15 Amazing Places You’ve Taken Our Canada Magazine

Money, boarding passes, passport, a copy of Our Canada magazine... Have you packed the essentials for your far-flung destination? These readers sure did!

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Memories of Peru - Canadian travellers
Courtesy Wanda Lambeth

Cusco Region, Peru

Wanda Lambeth writes: “On August 27, 2019, seven adventure seekers boarded the first leg of our journey from Vancouver Island, taking us to Peru, South America. Our group consisted of my lifelong friend Susan—both of us now yoga instructors and owners of Ananda Yoga Adventures—and five good friends: Adam, Corinne, Janet, Lori and Jeannette. After months of planning, we were finally on our way!”

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Val Mohr at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Photo: Val Mohr

Hiroshima, Japan

Val Mohr of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., writes: “In Hiroshima, we saw what was left of some buildings bombed in 1945. I talked to one old gentleman and he said, ‘It was a long time ago; we must forgive and forget.’ Very wise words. The Peace Flame located at the Atomic Bomb Dome will flicker until all nuclear arms are banned or destroyed.”

Don’t miss these tips for Canadians travelling to Japan for the first time.

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Our Canada magazine in Cape Horn, Chile
Photo: Wayne Davis

Cape Horn, Chile

“My wife Paula and I took a copy of Our Canada to the ‘end of the world’ on a cruise around Cape Horn in southern Chile, South America,” shares Wayne Davis of Cambridge, Ontario. “The weather we encountered at Cape Horn was typical of its reputation with rough seas, high winds, rain and sleet, making for a memorable experience. Cape Horn is constantly manned with a lighthouse and research outpost. On this cruise, the majority of the people we met were Canadians. Even the captain of the vessel was a Canadian, originally from Alberta!”

Here’s what it was like for this couple who travelled across Canada with two dogs and a cat.

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Our Canada reader in South Africa
Photo: Geoff Allen

Robben Island, South Africa

Geoff Allen of Calgary sent along this great shot with a copy of Our Canada. He says, “On a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa, I had this shot of me taken at Robben Island. Cape Town is a beautiful, clean, safe city and one I will visit again!”

Take in this ultimate family road trip across Canada.

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Our Canada readers in Panama
Photo: Susan Asselin

Farallon, Panama

“My husband Ron and I (left) took a trip to Panama with our friends Patsy and Philip Johnston,” says Susan Asselin of Atikokan, Ont. “We took some Our Canada magazines with us so we could snap a pic and surprise my mother-in-law Greta Asselin if our photo is chosen! While visiting Woody’s Beach bar in Farallon, the co-owner snapped some photos of us. We left copies of Our Canada there as well as in Coronado, Punta Chame and La Chorerra.”

Here are 20 of the best Caribbean beaches for when it’s safe to travel again.

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Couple poses in St. Lucia
Photo: Pat Larson

Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Pat Larson of Kelowna, B.C., writes, “In March of 2015, my husband Earl and I took an 11-day Caribbean cruise to celebrate my retirement and we took Our Canada along. We toured five different island nations and posed for this pic overlooking gorgeous Marigot Bay in lush Saint Lucia.”

Read the story of the man who travelled from Lake Superior to Manitoba by canoe.

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Our Canada readers in New Zealand
Photo: Kathleen Wheler

Rotorua, New Zealand

Kathleen Wheler of Saskatoon, writes, “While in New Zealand with family in February 2016, my daughter Karen Goa (right)—who lives in Auckland—and I visited the Rotorua Bath House, now a beautiful museum. I brought my Our Canada along to read in my spare time. My daughter also receives your great magazine!”

Get inspired by one woman’s once-in-a-lifetime road trip across Scotland with her daughters.

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Our Canada readers in Cabos, Mexico
Photo: Julie Makar

Los Cabos, Mexico

Julie Makar of Dryden, Ont., (third from the left in the back row) shares this awesome shot of a group of her family and friends who decided to escape our cold Canadian winter last Valentine’s Day to have a little fun in Los Cabos, Mexico—and, of course, they brought along copies of Our Canada!

An hour’s drive from Los Cabos lies Todos Santos—the most beautiful Mexican town you’ve never heard of!

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Our Canada reader in Holland
Photo: Curt Brinkman

Zaandijk, Holland

Curt Brinkman of Madoc, Ont., shares this photo of himself snapped while visiting Zaandijk, Holland, last year. “A great place to bring Our Canada,” says Curt.

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Our Canada magazine in Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Photo: Amanda Carruthers

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

“My husband Stephan (who snapped this pic of me) and I decided to take our most recent copy of Our Canada to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico last winer,” says Amanda Carruthers of White Lake, Ontario. “Our final day there was January 27 and the magazine lasted us the entire week. We left it at the resort to share with other Canadian tourists.”

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Our Canada reader in the Adirondacks
Photo: Sylvie O'Rourke

The Adirondacks, New York

Sylvie O’Rourke of Cornwall, Ont., writes, “I brought a little light reading up to the summit of Hadley Mountain in Hadley, N.Y., in the Adirondacks. Behind me is a historic fire tower that was restored in 1996.”

This Alaska adventure will inspire your next road trip.

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Our Canada reader in Bruce Peninsula National Park
Photo: Malcolm Young

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

Malcolm Young of Kincardine, Ont., writes, “In the fall of 2013, my wife Shirley and I went camping at the Cyprus Lake Campground in Bruce Peninsula National Park. Among other things, the park is known for its beautiful scenery and great hiking. We made sure to bring a copy of Our Canada along to read on our campsite.”

Discover more of Canada’s most gorgeous parks!

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Our Canada readers pose in Scotland
Photo: Bill MacDonald

The back roads of Scotland

“My wife Jenni and I spent 17 days driving the back roads of Scotland last year,” says Bill MacDonald of Cornwall, Ont. “We left copies of Our Canada at various stops so others could learn more about our great country.”

This is the best country in the world for a road trip.

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Our Canada magazine in Fort Myers, Florida
Photo: Shannon Hein

Fort Myers, Florida

Shannon Hein of Omemee, Ontario, writes, “I travelled to Fort Myers, Florida, for March Break in 2017. I purposely took a copy of Our Canada with  me so I could take a picture of myself in a different location, but with a little bit of Canada. My friend Gail snapped this photo of me standing by a model pirate ship outside the Parrot Key restaurant in Fort Myers. While I was eating, I saw an actual pirate-ship tour leaving the dock. Since I love pirates, it seemed fitting to snap a picture with the magazine here!”

Here are the beaches with the best seashells in the world.

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Our Canada reader poses in Paris, France
Photo: Brandie Collette

Paris, France

Brandie Collette of St. Charles, Ont., takes a break from sightseeing to flip through Our Canada in front of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Next, check out what this cross-country road trip to the east coast taught this couple.

Have you brought Our Canada with you on your travels? Show off your photos at ourcanada.ca.

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