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New experiences - hiking the Sleeping giant North of Superior

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By Lili Paradi

I always thought I was the spontaneous ‘get-up-and-go’ kind of traveler. At least until my partner, Louis, and I decided to go north (Ontario) for our very first backcountry trip in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

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Stawamus Chief & Lake Garibaldi – 2 Must Do’s in Squamish, BC

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By Pedro Andres Marquez-Velasco

Click here for a similar hiking tour led by Tours of Exploration in Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC. 

Summer hiking in Squamish, BC is now etched in my memory.

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Winter Recreation on the Sunshine Coast Trail, BC

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By Catherine Evans & Ailish Evans

Click here for Tours of Exploration's very own 3-4 Day Sunshine Coast Trail Getaway.

Despite living on the Sunshine Coast for nearly thirty years, I had never experienced the iconic backcountry hut-to-hut hiking path known as the Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT). This 180 km route stretches from

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Yoho National Park - Staycation

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By Catherine Evans

Click here for Tours of Exploration's 3-Day Tour in Yoho National Park. 

The staycation mantra has become the call to travel domestically. My husband and I accepted the invite when we set out to explore our Province with a visit to Yoho National Park, BC.  

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Ocean wildlife spotting by zodiac

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By Lille Carter-Pound

Click here to achieve your own Tofino whale watching experience, curated by Tours of Exploration.


My boyfriend Brandon and myself didn’t know what to expect on our ocean wildlife tour. We were hoping to see whales common in these waters between the months of March to October,

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Mt Robson 3-day trek

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By Szilvia Paradi

Click here for your own Mount Robson Provincial Park trekking challenge, curated by Tours of Exploration.

July 22, 2020:

This would be a big trekking day. We made our way to the Mount Robson Provincial Park Visitation Centre to check-in to the Berg Lake Trail.  The park ranger explains the trail conditions to us – a bit muddy due to all the rainfall, but hike-able nonetheless.  She also tells us about a grizzly bear sighting;

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Eastern Canada By Road

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Click here for a similar tour we offer, but on the westernmost coast of the country.

Diane Gadd takes us on a camping road trip across eastern Canada. Traveling from Ontario through Quebec, into New Brunswick, over the Confederation Bridge to PEI and by ferry across to Nova Scotia.

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Trip to the Sunshine Coast, BC

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By Szilvia Paradi

 

Click here for Tours of Exploration's very own 3-4 Day Sunshine Coast Trail Getaway.

July 10, 2020 - Today is the day!  A much-anticipated trip to the Sunshine Coast to visit Catherine’s hometown and base for Tours of Exploration in Gibsons.  I made sure that I had packed for all conditions – ticking off my camera, hikers, sunscreen, a baseball hat, rain-jacket, and of course, travel snacks from my list.  

Ferry-travel between British Columbia’s coastal regions during the COVID-19 pandemic is not unpopular – each ferry I boarded was quite full of passengers. 

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Realm of the Ice Bear

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Click here to experience your own polar bear expedition via train running through Churchill, Manitoba.

Builders of the railroad to Churchill Manitoba probably had no idea that their new grain shipping port, which provided a link from the Prairies to the Arctic Ocean, lay just 40 km north of the world’s largest polar bear denning area. For millennia, the Arctic’s most iconic mammal has come ashore along the western coastline of Hudson Bay to wait out the time until the ice freezes again so that they may begin their annual seal hunt.

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There she blows: Whales of Howe Sound

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Click here for a kayaking tour that provides a high-probability of seeing our ocean's magnificent creatures for yourself.

Last week our deck dining was interrupted by the unmistakable sound of whale blow. I turned in time to watch two humpbacks ever so close to shore finish their breath and submerge.

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Coast to Coast to Coast - Memories of Via Rail

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Click here for a scenic Via Rail route of your own, and experience the wonders of train travel.

When my daughter graduates this spring from the University of Saskatchewan I am leaning towards taking VIA rail. I must convince my husband of the virtues of long distance train travel.

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