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Try These Hiking Trails & Walking Trails — Crossing Hagwilget Canyon & Hagwilget Bridge

The Hagwilget Bridge, a suspension bridge crossing the Hagwilget Canyon, off Yellowhead Highway in Northern BC, at the Hazeltons, offers walking trails & hiking trails for all abilities.

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Face Masks, Native American Totem Poles and More at the Museum of Northern British Columbia

The award-winning Museum of Northern British Columbia shares the history, culture, and art of BC First Nations, such as totem poles, carvings, and more.

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Try it! Canyon Sainte-Anne Via Ferrata Adventure Tour

Get the ultimate adrenaline rush at the Canyon Sainte-Anne Via Ferrata where you go rock climbing above the rushing rapids of Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River.

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Wakamow Valley: Outdoor Adventures in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

The Moose Jaw River flows through the Wakamow Valley urban park in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It provides 20 km of trails and year-round outdoor adventures.

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Crepes, Wood Fired Pizza & More: Whytewold Emporium

The Whytewold Emporium near Gimli, in Manitoba’s Interlake Region, serves wood-fired pizza and French crepes — along with a garden centre and store.

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Rodeo Bull Riding, Bronc Busting, Calf Roping & More: Things to See in Saskatchewan

There are lots of rodeo events to see in Saskatchewan every summer! See rodeo bull riding, bronc busting, calf roping and more from June through August.

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Hopkins Dining Parlour in Moose Jaw: Fine Dining and the Most Ghosts

A night out in the historic Hopkins Dining Parlour in Moose Jaw is guaranteed to have a tasty meal — and if you’re lucky, an encounter with a ghost!

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Western Canada’s 8 Best Open Air Museums

It takes just 1000 miles from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Edmonton, Alberta, with stops in Saskatchewan, to explore Western Canada’s 8 best open air museums.

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Take a Weekend Getaway to Casino Regina and the Casino Show Lounge

Casino Regina is one of Western Canada's premier weekend destinations for grown-ups. In addition to traditional casino options, it's also home to one of Regina, Saskatchewan's, most popular entertainment venues with the Casino Regina Show Lounge. Re-imagined and...
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Interested in Snakes? See Tens of Thousands in Manitoba’s Narcisse Snake Dens

Spring in Canada is a season of renewal after the winter dormancy. And while we wait anxiously for the green grass, the buds that will turn into leaves, and the first crocuses on the hillsides, few anticipate the return of snakes crawling out of the rocks. Few that...
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20,000 Miles of Snowmobile Trails — Quebec the Ultimate Winter Destination — #Photos

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has 20,500 miles (33,000 km) of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against the...
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La Poutine Week — Celebrating 60 Years Of Potatoes & Cheese Curds

La Poutine Week may still be fighting its way to National recognition, but for Quebecois Canadians there's no doubt that it exists! According to the BBC, La Poutine Week all started in 2013 by who else but a food blogger, Naeem Adam. The celebrations run through the...
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Check out These Best Small Towns in Canada

When the New York Times says Canada is the #1 best place to go in 2017, you can't help but get excited! After all, there are literally thousands of undiscovered treasures to explore here -- Country Living just came out with this list of 40 best small towns in Canada...
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Nordic Spas are for Everyone, Even the Faint of Heart

What's not to love about a day of relaxation and rejuvenation in the middle of a holiday? Whether you'd like to alleviate some of those aches and pains that come with age (the least exciting part of being a baby boomer!), or find a way to escape some stress, a spa can...
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From a Kodiak Bear to Canyons to the Western Shorebird Reserve — Road Trip

Did you know that out of Montana's 56 counties, 46 are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of six or fewer people per square mile? Or that it's the fourth largest state in the US? What that means, of course, is that there are lots of highways...
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Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine in Saskatchewan–Blacktop Diner’s Olive Tree Restaurant

Traveling Saskatchewan's highways, you come to expect the unexpected. A ship built to sail from land-locked Saskatchewan to Finland. A town celebrating its record of having Canada's hottest ever temperature. A winery offering specialties from rhubarb or grape wine to...
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What Do Saskatchewan’s Herschel Petroglyphs Depict? #ExploreSask

The native prairie habitat of the Great Plains of North America has been ripped up by the plow, and replaced by grain fields, through most of the continent, including Saskatchewan. However, Herschel, a small town nestled where the Coal Mine Ravine joins the Eagle...
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What Gives Kluane Lake in the Yukon its Turquoise Color?

A visit to the Yukon is full of many unexpected discoveries--one of the most unusual being the turquoise hue of Kluane Lake. While many head to the Caribbean for its turquoise, few even know that Kluane National Park has such beautiful water. According to NASA...
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Sukanen Ship Museum: Uncovering Saskatchewan’s Secrets

Abandoning a wife and children to walk a thousand kilometers (600 miles) from Minnesota to Saskatchewan seemed an odd decision to most, but not nearly as crazy as building a ship to sail from land-locked Saskatchewan to Finland. But Tom Sukanen did both early in the...
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Ride The World’s Most Thrilling Roller Coasters–Find Out Where They Are!

The screams of roller coaster riders fill the air at theme parks and summer fairs around the world. From the slow climbs to the g-force of those sudden drops, there's something about roller coasters that's hard to resist--maybe due to the adrenaline rush riders feel....
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How Deep is Lake Diefenbaker in Southern Saskatchewan? (You may be surprised!)

Visitors to Saskatchewan often think of it as flat and boring, however surprises wait for those who look a little further! While the Trans-Canada Highway #1 crosses along the end of the Great Plains of North America, there's lots of opportunity for adventures. In...
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Cannington Manor–Visiting an Aristocratic English Settlement of the 1880s

Life in Canada in 1882 was more often one of hardship, than not. However, for a select group of English immigrants, Cannington Manor promised--and delivered over the next decade and a half--the life of an English Squire in Saskatchewan. From glee club and Town Hall...
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Who Was Jocko, a Former Resident of Regina’s Government House?

Government House, in Regina, Saskatchewan, was built in 1891. Serving as the residence of the Lieutenant Governor until 1945, it's now a museum restored to the period of 1898-1910. Four Lieutenant Governors lived there while Saskatchewan was part of the old North-West...
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Why Were the Carberry Sandhills in Manitoba Important in WWI and WWII?

About 15 square miles of active sand dunes, or Bald Head Hills, form part of the mosaic that makes up the Carberry Sandhills in Southern Manitoba, just 18 miles south of the Trans-Canada Highway, a few miles East of Brandon. More than a century ago, farmers tried to...
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Quebec Augustinian Monastery Museum–Can You Guess the Historical Use for this Revolving Cupboard?

Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America, founded by Samuel D. Champlain in 1608. The walled part of the city, Old Quebec, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you'll find dozens of historical buildings including the Monastère des Augustines. [tabs...
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