Exploring Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Sand Dunes

Athabasca Sand Dunes, northern Saskatchewan

The Athabasca Sand Dunes are, quite simply, our favourite place in the world. Stretching for about 100 kilometres along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in Saskatchewan’s far north, these are the largest dunes in Canada and the largest this far north anywhere in the world. But it’s not just size that makes them unique. […]

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Why Visit Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Fall

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.

Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park is worth a visit anytime, but we think that fall is special for several reasons. The mostly open prairie of southeast Alberta can get a tad hot in summer, but September brings welcome relief from the heat while usually still remaining pleasantly warm. The park is so popular in summer that […]

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Lake Athbasca’s Spectacular North Shore – Part 2

Reed Bay, Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan

In the last posting, we followed Lake Athabasca’s north shore as far as Lodge Bay. Now we’ll continue from Lodge Bay to the Oldman River, one of the most magnificent stretches. It’s only 30 kilometres in a straight line, but could be two or three times that length if you explore the many bays and […]

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Lake Athabasca’s Spectacular North Shore – Part 1

Pinnacle rock, Lake Athabasca Saskatchewan

Lake Athabasca is the largest lake in Saskatchewan, the ninth largest in North America, and the fourth largest completely within the borders of Canada. Everything about it is big, including having some of Canada’s largest lake trout and northern pike. With a body of water this size, we would expect the landscape to vary, but […]

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Highlights of the Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Falls

The Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most spectacular driving tours. Towering snow-capped peaks, magnificent river valleys, picture-perfect waterfalls galore, wandering wildlife, and walls of ice dripping from the largest glaciers in the Rockies can all be seen without leaving your vehicle. Of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle – a […]

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Awe and Wonder of Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia.

The name says it all – Yoho is a Cree word expressing awe and wonder. While that describes many places in the Rocky Mountains, things here seem cranked up another notch, with numerous towering peaks, raging rivers and waterfalls galore, and postcard views at every turn.   Fed by glacial meltwater, Takakkaw Falls is one […]

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