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    Boating In Vancouver Is A Year Round Activity

    Thu, Jul 11, 2013


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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    The 5 Best Places To Go Boating In British Columbia

    Fri, Jan 20, 2012


    Atlin Lake, British Columbia, Canada

    When imagining Canada most people picture snow capped mountains, acres of forestry, and clear waters on which to spend a peaceful day. These images draw people from all four corners of the globe and it is British Columbia to which they flock.
    Travelers looking to enjoy the picturesque landscape couldn’t find a better method of soaking up the atmosphere than by hiring a boat to take on to one of the region’s many lakes. (more…)

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