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From the east coast to the west, The Great White North is a treasure trove of beautiful cultural and natural wonders waiting to be explored. Whether you’ve just landed or have been here a couple of years, this section will help you plan your next Canadian adventure and get to know your home better.

Ten Canada parks worth traveling for

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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 […]

Beaches in Ontario

Algonquin Park’s historic lodges

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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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Fall birdwatching on Lake Erie

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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 […]

Killaloe and the BeaverTail

Inukshuk

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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 […]

A day to remember at the Toronto Zoo

Hot springs in Canada

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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, […]

Killaloe and the BeaverTail

10 Canadian food finds

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Ten delicious Canadian food experiences, one from each province, will give you an idea of what keeps us nibbling our way across the country. Newfoundland fish’n chips A local man introduced us to Ches’s Fish ‘n Chips in St. John’s. Codfish is served. This is Newfoundland after all. We couldn’t resist trying Ches’s giant onion […]

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Canadian moose

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If you’ve ever driven any distance through the Canadian bush (as Shania Twain calls it), especially endless miles of tree-lined, two-lane highway, then you will know about the moose. There are foreboding signs along the way featuring outlines of these hulking creatures nonchalantly strolling across your path. The message is not one of protecting the […]

Fall birdwatching on Lake Erie

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