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National Park

Sable Island, Nova Scotia, is Canada’s Newest National Park

Silhouette of Sable Island horses at sunset

Photo by sleepyorange

Parks Canada has announced that Nova Scotia’s Sable Island has been designated the newest national park in Canada. The remote island some 300 km offshore is best known for its hundreds of wild horses—believed to have been introduced to the island in the 18th century—who run free on the grassy dunes. The island is also a migratory bird sanctuary and  a breeding ground for grey seals. (more…)

Canada’s Best New Attractions for Summer 2011

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

For travellers planning their summer trips in Canada this year, the regional editors of Where magazine have released their top picks for summer travel. The winners of Where Canada’s Best New Attractions for Summer 2011 represent the most exciting attractions – new, significantly improved, or celebrating major milestones this year. A diverse group of attractions from coast to coast, this year’s winners offer a wide range of activities and events suitable for any family, art lover, sports fanatic, nature lover or adventurer. Together, these attractions serve as the top must-see and must-dos for anyone travelling in Canada this summer. (more…)

Go RVing Canada Launches Blog/Map Service for RV Travelers

RVing in Banff National Park. Photo by Erik B.

By Red Hunt

RV sales are on the rise and traveling across Canada by RV is steadily growing in popularity. Some Canadians prefer the freedom of the open road and ability to go wherever they want, whenever they want. RV travel eliminates many of the common hassles associated with travel including airports, car rentals and finding hotels. Other Canadians, in particular budget travelers and young families, like that RV travel can be as much as 70% cheaper than other forms of travel.

To help both novice and experienced RV travelers get the most out of this affordable form of travel, GO RVing Canada’s newest online tool is a blogging and mapping service. Whether you’re exploring the nature of Canada close to home or across the country, this new service is just one of many resources that GO RVing Canada provides for meeting other RVers, sharing your knowledge of traveling in Canada and finding the perfect campgrounds.

The blog/map service taps into the existing online RV community by providing viewers with personal stories, campground reviews, tips and advice from RVers in Canada. While it only recently launched, it already includes RV, provincial and national park entries from the Yukon to Newfoundland. Website visitors can see all of these submitted entries on a map of Canada, including exact campground locations, website links and reviews.

Learn more about the new GO RVing Canada map/blog service and benefits of RV travel at gorving.ca.

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…)

Photo Friday: Peyto Lake, Banff National Park

Every Friday, we will be featuring a travel photo from our readers that inspires you to explore Canada. We want to showcase your adventures whether it’s of a park, a city scape, nature or an interesting character.  Join our Flickr Group so we can easily find you.  In exchange for use of the photo, we will credit your name and link to your photo.  If you have a particular theme that you would like us to showcase, let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

Peyto Lake Photo: Julius Reque