great Canadian road trip
There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living in the community, the area is a gift for artists looking to nurture their own gifts.
Alma, New Brunswick may be a small town but it is close to one of the world's biggest natural feats. Located by the Bay of Fundy, the town's 150 permanent residents see tides as large as 16 metres -- the highest in the world -- on a regular basis.
Ask anyone for a list of Canadian cuisine and poutine will surely land somewhere near the top. Sure, the iconic dish -- that
unholy trinity of French fries, cheese curds and gravy -- might look like a heart attack served with a fork, but trace its origins and you'll find yourself in the town of Drummondville, le cœur du Québec, the "heart of Quebec."
Located 45 minutes west of Calgary by car, the 4,200-square-kilometre networks of parkland and recreational area is the home to provincial wildlife; the playground for visitors and the office for Becky Webb, a communications officer stationed at the Kananaskis Emergency Services centre. On a good day, Kananaskis is an escape for anyone looking for peace.
Chances are if you're already heading for Qualicum Bay, B.C., you're probably coming for a stay inside Chudleigh's Free Spirit Spheres. At their core, Chudleigh's spheres are premium tree houses suspended above the ground, strung across the island's rainforest canopy with a network of rope.
Let's get this point out of the way before we go any further: I hate driving. I get the appeal of driving, but it's been years since I've experienced it for myself. And so I'm hoping a cross-Canada road trip will fix this. This is the start of the Great Canadian Road Trip.
Summer is the perfect time for road trips. Whether you're going on a quick weekend trip to the cottage or an epic cross-country
The goals my great Canadian road trip were simple: visit as many of my Facebook friends as physically possible and discover Canada. Driving across Canada has always been something I wanted to do. Growing up in a small town and being a recent graduate, this dream was so far out of the realm of possibility that it almost was not worth thinking about. Then I got a call from Canadian Tire to say they wanted to help make my dream a reality. It was like winning the lottery.