If you’re looking for fun things to do in Collingwood, Ontario, the year-round Apple Pie Trail is a delicious way to explore the Blue Mountains region and Southern Georgian Bay. For a review of this self-guided driving tour read on. For essential travel tips scroll down. Following the Apple Pie Trail I’m fantasizing about a […]
Canada has a lot to offer a visitor, and here are some reasons why. For more fun Canada travel articles scroll down.
Why is Canada travel the best kind of travel of all?
1) Canada is big
Canada is big. It's 10 million square kilometres big. If you include water, Canada is the 2nd biggest country in the world. If you don't include water, you will be thirsty.
2) You will never be thirsty in Canada
We have small lakes, great lakes, the Atlantic Coast to the East, the Pacific Coast to the West and let's not forget magnificent Hudson Bay. You probably know all this. Did you know, however, that if you head up north, and I mean waaaay up north, you've got your Beaufort Sea, your Labrador Sea and a whole lot of ice and glaciers - that adds up to a whole lot of exciting Canada travel.
3) Even with glaciers, Canada is not as cold as you think
Okay, sometimes it's bloody freezing. But right now it's hot and muggy in Toronto, so I'm thinking of heading to Saskatchewan where it's dry and the sun shines a lot.
4) Canada has time travel
Canada has six major time zones. From East to West you've got your Newfoundland Time Zone, your Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time, Mountain Time and Pacific Time. I mean, this is exciting. It's almost warped-speed-space exciting. If you flew around the country really fast crossing all kinds of time zones in a strategic manner you could probably even get younger.
5) Canada has mountains
The Rocky Mountains is one of the best destinations in the world. The World! Yes, you can ski, soak in hot springs, stay in lavish hotels and dine on locally-produced fine cuisine. Try doing that in Italy What? You can do that in Italy? And France? And Switzerland? And ... okay, I ask you this. How many TIMES ZONES do those countries have? Has anyone ever grown younger in Italy, other than at a Tuscan spa?
Awenda Provincial Park
A Canadian conclusion
Hey, I may jest and admittedly, you may not be able to grow younger by flying back and forth across Canada strategically, but for some of the (seriously) very best things to do in Canada visit my What to do in Canada blog post or scroll down and read the Canada Travel blog posts below.
Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is vibrant, sophisticated and fun. But where do you start? If you’re planning a trip to Ontario, here’s how to spend one day in Toronto. The perfect one-day tour of Toronto If you plan to spend one day in Toronto, you’ve made a wise choice! Since no fewer than 25% of […]
Canadian Rockies train journeys are not just about where you go, they’re about where you stop. If you’re thinking of travelling on Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury train through the best of the West, here are some top Rocky Mountaineer destinations in Canada. Disclosure: As a Rocky Mountaineer brand ambassador, I’ve been a guest of […]
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in Ontario, a trip to Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, just two hours north of Toronto, makes a serene stop. Is it romantic? That depends on who you ask. For all the essential information on how to visit and what to do there, read on. A Blue Mountain getaway […]
Welcome to the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien – the Wild Zoo – where the animals roam free and you’re in a cage (or at least in a caged train). Managed by the Centre for Conservation of Boreal Biodiversity, the zoo’s Nature Park Trail train is the Canadian version of an animal safari, and one of […]
There are so many things to do in Blue Mountain Village, one of Ontario’s most popular getaways, that it can be hard to sort it all out. Read on for my experience, or scroll down for your ultimate Blue Mountain guide with a comprehensive list of outdoor activities, tips on where to stay and where […]
A visit to the historic village, Val Jalbert, in the Saguenay region of Quebec, is a step back into the fascinating world of a former mill town that was paradise to its residents, but that died an untimely death. Dancing with myself Do I need to explain why I was dancing barefoot in the […]
If you’re interested in Canada fishing trips, here’s an outdoor adventure with Pouvoirie du Lac Blanc, an outfitter in the Mauricie region between Montreal and Quebec City. Whether you’re a skilled fisherman or a beginner, a fishing trip in Quebec may just take soul searching to a deeper wetter level. Canada fishing trips […]
Do we take Canada for granted? I’m guilty, but I plan to change. Here on Canada’s 150th birthday, is a reminder of why I love Canada, and why you might, too. Oh, Canada, forgive me Look Canada, I’m sorry I’ve neglected you. Yes, I’ve been taking you for granted, assuming you’ll always be there […]
Sure, Montreal and Quebec City are great destinations, but everyone knows that. What is less known is how rich in natural beauty and local flavour the area between Montreal and Quebec City is, and how fun a Quebec road trip can be. So slow down. Turn your Quebec vacation into an action-packed adventure with this […]