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    Fishing Vacations in Ontario

    Mon, Aug 19, 2013

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    Situated on the east of Manitoba and west of Quebec, Ontario is one of the provincial districts of Canada which is adorned with majestic mountains, crystal clear rivers, untamed wilderness and rich fishing lakes. The province, which is one of the most prosperous urban centers in Canada, has a population of around 13 million with a total land area of more than 900,000 square kilometers. And since the vast majority of those 13 million people live in southern Ontario, there are a few more places in this province which are almost untouched by human life. Similar to the popular fishing destination Florida Keys in the United States, Ontario is graced with breathtaking lakes and rivers, this province is no doubt a popular vacation destination for fishing enthusiasts.

    Apart from its great fishing locations which are similar to certain places in the US, travelers can visit Ontario’s top resorts such as the Eagle Lake Resort and the Waterfalls Lodge; all of which are close to several good fishing lakes. Because the province is home to a lot of fishing enthusiasts, some of these lakes are even stocked regularly to make it even easier to catch fish. In fact, the Northern United States has a long history of fishing industry, and since its states are physically and geographically near Ontario, it is no wonder why the suburban region of Canada shares similar recreational activities. In fact, Midwestern states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan—which are all favorite spots by fly fishing aficionados—generally participate in fly-fishing activities. Their deep involvement in fly-fishing drew in much attention and allowed other fly-fishing enthusiasts around the world to experience fly-fishing in All-American way via dialaflight.com.

    Furthermore, chartered fishing trips are not at all cheap; as a matter of fact, they can really be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Most companies offering these types of trips own cabins that are scattered throughout Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. The cabins are generally in extremely remote locations, often scores of miles from the nearest road or sign of civilization. However, you can only reach those lakeside lodges via float planes, as those are the only viable modes of transportation to reach those remote areas. If you feel like partaking in an authentic wilderness experience, with the added comfort of a safe and dry cabin, then you should look into chartered trips!

    As any good fisherman knows, all kinds fish are not created equal. This goes for how they taste as well as how fun it is to fish for and catch them. Certain species of fish have a mediocre taste regardless of how you cook them, while others taste fantastic even if you simply grill them. And to no surprise, Canada is home to lots of the latter type—delicious fish that can be cooked in a number of ways. Walleye, a kind of freshwater pike, is a very commonly found fish in Ontario. Walleyes are olive/gold colored freshwater species, found mainly in large lakes in the northern hemisphere. They can grow fairly large, commonly reaching sizes of around 80 centimeters long and weigh of up to 9 kilograms.

    Of course, walleyes are not the only type of freshwater fish you will find in Ontario. Other kinds of fish like the brown trout, sturgeon, smallmouth bass, catfish, and northern pike are commonly encountered in Ontario lakes and rivers. While pikes are not the tastiest variety of freshwater fish, they are very fun to fish for. Pikes tend to stay either deep down in the middle of lakes, or in the shade of vegetation towards the edges of the lake. They are intelligent predators, so they provide a good challenge for fishermen looking to branch out to new territory. And whenever there are pikes in the area, there are probably smaller and tastier fish like the walleye or trout for you to feast on!

    [Image credit: Martin Cathrae]

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    Boating In Vancouver Is A Year Round Activity

    Thu, Jul 11, 2013

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    Boats at Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, and it has the mildest weather in the country.  In the winter, when most of the country is under a deep freeze and tons of snow, Vancouverites are treated to above freezing temperatures with the occasional double digit temperature week, and lots of rain- which is easier to handle than having to shovel snow on a daily basis.  In the summer, the temperature is also mild, while the rest of the country deals with heat wave after heat wave.

    Vancouver’s mild weather makes it a great place to go boating, especially in the summer when the sun is shining and the skies are blue.  The boating experience is made even better by the beautiful scenery surrounding the city; on one side there are the beautiful mountains, on the other, the cityscape, and of course, the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. (more…)

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    How to Pack Your Bags for Traveling

    Fri, Feb 1, 2013

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    Bag with all essential gear for travel

    Traveling can be stressful, but only if you let it. Being fully prepared for your trip can help to alleviate stress, and will give you time to enjoy your last few days in town before leaving. One of the biggest parts of travel preparation is packing your bags. It may seem like a straightforward concept, but in reality, the way you pack your bags can significantly change the way your trip goes. If you just throw everything into a suitcase, you won’t be able to fit much, unless you want to pack another bag and pay the fee for checking it. This guide will help you to pack properly by giving you several helpful tips. (more…)

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    Visiting Quebec: Canada’s Own “Mini France”

    Wed, Oct 10, 2012

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    Just a few hours north of Canada’s border with the U.S. state of Maine – and a short drive from Montreal, Quebec City, Quebec feels much like a small French city has been transported across the ocean to Canada.

    Located in the province of Quebec, a predominantly French speaking area (in fact, the official language of the province is Quebecois, a dialect of French), Quebec City is the oldest city in North America and offers all of the charms of France without the long flight. Winding cobblestone streets, stone buildings, charming cafes and world-class dining and lodging await visitors looking for charm, romance and history.
    While the city is highly influenced by French culture, it is still a modern Canadian city. If you want to experience this “mini-France” and capture the spirit of Europe, keep these tips in mind. (more…)

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    4 Ways to Smartly Budget a Road Trip Across Canada

    Tue, Sep 4, 2012

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    As the second largest country in the world, Canada is difficult to cross by rail or bus. However, thanks to the beautiful terrain and the diverse attractions available throughout the country, those who hit the road instead of buying a plane ticket will be rewarded. A lot of foreigners coming from oversea countries like Australia prefer to take an extended road trip across this beautiful country. Regardless of if you are taking a road trip to a secluded hotel by the beach or are just looking for a night out under the stars, Canada has something for every type of traveler. Most foreign travelers from Australia like to fly into Toronto and stay for a couple weeks to a month in Canada. Here are a few simple tips for reaping those rewards without breaking the bank.

    1) Pace yourself.

    Having a one-night stand with a city can be exhausting and expensive. Those who choose to stay longer in each location will be able to explore the region, get a discount on their hotel stay, and spend less time and money per day on travel. (more…)

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    Ultimate Backpacking – A Guide to Canada

    Thu, Jul 12, 2012

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    Canada backpacking guide

    Filled with diverse cities and breathtaking natural scenery, Canada is the perfect place for a backpacking adventure. From the bustling streets of Toronto to the spectacular beauty of the Canadian Rockies, the country is simply packed with incredible sights and fascinating destinations. In a country as large as Canada, seeing every backpacking destination can be tricky. However, there are a number of must-see destinations and attractions that every backpacker should make a point to visit.
    Vibrant Cities to Explore

    Canada is home to a number of fascinating and historic cities worth visiting on a backpacking trip. Many cities in Canada play host to affordable eateries and places of lodging such as hostels and bed-and-breakfasts. (more…)

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    Top Trails for ATVing in Quebec

    Wed, Jul 11, 2012

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    ATVing in Quebec

    When it comes to ATVing in Canada, Quebec doesn’t receive nearly as much attention as it deserves. Quebec is geographically diverse, and it provides a nice balance between riding areas and urban proximity. Quebec is a great choice for a single-day excursion, but it’s also a spectacular option for a weekend adventure or even an entire vacation. It’s high time that you dust off the ATV, open the garage doors, and take it out for a spin. In that spirit, we present our top five ATVing locations in Quebec: (more…)

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    Couple Resort Destinations in Ontario

    Fri, Jun 22, 2012

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    Couples resorts in Ontario Canada

    Couple Resort Destinations in Ontario provide that special getaway experience that couples desire. Much different and luxurious than what you’ll find at your typical Club Med all inclusive resorts, Ontario has that warm country appeal, that many couples find charming and relaxing. Whether you’re planning a special valentine’s day retreat or just want to get away with the special someone, here are five resorts in Ontario, Canada that couples can consider for a retreat off the beaten path: (more…)

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    Canada Tours 2012 – A Winter Rail Adventure

    Thu, Jun 14, 2012

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    One of the most stunning places to visit in wintertime is Canada. The country is at its most beautiful at this time of year, covered in a dazzling coat of snow and ice. For those who don’t particularly want to brave the elements but still wish to enjoy the scenery, a rail adventure is a fantastic way to tour Canada.

    The Route
    It is possible to traverse the whole of Canada by train, with most tours taking around two weeks. Specialist trains travel the 2,000 miles through spectacular scenery and diverse terrain. (more…)

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    Weird Winter Sports in Canada

    Wed, Feb 22, 2012

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    Ice sailing in Canada

    Skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing and tobogganing – let’s face it, compared to what is offered below – these activities seem to be cast aside for the boring tourists and middle aged corporate execs who travel to find fun in Canada.

    Not for us – the ski slopes and the button lifts! No, no, no. We want something a little more right?

    How about the Skeleton?

    How about Skijoring?

    How about Ice Blocking?

    Confused? (more…)

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