Canada Travel Guides for Backpackers

Banff National Park- Serene Lakes and Scenic Landscapes

Banff is the topmost tourist destination in Canada so definitely, a lot is written about it on the internet. When I started to google about my itinerary, I found multiple websites telling me about the top things to do in Banff. But I couldn’t find a one-stop-shop where I could get an idea about everything like the bucket list, weather, food, travel mode, route, tickets, suggested itineraries, what to pack, etc., etc. I hope this blog will help the first-time travelers to Banff in planning their trip even at the last minute. Best Time to Visit Banff They say there […]
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Summertime in Montreal – Best Attractions and Events

Montreal is one of the greatest cities in Canada and, without any doubt; the best time to visit Montreal is in the summer. If you are planning a trip in June, July or August, you have picked the best time. The town offers good weather and many great things to do and experience. The summer is packed with thousands of different events, festivals, and parades of different magnitude. There is always something going on. Here is what you should not miss when coming to Montreal. Must-See Sites The Old Port It is a great place to take a walk along […]
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Guide to Vancouver Island

I was lucky enough to grow up on this West Coast Island and explore many amazing places that the island has to offer. First up on the list of places to go also happens to be the provincial capital. Victoria Victoria is located on the southern end of the island. This ever growing city has endless activities to explore from hiking, shopping, museums, parks, pubs, nightlife, whale watching and you can even hop on the Clipper and head down to Seattle. When you are downtown, the city may have you thinking you are in Europe, with the Empress Hotel and […]
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Things To Do In Winnipeg, Canada

Are you looking for a place to spend your holidays in Canada, a place to have some good time with your family, friends and loved ones? Winnipeg is one of the finest cities in Canada, very suitable for travellers and tourists. There are things to do in Winnipeg making it a place worth visiting. The things you can do in Winnipeg are below. Tour the Assiniboine Park City Park was the old name of this park and it is a suitable place for tourists. The name Assiniboine Park is after the people of Assiniboine. This park consists of a 700-acre forest, […]
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Best Winter Adventures in Banff, Canada

I remember the first time I walked the Banff high street, thrilled to be in the snow-capped mountains at last. But I was strangely disappointed. Where was that towering peak from that iconic high street photograph? I assumed it was simply skilled photography. But, by the time I reached the bridge at the end of the street, I turned around, and my jaw dropped. The mountain had ‘snuck up on me’, and only looking back down the street did I see the view. And it was better than any photograph. Banff in winter is an unforgettable experience. There’s so much […]
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Reasons to Visit Regina, Saskatchewan

For years, my husband and I had dreamed of moving to Canada. We imagined ourselves in the hip areas of downtown Vancouver, or perhaps in the sophisticated old streets of Montreal. The impetus for us leaving the UK was stronger than the pull to any one Canadian province however, so we told ourselves we'd give anywhere a try. Where is Regina? In the summer of 2011, I finally found an opportunity to live and work in Regina, Saskatchewan. I had never been to the Prairies in my life, hailing as I did from a crowded little town in North East […]
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The Locals Guide to a Summer in Whistler

So you’re going to Whistler for the summer? Are you wanting the best Whistler experience? This Whistler Summer Guide reveals locals knowledge on Whistlers hidden gems during summer while sticking to that budget.  What is Whistler Whistler is, in fact, one of the top mountain resort destinations worldwide. Whistler is the nickname for its full name: Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler and Blackcomb are the names of the two mountains which the mountain resort operates on. The mountains are located two hours north of the city of Vancouver, Canada. Whistler attracts an average of 3 million overnight visitors every year, and is […]
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Best Ways to Spend the Holiday Season in Quebec City

Ah Quebec City; THE most enchanting city in all of eastern Canada! Known for its distinct French colonial architecture, Quebec City is considered by many as the epicenter of French-Canadian history, culture, and even food. This delightful city is visited annually by over four million people from all over the world; I mean who wouldn’t want to visit this place? With all the delicious poutine you can eat, artisanal cheeses, and world-renowned wine…those alone would be enough to convince me! And no matter the season, there’s always something for you to do: during the summer and even fall seasons, you […]
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Why Visit Creston, British Columbia

Located within the heart of the Kootenay District of British Columbia, Canada, the small town of Creston has a lot to offer, despite its small size. With a population of only 5000, from unique festivals to community events, Creston is one of those towns where everyone knows everyone. It is a popular tourist destination for its rich farming industry in the summer, as well as nearby music festivals. The Rocky Mountains also draw people in with their beauty. The perfect place to retire, Creston is also the perfect place for a summer getaway. Whether you wanna dip your toes in […]
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Things to Know to Road Trip in Jasper National Park, Canada

True to its name, Jasper National Park is a large sparkling gem in the Canadian Rockies, featuring everything you could dream of experiencing in Canada. From pristine lakes and awe-inspiring mountains, to ancient glaciers, natural hot springs and gushing waterfalls—Jasper shouts adventure and begs to be experienced. You can hike, bike, drive, ride and tour and I guarantee you will be awestruck around every curve of the road. If there is one perfect way to get the Canadian experience, it would be to take a week to do a road trip through Jasper. Just up the highway from world famous […]
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Windsor Ontario Travel Guide

I only lived in Windsor, Ontario, a city in the country of Canada for just over a year, but I’ll write about my experiences living there and what I enjoyed and found out about living there. I’ll try to focus on what I see as the best places to visit there and what stood out. Overall, it will be a positive article regarding living in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, it has turned out to be one of the favorite places I have lived in, in Ontario, Canada.  I lived on the West and also the East sides of Windsor, so my focus will […]
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A Visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum Canada is one of the most captivating tourist sites in Toronto the capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada. A multicultural city that offers something for every visitor throughout the year. There are so many interesting places and tourist attractions to visit, from beautiful parks, hotels, to the Royal Ontario Museums. There are restaurants that offer the best kind of dishes both local and international, over one million visitors troop to Canada yearly just to have a feel of the wonderful attractions, in this Museum. My visit to Toronto was the most interesting […]
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Everything You Should Be Doing in Montreal, Canada

In recent years, Montreal, Canada, has become a focal point for a lot of young people to visit thanks to our amazing nightlife. However, don’t be mistaken, even if you don’t want to come to grab a drink or hit up a nightclub, there are plenty of things to do in this amazing city. Between the botanical gardens, Mont-Royal Park, and all the restaurants in Little Italy, you’ll be more than set in your visit. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have some help. Here’s your first piece of advice: don’t come in the winter. While it may sometimes look […]
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10 Reasons why you should visit Vancouver at least once

It’s no secret Canada is one of the favorite destinations for all kinds of travellers. From east to west, you’ll find all kinds of wonders. Mountains, great cities, people from all around the world, amazing architecture, delicious food. Just name it! There’s no doubt Canadians have it all, but most importantly they love sharing with not just locals, but with thousands of tourists coming every day to get to experience a bit of the “True North”. On the east side, Vancouver stands out for its weather, diversity and charm. Here are 10 reasons why you should come visit at least […]
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Must do activities when visiting Niagara Falls for one day

This natural wonder is one of the most famous falls in the world, with a length of 670 meters and a height of 55 meters, it is a major tourist hot spot: The Niagara Falls. This huge landmark attracts about 12 million visitors a year and is hereby one of the most visited natural tourist attractions of North-America. When I visited the Niagara Falls it was a stop during a large road trip through the east coast of the United States and Canada. Such as many other visitors who go to Niagara Falls, I only visited it for one day. […]
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Ethical and Independent Travel Guide to Calgary

Calgary, Alberta, Canada has always been home to me. I was born and raised in this vibrant and diverse city which sits only an hour away from one of the most magical and wild places on earth – the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Having been travelling around the world for the past two years now, I can still say that this place always has a piece of my heart. Here are some of my favourite ethical and independent gems found in and around the city. Bites to Eat Eating a holistic plant based diet for a number of years now, I am […]
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The aesthetic town of Banff, Canada – must see, eat and do

Banff is such a vibrant town and every traveler making their way to Alberta, Canada should make sure that they experience the best parts of it. You know you’re in a special place when all the buildings match and work perfectly with the beautiful mountains at every view point. This town is a tribute to the beautiful Canadian landscapes and the people living here definitely show that with their respect for the town. Even the public toilets have a log cabin look to them, are immaculate and play continuous smooth jazz, what gets better than that? The town of Banff […]
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What to do in Ottawa

Less famous than its three big sisters, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, the capital of Canada is often forgotten by tourists visiting this huge country. But with its strategic location at the French/English border, its proximity to nature, and its opened arms to the whole world, Ottawa has nothing less to offer than the well-known metropolises. Ottawa is stunning through the whole year. Various activities are meticulously planned to give the best out of the city. And here’s why!   The Parliament: The most famous attraction in Canada’s capital is without any doubt the Parliament. So here’s what the famous green […]
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Five Reasons to Visit Saskatoon

Saskatoon Shines Saskatoon Shines! This is what you’ll see on signs as you drive into the city limits from an expanse of wheat fields in every direction. If you’re thinking of visiting Canada, or if you’re traveling domestically, you may be considering destinations such as Banff, Prince Edward Island, or Niagara Falls, but there’s another destination you should consider. Saskatoon is one of Canada’s sunniest and quickest growing cities and whether you’re into relaxing on patios at hip restaurants, kayaking at sunset, or cross-country skiing on freshly fallen snow, there’s plenty to do all year round. My Experience I first […]
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Fun Things For The Family To Do In Calgary

I love living in Calgary, Alberta. I think it’s one of the best places to be in Canada! Not only is it within view of the Rocky Mountains, but there is so much to do here. If you happen to be in the area with your family, here are some great things that you can do together! Parks Calgary has so many beautiful parks and green spaces that I find it impossible to get around to all of them, but I’ve picked out my top two outdoor destinations for the whole family to enjoy.   Prince’s Island Park This is easily […]
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Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail

The Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) on mainland British Columbia, Canada is a fantastic, off the beaten track, hut to hut backpacking trail for determined beginners and seasoned hikers. This 180km trail provides views of the Salish Sea and neighbouring Vancouver Island, takes you through serenely wooded forests, peaceful lakes, and gorgeous mountain views. The SCT is also unique in that it is the longest hut to hut trail in Canada, and the cabins are completely free to use! The SCT was launched in 1992 as a way to protect dwindling old-growth forests by linking them as recreational trail route. The trail founder […]
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4 Most Unforgettable Locations in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise, Jasper, Cascade Gardens, Athabasca Falls… you will inevitably find these in every 'Top Things To do in the Canadian Rockies” list. Sure, you really should go see them. Take a selfie, roll your eyes at a tourist or two, and check it off your bucket list. But oh, the crowds. Being an introvert (with anxiety, because introversion wasn't enough already), I tend to shy away from these bustling locations. I will certainly go see them, you know, just to say “I've been there”, but I know of many a place much less crowded, a lot more peaceful, and sometimes, I daresay, more […]
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Living a Mountain Life in Nelson

Adventure My fiance, Ricky, and I had dreamed of living together in a mountain town so when we arrived in Canada with two year working holiday visas we were stoked for adventure and to see where it would lead us. Our first month was spent wandering around British Columbia, going to festivals and speaking to people about where to find great snow and a “Canadian” mountain town. Volunteering We volunteered for Shambhala festival located on a farmstead along the Salmo River and caught the Greyhound from Vancouver to make our way there. On the way the bus pulled through the […]
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Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec City, Canada. The city where I was born and raised is one filled with a wonderful past. By being the only french province out of all the provinces of Canada, Quebec is being more recognized globally as a very historical province worth a visit. So, here are a few of the landmarks I highly recommend as a local for all types of travelers and budgets. Enjoy ! Old Quebec As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Quebec is truly a must-see if ever you are in the city of Quebec. With several very affordable guided tours such as […]
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