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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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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The top 10 climbs in Canada for road cyclists

The best leg-straining, lung-busting routes in the country for you to ‘enjoy’ Cape Smokey, Cape Breton, N.S. The Cabot Trail is a 300-km grind around Cape Breton Island, with plenty of climbing along the way. But of all the climbs, Cape Smokey best exemplifies the bleak majesty of the place.…

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European cheese imports serve up tough choice for Champagne

More European cheese is set to ship to Canada tariff free this summer, as a hotly anticipated part of the EU trade deal rolls in. Nearly 18,000 tonnes may sound like a lot. It’s actually a rare, thin slice of Canada’s tightly controlled cheese market. The knives are out among those eager to…

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Study: Most Canadians can’t name all 9 provinces

A study released today showed 93% of Canadians could not name all 9 Canadian provinces and 2 territories. The study, by Ipos-Reid, struck some observers as worrying. “When only 27% of people can name all of our states, that speaks to a shocking level of civic knowledge in our republic”, said…

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