Category Archives: Canada

The World’s Biggest Teepee

At 215 feet, or 20 storeys, the Saamis Teepee is the tallest teepee on Earth. It originally stood in Calgary, constructed to hold the Olympic Flame for the 1988 Winter Olympics. After the Games it was moved to its present … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Bears

Our attempts to witness wild bears fishing for salmon in Alaska met with limited success (see my post Close Encounter With An Alaskan Bear). Fortunately, we had much more luck (and purely by chance) during our visit to the Rocky … Continue reading

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Transformers Invade Paris!

OK, so technically it was just one Transformer (which couldn’t actually transform). And it was really more of a Visit than an Invasion. And the Paris in question is a small town in Southern Ontario, not the capital of France. … Continue reading

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Going Loco at Brandywine Falls, British Columbia

The bustling Olympic ski resort of Whistler in British Columbia is a fantastic destination, no matter what time of year. There’s no end of outdoorsy things to do, from ATVing to ziplining. You can even go skiing! But if you … Continue reading

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Lighthouses of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has more lighthouses than any other Canadian Province, somewhere in region of 160! Not bad for the second smallest province, after only Prince Edward Island. Yet if you’ve been to this beautifully bleak corner of North America, and … Continue reading

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Getting Soaked At Niagara Falls

There are no end of ways to get soaked at Niagara Falls, of which the Maid of the Mist is undoubtedly the most famous. Last week I combined two of my personal favourites into one breath-taking, if sodden, day! We … Continue reading

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Driving A Dog Sled In Mont-Tremblant

In the intro to my Old Faithful post a couple of weeks ago, I revealed I was snowmobiling in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, at the time. As it turned out, snowmobiling was just one of the modes of transport we got to … Continue reading

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