base, and its spread like wildfire throughout the travel blogging community. Google “My 7 Links” and you’ll know exactly […]