Calgary Floating on the Bow River Tourism Calgary

Things To Love Right Here In Calgary

Calgary's always been a special place for me. As we travel more and more, I've started to see my old hometown through new eyes and I thought I'd take a little time and introduce you to a few of the things that I think are so special about the city.

A Tour of Toronto’s Distillery District

From Istanbul to Toronto, we cross 7 time zones to join the herds at this years TBEX conference. What we don't realize about getting back to Canada is how diverse and multicultural Toronto is and that there are plenty of great things to see in this great Canadian City. Join us as we take a Segway tour around Toronto's beautifully preserved Distillery District and sample a few of the delicious things you can find there...
Big Rock vs Sleemans

Oh Canada! The Joy of Going Home

It's been a long road these last six months. In that time we've been to ten countries and set foot on four continents. We've logged over 28,377 kilometers (or 17,632 miles for our American friends), as the crow flies. Now that we're back in Canada for the summer, it's time to get my Canadian on...
Walking The Badlands Trail Dinosaur Provincial Park

Unique World Heritage Site You’ve Never Heard Of: Dinosaur Provincial Park

I imagine this is what the moon looks like; a landscape bleached and barren, rocks twisted and torn by an alien wind. The four of us stand motionless in the hot sun, sweat running down our backs, trying to make sense of the bizarre vista in front of us.

We're in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, nestled firmly in the grasslands of Canada's lonely prairies.

Cretaceous shale and sandstone are exposed in eerie, lunar formations wherever a rare stream slashes a deep cut into the parched soil. Each turn of our walk reveals more ...

Cottage Life with The Barefoot Nomad

Canadian Cottage Life – A Simple Vacation or Something More?

To say summer in Canada is a big thing is definitely an understatement. After months and months of cold weather, the average Canadian emerges in late Spring with a vigor unlike anything they've felt in the past eight months. There's a strange electricity in the air as everyone gets ready for a few great months of weather before the inevitable cold returns. As such, the majority of us tend to cram as many fair weather activities into our summers as humanly possible.

With that in mind we head to the prairies and cottage lake country where I find not only a healthy dose of back to nature enjoyment but also a reminder of the way I spent my youth...

Salmon Run of The Century Adams River

Adams River Salmon Run: Watching the Salmon Run of the Century in British Columbia

We were told this would be the most amazing salmon run in 100 years, but nothing prepared us for the incredible sight of British Columbia's Adams River teeming with thousands of crimson red Sockeye salmon thrashing and heaving their way upstream. Millions of salmon return to their spawning beds in the Adams River each year. Fighting their way from the Pacific ocean, the salmon swim 400 kms (250 miles) upstream, all to lay their eggs and die in the river they hatched from four years before. After all this, only one of 4,000 eggs lives to be an adult. Those that survive make their way to the Pacific, where they live until they repeat the cycle and return to the river four years later. It's not fully understood how the salmon navigate back to their river of birth. The photos are from the salmon run in 2010, which saw over 100 million salmon. This was the single largest salmon run of this century, dwarfing ...