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8 new things to do in Canada

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8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Stay

1. Be a happy camper   Just what is an oTENTik? Amp up your camping style with a stay in one of these hybrid cabin-tent campsites – with real beds – available at more than a dozen national parks and historic sites, including Jasper, where a walk on the 280-metre-high glass-floored Glacier Skywalk will send your adrenalin level over the top.   MUST-READ: A-to-Z travel guide to Canada

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Parks Canada Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Stay

2. Get theatrical   Ready for some summer drama? Each of the 25 rooms at the Bruce Hotel in Stratford, Ont., is inspired by a Shakespearean character. Book one of the four King Lear rooms (with its Juliet balcony, the Cordelia is the prettiest) and get tickets to the Stratford Festival’s corresponding play, on through October 10.   GALLERY: The most beautiful hotel room views

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of The Bruce Hotel Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Play

3. Ride a flying bicylce   What do you get when you combine a bike and a zip line? An insanely fun self-pedalled ride on the Vélo Volant. The 45-minute circuit at Au Diable Vert (a.k.a. green devil), a resort in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, lets you easily cruise 15 to 30 metres above the verdant valleys and rushing waterfalls below.   TRAVEL ESCAPE: Vancouver Island    

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Tourism Quebec Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Play

4. Swim in the city   Stuck in the concrete jungle this summer? Take a bikini break at the poshest pools. The Shangri-La Toronto’s indoor water mecca was named one of the best pools in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, and the hotel’s Vancouver outpost has an outdoor pool perched among the skyscrapers.   GALLERY: 6 of Canada's poshest rooftop pools

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of The Shangri-La Hotel Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Eat

5. Go on a posh picnic   Doesn’t a green-bean, radish and quinoa slaw with cedar-ginger vinaigrette sound like the perfect summer salad? Then pick up a custom-packed picnic basket (complete with loaner linens and cutlery) from Calgary’s River Café in Prince’s Island Park (both newly restored since last summer’s flood).

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of The River Café Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada:

6. Stop for a trendy summer treat   Craving a Slurpee that’s a notch above the convenience-store variety? Gourmet slush trucks are all the rage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Closer to home, here are three food trucks serving up frozen summer delights: Johnny’s Pops (artisan Popsicles) in Vancouver, HyperCones Hawaiian Shaved Ice in Halifax and Dolce & Banana (for Italian sodas) in Edmonton.   The top summer travel trends for 2014

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of Johnny's Pops Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Explore

7. Take an artsy tour   Looking for a museum exhibit that features intricately carved jewellery? Until September 21, head to Kleinburg, Ont. to check out the McMichael Canadian Art Collection's retrospective on Haida master carver Charles Edenshaw.   MUST-READ: Expert summer packing tips

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of McMichael Canadian Art Collection Credits: ELLECanada.com

8 new things to do in Canada

8 new things to do in Canada: Explore

8. Walk a spiral   Want to discover Canada’s newest museum? Beginning this September, visitors can climb the 100-metre Tower of Hope at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg – and pick up a Carry-a-Cause Messenger Bag ($55.95) from its Human Rights Collection at the Generation Green shop in the nearby Forks Market.   ELLE World: The sewing and cultural traditions of Nunavut

By: Christina Reynolds Source: Courtesy of The Canadian Museum for Human Rights Credits: ELLECanada.com
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