The Oysters of PEI’s Malpeque Bay

Prince Edward Island’s Malpeque Bay is one of the last remaining areas in the world where oysters continue to be harvested from wild beds by oyster gatherers, who are still called fishermen instead of farmers. Utilizing a long-standing technique that developed over a hundred years ago involving a small boat called a dory and giant…

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How To Become A Ski or Snowboard Instructor – Your Questions Answered!

There are many attractive possibilities for your Gap Year and one of them is to become a ski or snowboard instructor. You’ll be picking up a skill, earning a qualification and getting a job, all whilst having a great time abroad! So how do you go about doing this? We caught up with PJ who…

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Whistler Blackcomb: So Much Gnarly Pow Pow

I’ve snowboarded in New Zealand and in France but prior to my trip to Canada, mention of Whistler was met with “Oh you’re going to have the best time!” or “Man I’m so jealous!” So what was all the hype about and did it live up to expectations?

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Vancouver for First-Timers

Have you made it to classy and elegant Vancouver yet? You might have noticed that this city, which has been consistently – if quietly – ranked among the best spots in the world to live, hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, earning it the international attention it so deserves for its stunning natural scenery and chic,…

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Romantic Ontario Getaways for Couples on a Budget

Ontario, Canada is overflowing with natural beauty and also has some of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. Couples looking to explore the province’s breathtaking scenery while getting pampered in all inclusive resorts style luxury can have the romantic getaway of their dreams and even stay on budget! Here are some romantic…

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5 Best-Kept Secret Fishing Destinations in Canada

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for anglers in the entire world. Not only does it boast some of the best fishing locations anywhere on the planet, it hosts an astounding amount of diversity. Because of this, Canada’s fishing opportunities receive a great deal of attention. What may surprise you is that despite…

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Life in the Arctic Circle

In my 24 years, I have lived in an odd collection of places- from Zimbabwe to the USA, Australia to Sweden, but the thing people always seem most interested in is the few years I spent in a remote Innuit (aka Eskimo, but that’s now very un-PC) village in the Canadian arctic. I learned a…

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Ontario: A Cultural Trip

Since popping my Canadian cherry a few years earlier with a fleeting tour of British Columbia and Alberta, I had been looking for an excuse to reacquaint myself with this great nation ever since. As with many other millions of tourists, the allure and proximity of Toronto and Niagara Falls made it difficult for any…

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