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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…)

Belugas and Blues: Best Whale-Watching Spots in Quebec


Blue whale in the St. Lawrence River Côte-Nord, Manicouagan Region (Photo: Marc Loiselle/Le Québec Maritime)

Get adventurous this spring or summer with a trip to Quebec to see one of thirteen species of whales that careen along Quebec’s maritime coast via organized tour, or—for a more adventurous experience—climb into a kayak to get an eye-to-eye view. (more…)

67 New “Signature Experiences” Revealed by the Canadian Tourism Commission

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is one of the CTC's Signature Experiences (Jean-François Leblanc, PQ/CNW Group/Canadian Tourism Commission)

In July the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) launched its Signature Experiences Collection, highlighting 48 “authentic” and singular Canadian experiences, from cruising the Inside Passage in BC to seeing the northern lights by dogsled in the Northwest Territories. (more…)

Canadian Tourism Commission Releases Signature Experiences Collection

Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. (By Benson Kua)

Ever been asked what are must-see spots by friends visiting from abroad and drawn a blank, or thought about taking a trip to another province but not known what’s on offer besides a city stop?  The Canadian Tourism Commission has released their Signature Experiences Collection. The federally funded program has released an initial list of 48 (undoable in 48 hours, so don’t get any ideas of a Guinness-worthy task) attractions to see, spanning east to west. Aimed at high-end tourists from Europe and Australia, they’re not exactly the waterfalls and whale watching your parents took you on when you were kids.


Hot Dates: Sea It All

The Tall Ship Silva offers daily sailing tours around Halifax Harbour.

Various tour companies ply the waters around Halifax, offering visitors dozens of unique ways to explore. The Harbour Hopper offers amphibious tours. Tall Ship Silva plies Halifax Harbour with a three-masted schooner. Whale and nature tours sail from Murphy’s Cable Wharf. And A&M Sea Charters is based in Fisherman’s Cove, offering whale, nature and fishing tours.