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With over 500 posts on I Backpack Canada, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. I hand picked the most popular, and most relevant posts for those interested in seeing Canada. From a basic overview, accommodations, transportation, activities and things to do, and general travel tips. This overview of all things Canada should get you on the right track. Once you finish up there, make sure you check out the travel blog and follow things chronologically, or use the navigation to browse by category. Don’t forget to check out my FAQ post for the most frequently asked questions. If you want to learn a little about who I am, check out my About Me page.

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Overview of Canada

  • What is a Canuck? The History behind the Canadian Nickname

    Throughout my travels I’ve met people from all over the world. Many of whom proudly wore, or defiantly protested a nickname their countrys people have been given by another. While some of them can surely be seen as insults, many even approaching racism, when used tongue-in-cheek, you can’t help but smile. Calling a Canadian a […]
  • 5 Things English speakers need to know when Traveling through Quebec

    As many of you are aware, Quebec has the most French speaking Canadian citizens. The majority of Quebec’s people know plenty of English, many are even good enough to find grammatical errors in pretty much everything I say and write. Most Quebecois’ know more English than you know French. However there are some people, primarily […]
  • 16 Winter Activities to Enjoy in Canada

    Short on things to do in Canada during the winter? Check out some of these popular winter activities in Canada. Winter is a tough time of the year for everyone. It’s sometimes easier and more appealing to just hunker down in the warmth of your home and avoid the cold outdoors. Pushing yourself in the […]
  • FAQ about Backpacking Canada

    Over the years, I’ve received countless questions on a frequent basis about my experience backpacking across Canada. In order to help more readers out there, I figured I’d get some of these questions out in the public. Please be sure to check back often as I’ll likely update this list as I receive more questions. Let’s get to […]
  • Air Canada VS Westjet VS Porter – A Canadian Airline Comparison

    The Canadian Airline industry has never been all that friendly to its consumers wallets. Sure they might give you a free coffee & juice on a flight, they might even include some Bits & Bites if you’re lucky. But complimentary service aside, sometimes it doesn’t feel like they have the “people’s interest” in mind. Recent […]
  • The Complete Guide To National Parks in Canada

    Canada is filled with national parks and each one is unique in its own way. Some of the parks are more popular than others and there are a couple that hardly ever see any visitors. However, people should really consider trying to see all of the national parks in order to really appreciate the beauty […]
  • 6 Reasons I’m Proud to be Canadian

    Being patriotic in Canada is sort of like knowing how to skate. Most Canadians do it, most people enjoy it, and most people don’t really know why or how. It’s just a good time, something we start at a young age and carry with us for the majority of our lives. Maybe it’s the competitive […]
  • 6 Moments In Time That Make Me Ashamed To Be Canadian

    Canada has an uncanny ability to be painted as a picturesque, romantic, eco-conscious and friendly nation. A nation filled with a mosaic of peoples, languages, cultures, and traditions. A nation where recycling is the norm, where people hold doors open for others, where assassins use pies instead of bullets, and where you can find a […]
  • 4 Things Canadians Pay WAY too Much For

    Rising costs should not come as a surprise to many people. When was the last time you ever saw something go down in price? I’ve had countless backpackers in Canada mention by email or in person that they’re surprised how expensive some things are in Canada. They tend to be curious as to why we’re […]
  • Best Backpacks for long term travel

    Picking the perfect backpack is not an easy task. First off, we have to acknowledge that there is no “one backpack to rule them all”. On the contrary, the market is vast and has a highly diversified supply of zillions of products to pick from. In my experience, choosing the right backpacking backpack really depends […]
  • 9 Best Camera Backpacks for Photographers

    Camera backpacks are a photographers best friend. They are one of the most important tools for hauling camera gear. These bags are a lifeline to your most important lenses, and need to protect your equipment from damage at all times. While most contain the typical things backpacks possess: pockets, water bottle holders, adjustable straps, compartments. They […]
  • 8 Awesome Waterproof Backpacks That’ll Keep Your Gear Dry

    Last year, after buying a canoe, I began my quest to find a quality Waterproof Backpack or Backpack Style Dry bag that would keep my valuables safe when I was doing some extended travel on the water. All it takes is one tipped canoe to cost you, so I figured I’d rather spend a bit money […]
  • Best Snowboard Backpacks of 2016

    I own way too many backpacks. It’s not even a conscious thing, I just seem to acquire them. I’ve been given some by friends, found some, but mostly I’ve just bought a bunch over the years. I have a closet that’s nearly full of backpacks of all shapes, sizes, and colours. Some people collect shoes. Some people […]
  • Check out these Canadian Backpacker Tour Companies

    There are many different types of travellers. From long term travellers, to weekend warriors, finding something that will suit you is crucial to getting the most bang for your buck. If you’re short on time, but want to pack in as much adventure, sights, and memories into a week or two, then these three Canadian […]

Accommodation in Canada

  • 4 Incredible Canadian Hostels In The Rocky Mountains

    The Rocky Mountains are absolutely beautiful and people who go to visit the area will be thrilled to know that there are four incredible Canadian hostels where they can stay during their vacation. These hostels are perfect for people who want to save money while on vacation and still have a wonderful place to stay […]
  • 3 Budget Friendly Ski Resorts in Alberta

    Budget friendly ski resorts aren’t always easy to come by. While there are quite a few wonderful discounted resorts to ski around the world, many people do not realize that some of the best, and cheapest, ski resorts can be found in Alberta, Canada . In an effort to save you some money on winter activities, I’ve compiled my […]
  • 3 of my Favourite British Columbia Ski Resorts

    Canada has some of the best mountains for skiing as well as the perfect weather for amazing powder. Snow is abundant throughout Canada, so skiers will never have to worry about whether or not they are hitting the slopes filled with the real fluffy stuff while they are skiing in British Columbia. If you’re after […]
  • 5 Reasons You Should Start Your Canadian Journey at HI Toronto Hostel

    HI Hostels Canada is the king of the hill when it comes to budget accommodations across Canada. While there are dozens upon dozens of amazing local mom & pop hostels across Canada, most travellers seem to lean on the “Big Kid” when they first arrive in Canada. Whether its for their comfy beds, warm smiles, […]
  • 5 Reasons to Stay with Country Inns & Suites

    As I age, I can’t help but lean more towards hotels these days. I’m a married fellow who very much enjoys his privacy. While I still love making detours to random hostels and hitting up campgrounds in the summer, when I’m on the road and require the luxuries of home, one of my go to […]
  • Best Luxury Hotels in Canada

    It’s not hard to see why the rich and the famous partake in the wild world of luxury hotels and spas. If you’ve got the money, why the heck not? You look at these photos and can’t help but wonder, what’s it like. Luxury Hotels & Spa’s aren’t for everyone’s budget, but if you can […]
  • 7 Tips for Sleeping through Hostel Snoring

    You’ve just spent all day doing everything that was on your itinerary. Your legs are tired, you’re exhausted, but overall, you’re satisfied with the day. The hostel you chose was not only cheap, but relatively nice compared to some of the heaps you’ve stayed in. You crawl into your $150 sleeping bag. (perhaps feeling a […]
  • 3 Great Ways to Save Money while Backpacking Canada

    Canada is a great place to backpack, but let’s face it… it’s not exactly cheap. Many backpackers who travel this northern country recount past trips to Thailand or Cambodia, where they could comfortably live off of $10 to $15 a day. While you’ll be hard pressed to come close to that type of budget while […]
  • Volunteer on Organic Farms in Canada with WWOOF

    IWWOOF, or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is another great online community, similar to HelpX, but concentrating specifically on organic farmers. Volunteers interested in working on Organic Farms are invited to stay with hosts, where they’ll receive free accommodations and meals. Volunteers that sign up with a host in Canada can expect anywhere from 3 – […]
  • Volunteer in Canada with HelpX and Trade Your Time for Accommodation & Meals

    I’ve had a few people write to me lately, asking about ways to bring the costs of traveling in Canada down by volunteering. I also noticed that my Volunteer section was looking pretty flimsy. So let’s fix both those problems. If you’re on a gap year, or just doing some extended in travel within Canada, […]
  • 8 Amazing Canadian Campgrounds

    There are so many amazing Canadian campgrounds. They offer something for just about anybody, creating wonderful memories outdoors that you can share for a lifetime with friends or family. But with there being so many campgrounds across Canada, which do you choose for your next camping vacation? Here are eight amazing campgrounds in Canada to […]
  • 5 Quirky Accommodations Available in Canada’s National Parks

    Parks Canada is without a doubt one of my favourite organizations in Canada. Not only are they caring for some of the most serene, majestic National Parks, they have created some unique spaces for travellers who want to experience nighttime inside their parks. With a bit of planning, you may even be able to convince the anti-camper to […]
  • Canadian Ski & Snowboard Resort Price Comparison

    Skiing and snowboarding is a favourite pastime of mine. Unfortunately, shopping for the best vacation deal is a bit of a process. Between the prices of lodging, lift tickets, rentals, and then the necessities (beer, food, etc) – it can all begin to add up quick. To make matters worse, getting that final “total” can […]
  • Huge views and Tiny Homes in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Waterton Lakes National Park is tucked away in the southwest corner of Alberta, hugging the American border, nestled between Mt Crandell and Vimy Peak. Established in 1932 this amazing national park is one park you have to commit a full weekend to. My wife and I recently set off on a long weekend exploration of the park to […]
  • Rent a Tiny House In Canada

    Tiny Houses are all the rage these days. Simplifying your life, ditching the mortgage, and building something that truly fits your lifestyle. Granted, it’s not for everyone. Up until a few months ago I was trying to convince my wife that we should build one. While I lost that battle, my hope is that after […]

Transportation in Canada

  • Air Canada VS Westjet VS Porter – A Canadian Airline Comparison

    The Canadian Airline industry has never been all that friendly to its consumers wallets. Sure they might give you a free coffee & juice on a flight, they might even include some Bits & Bites if you’re lucky. But complimentary service aside, sometimes it doesn’t feel like they have the “people’s interest” in mind. Recent […]
  • Bus Travel in Canada

    Canada is a massive country, 2nd largest to be exact. Travel between major cities can be a long and daunting task. If you have the money, flying can save you a lot of wasted time between cities. However, before you go and book your flight from Vancouver to Toronto, (and miss all the meat & […]
  • Wicked Camper Van Rentals in Canada

    Fact #1. Camper vans rock. Fact #2. Buying & Selling vehicles can be a pain. Fact #3. Saving money by sleeping in a Camper Van is clever. For those who don’t know, Wicked Camper Vans are one of the many transport options backpackers have to travel across Canada. They’re an affordable way to see Canada […]
  • 5 Jaw Dropping Canadian RV Road Trips

    Canada is a mecca of jaw-dropping road trips, from east to west, to way up north, there’s something for everyone. Given an appropriate amount of time, it’s hard not to enjoy yourself on the highways of this large nation. Unfortunately, many of us are limited to a couple of weeks off per year, and every […]
  • 13 Reasons to Ditch Airlines for VIA Rail

    Henry Miller, the famous writer & painter once wrote – “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” In the last 60 years, travel has evolved for the impatient. We board a plane, melt into our in-flight entertainment consoles, look out the window a couple of times, and arrive at […]
  • Discovering Canada By Train with VIA Rail

    Up until now, most of my travels across Canada have been done by campervan, car, bus, and countless long and boring flights. While I’ve been fortunate to see some of the most incredible sights that this massive nation has to offer, it always felt like I was missing something, like the journeys I had taken […]
  • How to Survive 2 Day Train Trips Like a Champ

    One of the best ways to truly see Canada is by train. By traveling with VIA Rail you’re able to truly appreciate the vast distances of this massive country. While it is in my opinion the most romantic way to travel, after 24 hours on a train you can start to feel a little too […]
  • According to Science this is the Ultimate Canadian Road Trip

    In March 2015, Dr. Randal Olson, A Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. at Michigan State University organized what he called “the absolute US road trip”, thanks to a fancy formula he came up with. HuffPo Canada felt shafted, and asked if he could use said formula the true North. Being a man of science he […]
  • How to Buy a Car to Travel Canada With

    Road tripping across Canada isn’t for everyone. Some will prefer to travel by bus. Others by plane. And the real die-hards may even choose hitch hiking. But depending on how many destinations you’re planning on seeing, and how long you plan on  travelling, buying a cheap car may not be all that crazy. Driving across […]
  • Check out these Canadian Backpacker Tour Companies

    There are many different types of travellers. From long term travellers, to weekend warriors, finding something that will suit you is crucial to getting the most bang for your buck. If you’re short on time, but want to pack in as much adventure, sights, and memories into a week or two, then these three Canadian […]

Activities in Canada

  • 5 Best Cities in Canada with an awesome Nightlife

    Canadians love to party. When your country is covered in snow for over 7 months of the year, it only makes sense that people from all walks of life will to find a way to get out and enjoy the nightlife. Whether you’re into dance clubs, rowdy pubs, gambling at casinos, or taking in a […]
  • 10 Winter Activities You Shouldn’t Miss

    Winter is no doubt the harshest season in Canada. The weather can drop below -40 degrees Celsius over night, and stay there for weeks. However, being stuck inside the comfort of your home can cause cabin fever in no time. The need to get outside, to do something fun, is very strong in this culture. […]
  • 5 Best Places to Bungee Jump in Canada

    Although bungee jumping isn’t an ordinary pass time for most Canadians, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the rush of falling towards the planet while you’re traveling in Canada. You’re not going to find the biggest bungee jumps here, but the locations that offer bungee jumping are one hundred percent worth checking out. From the […]
  • 6 Things I Learned Rafting the Kicking Horse River

    A white shuttle bus pulled in front of the doors of the SameSun Hostel in Banff. The doors clunked open. “Hello mate, ready for some rafting?” – Banff has got to be one of the only places in Canada where it’s totally normal to be greeted by an Aussie.  We laughed and replied with a […]
  • 6 Reasons You Should Visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan

    I’ve always had a fascination with history. I suppose I have my folks to thank for that. They always made an effort to stop at every historical point of interest during family road trips. As kids, my folks would have my siblings and I read the signs that would explain where we were, and what […]
  • 12 Free Things to do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Spending money in Halifax is incredibly easy. The patio beers, the museums, the art galleries, the tours, and the food. It all ends up taking its toll on your wallet. Having been a starving student in Halifax, I’ve managed to acquire a rather large list of free things to do in Halifax. Try and do […]
  • 3 Budget Friendly Ski Resorts in Alberta

    Budget friendly ski resorts aren’t always easy to come by. While there are quite a few wonderful discounted resorts to ski around the world, many people do not realize that some of the best, and cheapest, ski resorts can be found in Alberta, Canada . In an effort to save you some money on winter activities, I’ve compiled my […]
  • 6 Reasons I Love Montreal

    A city as beautiful as Montreal probably doesn’t need another travel blogger gushing over it, but I’ve never been one for expectations, which means gushing shall ensue in this post. Montreal is a very unique city to the rest of Canada. There’s something about it, the mix of old and new, the prominence of art […]
  • 16 Must See Canadian Destinations

    I get hassled a lot by readers, asking what are the best Canadian destinations to see. I try my best to avoid naming names, but I’ll usually share a handful of what I deem to be the best. While I like to remind readers that the best is all subjective, I partnered up with Expedia […]
  • 5 Amazing Natural Hot Springs in British Columbia

    Nothing beats relaxing in hot springs after a long day of hiking, surfing, or swimming. BC is home to some of the most natural hot springs in Canada. While some hot spring are located within resorts, many others are located in national parks or remote areas, tucked away in the bush. The amenities of these hot springs […]
  • How to spot the Northern Lights in Canada

    Spotting the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) is high on just about everybody’s bucket list. Learning how to view the Northern Lights in Canada is surprisingly simple, and while they’re not the easiest natural phenomenon to come across, be warned they will require some late nights. With the right surroundings, some careful planning, and a touch of […]
  • The Top 10 Multi-Day Hikes In Canada

    When most people think about hiking, they think about trails that take an hour or two to complete. However, some die-hard hikers take their hikes serious. They look across the world for multi-day excursions where they can enjoy nature and get more than just a few miles in. Camping gear, hiking boots, and a drive to push further […]
  • Best Surf Locations in Canada

    People have a tendency to overlook Canada as a surfing location. It’s sometimes hard to associate good surf with cold water, some people scratch their head at that thought. But with wetsuit technology progressing faster than ever, the boundaries for cold water surfing are being pushed further by the day. If you’ve got an itch […]
  • The Ultimate List of Summer Music festivals in Canada

    Stone cold fact. Canadians know how to party. It’s been proven time and time again, and with any luck, should continue this way far beyond the time my bones turn to mush and my skin sags to old. One of the amazing things about Canada is the fact that no matter what time of day, […]

Get Inspired

  • 25 Jaw Dropping Earth-Porn Photos from Across Canada

    You know what Earth Porn is right? No? You know those awe inspiring, jaw dropping, “why am I not there right now” photos you come across? That’s Earth Porn! They’re photos that typically highlight a natural wonder, a scenic panorama, but ultimately they make you proud to be from the planet earth. Canada has some of […]
  • 12 Inspiring Tourism Videos on Canada

    The other day I came across Travel Alberta’s incredible award-winning (Remember to Breathe) tourism video, which somehow or another brought me to browsing the videos of every provincial & territorial tourism board. It’s great to see how much thought and passion goes into each of these videos, and what better way to explore a location […]
  • 6 Reasons You Should Visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan

    I’ve always had a fascination with history. I suppose I have my folks to thank for that. They always made an effort to stop at every historical point of interest during family road trips. As kids, my folks would have my siblings and I read the signs that would explain where we were, and what […]
  • How to Start a Wildly Successful Travel Blog

    Someone recently emailed me asking how to start a travel blog. They wanted to know, can you make money travel blogging? Is blogging a hobby or a career? What steps do I take to become successful? Which companies should I trust? I sometimes take for granted my years of experience in the blogging industry. While […]
  • Superb Snowboarding and Luxury Resorts in the Columbia Valley

    I recently took a weekend trip to Columbia Valley, in beautiful British Columbia. My girlfriend and I were set on experiencing some of the famous snowboarding of the Purcell Mountains. With dozens of mountain resorts within a close distance perfect for skiing and snowboarding, we opted to check out Panorama Mountain Village, and the Fairmont […]
  • Chasing Prairie Skyscrapers across the flatlands of Saskatchewan

    The dry, arid winds of Saskatchewan hammer against my left arm. My hand is curved into a wing-like shape as I hang my forearm out the driver’s side window. I entertain myself with the magic of lift. It’s late September and I’m watching the yellow dashed lines extend into the horizon. The highway is empty and the […]
  • Horseback Riding in Prince Albert National Park with Sturgeon River Ranch

    If you’re from Saskatchewan, chances are there’s a little cowboy running through your blood. Be it the whimsical nature that we seem to have when it comes to long road trips (ie “It’s only an 8 hour drive, easy as pie!), or the general love affair most prairie folk seem to have with country music. […]
  • Safari in Saskatchewan at Grasslands National Park

    Finding wildlife in Saskatchewan isn’t particularly hard; however, one will note that cattle and horses often spot the prairie fields and pasture land more often than those more wild. Finding eagles, osprey, bison, moose, bears, and coyotes sometimes takes hours upon hours of driving, and usually quite a bit of luck. For the animal enthusiast, […]
  • 6 Reasons I Love Montreal

    A city as beautiful as Montreal probably doesn’t need another travel blogger gushing over it, but I’ve never been one for expectations, which means gushing shall ensue in this post. Montreal is a very unique city to the rest of Canada. There’s something about it, the mix of old and new, the prominence of art […]
  • 16 Superb Canadian Craft Beers You Need To Try

    Once upon a time, a 19 year old version of me wrote a post about the best beer in Canada. Looking back, it was a stupid post, and angered beer snobs connoisseurs everywhere, mainly because it was apparent my taste buds hadn’t fully developed, or I hadn’t been fully introduced to the world of microbrews. […]
  • Kayaking with Belugas in Churchill, Manitoba

    The tip of my paddle sliced through the cold arctic waters of the Hudson River, a loud burst of air and mist erupted from the water. I watched as a smooth, silky white body of one of Churchill Manitoba’s yearly visitors, the belugas, gently peeked out of the water. As I swivelled my head I […]
  • 16 Must See Canadian Destinations

    I get hassled a lot by readers, asking what are the best Canadian destinations to see. I try my best to avoid naming names, but I’ll usually share a handful of what I deem to be the best. While I like to remind readers that the best is all subjective, I partnered up with Expedia […]
  • A Local Quebecois Experience at Le Massif’s Hôtel La Ferme

    Travel has been evolving for generations, but one of the most profound changes in recent years within this massive industry is peoples desire to do no harm, to see the world in the most ecologically friendly way possible without sacrificing comfort and style. While companies strive to make less of an impact by decreasing their […]
  • Camping in Canada: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

    Find your way to the west coast of Canada and be prepared for some of the most scenic views in Canada. The Pacific Rim National Park has a rugged ocean coastline and hundreds of kilometers of dense rain forests, perfect for hiking and camping. This luscious area is one of British Columbia’s most popular National […]
  • Exploring The Big Muddy Badlands & Castle Butte

    Over the years I’ve become quite good at explaining to others what Saskatchewan looks like. It’s more than just 7 hours across and a whole bunch of farmland. If you take the time to get off Highway 1 you’ll find yourself in one of the most unique and beautiful provinces in Canada. Case and point, […]

Travel Tips

  • 3 Great Ways to Save Money while Backpacking Canada

    Canada is a great place to backpack, but let’s face it… it’s not exactly cheap. Many backpackers who travel this northern country recount past trips to Thailand or Cambodia, where they could comfortably live off of $10 to $15 a day. While you’ll be hard pressed to come close to that type of budget while […]
  • FAQ about Backpacking Canada

    Over the years, I’ve received countless questions on a frequent basis about my experience backpacking across Canada. In order to help more readers out there, I figured I’d get some of these questions out in the public. Please be sure to check back often as I’ll likely update this list as I receive more questions. Let’s get to […]
  • Two discount cards you should carry when traveling in Canada

    Backpacking in Canada can be crazy expensive, but if you play it smart, and take advantage of the discounts available to you, you can make the journey quite a bit cheaper. There are countless discounts out there, many places don’t charge children, or offer a decent percentage off for being over 60 years old. But […]
  • 4 Things Canadians Pay WAY too Much For

    Rising costs should not come as a surprise to many people. When was the last time you ever saw something go down in price? I’ve had countless backpackers in Canada mention by email or in person that they’re surprised how expensive some things are in Canada. They tend to be curious as to why we’re […]
  • 10 ways to Die in Canada

    Despite what they say, Canada can be pretty dangerous. In fact, it might even be it’s middle name. Sure we might not have the most poisonous creatures on our continent, nor any ongoing wars. But there are a few things you should know. So before you set out to see the ‘True North Strong and […]
  • Check out these Canadian Backpacker Tour Companies

    There are many different types of travellers. From long term travellers, to weekend warriors, finding something that will suit you is crucial to getting the most bang for your buck. If you’re short on time, but want to pack in as much adventure, sights, and memories into a week or two, then these three Canadian […]

Canadian Food and Drink

  • 16 Superb Canadian Craft Beers You Need To Try

    Once upon a time, a 19 year old version of me wrote a post about the best beer in Canada. Looking back, it was a stupid post, and angered beer snobs connoisseurs everywhere, mainly because it was apparent my taste buds hadn’t fully developed, or I hadn’t been fully introduced to the world of microbrews. […]
  • 10 Must Try Beers from Canada

    It’s a known fact that when it comes to North American Beer, the best stuff comes from North of the Border. Not only is it better made, better tasting, it also has more kick than the beer you’ll find our good friends from the US of A drinking. Not to mention it stays cold longer, […]
  • 10 Foods you need you try with Maple Syrup

    Maple Syrup, it’s about as delicious as it is Canadian. It has long been known for it’s many health benefits. Despite it’s sweet and mega delicious flavour, it has plenty to offer to do the body good. It’s a good source of zinc, along with manganese, which is a trace mineral that’s essential for a […]
  • How to make a true Canadian Poutine

    If you’ve ever been to Canada, or have ever met a Canadian, you’re sure to have heard of poutine. Canadians have invented many things, the telephone, the retractable beer carton handle, Superman, but none of them compare to the unique ingenuity that came with poutine. However, If you’ve never heard of poutine, then you are […]
  • The Ultimate Canadian Candy List

    It’s late January, meaning a lot of us have fallen off the “Get Healthy New Years Resolution” bandwagon. Let’s celebrate failure today by going over the wicked world of Canadian candy. This is sort of a continuation on my last post on 17 delicious items of Canadian Junk Food. I’m concentrating primarily on Canadian chocolate bars, Canadian Candy, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 6 Reasons I Love Montreal

    A city as beautiful as Montreal probably doesn’t need another travel blogger gushing over it, but I’ve never been one for expectations, which means gushing shall ensue in this post. Montreal is a very unique city to the rest of Canada. There’s something about it, the mix of old and new, the prominence of art […]
  • How to Become an Honourary Newfoundlander in 5 Days

    Newfoundland tends to be a difficult name for many to pronounce, but once mastered, you can’t help but want to say it as often as possible. Newfoundland (pronounced New•fun•LAND – with extra emphasis on the ‘LAND’) is Canada’s most eastern province, chalk full of incredible seafood, maritimes culture, and some curiosities you simply can’t find elsewhere […]
  • 8 Canadian Drinks to keep cool this Summer

    Amongst Canadians, there are a handful of drinks that we love to call our own. We all remember ‘Joe’ from the “I am Canadian” commercials. What’s funny is that this pride for beverages extends beyond beer. It’s quite easy to spot these popular drinks all over Canada. Some alcoholic, others virgin in nature. But each […]
  • 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 […]
  • 6 Reasons You Should Visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan

    I’ve always had a fascination with history. I suppose I have my folks to thank for that. They always made an effort to stop at every historical point of interest during family road trips. As kids, my folks would have my siblings and I read the signs that would explain where we were, and what […]

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