8 ways paddling can improve your health

Just when we thought nothing could top the “good for you” news about chocolate… …research shows that paddling is good not only for our physical health, but for our mental health as well! Here are some of the benefits that will have you reaching for your paddle: Lowers stress levels:…

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Calgary couple ditches home for RV tour of Canada

Roy Graham and Betty Caldwell are ditching their Calgary home to embark on a cross-Canada tour in an RV. The couple said they were inspired by YouTube videos posted by other people who had given up living in a house for life on the open road. When Caldwell’s business began…

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Bikepacking 101

My father and I cycled across Canada when I was 13 years old. True story. Since that formative time, almost twenty years ago, I have had the great fortune of touring pretty much every corner of the Americas – Alaska to Argentina in 2005, the Race Across America in 2008,…

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Several Reasons to Join the Voyageur Trail Association

There are several reasons to join the Voyageur Trail Association: 1) the Voyageur Trail News, a newsletter containing information of use and interest to hikers; 2) regular notification of Trail changes so that your edition Guidebook can be kept up-to-date; 3) the convenience of toll-free access to a volunteer who…

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10 secret streets to explore in Toronto

Secret streets in Toronto only deserve such a designation if you don’t know where to look for them. You could pass them a hundred times without noticing, but once you’ve been tipped off, you’ll always be able to find them. And you’ll want to do just that, as they are…

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8 top secret beautiful hamlets in Ontario

Ontario is positively brimming with beautiful small communities that combine heritage architecture with walkable streets and interesting attractions and shops. Here are eight hidden gems that you may not have visited yet. Claremont Located in northern Pickering, about 40 kilometres northeast of Toronto, Claremont was settled in the 1840s, and was…

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Canadian snowbirds: Rules you need to know

A Canada-U.S. agreement is in the works to share information on who’s entering each respective country, and when, for example. The Entry Exit Initiative already covers non-citizens of the two countries, but the plan to start covering citizens as well has been delayed. Once that’s in effect, the U.S. government will be…

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11 Not To be Missed Stops on the Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s Ultimate Scenic Highways. Located on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, The Cabot Trail is a rite of passage for many Canadians hoping to explore the best scenic stops in the country. We set off from Halifax early one morning to spend five days exploring the…

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