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A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

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A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

 

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A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

A is for Avalon

The folded bays of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula offer one of Canada's finest coastal hideaways, from fishing coves to pirate hideaways, from the old French settlement of Placentia to the birds of St. Mary's.   The most beautiful hotel room views

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

B is for Batoche

Haunting. Poingnant. Historic. The grasslands of Batoche, Sask., were the site of the Metis Nation's last stand during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The front of the church is still pocked with bullet holes.   The most stylish guide to the Calgary Stampede

By: Will Ferguson Source: Eric Lindberg Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

C is for Chicoutimi

Gateway to the mythical “Kingdom of Saguenay” (Canada’s lost El Dorado), Chicoutimi, Que., is a working-class town with working-class charm. The maple trees of autumn set the hills on fire.   The top 30 must-have travel apps

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Tourism Quebec Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

D is for Dawson

Once the largest city west of Chicago, Dawson City is now an “open-air museum,” its dance-hall days of gold miners now long faded. The Yukon town is surprisingly cosmopolitan, even today.   The ultimate travel guide to posh Savannah

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Government of Yukon Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

E is for Evangeline

The French-speaking Acadians of the Maritimes formed the first European colony in Canada but were exiled by war a few generations later. Their tragic tale of return and redemption is honoured at Grand Pré, N.S., with a statue of Evangeline, Longfellow’s poetic heroine.   4 chic bicycle adventures

By: Will Ferguson Source: Wally Hayes Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

F is for Fan Tan Alley

The narrowest commercial street in Canada! Once the realm of backroom gambling halls and opium dens, Fan Tan Alley is now an eclectic shopping venue in the heart of Chinatown in Victoria, B.C.   Weekend getaways in NYC: The top 6 hotspots

By: Will Ferguson Source: James O'Mara Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

G is for Gros Morne

Photos of Gros Morne National Park’s mag­nificent saddleback mountains make them seem remote and hard to reach, but they’re actually accessible from Corner Brook, N.L. Stay in the town of Woody Point – you’ll be glad you did. Arizona travel guide: Health and wellness in Sedona

By: Will Ferguson Source: Barret & Mackay Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

H is for Hopewell Rocks

The Bay of Fundy has the highest and strongest tides in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in the towering “flowerpots” at Hopewell, N.B., revealed in spectacular fashion at low tide.   Travel escape: Vancouver Island

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

I is for Silver Islet

The sleeping Giant Head­ lands at Thunder Bay, Ont., lead to a small enclave of mining cabins now gentri­fied as summer homes, with the full might of Lake Superior at their back doors. It’s a fascinating community.   MUST-READ: 15 of Canada's best beaches

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Ontario Tourism Marketing Parnership Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

J is for Jumbo

Of all the many large objects to see along the road – giant nickels, geese and Ukrainian easter eggs – my favourite by far is the monu­ ment to Jumbo the Elephant in St. Thomas, Ont. Getting close to elephants on safari in Kenya

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Elgin Tourist Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

K is for Kissing Bridges

Like the weathered grain eleva­tors of the Prairies, New Brunswick’s many cov­ered bridges are a fine example of “unintentional beauty.” Even better, they provide the perfect hide­ away for a quick smooch.   A weekend getaway to Montana's poshest ranch

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of New Brunswick Tourism Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

L is for L'Anse aux Meadows

At the northern tip of Newfoundland, with icebergs as a backdrop, lies the only proven Viking settlement in North America. It dates back to 500 years before Columbus.   Travel guide: Iceland's Golden Circle

By: Will Ferguson Source: Barret & Mackay Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

M is for Moose Jaw

A city once rife with bootleggers and rum-runners, Moose Jaw, Sask., today is a lively spot featuring tunnel tours and the Temple Gardens spa, which has thermal-fed mineral waters.   The top 8 energizing spa treatments in Canada

By: Will Ferguson Source: Douglas E. Walker Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

N is for Nikka Yuko

When my Japanese wife gets homesick, we drive south to Lethbridge, Alta., to the city’s authentic and beautiful Japanese garden oasis on the prairies, complete with pagoda, Zen rock garden and tatami-mat tea room.   The 30 must-have travel apps for your next trip

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Nikka Yuko Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

O is for Ogopogo

Canada’s answer to the Loch Ness monster, Ogopogo can (maybe) be seen splashing about in Okanagan Lake, in the B.C. interior – a scenic valley of apple orchards, vineyards and sailing.   The most scenic roadtrip through Vancouver Island

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Destination British Columbia Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

P is for Polar Bear

Churchill, Man., “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” offers a unique and up-close encounter with the world’s largest land carnivore. Tundra buggy tours take you to the bear-ridden shores of Hudson Bay, Canada’s great inland sea.   Will Ferguson's 5 manly destinations

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Travel Manitoba Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

Q is for Quebec City

Ah, the romance of Old Quebec. This is my favourite city in Canada – from the castle-like Château Frontenac to the breakneck stairs of the Lower Town to the outdoor cafés and carriages. C’est beau!   Expert summer packing tips

By: Will Ferguson Source: Olivier Lavigne-Ortez Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

R is for Running with the Bulls

The Calgary Stampede may bill itself as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” but the nearby town of Strathmore, Alta., features Canada’s only “running with the bulls” at its rodeo every August.   How to do the Calgary Stampede in style

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Strathmore Stampede Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

S is for Summerside

“Why, you live on the summer side of the island!” So said a visitor to PEI’s south shore, and the name stuck. With mansions of former fox-fur magnates, boardwalks, sailboats and Highland games, what more could one ask for?   MUST-READ: 10 life lessons learned from travel

By: Will Ferguson Source: Barret & Mackay Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

T is for Toronto...PEI, that is

Did you think Hamilton was in Ontario? Victoria in B.C.? Fredricton in New Brunswick? Guess again. Driving the bak roads of PEI, you'll find towns by all of those names, plus Alaska, Norway, two Brooklyns and, yes, Toronto too. It's just down the road from Green Gables, in fact.   The top summer travel trends

By: Will Ferguson Source: Anne MacNeill Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

U is for Uchuck

One of the most memorable trips I’ve taken was up the rainforest outer coast of Vancouver Island on board the Uchuck III, a working freighter that runs supplies and passengers to native villages and logging camps.   Travel escape: Vancouver Island

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Destination British Columbia Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

V is for Val-Jalbert

Once a thriving mill town with shops, a convent school and a dock, Val-Jalbert, near the quiet shores of Lac Saint-Jean, Que., is now Canada’s best-preserved and most beautiful ghost town.   Travel memoir: Does absence really make the heart grow fonder?

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Marcel Gignac, Image Quebec Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

W is for Whitehorse Rapids

The city was named for its stallion-like white waters, which sank hundreds of rafts during the Klondike Gold Rush. Today the rapids are tame, and adventurous visitors can paddle their way through. Travel escape: A surfing adventure in Hawaii

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Government of Yukon Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

X is for X marks the spot

Nova Scotia’s Oak Island, the rumoured burial site of Captain Kidd’s gold, has been attracting treasure hunters since the 1700s. You can’t go on the island itself, but you can peer across from the shores of Mahone Bay and dream.   Travel memoir: Finding wanderlust

By: Will Ferguson Source: Wally Hayes Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

Y is for Fort York

Sometimes the best attractions are hiding in plain sight. I lived in Toronto for four years but only visited historic Fort York after I left. It’s fascinating and worth including in your itinerary. No excuses!   The ELLE Canada editors' guide to Toronto

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of The City of Toronto Credits: ELLECanada.com

A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

Z is for Mile Zero

The Trans-Canada Highway begins and ends at two separate mile 0s: one in a quiet park in Victoria, the other outside the St. John’s City Hall. Two cities, as distinct from each other as they could possibly be. Both undeniably Canadian.   GALLERY: The most beautiful hotel room views

By: Will Ferguson Source: Courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Credits: ELLECanada.com
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