The top places in Canada you need to visit! (Part 2)


Bonnechere Caves

Walk in the clouds. Take a four-hour canopy tour of the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve on a suspended walkway in a 200-year-old pine forest! With spectacular views, the canopy boardwalk is 10-20 meters above the forest floor and is over half a kilometer long. You might even catch a glimpse of wolves, foxes and moose. The rates are $95 for adults and $70 for youth. The price also includes the admission fee for the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre. For more information, visit

Bonnechere caves. Located in Eganville, the Bonnechere Caves are truly a unique experience for all ages. 1-hour guided tours leave every 20 to 30 minutes and run from May to October. Tourists are free to take photos and can enjoy the white waters of a waterfall close by. Adult fees are $17, seniors are $15, and youth are $13. For more information visit


The Ice Hotel/Hotel de Glace

Opt for an island idyll. Take a step away from your busy lifestyle and travel over to the charming and quaint Île d’Orléans, either by ferry or bridge from Québec City. The island’s patchwork of fields and pretty towns brings in a mixture of artisans, ranging from blacksmiths to makers of jam, cheese, cider and chocolate. Find your escape! Click here for more information.

Winter fun. Québec is known for its amazing ski hills and winter activities. Spread out over two major mountain ranges, the Laurentian Mountains and the Appalachians, there are over 800 trails for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Visit one of the three major ski areas, the Laurentides, the Québec City area, and the Eastern Townships to get back on the slopes or for the first time ever! You also won’t want to miss winter activities like the Ice Hotel, Québec Winter Carnival, and Village Vacances Valcartier – the largest winter playground in North America. For more information, visit

New Brunswick

The Hopewell Rocks National Park

Settle by the seaside. St.Andrew’s, or better known by its small-town nickname of St.Andrew’s-by-the-sea, is the traditional beach vacation: warm ocean waters, a shallow touch-pool to view sea creatures and pet a starfish, whale-watching and the list goes on. There is a salmon interpretation centre with an underwater viewing room, and many first-rate hotels to choose from, like the Fairmont Algonquin. For more information on this beach town, click here.

Watch the tide come in. Discover the intriguing flowerpot rock formations and hidden sea caves at Hopewell Rocks National Park on the Bay of Fundy. After exploring, find a spot to relax and watch some of the highest tides in the world come in, with rising speeds of 2-2.5 meters an hour. Adult rates are $9 with seniors and students at $7.75. Watch the tide and be amazed! For more information, go to

Nova Scotia

The Titanic exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Lounge in a deck chair on the Titanic. Travel back in time to 1912 and take a seat on the deck of the infamous cruise ship, the Titanic. Although the scene may be a replica, the Titanic exhibit features the wireless operator’s log of the ship’s distress calls, part of the grand staircase, and one of the only intact deck chairs that matches those that were actually onboard of the ship. Rates are $8.50 for adults during the summer. Check out the other events and exhibits at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at

Dive into the past. Cape Breton Island is known for its wealth of shipwrecks on the ocean floor. Whether you are an experienced diver or are learning for the first time, Easy Dive Canada Ltd. has the courses and equipment you need. The company organizes expeditions to the underwater remains of ships like the 64-gun Le Celebre or the 180 foot long section of The Arrow. For more information, click here.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park. This national park extends 40 kilometers of the island’s north shore, and is filled with barrier islands and beaches, sand dunes, wetlands, sandstone cliffs, and remnants of the Acadian forest. Tourists can cycle the seaside Gulf Shore Way, rent a kayak in North Rustico, and travel through the Greenwich Dunes Trail. The park also includes national historic sites Dalvay-by-the-Sea and Green Gables Heritage Place – which was, as you may have guessed, the inspiration for the setting of L.M. Montgomery’s famous novel Anne of Green Gables. Explore today! More information available here.

Pose with a four-meter spud. No, you didn’t read that wrong! Not only is the 7,000 square foot Potato Museum home to the giant potato (14 feet high and 7 feet in diameter), but it also includes a Potato Hall of Fame, old farm machinery and a variety of relocated historic buildings – like a one-room schoolhouse. This unique attraction can be found in the town of O’Leary. Adults are $8 with family packages available. Do you want fries with that? More information here.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Ogling an Iceberg in Iceberg Alley

Ogle and iceberg. Newfoundland and Labrador is known as Iceberg Alley, with many massive flotillas of glacial ice travelling through the ocean from Greenland during the spring and early summer months. This picturesque experience is not one to miss – it is known that the best view is further north up the East coast of the province. The most popular places to watch nature’s artwork are Point Amour, Battle Harbour and Cartwright, all within Southern Labrador. For more information, visit

Signal hill tattoo. This new program covers over 150 years of the province’s military history. The band of the 1795 Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Foot’s Fife and Drum Corps will begin with a performance, followed by a demonstration of an infantry and artillery drill by the war of 1812 era Royal Newfoundland Fencibles and Royal Artillery. Afterwards, there is a simulated exercise by the Newfoundland Regiment, as it would have appeared during the First World War. To conclude, a commemoration ceremony is held, which is dedicated to all those who have served, and continue to serve, in defense of the province and nation. Tourists will not only get a show by the performers, but can also take in the panoramic views of the harbor and colorful houses that fill the city. Visit their website for more information.

Top 10 ways to prove that you’re Canadian

Canada Day is right around the corner and we can’t wait to celebrate so we’re going to start early! Let’s face it, there are some things out there that are distinctly Canadian. Let us know at the end how many of these sound familiar to you or what you would add to this list.

You know who this is

mr. dressup
And you know what the tickle trunk is.

You call it peameal or back bacon

Because we already know it’s Canadian bacon.

This message is all too familiar

And heartbreaking.

You’re able to name Canadian celebrities off the top of your head

Also, you get a sense of pride when you hear Canadians mentioned or Canada referenced on American shows or films.

You’ve apologized when someone else stepped on your foot

Come on, you know you’ve done it, you overly-apologetic Canadian, you.

You wear a “toque” in the winter

Keep that head warm, eh?

You drink pop, not soda and eat chocolate bars, not candy bars


Jump into a cold lake without complaining about it

Or just show off photos from when you did the Polar Bear Swim.

Order a “double double” at a coffee shop

And by coffee shop you know that we mean Tim Hortons.

You know that the alphabet ends with “zed”

You’ll have none of that “zee” nonsense.

What would you add to this list? Share your suggestions in the comments!

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5 Romantic Canadian Destinations for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a unique getaway this Valentine’s day? Canada is full of romantic places! From East to West to North, every region of Canada has its charm and appeal. Let’s look at 5 destinations that can make your Valentine’s day the most memorable yet!

Québec City, Québec

Perhaps it is due to the “French” in its French-Canadian heritage, but Quebec may be the most romantic of all Canadian cities during the Valentine’s Day season. With the Carnaval de Québec offering sleigh rides and a dozen other ways to connect with your love, and the famed Hôtel de Glace providing unique getaway packages, there are few other places that can compare as a destination for people celebrating love. It’s Europe without the price tag!

Toronto, Ontario

Large cities can always be counted upon to have plenty of romantic activities for couples, but few can boast as many options as Toronto. From a wide variety of fine food restaurants to theatres and plays, Toronto has everything you need to spend a memorable night.

Nova Scotia Wine Country

If you would like to enjoy the beauty of nature and the finer things in life at the same time, take your significant other to the scenic wine-producing areas of Nova Scotia. Between Windsor and Kentville lie at least half a dozen Canadian wineries, with several more near other outlying towns. Sip their nectars and (if the weather permits!) take a stroll hand-in-hand with your love across the lovely rolling vineyards from which ice wine and other vintages arise.

Whistler, British Columbia

If you really enjoy nature and the outdoors, however, perhaps Whistler will better suit you and your partner’s tastes. The area is host to a wide assortment of resorts and spas, featuring snow sports, hiking trails and even zip-lining. It is a great place for more adventurous couples to have fun together.

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

While there are many romantic things to do in Whitehorse, including a Valentine’s Date Night at the Canada Games Centre, the most romantic thing to do is actually several miles north of the city, at Lake Laberge. This lake in the middle of the wilderness provides a wonderful viewing place for the northern lights. What could be a more romantic way to spend a special evening than watching a natural light display in the sky by the side of a shimmering lake?

What other Canadian destination denotes romance to you? Comment below!

10 Canadian Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss!

Schedule some fun this summer and check out what is happening at some of the best Canadian Summer festivals. With this many festivals you are sure to find one to suit your taste or take in several, for even more fun.

1. Cowboy up and have some fun at the Calgary Stampede. The Stampede lasts 10 days so you are sure to be able to fit it into your schedule. Over 1 million people visit Calgary to attend the stampede held every July. If you’re in or near Calgary right now, make sure you drop by, otherwise there’s always next year.

2. If Folk Festivals are what you like, the Edmonton Folk Festival is one of the world’s premier festivals of the genre. Held in August it is worth the trip to see and hear outstanding talent at very reasonable prices.

3. If you didn’t get enough fireworks at the Canada Day parties; Vancouver hosts the Symphony o f Fire every summer. The Symphony of Fire is the largest fireworks competition in the world and lasts for several magical summer nights.

4. If you are into films, Toronto has an International Film Festival, which is one of the world’s leading film festivals. It is in the same league as Cannes and Sundance. You can be sure it will be sprinkled with film stars and memorable premier films. Held in September every year it is the icing on the summer cake.

5. Do you love jazz, take in the Montreal Jazz Festival, held every June/July. There are about 500 jazz performances with most of them free. You can choose from over 2000 jazz artists from all over the world, you are sure to see amazing talent. Some famous people have launched their careers at this Jazz Fest, such as Diana Krall and Norah Jones.

6. If you missed Canada Day in Ottawa, there is always next year. Ottawa takes Canada Day very seriously and they will show you a great time, including festivities, fireworks and lots of family-friendly activities. Also, Canada Day showcases some of the best Canadian bands from coast to coast.

7. Need some laughs? Montreal can get you giggling at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, held every July. Started in 1983, the festival has been entertaining people, offering loads of fun and laughs and features some of the world’s best comedians. Just For Laughs is the world’s #1 Comedy Festival and has launched the careers of many famous comedians.

8. If you love the Irish, the Celtic Colors festival is held in October every year and lasts 9 days at Cape Breton Island. It is the largest Celtic party in North America.

9. You can even enjoy summer festivals in the Winter at the Quebec Winter Carnival. It is held in Quebec City every January through mid February. Fight back and party through the winter cold.

10. If one winter festival isn’t enough, Ottawa hosts Winterlude every February with loads of winter time fun.