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Ontario
The name Ontario is said to come from the Iroquoian (first nation) word meaning "vast body of water". It is the second largest Province in Canada, spanning approximately one million square kilometers. It stretches all the way from the Great Lakes to the frozen shores of Hudson Bay in the North…
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Vancouver
The beautiful city of Vancouver is located in the Southwestern corner of British Columbia, Canada; on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Being overlooked by the Coast Range Mountains and surrounded by water on three sides, the city has a landscape that truly takes your breath away…
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The Province of Alberta
The Province of Alberta is approximately 255,200 square miles in size and boasts incredible scenery and abundant natural resources. It is situated between the provinces of Saskatchewan to the East and British Columbia to the west, with Northwest Territories to the North and the state of Montana, USA bordering the south…
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The Province of British Columbia
The Province of British Columbia is located in Western Canada, it borders with the Yukon and Northwest Territories to the North, Alberta to the East and the U.S. states of Montana, Idaho and Washington to the south. The Pacific Ocean coastline to the west is the only part of Canada on the Pacific Ocean and is home to Vancouver Island…
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Québec
As the only French speaking area in North America, the Province of Québec is most certainly unique. Home to the separate native tribes of the Abenakis, Algonquian, Attikameks, Cree, Huron-Wendats, Innuu, Inuit, Malecites, Micmacs, Mohawks and Naskapis the first western settlers arrived in 1534…
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The Canadian Rockies: Trail Of The Grizzly
Over and over the huge grizzly bear stabs her powerful paw into the mountain river, fishing for her breakfast in the chilly, shallow water. A cool, crisp mountain breeze drifts through the valley; moist morning dew blankets the ground. The soothing sound of running water plays continuously as the sun scales the mountain peaks and illuminates the dawn sky…
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The Canadian Political System
The Canadian political system as it is known today was first drafted by the "Fathers of Confederation" at the Quebec conference of 1864. This then became law when the constitution act was passed in 1867. This act gave the formal executive authority to Queen Victoria…
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Canada
Canada is located in North America and stretches all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific, being made up of ten Provinces and three Territories. A country of outstanding natural beauty, Canada has a wide variety of landscapes; the mountains, the prairies, lakes and rivers with many national and provincial parks to protect the habitats…
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Rocky Mountains Fly Fishing: Attitude and Altitude
It is exotic fishing in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, where you can savour wide-open spaces, breath-taking scenery and utter solitude. Your attitude shifts with the altitude, bringing your appetite for fishing up a few pleasurable notches…
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Ride the Long Spring Season - Deep Snow and Deals
Sunshine, powder and parties. It's springtime in the Rockies, and riding in Alberta during this prime season offers a lot of possibilities for adventure…
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Durham Region - The Greater Toronto Area
Durham Region covers an area of over 2,500 square kilometres and is conveniently located to the East of Downtown Toronto. Another Region with a diverse landscape, Durham has everything from the large lakeshore communities of Pickering and Oshawa to the farmlands and recreational areas in the north…
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Learn the Mountain’s Lessons - New Ski Camps, Schools Open
You've tested yourself in the early season, but now you want to gain more power in your turns, crank up your carving or learn how to finesse mind-blowing moguls. Alberta's ski camps, schools and clinics provide the opportunity to put your best feet forward without landing on your butt. You climb to the top of the mountain and find...what? Not a guru, but yourself…
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Alberta From the Bottom Up: A South to North Adventure
To steal a line from popular culture, when it comes to travel in Alberta, it's not just about the destination. It's about the journey, too. Alberta offers numerous side-trips and attractions to create a fun-filled driving adventure as you explore the province, from the bottom, up…
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Autumn in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains
Fall is the season for wildlife. Grizzly bears are gorging on buffalo berries. Elk are bugling and rutting. In Kananaskis Country, the Rocky Mountain park nearest to the city of Calgary, bull trout swim up mountain streams to spawn and golden eagles ride the updrafts between craggy peaks, 10,000 passing through the area on their annual fall migration…
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Hot Tips, Cool Moves - Alberta’s Skiing & Boarding Best
You're a skier. You're a boarder. Or you'd like to be... So sometime this winter, you'll hear them calling your name v the snow-clad slopes, the bright blue sky, the postcard-perfect scene. You'll feel that irresistible urge to go down hill, you'll clear your schedule, you'll plan your getaway…
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Dry, Light Alberta Snow: - Rip Up the Rockies
It's the snow in Alberta's Rocky Mountains that fuels snowboarding dreams. Wispy and light, it settles in the bowls and between the trees and creates endless acres of riding pleasure. Float through this powder and leave fatigue behind. Here, it's lap after lap of fresh lines and long trails of billowing white smoke under blue skies. Altitude and geography are responsible for the good weather and quality snow in the Alberta Rockies…
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Escape To Winter: Six Easy Ways - Alberta’s Resorts Offer Top Terrain
It's high time you answered the siren call of the ultimate winter destination and took a ski vacation in the Canadian Rockies. Last year, Robin Williams, Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan were among the Hollywood stars who visited the slopes near Banff. But the true glitter is in the white gold that's fallen in the Canadian Rockies during autumn, snow that already promises an outstanding winter…
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Icefields Parkway: Take the Ultimate Rocky Mountains Drive
The Icefields Parkway elevates scenic drives in the Rocky Mountains heavenward, so as you navigate stunning views of glaciers and pristine lakes, gliding through both Banff and Jasper national parks, it silences even the most persistent "are we there yet"?…
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Making the Most of Your Ski Resort - Vary Your Winter Activities
You've skied all day and now you want to kick back and enjoy the night. While you've been skiing, your spouse has passed on the slopes for a day to explore the ski town. You're eager to check it out, noticing that there's a lot for kids to do, as well. In the Canadian Rockies, there's no shortage of winter activities to enliven your ski holiday…
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Take the Paths Less Travelled: Ski the Cross-Country Alternative
Alberta's cross-country ski trails meander across glittering snow and awesome terrain, offering the perfect answer for downhill enthusiasts in search of something new as the new winter season approaches…
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Alberta’s National Parks: Discover Wildlife, Hikes and Mystic Views
Like Banff and Jasper, these three national parks - Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo and Elk Island - offer remarkable outdoor adventures, camping and lodging, along with fascinating history. You'll find these vast parks provide easy access to wildlife in areas that are unhurried, and in some cases, unheralded. These are the areas wilderness lovers seek…
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Canadian Rockies and National Parks: Enjoy Stunning Cycling Trails
The Canadian Rockies are a breathtaking gateway to a range of activities that will set your heart racing. For those looking for a cycling adventure, you'll have your choice of spectacular parks and trails. From Banff to Jasper and Canmore to Lake Louise, the sky's the limit for Alberta cycling adventures…
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Fish Southern Alberta: Lakes, Streams, Rivers and More
Angling in southern Alberta involves casting for trophy fish amid a vast and spectacular landscape of lakes, streams, reservoirs and one of the world's best fly-fishing rivers…
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From a Duffer’s Delight to Pro’s Paradise: Golf Discoveries, Summer Through Autumn
When it comes to golf courses that tempt, you'd have to look long and hard to discover more unique challenges than those you'll find at Alberta golf courses. Golfers can swing through Alberta's diverse regions and golf in northern boreal forests, through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, amidst hoodoos and dinosaur beds, alongside lakes, streams and rivers…
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Kananaskis Invites Fun Mountain Adventures
Created in the 1970s, Kananaskis was designated as a place where outdoor activities could coexist with wilderness appreciation and limited natural resource exploration. The area is split into eight specific land-use areas, provincial parks and protected regions, each with specific rules that focus on watershed and wilderness protection while permitting human use…
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Keeping it Short and Sweet
Here they are, 13 trails that represent a good cross-section of sights throughout the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Whether you're in Banff, Jasper, Kananaskis or Waterton, you'll find a quick and even family-friendly hike that shows the Rockies in their best light. Just remember, they may be technically easier, but every trail deserves respect. Always keep to the posted trail, stay within guard rails and be weather-wise…
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Ride Into Sunset at Kananaskis Guest Ranch
Brewster's Kananaskis Guest Ranch has changed little since opening in 1923, and guests can still enjoy the pioneering family's tradition of Western hospitality within the rugged splendor of Alberta's pristine mountains, rivers and lakes…
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Spring Into Sun Season - Ski Through May!
Spring skiing is considered to be the prime time for snow conditions and fun. In Alberta, you get bathed in sunshine and a particular type of powder that comes with the season…
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Summer Sweet Spots for Hikers
Sitting in Storm Mountain Lodge's dining room should be a long love affair. The sweeping panoramas of peaks, from the Sawback Range to Storm Mountain and the massive burns left by a history of forest fires v all encourage lingering over conversations that involve Banff's hiking trails. And then there's the organic/free range menu...with rack of lamb dressed with a mint/cucumber salsa as well as free range chicken, fresh wild fish and so forth…
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Taste Alberta’s Farms and Ranches
A recent foray into the Alberta foothills for a mini ranch vacation had us dining like well-heeled city slickers on cowboy cuisine with a regional Alberta twist. From the platters of whisky marinated bison flank steak and chili-spiked sweet potatoes, to the mixed baby greens drizzled in local black currant vinaigrette and colourful vine-ripened tomatoes stuffed with wild rice…
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The David Thompson Explorer’s Trail: Drive a Famous Expedition
Family road trips can offer the perfect opportunity for an invigorating and educational vacation v and what better place to do that than in Alberta's own backyard? Steeped in history and beautiful scenery, with hiking, museums, scenic drives and plentiful wildlife all at your fingertips, you can put an Alberta road trip at the top of your list of affordable family vacations…
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The Magnificent Seven (Days in the Saddle)
Once you have an idea where you want to go on your week-long pack trip adventure, it's just a matter of deciding when and how. Here are some of your options when planning a trek into the far alpine reaches of the Rocky Mountains…
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Train Vacations: Rocky Mountains Rise to Occasion
When you arrive in Alberta by train from the west, you confront a wall of mountains. The Canadian Rockies rise to meet you and the glittering, snowy peaks provide a shiver of primal recognition, regardless of the season. As you cross the Continental Divide, the tracks take you to the zenith of Canadian train vacations…
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Travel Top to Bottom: Heli-Tour Morning, Heli-Hike Afternoon
It was a tour impossible to resist: float far above the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the morning for a helicopter's sky-high view of the daunting Columbia Icefield, then grab some gear and spend the afternoon heli-hiking some of the lower ranges we'd flown over…
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