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Canada’s 16 Most Photographed Places


Niagara Falls, the world’s most photographed waterfalls (Photo: scazon)

Whether wonders of nature, man-made monuments or iconic landscapes, these sights across Canada are those you’re most likely to find on a postcard, and least likely to be able to resist photographing yourself.

We gathered statistics from tourism boards and industry associations, reputable news outlets and online photo-sharing libraries to come up with this list of Canada’s most photographed places in every province. (more…)

12 of Canada’s Most Unusual Hotels


Soule Creek Lodge in Port Renfrew, BC (Photo: TJ Watt)

These twelve unique hotels, from icy igloos to luxury yurts, range from the strange and adventurous to the fabulously one-of-a-kind and luxurious. For travellers seeking fun, nontraditional romance, the most remote of nature retreats or get-away-from-it-all relaxation, any of these hotels will earn ultimate bragging rights back home. (more…)

Touring Canada’s Most Stunning Badlands


Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park (Photo: Tourism Saskatchewan/Douglas E. Walker)

Some of the world’s most spectacular badlands can be found in Canada. Alberta is the most popular destination to view dry geological formations of rock and clay eroded by wind and water. But towering hoodoos, gullies, canyons and other badlands shapes crop up in other provinces too. These enigmatic planet Mars-like sites, often hiding dinosaur fossils, are always worth a visit.


The Best Canadian Beer Fests of 2012


Cask Days, Toronto (Photo: Crystal Luxmore)

With summer upon us, there are beer festivals sprouting up in nearly every city and town across the country and 2012 is shaping up to be a dream year for the Canadian beer lover. The beer scene in Canada is currently going through a transition, with small craft brewers and microbreweries getting more confident and exploratory with their brews, meaning the range of flavours and styles of beer has never been better. (more…)

Canada’s Best Outdoor Summer Theatre


Bard on the Beach, Vancouver

It’s a given that the Bard dominates summer theatre, but you can find more than Shakespeare under the stars—as well as in parks, on beaches and even in barnyards across Canada this summer. Musicals, new and classic plays, plus dance, opera and circus arts are part of the many fresh-air Canadian theatre festivals. Here’s the short list of favourites from Where editors across the country.

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The 12 Best Seafood Towns in Canada from Atlantic to Pacific


Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (Photo: Chris Boris)

From Atlantic to Pacific, a dozen of the best places across Canada to tuck into local lobster, oysters, mussels and fresh fish. (more…)

Canada’s Top Cycling Trails


Calgary’s Bow River Pathway (Photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka)

Across the country, urban cycling lanes cut through picturesque parks with streams shaded by dense foliage, rural routes meander into tiny towns filled with historic charm, and rugged wilderness roads wind past habitats where black bears, moose, elk, deer and cougars roam.

So get spinning this summer on Canada’s top cycling trails! (more…)

Canada’s Top Wine and Wine Touring Regions from Coast to Coast


Similkameen Valley, British Columbia (Photo: Megan Mallen)

By global standards, the Canadian wine industry is still in its infancy, but increasingly its vintners are perfecting the varieties of grapes that thrive in our climate and wineries are producing award-wining bottles.

Young also means interesting: Many Canadian wineries are a pleasure to visit for their innovative pairings and tours, forward-thinking design and meals prepared by chefs snagged from top restaurants in metropolitan areas, who enjoy creating menus from the surrounding local bounty. A small wine community can also mean a chance to chat with the winemaker directly and not fighting back-to-back tour buses. (more…)

10 Canadian Adventures to Book This Spring and Summer


Photo: Toby Creek Adventures

The days are getting longer and warmer, which means summer is almost here! What better way to enjoy the great weather than getting off the couch and having some truly Canadian adventures? (more…)

Top Canadian Summer Music Festivals


Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts, Montreal (Photo: ©Tim Snow)

Sure, it’s still technically spring, but if you want to attend some of Canada’s biggest music festivals, you’ll have to get your tickets (and book a hotel or campsite) now. Mark your calendars!


Canada’s Best Historic Districts


Gastown, Vancouver (Photo: Junichi Ishito)

You may not realize when you’re window shopping one of a city’s most fashionable streets that you’re also treading in the footsteps of its first settlers. Many of the most historic neighbourhoods in Canadian cities are now populated by trendy, modern boutiques and restaurants in restored historic buildings. (more…)

10 Best Places in Canada to Stop and Smell the Flowers this Spring


Tulips of the Valley Festival, Seabird Island, BC (Photo: Dru!)

The winter jackets may not be in storage yet, but April brings a few harbingers of spring in most of Canada, in the form of daffodils, tulips, flowering trees and those first hardy wildflowers. (more…)