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Top 10 places to celebrate the holidays with Parks Canada

Celebrating the holiday season is made easy by simply visiting Parks Canada sites across the country! Take in the beauty and history of the sites along with family-friendly activities. **For all my fellow birders out there, take note of all Read on! →

Sweet serenity and adventure found in idyllic Couer d’Alene, Idaho 

“It’s still got that small town feel,” says my taxi driver as we pull into town. From first appearance at least, he’s right. Charm oozes as we drive down a quaint main street full of shops, restaurants and pubs – Read on! →

Churchill wildlife: polar bears and beyond

I try not to get too hyped up before visiting a new destination, keeping research slim and daydreaming to a minimum. That way, I persist in being present, taking surprises in stride and soaking in moments of adventure I couldn’t Read on! →

8 ways to enjoy Saskatoon’s culinary boom

There’s an undeniable vibrancy abuzz in Saskatchewan’s largest city. A food and drink revolution is well underway in Saskatoon, thanks in part to the revitalized Riversdale neighbourhood, which has become a catalyst in encouraging entrepreneurs to set up shop. The Read on! →

Saguenay Quebec: The perfect family pitstop for adventure

The region of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean is well known for a few things: delicious squeaky cheese curds (of poutine fame), picturesque cycling paths, the Fjord du Saguenay — one of the world’s longest fjords — and the beautiful lake found smack dab Read on! →

Polar Bear Hubbards Point Churchill

Guest Post: Polar Bear Safari

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “safari” my thoughts immediately jump to Africa. But did you know there is a once-in-a-lifetime safari you can experience right here in Canada? It’s a polar bear safari and Churchill, Read on! →

Jenn Smith Nelson Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence Grasslands National Park

So many reasons to celebrate in 2017!

You know when you visit a place and you just know how meaningful that moment in time is, and that somehow, someway, it will impact your future? I knew it. As soon as we left the town of Val Marie, Saskatchewan and Read on! →

Journey behind the falls, Niagara Falls Jenn Smith Nelson

10 ways to take in one of the world’s greatest natural wonders: Niagara Falls

Before I jump into all the way’s one can experience the grandeur and beauty of Niagara Falls, here are a few numbers for you to digest to get a sense of how big an attraction they really are – which, Read on! →

2017: Time to explore Canada’s National Parks (for FREE!)

Celebrate Canada’s 150th! In conjunction with, and to help celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada recently announced entrance fees to national parks will be waived in 2017.  Yep, you read that right! In 2017, there will be no fees to Read on! →