The natural areas of Canada house the legacy of the native peoples of this country and are full of history that accounts for the current Canadian culture. Discover this incredible culture by entering the wild landscapes of this great country. These are some of the outdoor activities organized by indigenous tourism companies throughout Canada, from horseback riding and hiking to snowshoeing and mountain biking.
Ride a horse and go around with the family business Horseback Adventures, which awaits you at its ranch in Brule (Alberta), north of Jasper, on Highway 16. Here they offer horse riding activities for all tastes: from one-way rides hour for rookie trails to excursions for experienced riders who move away from the most frequented roads to get to know the rural area. Multi-day activities include homemade meals prepared by a chef traveling with the group.
Undertake an adventure to learn about the stunning beauty of the Arctic tundra and see the reindeer up close with one of the tours organized by Tundra North Tours, an Inuvialuit company based in Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories. Travel in a snowmobile with the local shepherds who have been crossing these lands for generations, and slide in the direction of the blue horizon line surrounded by thousands of reindeer.
Takaya Tours, a company in the north of Vancouver (British Columbia), organizes interpretive excursions in canoes similar to the historic vessels of the tsleil-waututh, one of the First Nations. During the navigation, a guide will transmit the ancient knowledge and wisdom of traditional methods to identify and collect native flora and fauna, in addition to sharing the songs and legends of the Salish culture and indicating the location of the oldest villages.
In Churchill, Manitoba, get on a dog sled with Wapusk Adventures. This small hatchery is owned by Dave Daley, a local also in charge of entrepreneurship, whose heirloom is reflected in the stories you will hear while you meet the dogs, learn about the use of sleds and take a full speed ride. Dave is the ideal person to answer all your questions on the road as he is the founder of Hudson Bay Quest, an annual sled race that attracts participants from around the world every winter.
Join an excursion in an inflatable boat 9 meters long to tour the islands and visit ancient villages of Haida culture, totems worn by time, and colonies of sea lions. Pay attention! You may also see whales and black bears along the way. All walks are accompanied by native songs and stories.
With Narwal Northern Adventures you have several options to visit the Northwest Territories: guided walks along the lake to know the ice caves, get on a canoe or a kayak to paddle through one of the beautiful sectors of Yellowknife (from day trips to six-day excursions) or admire the northern lights from a traditional 9-meter long canoe, which includes soup and typical slices of bread.
Winter adventure in the city on the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver
Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at Vancouver’s Capillano Suspension Bridge Park! Take a whimsical journey through the forest adorned in color and light, and admire the beautiful decorations while crossing the suspension bridge. Stroll among the tallest trees, including the tallest Christmas tree in the world! – and on the cliff. Stop for activities that are enjoyable for children, such as making cards and decorating cookies, and avoid cold with a hot drink in one of the rustic cafes (on your own). With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone to enter the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park directly.
Sledding adventure in Mont-Tremblant
Experience the excitement of a dog sled ride through the snow on a 1-hour adventure from Mont-Tremblant. Halfway there, enjoy the stunning winter landscapes and enjoy a hot chocolate with your guides. Learn to drive the sled or enjoy the excitement as a passenger before returning to the kennel to visit the dogs and maybe even meet their puppies.
Whistler sightseeing tour from Vancouver with Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Travelers who want to explore Whistler on a day trip from Vancouver generally need to rent a car and drive, which means focusing on the road instead of the landscape.
Dog sledding, snowboarding and snowshoeing tour from Toronto
Perfect for all ages, the full-day excursion provides a great escape from city life. Convenient transportation takes you from the busy streets of Toronto to a quiet farm in northern Ontario. Enjoy the thrill of dog sledding, snowshoes, and snow tubing along private trails. In the middle, heat with a chili lunch by the fireplace.
Seaplane flight to Victoria and whale watching cruise
Indulge yourself with beautiful aerial views at the 35-minute crossing of the Georgia Strait by seaplane, the greenest transportation to Victoria. From the capital of the island, start an exciting cruise through the Haro Strait, home of killer whales (killer whales), sea lions, and seals, followed by a flight back to the mainland.
Helicopter tour of Niagara Falls
Live the experience of Niagara Falls like never before, from a totally new perspective on this panoramic 10-minute helicopter tour. Each passenger receives individual headphones that offer interesting and educational information about the falls during the flight. The view is unforgettable, but you can take a camera to capture the moment.
Day in the Arctic circle: observation tour of the northern lights
Enter Canadian nature to admire one of the most spectacular light effects of nature on this evening watching the Northern Lights in Whitehorse. Leave the city in the company of your guide to enter the wild territory of the Yukon of Canada, where the clear skies offer excellent opportunities to contemplate the northern lights, also known as “northern lights.” Scroll to a specially adapted enclave away from the bright lights of the city and enjoy the majesty of the northern lights in the foreground. Look up and marvel at the vibrant green, violet, yellow, and red colors of the sky lighting up.…
Canada is one of the countries underlined in red by the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic travelers who see in its amazing national parks, its manicured and almost virgin nature, and its eastern metropolis reasons of tremendous weight to planning a trip to Canada.
Reasons To Travel To Canada
The snowy mountain range that stands in Alberta and British Columbia exhales an aroma of adventure and beauty that spreads through the four national parks that comprise it.
And if we talk about giving ourselves an optical joy, you have to ride the Rocky Mountaineer train and contemplate the most breathtaking and sublime panoramic views of a path between lakes, wild flora, and glaciers.
Nearly fifteen million tourists, which is said soon, choose to visit Niagara Falls.
It does not matter the time of day or the year. It doesn’t matter if the ice hides almost everything, as happens in winter. No matter their size, they are far from being the largest in the world.
Niagara Falls is one of the most demanded nature phenomena.
There are so many things to see in Canada that one of the great reasons for the most staunch fans of Viking history and culture could not be missing.
On the island of Newfoundland, you will find L’Anse-aux-Méduses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978, when the remains of a Viking village are found there.
When the coldest arrives, polar bears go hunting on the ice, although the most fearsome predators in the area are Arctic wolves. With almost two meters in length and color between leaden and canoe, they make oxen and reindeer their favorite victims and have become the biggest nightmare of the seals.
Cities For All Tastes
Vancouver combines the beach, mountains, and skyscrapers with ease. The cinematographic culture (it is one of the favorite filming locations of the North American film industry, that is, Hollywood) and gastronomic (much fusion and Asian cuisine) are its other strengths.
Quebec has more than four centuries of life, a stone wall, cathedrals that cut your breath, and coffee shops that bet on live music (especially jazz).
Montreal has a cosmopolitan atmosphere similar to that of Paris. From its pure and hard bilingualism sprouts the most European city in the New World (the narrow and cobbled streets of its old town reflect this neatly) and the cultural capital of Canada.
For its part, Toronto is the most populated, and its museums are highly valued. Elegant neighborhoods and an unparalleled leisure offer give this metropolis luster.
One of the most curious things about this Canadian city is its network of underground galleries (28 kilometers of travel) that connects the center and where you will find a lot of shops, restaurants, and access to buildings and transport.
How To Go From Toronto To Niagara Falls
You have at your disposal a wide range of possibilities: organized excursions that depart from the city center, Greyhound, and Megabus buses that take you to the town of Niagara Falls. Then you can walk the remaining 3 or 4 kilometers or take a bus in the town.
Between New York and Ontario, there are 1,700 islands, small but perfect if you like to enjoy an outdoor vacation. Of an unparalleled natural beauty, this area offers castles, lighthouses and maritime museums, on the one hand, and unique cities in which to practice fishing or diving, on the other.
Many are private, but in which they are public, there are parks, campsites, and cabins where you can stay. Some private ones are also open to the public, such as Isla del Corazón, which has Boldt Castle. You will arrive by boat to a superb construction of 120 rooms, and you can visit the castle and all its curious recesses. Other points of great tourist interest are Singer Castle or Wolfe Island.
Do not miss the first pilgrimage sanctuary in North America, that of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, a place of worship dedicated to Santa Ana that, for more than three centuries, has been visited and allows you to see beautiful stained glass, paintings, and sculptures.
A quarter of an hour from the center of Quebec, you have the powerful Montmorency waterfall (30 meters higher than the Niagara waterfall) that you can admire by cable car, panoramic staircase or from the suspension bridge. If you dare, try the zip line to fly over the waterfall.
The Jacques-Cartier National Park is a mountainous plateau of great breadth, with deep valleys and deep rivers in which a canoe ride is a delight, and you can also go fishing, hiking.
And if you are passionate about Native American history, the Huron-Wendat Museum will transport you to the 17th century to get to know this nation through various dance shows and their tales and legends.
Just an hour and a half from Quebec is the Charlevoix region. Its nature is fascinating, bathed by the San Lorenzo River, Charlevoix is a biosphere reserve inhabited by the fauna of the most diverse and with a flora that goes from the taiga and the boreal forests to the tundra of the rocky walls.…
Canada became the fourth country in the world throughout its territory to legalize same-sex marriages. This happened in 2005, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some of the biggest and most celebrated LGBT events take place annually in the country. More than 650,000 people attend the annual Pride Parade (Pride Parade) in Vancouver, including the mayor of the city and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who in 2016 attended three Pride parades (the other two, in Toronto and Montreal). Only a few hours away, Whistler hosts the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival (Whistler Ski and Pride Festival), a week of lesbian-gay skiing that turned 25 this 2017. Winnipeg exemplifies the country’s commitment to diversity and equality at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and will also host the Outgames 2020. Toronto is home to the country’s largest LGBT community and home to one of the largest Pride festivals in the world, which attracts more than one million attendees. And Le Village de Montreal is one of the oldest gay neighborhoods, not to mention the largest in the world. In addition, in 2017, Montreal will host the first Canada Pride, a national celebration of the LGBT movement in Canada, while celebrating the 375th birthday of the city.
From the endless opportunities for surfing on the beaches of Tofino, to the exclusive restaurants and the flourishing craft beer scene in the capital Victoria, every inch of British Columbia offers something different.
You cannot visit British Columbia without making a stop in Vancouver, which is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. An incredible gastronomic culture, a fantastic nightlife, and a rich Aboriginal culture coexist with beaches, forests, and mountains that you can reach in a matter of minutes.
Then, there is Whistler, a tourist city in the mountains that attracts adventure seekers throughout the year. From some of the best places in North America to ski and snowboard all winter, to the best walks, zip lines, and even bungee jumping during the summer.
Now it is Alberta’s turn, were taking a walk in the Rockies after lunch and still having time to explore the streets of a big city before dinner, is possible.
The capital of Alberta, Edmonton is a great destination for festival lovers, as it hosts more than 60 festivals throughout the year, where everything from art, to dragon boats, passing through wine. There is also the huge West Edmonton Mall, the largest commercial and entertainment complex in North America, as well as countless galleries, shops, a famous farmer’s market, and a thriving LGBT neighborhood, Jasper Avenue.
A few hours south, you will find Calgary, a metropolis dramatically located between peaks and grasslands. Visitors and locals recreate the western heritage of the city every year, at the world-renowned Calgary Stampede, an event that lasts ten days in which rodeos abound, cowboy-inspired parties, and plenty to eat and drink. However, Calgary is a place where you can find entertainment all year round, thanks to a crackling cultural scene and incredible cuisine.
Founded in 2009, Alberta Rural Development Network came into practice to establish a sustainable network that empowers Canadian rural communities. About nine Albertan colleges and universities are working together with this Non-Profit Organization with the sole purpose of supporting and improve rural development.
The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) gets funded by many organizations, including the Rural Alberta Development Fund (RADF), which assists this network in conducting researches on the information with the help of deep connections that it has from across all regions of this province.
So far, the journey of ARDN has been highly successful. In fact, ARDN has played a key and decisive role in helping various communities across the community of rural Alberta. ARDN helped these communities by allowing them to gain access to proper education, jobs, and other things via Campus Alberta Institutions, industry, and different other organizations too.
Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Substance Use Awareness, and Creating Rural Connections are the four key areas that ARDN focuses on. Narrowing these objectives has catered ARDN to create tools, resources, and new methods that have helped the rural communities to overcome many hardships and realities, which sometimes get unseen by many government campaigns in many remote rural areas.
Affordable housing and homelessness were the biggest challenges facing the rural community of Alberta. The sole purpose of making this network was to prevent these two challenges to stop as sustainable development and improper housing are the critical backbone of any society.
To overcome such challenges, the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Rural and Remote Homelessness funding stream was started, which was administrated by ARDN. So far, Drayton Valley, Fort Macleod, Cochrane, and Chestermere were among the many projects that ARDN took under its wings and have successfully made the lives of people living in these projects better.
ARDN focuses on four core principles that assisted this network in creating rural connections. These are:
These core principles allowed ARDN to achieve and follow its mission, which is to create a model of rural community development via the collaborations through many institutions in research and learning.
ARDN will continue working to improve and dignify the living conditions of the families that live there and with actions such as the adaptation of roads, the rehabilitation of the electricity grid, the establishment of the service of Post office and continue and maintain the cleaning of plots and debris, as well as the study and implementation of viable options to facilitate public transport within Alberta.
Facilitate access to housing, boost the sector, promote affordable rent, promote rehabilitation, expand access to public housing or relocation of the most disadvantaged as well as their social integration and fight against the occupation of both public and private house, are some of the primary lines of action which will be implemented throughout 2020.…