Road Trip: Cheesy Family Fun In and Around Kitchener


Parks Canada Xplorers, Road Trips

Without doubt, autumn is Ontario’s peak road trip season. And as much as seeing the changing leaves is impetus enough, it’s always fun to have a place to head toward. Driving west for about an hour and a half outside Toronto leads you into farming country, where you’ll find a perfect balance of colourful landscapes […]

Road Trip: Beauty Goes Beyond Mountains in Alberta


Parks Canada Xplorers, Road Trips

Go to Alberta – the mountains are gorgeous! That’s pretty terrible travel advice, right? If there’s a person left on Earth who doesn’t know that Canada’s Banff and Jasper National Parks are collectively an ecological treasure without parallel, they must truly live under a rock. The beauty of a road trip, though, is that it […]

Road Trip: Why I Bailed on Wood Buffalo National Park


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The drive from Edmonton up the Mackenzie Highway and into the Northwest Territories was one of the first to capture my attention. It’s something I’d always intended to do someday, but I’d never formulated a good enough excuse. “Because I want to” never seemed to carry the gravitas to justify the risk or expense. That […]

Road Trip: Camping in the City? Believe It


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After finding ourselves desperate for some early-season outdoor adventure but also short on time, my daughter and I booked a campsite, threw some food and gear into the back of a Volkswagen Atlas on a Saturday morning, and set off from our downtown Toronto home. Just 45 minutes later, we were pulling into the campground. […]