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Looking to knock something off your bucket list? Why not take in one of the seven natural wonders of the world, located right here in Canada? According to Travel and Leisure, the best time to view the famous Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is from September to March. Canadians are fortunate to live in one of the best-suited climates and locations in the world to take in this dancing celestial display. 

As charged sun particles shoot down to our atmosphere, they collide with atoms to create Aurora Borealis. A combination of low light pollution, low moisture, cold temperatures, and a whole lot of luck make Aurora Borealis visible to us at these ideal times of the year.

The Northern Lights are notoriously fickle, so it isn’t easy to…

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Lake Louise, Quebec City, Niagara-on-the-Lake: what do all these iconic Canadian locations have in common? Romantics love these destinations for the ultimate couples’ getaways.

What if we told you Canada has a secret treasure trove of romantic vacation hotspots for you to explore?

These scenes are truly breathtaking, and they also boast that novel feeling of something different—something perhaps yet undiscovered. These hidden gems fly under the radar, meaning smaller lines, fewer tourist traps and truly unique photo ops. 

If you’re looking to step out of the box and try one of these lesser-known but equally breathtaking romantic getaways, read on.

Image via Onasill – Bill Badzo – Have a Sunshine Day, Public Domain

For the foodies and…

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When it comes to setting an example of being neighbourly, the relationship between Canada and the United States certainly comes to mind. In fact, the border between the two countries is the longest international–not to mention, undefended– border in the world at a staggering 8,890 kilometres. 

There are 119 border crossings, many of which are within towns and cities that embody this true neighbourly spirit. Some of these places and their landmarks are more talked about than others—Niagara Falls, Windsor, and Sault Ste. Marie, for example—but there are tons of other border towns worth spending time in. 

Fuel your wanderlust with a look at the following five towns between Canada and the United States, what makes them special, and what they have to…

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We’d bet our bottom Loonie when people think about island destinations, Canada is pretty low on their list. While our country might not rank high on the list of exotic tropical getaways, you can still find plenty of gorgeous islands in every corner of the Great White North. 

Whatever your taste is, be it dreamy white sand beaches or a view of the city skyline along the shore, we’ve rounded up some unique island communities you may want to add to your bucket list of places to visit!

1. Baffin Island, Nunavut

Tucked between Greenland and the Canadian mainland, you’ll find a quintessentially arctic island—remote, rugged, and rich with Inuit culture. Baffin Island is the largest island in Canada (and fifth largest in the world), sitting on…

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When Canadians travel, some people might head to the cottage or a hotel, while others take flight to their second home abroad.   

Some Canadians own homes across the globe. While select international homeowners buy property for investment purposes, most opt for a home in a foreign destination strictly for vacations.   

“It’s very clear the primary motivation for Canadians who buy internationally is to have a vacation home,” said Sharon von Schoenberg, Manager of Global Strategy and Relations with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

Citing data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2022 International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate report, von Schoenberg explained more than half of Canadians who buy a home in…

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How do you determine which destinations are the most loved in Canada? We all have different preferences—some may prefer a city with immersive historical attractions and tours, while others might gravitate toward a small town surrounded by outdoor experiences—so labelling a location as “most loved” can be somewhat arbitrary. 

Until now. 

The Tourism Sentiment Index (TSI) uses one-of-a-kind technology to provide Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) with an accurate representation of how people feel about destinations around the world. Using powerful artificial intelligence, TSI sifts through thousands of online conversations and tourism-related content to generate a Tourism Sentiment Score®, giving DMOs a clear picture of how loved their…

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Located on the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland is one of the most unique and historic provinces in the country. According to Maclean’s Magazine, we have one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cultures in the World! There are so many reasons why people flock to the island in search of a one-of-a-kind experience.

Photo by Jeff Smith on Unsplash

Did you know?

Newfoundlanders speak more varieties of the English language than anywhere else in the world! Our history dates back four centuries with accents rooted in Southern Ireland and Western England, as well as Indigenous and French influences. These things combined have helped shape our colorful language. So many dialects and traditions have been preserved right here on the island.

FUN FACT!

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Thinking of heading south for the winter? Escaping the cold, snowy winters is certainly appealing, but before you don your sombrero, there are a few things to take care of at home. Prepping your house for a winter away is essential and can prevent expensive damage, burglary and excess energy bills. Here’s what you need to know.

Turn Off the Water

Water damage will probably be your biggest concern if you’re going away for the winter. To prevent any unpleasant surprises, it’s worth turning off your water supply. The only exceptions are if you have a fire sprinkler system in place and if you’re using a water heating system for your home. If you’re not sure whether you can turn off the water for your heater, always ask a professional for advice.

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