Moving Away From My Hometown Helped Me Learn More About It

A trip to China taught me about the “Bethune House” in Gravenhurst, ON By Tara Collum When you see something everyday, it becomes invisible, another part of the background scenery. I wouldn’t now be begging friends and family to climb into the giant Muskoka chairs on either end of my hometown if I still lived…

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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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The Bridge With A Love Story On Donevan Trail

The first time I saw Kay’s Bridge, tucked into the landscape along Donevan Trail at the Landon Bay Centre just outside Gananoque, ON, I was almost too exhausted to notice its beauty. I wasn’t much of a hiker back then. To make matters worse, I was being upstaged by a 90-year-old man.

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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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A Town Called Moonbeam And Its UFO Monument

Flashing lights, crop circles, and a hovering orb have given this Ontario town its name. On a seemingly unremarkable stretch of Highway 11 between Fauquier and Kapuskasing, Ontario, a UFO squats a stone’s throw from the town of Moonbeam’s Visitor Centre. The spacecraft is reminiscent of Gazoo’s ship in The Flintstones—except made of fibreglass and…

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Deciphering The Man Behind Ontario’s Bean Puzzle Tombstone

Whether it is a labyrinth on the back of a cereal box or a good crossword inside your newspaper, puzzles can be a fun—albeit, sometimes frustrating—hobby. One puzzle that has caused both amusement and frustration, and, in my case, anger, is the Bean Puzzle Tombstone.

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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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Exploring An Abandoned Basement on the Timber Tract

An Ontario family visits the Uxbridge Trail systems this fall.

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13 Haunted Places In New Brunswick To Give You Goosebumps This Halloween

These spooky spots to visit are simply #travelghouls. Strange things abound in New Brunswick if you believe the many ghost, witch, monster and headless nun stories passed down from generation to generation. There are haunted theatres, ghost ships that blaze, lumberjack murderers, and haunted tombstones. Many of these stories are older than the written word…

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