Best Things To Do In Saskatchewan

Highlights From The Road to 150 Saskatchewan Episode

Often known as an incredibly flat province, nothing could be further from the truth. With lush boreal forests and pristine lakes in the North to prairie landscapes and badlands in the South, Saskatchewan is the perfect place for outdoor lovers to explore.

We drove a pontoon boat around Lake Waskesiu, learned about the province’s first nations at Wanuskewin Heritage Centre, and went for a float in Canada’s version of the dead sea. We also toured the RCMP Heritage Centre, witnessed the RCMP sunset ceremony, climbed a massive sand dune, and hiked through one of the few remaining natural grasslands in North America. We packed a lot of adventures into our short visit and can’t wait to return one day and explore the province further.

We also learned many new things, including:

  • Regina is home to the RCMP training academy. All RCMP officers go through training in this very spot!
  • Grasslands National Park is home to the rarest wildlife in Canada!
  • Canada’s version of the dead sea, the salty lake of little Manitou, is located right between Saskatoon and Regina!

There is so much to do in Saskatchewan, especially for those who love the outdoors. Whether you’re looking for incredible natural parks to explore, small lakeside towns, or first nations culture, Saskatchewan is the place to be! [Read more…]

Best Things To Do in Manitoba

Highlights From The Road to 150 Manitoba Episode

Right in the middle of Canada lies the province of Manitoba, which is home to the city of Winnipeg, some incredible lakes, and the polar bear and beluga whale capital of the world.

We learned about the history of human rights, did yoga with goats, learned about Canada’s history with the Hudson Bay Company, and snorkeled with beluga whales. We also relaxed in a Nordic-inspired spa, stood in the centre of Canada, and walked on the arctic tundra. We really packed a lot of adventures into our ten short days and can’t wait to return one day and explore the province further.

Did you know?

  • Churchill is not only home to polar bears but also to schools of beluga whales!
  • The character of James Bond was inspired by a spy from Winnipeg!
  • The Centre of Canada landmark is less than 30-minutes from Winnipeg!

Manitoba has so much to offer visitors from Canada and across the world. From the incredibly diverse city of Winnipeg to the vast wilderness of Churchill, there are so many things to see, do, and experience in Manitoba.

Center of Canada Landmark

Finding the Centre of Canada landmark near Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Things To Do in Manitoba

We started our trip off in Winnipeg, taking time to explore the wonderful Canadian Museum for Human Rights and relaxing at Thermea Nordik Spa. We also drove north to Grand Beach to relax on the beach and to Lower Fort Garry Historical Site to learn about some of Canada’s history. We did some yoga with goats and then took a flight to the northern community of Churchill, where we jumped in the water and snorkeled with beluga whales. We only experienced some of the highlights of this wonderful province and have featured them in the video above.

Below is a list of what we did, where we stayed, and the companies that helped make this journey possible. We’d also love to give a special shout out to Best Western International for helping to make this entire 150-day road trip happen. [Read more…]

Best Things To Do In Ontario

Highlights From The Road to 150 Ontario Episode

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, we had such an incredible time in Ontario.

We took a helicopter over Niagara Falls, interviewed refugees in downtown Toronto, experienced the world’s largest escape room just outside of Ottawa, and sampled award-winning wines near Niagara-on-the-Lake. We really packed a lot of adventures into our two short weeks and can’t wait to return one day and explore the province further.

We also learned many new things, including:

  • Toronto is now known as the most multi-cultural city on Earth.
  • The St.Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto is known as the best food market in the world.
  • One of the main reasons Ottawa was chosen as Canada’s capital is due to its proximity to both English and French Canada.

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…]

Things To Do in Quebec

Highlights From The Road to 150 Quebec Episode

Quebec is a big province full of history, nature, and diverse cities. As Canada’s only primarily French speaking province, it’s quite different than the rest of the country. Also, due to the complicated history between the English and the French, Quebec has always strived to create and keep its own identity, which is quite apparent in the pride they have for their own flag and other cultural practices. We learned so much during our time in the province and had a lot of fun exploring the cities and the surrounding nature.

With historical cities like Old Quebec, diverse cities like Montreal, and natural attractions like Mont Tremblant and the St. Lawrence Saguenay Seaway, Quebec is an exciting province to explore.

things to do in quebec

Things to Do in Quebec

We had less than two weeks to explore Canada’s largest province and thanks to a lot of rain, some activities were cut short. Below is a list of what we did and the companies that helped make it happen. [Read more…]

Things To Do in New Brunswick

Highlights From The Road to 150 New Brunswick Episode

New Brunswick surprised us in so many ways. From kayaking some of the highest tides in the world to walking around the historic streets of Fredericton, we experienced so much in such little time. We walked on the ocean floor during low tide, rappelled down a cliff at Cape Enrage, went back in time at King’s Landing, zip-lined over a canyon in Grand Falls, and stumbled across a military ceremony in Fredericton where we got to see a new commanding officer take charge complete with a marching band, marching soldiers, and the opportunity to go inside a LAV.

We also learned many new things, including:

  • New Brunswick is the birthplace of the Canadian Military
  • New Brunswick is officially the only bilingual province in Canada
  • The province’s name comes from a city in Northern Germany

New Brunswick is also relatively sparse in population, leaving tons of room for visitors to explore the vast natural landscapes of the province. Whether you’re looking for quaint seaside towns, small historical cities, beautiful natural scenery, delicious seafood, or fun adrenaline activities like rappelling and zip-lining, New Brunswick is the place for you! [Read more…]

Things To Do in Prince Edward Island

Highlights From The Road to 150 Prince Edward Island Episode

Prince Edward Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Canada, if not the world. We had only five nights to explore and I truly wish we had the whole summer. Gorgeous sandy beaches, lovely people, and incredibly delicious food make this province a wonderful place to visit. Actually, I learned something new about Prince Edward Island. The province is home to an incredible food culture and is the perfect place for any passionate foodie. We had no idea about the love of food on the island but it didn’t take long for us to figure it out. From cooking lessons at the Table to one-of-a-kind experiences by the famous Canadian Chef, Michael Smith, our days were filled with tasty local delights.

Things To Do in Prince Edward Island

We started our trip by staying in Cavendish, which is home to Green Gables Historical Place and the starting point of Prince Edward Island National Park. Next, we went to Bay Fortune before completing our adventure in the city of Charlottetown. There was no way for us to experience everything the island has to offer but we did experience enough to make some recommendations. [Read more…]

Things To Do in Nova Scotia

Highlights From The Road to 150 Nova Scotia Episode

From May 27th to June 6th, 2017, we toured Nova Scotia as part of the Road to 150 campaign. It was our second province during our 150-day road trip and what an incredible time we had. From the absolute natural beauty of Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the historic beauty of Halifax, the small town charm of Lunenburg, and the excitement of tidal bore rafting, Nova Scotia is an incredible province to explore. Although we accomplished a lot in ten days, we really only scratched the surface of this incredible east coast province. Whether you’re looking for that laid back East Coast charm, maritime history, or incredible natural wonders, Nova Scotia is the place to visit!

This article is a summary of all the things we did, places we ate, and the places we slept during our Road to 150 campaign in Nova Scotia. We want to give a BIG THANK YOU to all the local sponsors below that helped make this trip happen as well as Tourism Nova Scotia and our major sponsor, Best Western, for helping us bring this project to life! [Read more…]

Things To Do in Newfoundland

Highlights from the Road to 150 Newfoundland Episode

From May 15th to May 27th, 2017, my team and I travelled across Newfoundland as part of our Road to 150 travel series. We experienced icebergs, kitchen parties, history, and gorgeous landscapes. We also experienced a mix of sun, extreme wind, rain, fog, and cloudy weather. This is all part of visiting Canada’s most Easterly province during the month of May. However, this is when icebergs begin to make their way down the Atlantic and one of the few places in the world where you can see them in all their glory.

Newfoundland is an incredible place to explore and is quite unique compared to the rest of Canada. We were all blown away with the hospitality of the locals and by their eagerness to help us experience their great province in their own various ways. From the moment we touched down in St. John’s, people helped organize parties, tours, and activities all across the province, and some even took us out for dinner.

Newfoundland really is a special place and should definitely be on your traveling bucket list. Whether you’re looking for icebergs, wildlife, incredible scenery, or just a joyful atmosphere, Newfoundland is the place to be.

Once this incredible 150-day journey comes to an end, we’ll be writing articles about all the things to do in Newfoundland and about the experiences we had along the way so that you too can plan out your own East Coast adventure. In the meantime, we’ve written out a list of the things we tried, the places we slept, and the places we ate at during our time in Newfoundland. [Read more…]