Searching for Happy Valley: A Modern Quest for Shangri-La Over her 17-year career as a travel writer, Jane Marshall has wandered the planet, always in search of wild, high-altitude, off-the-beaten-track places. During her travels, she discovered something profound. On three continents, separated by vast oceans, she found hidden valleys known locally as “Happy Valley.” Her …
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Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel, and adventure writer based in Banff, Alberta, a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the author of “Lights to Guide Me Home.” Meghan is wife and partner in business and creativity with Paul Zizka, a mountain landscape and adventure photographer. They love to explore the wild …
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The network of protected areas administered by Parks Canada is a gateway to nature, history, and 450 000 km² of memories from coast to coast to coast. Waterton Lakes National Park is planning ahead for a busy summer, and visitors are asked to do the same. Here are some tips to make the most of your next …
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Episode Ten – Northern Latitudes: Find Your Way “Mary Anne Ivison is a trusted media professional with over 12 years of experience in radio broadcasting, television, voice-over, and live-hosting. She works extensively in commercial radio, streaming audio, and advertising.” All of the above is true. What is also true is that between the two of …
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This Autumn, the Cabot Trail and the Cape Breton Highlands were alive with colour, and Canada’s photographers captured it all. Here are three of the best captures from one of Canada’s most scenic destinations in October.
Quebec City offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Its historic downtown area is surrounded by beautiful parks and reserves, with pristine natural landscapes only moments away. Within the city, there are a wide range of options for outdoor activities in all four seasons. Whether you’re searching for thrills or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Quebec offers a lot of different activities that you’re sure to love.
Nestled in one of the largest valleys of the Cariboo mountains, at an elevation of some 2,300 m (7,546 ft) above sea level, lies Murtle Lake. It’s shape is described to be a backwards ‘L’ with two arms. The North Arm runs deep into the Cariboo Mountains, while the wider West Arm is lined with sprawling sandy beaches.
Jacques-Cartier National Park boasts one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Quebec. The Jacques Cartier River Valley, the most prominent glacier landform, serves as one Canada’s best stages for fall scenery.
The Park is open year-round, though the availability of activities and facilities vary. Entrance fees are $8.90 per adult per day. The park is free for youth under 17.
pick flower farm, with over 100,000 blooms each week. The farm began it’s 8-week season of sunflowers, on July 10th, and tickets cost only $10 for access to the fields and 5 pre-cut sunflower stems. As the season begins to wind down, the farm is offering 10 flowers at admission.
Nestled at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, a short distance away from Lake Louise, is a luxurious getaway for those seeking adventure with a side of relaxation. Welcome to the Cathedral Mountain Lodge, a gateway into an outdoor-enthusiast’s dream.