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Log Cabin photo by Nikki Gillingham

Don’t Let a Socially-Distanced Winter Keep You Inside: Camping at Dee Lake Wilderness Resort

By Nikki Gillingham

Winter camping, even in relatively mild temperatures, isn’t something to take lightly. It requires planning, preparation, and a bit of spirit to get you through the evening!   Read more

Canada Backpacking & Camping Nature & Outdoors
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How to Stay Safe on the Trails

By Nikki Gillingham

Whether we identify as travellers or not, a lot of us are taking time during the pandemic to connect with nature. Depending on where you live in the world, restaurants, shops, and even parks have been closed, so a lot of us are hitting the trails to enjoy the fresh … Read more   Read more

Canada Safety
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Toronto-based travel journalist Helen Hatzis offers thoughts about Travel’s future

If you want to hear about what the future face of travel might look like post-coronavirus ask someone who travels for a living.  That’s what we did when we sat down with fellow travel journalist Helen Hatzis of Trip Jaunt.   In addition to being a travel journalist Helen is … Read more   Read more

Canada Insights
Helen Hatzis Aloha Toronto Roots Canada

Travel Journalist Helen Hatzis, one of ‘Canada’s Nicest People’, on travel and life post-coronavirus

World Footprints sat down with fellow travel journalist Helen Hatzis, co-founder of Trip Jaunt, about the future face of travel for journalists and the traveling public post-coronavirus. Helen also talked about her community work including Aloha Toronto that earned her a Governor’s General Award and about the things that make … Read more   Read more

Canada Insights Social Responsibility
La Casa Cottages, my self isolation base. Photo: Kellie Paxian

From lockdown to isolation: My COVID-19-fuelled journey home

By Kellie Paxian

“The Quarantine Act states that you are now required to self isolate for 14 days. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $750,000 and six months in jail. Do you understand?” Jet-lagged gulp: “Yes.” Welcome home to me! My greeting at YVR International Airport’s customs desk … Read more   Read more

Canada Experiences Social Responsibility
The Roost Vineyard Bistro & Farm Bakery on Vancouver Island.

The Saanich Peninsula: A Family Farm Haven on Vancouver Island

By Christina Newberry

When I arrive at Healing Farm, I have an overwhelming sense that I’ve come home. This 18-acre organic farm on Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula is everything I love about this part of the world, where I grew up. There are fruit trees and blackberry vines and even 85 maples, that … Read more   Read more

Canada Agritourism Food & Drink History
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Quebec City’s New France Festival – a walk through Canadian history

Today on World Footprints we celebrate Canada’s Francophone roots in the Quebec region as we walk in the footsteps of history at the New France Festival in Quebec City. Plus, we’ll visit an Augustinian Monastery turned holistic spa and we’ll talk to an Old World wine merchant. The walled fortifications … Read more   Read more

Canada Events & Festivals History
Bronco riding at Calgary Stampede. Photo by Tonya Fitzpatrick

A Look at the Calgary Stampede – “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”

Because the world famous Calgary Stampede has just started, World Footprints takes a look back at our time at the rodeo. This rodeo spectacular IS the greatest outdoor show on earth. At Stampede you’ll find everything from Vegas & Broadway style shows to bull-riding, roping and an ice skating show … Read more   Read more

Canada Family Travel Sports Events & Festivals
New France festivalgoers dressed in period costumes

Quebec City: Where New France celebrates its heritage

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

In 1608 the first Europeans set foot on North American soil. Samuel de Champlain, considered to be the founding father of New France, built a settlement that would later be called Quebec City. For the last few decades the arrival of these first French settlers has been celebrated in the … Read more   Read more

Canada Events & Festivals History

Sustainable Vancouver Island’s Marmot Sanctuary

By Sam Treacy

After moving to Victoria, British Columbia from Alberta for university, I have definitely noticed a difference in the way Vancouver Island residents lead their lives. Some may say that it’s just the “island life” perspective, but people are much more sustainable, which can be seen through the widespread use of … Read more   Read more

Canada Sustainability
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6 Canadian Women’s Retreats Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

By Sam Treacy

After a long and exhausting work week, months filled with stressful schoolwork, or many hours spent with your children and family, many of us need a break from reality. A retreat can be the perfect way to do this, whether alone, or with close friends. Listed below are six retreats … Read more   Read more

Canada Experiences
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Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday

By Sam Treacy

2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, and so far has been filled with a plethora of festivities and celebrations. Although Canada’s actual anniversary took place on July 1st, both visitors and residents alike can still celebrate the country’s achievements and accomplishments in a variety of ways. Values that Canadians hold dear … Read more   Read more

Canada Events & Festivals
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Viewing Polar Bears in Northern Canada

By Sam Treacy

One of the North’s most recognized species, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus being its Latin Name) has a notorious reputation as a bold and brainy predator, not to mention its massive size. Arguably known as the largest predatory land species, with the Alaskan Kodiak brown bear being another contender, the … Read more   Read more

Canada Preservation
Entering the Siksika reservation

Exploring the Unique Culture at Siksika Nation

By Sam Treacy

Before Europeans landed on North America, the continent was filled with a plethora of different native groups, with one of these being the Blackfoot Confederacy. The Confederacy consists of three First Nations bands in Canada, as well as one Native American tribe in the United States. Historically, the Blackfoot roamed … Read more   Read more

Canada Off the Beaten Path History
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St. Catharine’s, Ontario: Experiencing the Impact of Harriet Tubman

By Breana Johnson

Southern Ontario is known for its thundering falls, flashy nightlife, and incredible wine country. However, this area of Canada has a lesser-known historical significance that goes far deeper than any of these things. You are probably familiar with the Underground Railroad which led many American slaves to freedom, but you … Read more   Read more

Canada Off the Beaten Path History