Tomorrow is Canada Day, marking the country’s 153rd birthday. It’s also one of the most unusual birthday celebrations, as there won’t be any big events due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, I wanted to search far and wide to find out some of the coolest, weirdest, most unusual, and just pure awesome interesting facts about Canada. I thought this would be a great way to celebrate July 1st and just a really cool read for anyone interested in Canada, whether you’re local or not. [Read more…] about 201+ Weird, Fun and Interesting Facts About Canada
Updated: June 23, 2020
One of only two landlocked provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan is widely known for its flat prairie landscapes, but it’s also home to chiselled badlands, thick boreal forest, sand dunes, and tens of thousands of lakes. It’s very much an “outdoor” province as it doesn’t have any major metropolitan centres. However, it does have some cool cities and towns, including Saskatoon, which has one of the youngest demographics in Canada.
Located towards the Western side of Canada, east of Alberta, Saskatchewan is quite often skipped during a cross-Canada road trip. But that’s a big mistake. After exploring Saskatchewan a lot during the last three years, it’s become one of our favourites, thanks in part to the incredible landscapes of Grasslands National Park, the bustling food scene of Saskatoon, and the beautiful lakes such as Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park. You’ll even find old tunnels below the town of Moose Jaw that were used by Al Capone back in the prohibition days, fascinating indigenous culture, and sand dunes in the north that look like something you’d find in Saudi Arabia. Those looking for outdoor adventure away from the crowds, or a cool, hip small city scene will love exploring Saskatchewan.
Whether you’re planning to explore the cities, the badlands, or everything in-between, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive travel guide to the wonderful province of Saskatchewan!
Last updated: June 23, 2020
Located right on the Arctic Ocean in Canada’s Northwest Territories is a little fishing village called Tuktoyaktuk. Like Easter Island, Tuktoyaktuk is one of those places totally off the beaten path. In fact, up until the end of 2017, Tuktoyaktuk was only accessible via boat, plane, or a winter ice road. Now, thanks to the newly opened Inuvik-to-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, Tuktoyaktuk can be reached year-round by vehicles and is officially Canada’s first highway to the Arctic.
Updated: June 16, 2020
From the Atlantic ocean to the wine region of Annapolis, Nova Scotia is an incredible province to explore. For anyone looking for that maritime charm, Nova Scotia has a lot to offer.
Located on the Eastern edge of Canada, but not an island like Newfoundland, Nova Scotia is easily visited from Quebec, New Brunswick, and even the USA. From exploring Canada’s top national historic site in Halifax and walking around the charming streets of Lunenburg to driving one of Canada’s top road trips in Cape Breton or rafting some of the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia is bound to become one of your favourite places in the country.
Whether you’re planning to explore the cities, the coastline, or everything in-between, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive travel guide to the wonderful province of Nova Scotia.
As Alberta’s two major cities, the trip from Calgary to Edmonton, or of course, Edmonton to Calgary, is a popular one. For some, it’s a chance to visit a new city. For others, it might be for work, to see friends, or to visit family. In fact, the travel between the two cities is so popular that there’s been talk of building a hyperloop. How cool would that be?
Whether you’re simply going from A to B or looking to turn it into a day-long road trip, we’ve got you covered with things to see along the way, how to get from city to city, and more. [Read more…] about Calgary to Edmonton
Last updated: June 8th, 2020
Ontario is one of the biggest provinces in Canada and is home to some amazing cities, attractions, and nature ranging from the massive cosmopolitan city of Toronto to the scenic landscapes of Algonquin Provincial Park. From kayaking next to loons to experiencing Canada Day on Parliament Hill, Ontario is definitely one of the most popular provinces to visit in Canada.
We experienced a lot in Ontario, including taking a helicopter tour over Niagara Falls, interviewed refugees in downtown Toronto, experienced the thrill of some of the world’s best rollercoasters at Canada’s Wonderland, ran around the world’s largest escape room just outside of Ottawa, and sampled award-winning wines near Niagara-on-the-Lake, just to name a few. We’ve been to Ontario many times, in both the summer and in the winter, and can’t wait to return again one day and explore the province further.
Much of Ontario’s most famous attractions and cities are located in the Southeastern part of the province but Ontario is also home to a lot of beautiful lakes and forests, leaving tons of room for visitors to explore the vast natural landscapes spread across the province. Whether you’re looking for big vibrant cities, small lakeside towns, or beautiful natural scenery, Ontario is the place for you! [Read more…] about Best Things To Do In Ontario
Updated: June 1st, 2020
From boreal forest to vast prairies and high mountain peaks, Alberta is an incredible province to explore. Born and raised in Alberta, I certainly feel that I know Alberta better than most. I’ve been to each major city and almost every small town in the province, giving me great insight into the province that I call home.
Although Alberta is one of only two provinces that are landlocked, Alberta is about as diverse as it gets. From looking at Dinosaur skeletons in the badlands and hiking some of the tallest mountain peaks in the country to splashing around in North America’s largest indoor waterpark and driving one of the world’s most scenic highways, Alberta is an incredible place to explore.
Whether you’re planning to explore the cities, the mountains, or everything in-between, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive travel guide to the wonderful province of Alberta.
Updated: May 31st, 2020
From lush rainforest to high mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is an incredible province to explore. Living next door in Alberta, we’ve been to BC many times and have experienced it from north to south and from east to west.
Although British Columbia is home to the mildest climate in Canada, it’s also about as diverse as it gets. From being able to go surfing and skiing (possibly during the same day) to be able to hike some of Canada’s tallest mountains or explore one of North America’s most dense cities, BC is a treasure trove for tourists and locals alike.
Whether you’re planning to explore the cities, the mountains, the ocean or everything in-between, we’ve got you covered in this comprehensive travel guide to the wonderful province of British Columbia.
Updated: May 26th, 2020
Lethbridge is a small city that’s very near to my heart. Not only is Lethbridge home to my university – the University of Lethbridge – but it’s also where my wife and I met. I met a lot of good friends in Lethbridge and lived with my best friend for a semester. I’ve since been back on many occasions, both to write about things to do in Lethbridge, and to attend my graduation.
While Lethbridge doesn’t hold the same star-power as places like Calgary, Banff, and Jasper, it’s certainly a beautiful city and home to a variety of fun things to do. It’s also a great base for other things to do in Alberta and is quite unique thanks to its desert-like climate, coulees, and cactus. [Read more…] about Things to Do in Lethbridge
With more coastlines than any other country on Earth, it’s no surprise that Canada is one of the best countries in the world for a whale watching tour. Bordered by three oceans – the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans – whale watching occurs all across Canada in places such as British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Nunavut.
Whale watching is very popular with both tourists and locals, with the possibility of viewing up to 33 whale species from shorelines, ships, sailing boats, zodiacs, kayaks, and more. Depending on where you are, there’s lots of other sea life as well, including seals, dolphins, walruses, and a variety of birds.
In this guide, we’re going to fill you in on where to go whale watching in Canada, the most common whales you’ll likely see, and the best times to go. [Read more…] about Whale Watching Canada