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 Kayโ€™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 wasnโ€™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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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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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 funโ€”albeit, sometimes frustratingโ€”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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My Two Weeks At One Of Nunavut’s Ottawa Isolation Hubs

Falafels, renovation TV shows and a COVID-19 scare. How we moved across the country during a pandemic. After a 15-hour drive from New Brunswick, with five suitcases, six tote bags, two cats in carriers, and a big sack of litter, we arrived at Ottawa’s Hilton Homewood Suites in the early evening of November 18, ready…

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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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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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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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A First-Timer’s Guide to Visiting New Brunswick’s Own Little Paradise

So it is your first time heading to Grand Manan Island? Here’s how to plan your trip. Perhaps you’ve heard that writer Willa Cather once fell in love with the island, regularly visited for nearly two decades and even wrote at least one story about it. Or maybe you learned that ornithologist and painter John…

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