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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! →

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! →

Travel in Canada: Top spots I stayed in 2014 (photo heavy!)

I don’t generally write a lot about where I sleep. Even with hosted media trips. It’s just not my thing. But when I take a look back at my travel during 2014, there were many places that really impressed me for 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! →

The Hot Trails of Mauricie National Park

I knew I’d made a grave mistake by about midnight. Outfitted in a Parks Canada oTENTik tent (a cross between a cabin and a tent, complete with a raised floor) during an unseasonably warm February, I found myself atop my Read on! →

Atop 70Mile Butte Grasslands

5 Overnight or Weekend trips from Regina

5 Overnight or Weekend trips from Regina (Within @2.5 – 5.5 hours) Looking for a getaway that is more than a day and less than a week, yet not too far from home? Early in July I provided five options for simple Read on! →

Travel and Happiness: 2014’s Holiday gift guide for the adventurer on your list

Stuck on what to buy that person on your life who is always on the go? While gifting all of your Air Miles might not be an option for the notoriously hard-to-buy-for souls on your list, here are a few gift ideas Read on! →

pumpkin contest New Brunskwick Fundy National Park National Park

Take Canadian Thanksgiving outside this year – head to a National Park

Happy fall! Let’s talk turkey ahem, Thanksgiving plans. If you are like most Canadian families, you have an annual Thanksgiving tradition. Traditions are wonderful of course but fresh new activities can infuse extra excitement into the holiday. What are you thankful for? For me, Read on! →