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A Phenomenal Kayaking Trip near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

There is a timeless beauty to the Peggy’s Cove area in Nova Scotia. I’ve been many times and I never tire of seeing the place. But until recently I had never seen it from the water – and the view from a kayak or from one of the nearby offshore islands provides a whole other […]

Biking the Viking Trail in Newfoundland

Biking the Viking Trail in Newfoundland

Biking the Viking Trail in Newfoundland is for those of you who have an adventurous spirit and don’t mind some hard, even challenging cycling. The 600 km trip up Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula is a fantastic bike ride.  The route primarily follows the rocky, barren coast through a series of sparsely populated but picturesque fishing […]

A Rocky Mountain High in Banff National Park

I have a friend in town visiting from Ontario. It’s been 25+ years since she’s had a Rocky Mountain high in Banff National Park. So we debated how to get high in the Rockies – especially in early June when most trails are still snow covered. We nixed the rigorous 23.4 kilometer Aylmer Lookout hike […]

A Kayaking Trip in the 1000 Islands, Ontario

If you live in or plan to visit the Toronto – Ottawa – Montreal corridor this summer then try to fit in a stop to the charming town of Gananoque so you can spend at least a day on a kayaking trip in the 1000 Islands. Gananoque (don’t miss great coffee at the Socialist Pig […]

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