Over the years, the soaring peaks of British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains have inspired tall tales—tales that tend to grow taller each time they’re shared around a roaring campfire or a dinner table. Ranging from silly to sinister, these captivating stories never fail to spark the imagination, nor a yearning to explore the mysteries of this hauntingly beautiful wilderness.
Now more than ever, this world is open to the traveller, with destinations exotic and far-flung more accessible than ever. But these 10 once-in-a-lifetime experiences rise above the rest, guaranteed to spark wanderlust in even the most jaded globe-trotter.
While Canada is filled with natural wonders, it takes an extra gear for a park, mountain or waterway to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. FlightHub, an online travel agency, is all about promoting Canada’s natural beauty, and reveals its top five destinations Canadians need to see.
Canadians are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of the most jaw-dropping waterfalls on Earth. Here are ten of the best to check out.
Part of a continuing special tribute to help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Got a “been there, done that” feeling about the Canadian Rockies? Maybe you need to look at them from a new perspective! Leave the car in the driveway and consider taking the train, instead. Rocky Mountaineer, for example, offers four routes into the Rockies, unique views and access to remarkable places in British Columbia and Alberta. From one-of-a-kind waterfalls to milestones in Canadian history, we’re counting down the unique sights that are in store for guests exploring the Rockies by rail.
Through his Canadian Mosaic Project, photographer Tim Van Horn of Red Deer, Alta., has woven together 54,000 portraits from 1,200 communities—the largest portrait in Canadian history. And it took almost a decade to make.
Men tend to follow their gut instinct. And some are biologically wired not to second guess themselves. Behind the wheel, they feel compelled to just drive.