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Travelling Canadians Not So Eco-Conscious

Photo by Willamor Media

According to a poll conducted by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, a majority of Canadians spoken to have a double standard when it comes to being eco-friendly, being more environmentally conscious at home than when travelling outside of the country.

The poll found that 83 per cent of Canadians have never taken an eco-friendly vacation, which the poll defined as on that sustains, enhances or has little impact on the environment. Though if the price for an eco-friendly holiday were the same as a non, about 60 per cent would consider taking one as an alternative.

Of those polled, 90 per cent of Canadian hadn’t considered ways to make travel greener like using e-tickets, taking public transit while sightseeing and buying carbon offset credits.

For more on the story visit Canada MSN Travel and www.tdfef.com.

Road Trip: New Brunswick’s Acadian Coastal Drive

Photo by Tim Johnson

By Tim Johnson

As rich in culture as it is natural beauty, New Brunswick’s Acadian Coastal Drive offers a lovely mix of sun-kissed beaches, delicious roadside cuisine and the wonderful joie de vivre of the Acadiens. Although it’s just 150 kilometres from Moncton to Miramichi, you should take your time and enjoy—split the drive into two or three days to make sure you properly soak up the sun, tucking into some poutine râpée and seafood pizza along the way. (more…)

Hot Attraction: Paddleboat Adventures at Eco-Odyssée

Get a rare perspective on nature at Eco-Odyssée.

A marshland maze awaits you at the 500-acre property of Eco-Odyssée. An activity inspired by the habits and habitats of beavers, this paddleboat labyrinth tour offers an interesting perspective on the national animal’s way of life, plus allows for views of a variety of flora and fauna in their natural environment. If you crave adventure, try the more competitive scavenger hunt, or take it easy with one of the “observation” outings for great ways to see almost every corner of this lush marsh.

Sleepover: Free Spirit Spheres in Vancouver Island, British Colombia

The Melody Sphere - Free Spirit Spheres Photo: Free Spirit Spheres

You may have stayed in a tree house or maybe even a yurt in your lifetime. But have you ever stayed in a sphere? (more…)