Discovering the South Canadian Rockies: Small Towns and Big Mountains

South Canadian Rockies

As the South Canadian Rockies notes, “history runs deep in our Rocky Mountain towns, and our towering mountains provide a four-season playground that lets you go beyond the ordinary.” Carol Patterson visited to this region to get a pulse on how a rise in tourism has affected the region, and how you can visit, responsibly. […]

Visiting the Malahat Skywalk: See Vancouver Island From a Different Perspective

The Malahak Skywalk

A 600 metre elevated walkway through a west coast forest of Arbutus and Douglas Firs, and then ascension of a 10-story spiral tower to take in the stunning 360-degree view of islands, fjords, forests and mountains. Who wouldn’t want that?! We Explore Contributor Ron Pradinuk walks us through how to get the most of our […]

12 New Experiences in the Canadian Indigenous Tourism Industry to Have On Your Radar

Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) reached out to us to let us know about some new experiences and happenings that all Canadian travellers will want to know about. We’re excited to share them with you! The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada recently released some of their new and noteworthy developments in the Indigenous […]

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 Things to Do in Tofino, British Columbia: From Wild Nature to Wondrous Cuisine

Things to Do in Tofino

Tofino is a town of a few thousand people located on beautiful Vancouver Island. It attracts people from around the world because of its pristine nature, and opportunities for outdoor adventure – but not enough people know about its remarkable culinary scene. In this article, Hans Tammemagi walks us through all sides of Tofino. Tofino, […]

Exploramer: Dive Into The St. Lawrence River At This Immersive Quebec Marine Museum

A boy holds a sea urchin at ExploraMer Quebec

Exploramer Quebec is a one-of-a-kind immersive glimpse into the fascinating marine life and environment of the St. Lawrence River. Gazing out over the rising tides of the St. Lawrence River in the small town of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts in Quebec’s Gaspesie region is a small museum offering one of the most immersive exhibits on marine wildlife. Exploramer […]

Three Days in Alberta’s Diamond Valley: New Town, Same Zany Take On Western Culture

Skijordue is an annual mash-up of horseback skijoring, fondue and seventies fashion

It was only recently that Diamond Valley became an entity, and now this relatively undiscovered gem in Alberta is ripe and ready for exploration. Carol Patterson walks us through how to get the absolute most out of a visit to Diamond Valley, Alberta. This year the citizens of Black Diamond and Turner Valley, in the […]

Road Tripping to Wood Buffalo National Park: 10 Things to Know About Canada’s Largest National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park holds the title of the largest national park in Canada, covering nearly 45,000 square kilometres. It’s actually the second largest national park on the planet. We Explore Canada contributor Carol Patterson walks you through how to make the most of your visit to this remarkable park. Is a visit to Wood […]

Haida Gwaii: A Mist-enshrouded Showcase of Haida Culture 

Loo Taas (Wave Eater) by Bill Reid

Haida Gwaii, which literally translates to “Islands of the Haida People,” is an archipelago located off the northern Pacific coast of Canada. It’s a place that’s immensely rich in culture, and spending time here allows visitors to tap into a history and way of life that’s filled to the brim with valuable lessons and insight. […]

An Adventurer’s Guide to Salt Spring Island in British Columbia

Sunset on Salt Spring Island in BC

Salt Spring Island, so named for salt springs in the northern part of the island, is one of the Gulf Islands, located between the Strait of Georgia and the mainland of BC. Local expert Hans Tammemagi lets us know how we can embrace “the extremes” of the island, and all that aboard his trusty 50 […]