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provincial parks

1-Week Summer Wilderness Escape to Ontario’s Algonquin Park

By RED HUNT

One of Ontario’s most impressive wilderness areas, Algonquin Provincial Park is larger than some national parks at more than 7,000-square-kilometres and with more than 1,600 km of navigable waterways. Given the park’s size and its distance from both Ottawa and Toronto (about three-and-a-half hours from each to the outermost park entrances), it’s best to set aside some time here: five to seven days is a perfect amount of time to appreciate the diversity of one of Ontario’s best adventure destinations.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Algonquin getaway. (more…)

Elk Herd in Bob Creek Wildland Park, Alberta

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Why we chose it: In the Prairies, land and sky can blur together in winter. This snapshot of an elk herd on the snowy horizon illustrates just that, in Bob Creek Wildland Provincial Park in southwestern Alberta (map). Winter can be a fantastic time for wildlife-viewing in Canada without the crowds—of humans, that is. (more…)