7 of Canada’s Lesser Known National Parks Worth Visiting

  With the release of Parks Canada’s Discovery Pass, which entitles holders to visit any of the country’s 46 national parks for free in 2017, a record number of visitors are expected to flock to popular parks. Skip the crowds and explore one of these lesser-known spots. 1. Terra Nova…

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Beavers reported on the Yukon tundra for the first time

  Canada’s national animal has been turning up in some unexpected places lately, and while there are different theories about how exactly the beaver has managed to gain a foothold in the Arctic tundra, a recent report says climate change is likely a factor. In 2008 and 2009, Inuvialuit hunters…

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Ouimet Canyon: a northwestern birding hotspot

Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park has a variety of upland and lowland habitats, and therefore supports a wide diversity of birds. When entering the park, there is an upland stand of Trembling Aspen and White Birch on the west side of the road. On the east side is an open water…

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5 surreal wonders to explore near Toronto

Ontario is a province packed with natural wonders and surreal places to explore. Fortunately, a number of these other worldly spots are within a reasonable drive of Toronto. From waterfalls to grottos, there’s plenty to astound the senses within a short trip of the city. Here are five surreal wonders to…

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You Need To Visit This Creepy Ghost Town Near Ottawa

Ottawa is known for having its fair share of haunted buildings, but one rarely talked about scary sight is an abandoned town just an hour’s away from downtown. Just outside of Perth is Allan’s Mills – an abandoned mining town that became vacant in the 19th century. While not necessarily haunted, to this day,…

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4 Canadian National Parks You Need To Visit This Summer

Admission to Canada’s national parks is free in 2017, and it’s time to start taking advantage. Parks Canada is offering free 2017 Discover Passes to commemorate the Great White North’s 150th anniversary, and that means you gain admission-free access to all of the country’s historic sites, marine conservation areas and…

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There’s a huge butter tart festival near Toronto next month

If the idea of 150,000 ooey, gooey butter tarts makes you salivate, you should probably consider heading to the annual Ontario Butter Tart Festival and Contest on June 10. Thousands upon thousands of butter tarts from more than 50 vendors should make your two hour drive to Midland (it’s located on…

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