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By Shel Zolkewich Deep, dark lakes. Soaring evergreens. Granite outcroppings. These features make the Lake of the Woods region magical, maybe even a bit mysterious. The lake itself rests mostly in Ontario with a tiny pond inside Manitoba borders...
The spirit of Manitoulin Island can be found in sacred First Nation heritage sites, along the shores of a 6,000-year-old lake, lurking behind mystical waterfalls and sometimes sitting atop steep, boulder-strewn nature trails. Our writer strapped on his hiking boots...
Flipping through my old, beaten-up journal from a cross-Canada canoe trip I completed in 1995, I came across an entry from our time on Lake of the Woods that I hadn't read since I first wrote it. We were moving...
Lake of the Woods Lac la Croix is a giant expanse of water that runs along the western border of Quetico Provincial Park. It’s an absolute gem that should be put on your bucket list to paddle. My first visit there...
Quetico Provincial Park’s story of John Tanner is one of the most unique stories of the north ever told. It's about the day he was shot and left for dead along the Maligne River. John Tanner was kidnapped by a Shawnee...
By Conor Mihell Cradled by the ancient mountains of the Canadian Shield and surrounded by freshwater seas, locals have always known the community of Sault Ste. Marie (pop. 70,000) to be an epicentre of outdoor adventure. Exceptionally snowy winters support vast...
Canada’s capital city is a cornucopia of outdoor activities just waiting to be discovered. We’re setting your Ottawa vacation up for success by covering the bases and making sure you don’t miss a beat (or a trail). Get ready to...
If you ask anyone from Toronto what they think of when they hear the name “Mississauga,” you’ll likely hear responses of “shopping malls, suburbs, highways” or perhaps one word: “driving.” It’s quite likely that people from other parts of the...
From the shores of the Great Lakes to the rugged Canadian Shield in the north, not to mention all the incredible islands, forests and escarpments in between, nature remains yours to discover by pitching a tent in one of these...
It wouldn’t be a Canadian adventure without taking a big bite out of the great outdoors—and what screams “Canada” more than our capital city? Although Ottawa is known for its museums, political architecture and vibrant history, there is a world...
The keys to success on any family hike with kids are accessible trails, a variety of terrain, a high probability of wildlife sightings and surprise snacks. These eight family-friendly hiking trails near Toronto offer all of the above. (Except for...
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway that will satisfy your nature-loving appetite, then head to Pelee Island. The most southerly place in Canada, Pelee Island on Lake Erie has a remote location that is ideal for families, outdoor enthusiasts...
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