Mystical Little Lake Manitou

Deep in the heart of Saskatchewan, nestled between Saskatoon and Regina, in the village of Watrous, lies a little-known body of water considered magical to many throughout history and still today.

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Mapping Out The Ghost Ships Of Newfoundland And Labrador

I found corners of the province that I might have missed on a road trip. By: Karin Murray-Bergquist The voices of lost sailors cry out when the weather is foul in Adam’s Cove. A bell sounds out from the depths, where it is said that a schooner mysteriously disappeared with its owner in Rocky Bay.…

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Hike Your Own Hike: Iqaluit’s Only Officially Named And Measured Trail, Apex

Like most Nunavut trails, there is a fluidity and flexibility to its parameters. It is not so often that a city’s most well-known hiking trail starts inside a cemetery. But Apex Trail isn’t your typical out and back hiking trail in many other ways, as well. For instance, while it is the only Iqaluit hiking…

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The Iqaluit Museum Housed In An Old Hudson Bay Building

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum showcases the art and history of Inuit throughout place and time. When you first arrive to Nunavut’s capital and largest community, Iqaluit, a popular first spot to see is the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. This is a convenient first place to visit because it is beside the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre, the local tourist…

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Shifting Sandscapes And Wild Horses

Sable Island is an isolated East Coast sandbar also known as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” There aren’t that many places in Eastern Canada that are as mysterious, out of limits and hard to reach as Sable Island. However, unlike most other remote communities or uninhabited islands, this one isn’t far north, hidden past mountains…

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Hike Your Own Hike: Grand Manan’s Hole In The Wall

You’ve likely seen photos of the popular rock formation, but how do you get there? You’ll just need a ferry to take you from mainland New Brunswick to Grand Manan Island. While it may take a while to get to the island with the necessary ferry trip (read more about the logistics here), the Hole…

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Flowers Upon Flowers At Kingsbrae Garden

In Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea, there is a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece open to the public every day. “These peonies are the size of my head,” I thought as I walked past rows of my favourite kind of flower bush. Plush, round, and hued in several shades of pink and white, the many majestic peonies caught my attention…

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Petal Bursts, Pigeon Breasts Or Cookies: An Uplifting History Of The WonderBra

One urban myth has it that Wonderbra ads have contributed to car accidents. There is an old archived BBC article that references the notion. While push-up bra billboards may or may not have distracted drivers into fender benders throughout the years, they have certainly turned heads. In fact, according to a CBC poll in 2007,…

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Celestial Ghosts Live In Northern Lights Legends

To any observer, the Aurora Borealis or “the northern lights” is a marvel to behold. When the iridescent pinks and greens light up and flicker frenetic dance moves across an Arctic sky, it paints the landscape into a handful of rarely-seen colours out on the land. Here, in a Nunavut winter, everything is white but…

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