In the heart of east Toronto, Ontario lies the Scarborough Museum, a community and volunteer effort that welcomes the contributions of people from all walks of life. Many newcomers immigrate to the diverse (former) city of Scarborough and that assortment of cultures is reflected in the museum’s volunteers. Volunteers here can hope to learn about […]

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If you are looking to know a little about the lives of the Pioneers, visit Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto. A re-creation of a Pioneers’ village where time has stood still, a visit to this place will give you an understanding of how maple syrup is made (and what type of maple trees were […]

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East of Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario there is a road sign with at least two strange names and one odd claim-to-fame on it … Village of Killaloe – Birthplace of BeaverTails. We can’t resist a good Canadian place name come-on so we turned off Highway 60 to get the story. In the early 19th century […]

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The Cabot Trail follows a rugged Atlantic coast in the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia, Canada. Most travel the 298 kilometre (185 mile) route in summer but we traveled it in early September. If you like fall colours, try the Cabot Trail in mid October. We were told that’s when Nova Scotia’s colours generally peak, a good two weeks after other parts of Canada, including Quebec and most of […]

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We love discovering back road routes to famous Canadian destinations. We found a good one for Mont Tremblant, Quebec’s popular four-season resort. Fun to drive in any season, we chose it for a late fall drive. The town of Saint-Jovite is the gateway to Mont Tremblant and is a good place to stop for lunch if […]

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This is by no means a definitive list of amazing places. There are a ton more Canada parks including many we have yet to explore. To find out what parks are where, start with a list of Canada’s federal and provincial park agencies. You’ll find links to all of them on this earlier Roadstories camping post… Roadstories.ca/yurts-canadian-parks/ Nothing beats a Cape […]

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Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in Ontario. Three historic lodges, all with a reputation for doing it right, offer a place to stay in the park from May to October. I recently had the good fortune to visit all three in late spring. In June mosquitoes are out, especially in the late afternoons, […]

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Every fall, millions of birds, butterflies and dragonflies from across North America head south for winter. Along the north shore of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada, these include birds of prey. Nineteen species of hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures have been recorded migrating past here. One of the best places to view them in fall […]

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There is definitely something compelling about making a big pile of rocks. Inuit peoples started doing it a very long time ago. Today, Canadians from coast to coast keep on doing it. We make inuksuit. We keep piling rocks on top of each other. In northern Canada there are endless miles of land with no […]

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One of my greatest memories as a twenty-something was working in the Kootenays of southeastern British Columbia and hanging out in its natural hot springs. Eastern Canada may have mineral springs but Western Canada is where it’s at when it comes to hot springs. Since my twenties, we’ve tried springs in the Kootenays, British Columbia, in nearby Banff, […]

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