Author Archives: Robin and Arlene Karpan

The Top Things to Do in Banff in Winter (Besides Skiing)

Banff at night, as seen from the top of the Banff Gondola.

When people first think about Banff in winter, their minds might be drawn to the nearby slopes – but this piece is all about expanding our mindset as to what’s possible in winter here. Even if you’re not a skiier, Banff is a place worth visiting in colder climes because it’s a mecca of outdoor […]

The Best of Quebec’s Aiguebelle National Park and the Surrounding Region

Aiguebelle National Park

Visiting Parc National d’Aiguebelle is a way to form a connection with the precious clay belt of the the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Abijévis hills. And, as contributors Robin and Arlene Karpan note, it’s a national park that is often not on the radar for Canadian outdoor enthusiasts – but, as you’ll find out, it […]

Prince Albert National Park: Experience Saskatchewan’s Accessible and Stunning Wilderness

Namekus Lake in Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park has almost 4000 square kilometres that it calls its own, and that means it’s very much a transitional landscape where you can see pockets of grasslands, aspen parkland, and boreal forest – as well as more water coverage than any other national park. Robin and Arlene Karpan walk us through how […]

Your Guide to Fundy National Park in New Brunswick: Experience Nature at Its Best

Coastline along the Fundy Trail Parkway, New Brunswick.

Fundy National Park, as you might have gathered, is a national park that’s located on the Bay of Fundy, not far from Alma, New Brunswick. It showcases the rugged and raw beauty of the region and features more than 25 waterfalls, as well as having the highest tides on the planet. Robin and Arlene Karpan […]

Quebec’s Stunning Gaspé Peninsula Road Trip: Welcome to One of Canada’s Most Scenic Drives

Perce, Gaspe Peninsula Road Trip

To put in perspective, the Gaspé Peninsula is slightly larger than Belgium, meaning there is a remarkable amount to do and appreciate. Robin and Arlene Karpan are intimately familiar with this region, and they’re here to let you know how to make the most of a road trip there. Driving the coastline of Quebec’s Gaspé […]

Whiteshell Provincial Park: Manitoba’s Accessible Wilderness Playground

Whiteshell Provincial Park

You’ll find Whiteshell Provincial Park roughly 120 kilometres east of Winnipeg, and Robin and Arlene Karpan are here today to help you figure out exactly what you’re going to do in this famed provincial park to make the absolute most of your visit. Manitoba excels when it comes to nature and wilderness destinations, with one […]

Explore the Wild Prairie in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park is one of the most unique national parks that we have in Canada. It aims to protect and showcase one of the few remaining areas of undisturbed dry-mixed grass/shortgrass prairie grassland, and for that we should be very grateful. Longtime visitors of the park Robin and Arlene Karpan walk us through how […]

St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick: Welcome to Canada’s First Seaside Resort Town

St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick

It’s not a mistake that St. Andrews-by-the-Sea is known as Canada’s first resort town, and that’s because it’s a supremely idyllic place, and regularly considered one of the most charming towns in Canada. Robin and Arlene Karpan share all we need below to make the most of our visit! With its idyllic setting on the […]