Three Easy Saskatchewan Hiking Spots

The Battlefords Provincial Park, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan abounds in great hiking trails that take you into the backcountry. But sometimes you want a short outing that’s relatively easy but that still takes you through some of the province’s top scenic natural areas. Here are three suggestions in Saskatchewan provincial parks that we always find rewarding. Each offers a different experience in […]

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Journey to Nistowiak Falls, Saskatchewan

Nistowiak Falls, Saskatchewan

Nistowiak Falls is the most famous waterfall in Saskatchewan, both because of its beauty and its accessibility. Several wonderful waterfalls dot northern Saskatchewan (see our post Saskatchewan’s Most Magnificent Waterfalls), though many take a bit of effort to reach. Nistowiak, on the other hand, is less than 20 km from the end of the road […]

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Saskatoon to Prince Albert via Fish Creek Road

Laniwci church, Saskatchewan

Although Hwy #11 is the quickest way to drive between Saskatoon and Prince Albert, the Fish Creek Road route is an attractive alternative. It’s not much longer, but offers fascinating historic sites, picturesque country churches, Ukrainian, French, and Métis heritage, little traffic, and wonderful riverside scenery. NOTE: As of publication date, Saskatchewan was in the […]

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Exploring Lake Superior Provincial Park

Agawa Pictographs. Ontario

Lake Superior Provincial Park covers a huge piece of land long the lake’s west shore between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. In 1960, this was the last place in the country to complete the Trans Canada Highway because of the challenge of finding a suitable route through the difficult terrain. Driving that stretch today […]

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The Joys of Visiting San Cristobal, Mexico

70264 SanCristobal feature

San Cristobal de las Casas is considered the cultural capital of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and certainly one of its most scenic. It sits in a high mountain valley lined by pine forest. Surrounding it is a land of rainforest, mountains, wild rivers and waterfalls. The town’s high proportion of indigenous residents impart a distinct […]

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Hermetic Code Tour – Discovering Winnipeg’s Ancient Temple

Maniitoba Legislative Assembly Building, Winnipeg.

It was an adventure the likes of the Da Vinci Code, complete with ancient symbols, hidden clues, and secret society rituals. But with one big difference. This code-busting escapade was for real. The unlikely setting was the Manitoba Legislative Assembly building in Winnipeg, its dome topped by the brilliant statue of the Greek god Hermes, […]

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