“Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world”

-Jack Layton

O Canada! You big beautiful and wonderful land.

Travel to Canada on your next solo or family trip.There is so much to love about Canada–it’s vast beautiful wilderness, indigenous culture, stunning coastlines, historic attractions, inspiring islands, amazing wildlife, welcoming people and incredible food.

On this page you’ll find stories that showcase the wonderful things that Canada has to offer in addition to stories that put a spotlight on its negative past with First Nations people and other people of color. In this respect, Canada is no different from any other country in the world but we share these stories to acknowledge our history and celebrate our humanity.

Travel to Canada as there is so much to explore. Canada‘s major cities are beautiful mosaics of multiculturalism. Some say that diversity is in Canada‘s DNA and friendliness is in its waters.

Delight yourself as you explore through our stories about Canada.

Health and Wellness yoga retreats in Canada

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.   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.   Read more

Canada Events & Festivals

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.   Read more

Canada Preservation
Entering the Siksika reservation. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

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.   Read more

Canada Off the Beaten Path History
British Methodist Episcopal Church - Salem Chapel

St. Catharine’s, Ontario: Experiencing the Impact of Harriet Tubman

By Breana Johnson

As the small congregation of the Salem Chapel streams into the church dressed to the nines and illuminated with bright smiles for all passersby, our Caribbean little league team gathers around a bust of Harriet Tubman.   Read more

Canada Off the Beaten Path History
Calgary - Rodeo. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Inside the Calgary Stampede and Siksika Nation

 World Footprints will take you inside “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth”—the Calgary Stampede.  The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world’s largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage … Read more   Read more

Canada Adventure Insights Sports Events & Festivals

LEGACY SHOW: Vancouver’s Olympic Sustainability

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.While in Vancouver covering the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Travel’n On met with some key individuals who shaped the Games and who are helping to build a remarkable legacy … Read more   Read more

Canada Sports Sustainability

Ottawa, Canada’s House of Parliament spectacular

The Parliament building in Ottawa is a regal expression of patriotism and tradition. During the day the Changing of the Guards take place and in the evening a spectacular light show that tells the story of Canada's evolution as a country is displayed on the Parliament walls. The FREE show … Read more   Read more

Canada Family Travel History

Toronto’s Caribana Festival

The largest Caribbean Festival in the world and the largest cultural festival in North America, Caribana is a celebration of life, art and music. The city of Toronto comes alive each year during the 2 week festival and the parade is an 8-hour party along the streets.   Read more

Canada Events & Festivals

Calgary Stampede (2010)

Cowboy and Gowgirl up and get ready to tap your boots to this musical video of Calgary Stampede. This 2-week spectacular is truly the greatest outdoor show on earth!   Read more

Canada Family Travel Sports Events & Festivals

Calgary Stampede – The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth

Next to hockey, the Calgary Stampede is Canada's treasured sporting event.  At Stampede you'll find everything from Las Vegas type productions and Broadway style shows to bull-riding, roping and ice skating by Olympic champions.  Of course, the sausage wrapped in pancake is always a great hit.    Read more

Canada Family Travel Sports Events & Festivals
Plaza in Whistler. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

LEGACY SHOW: All Aboard the Alberta Train

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. During our coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Travel’n On made some new friends while traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Express between Vancouver and Whistler. You’ll … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel

Looking forward to the Sochi Olympics from the 2010 Vancouver Games

During our coverage of the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010, we were treated to an evening of Russian hospitality and a glimpse into the vision for Sochi in 2014.  Enjoy this glimpse into what Russia has in store for visitors to Sochi.   Read more

Canada Sports Events & Festivals
Olympic Flame in Vancouver.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Travelogue: Vancouver Olympics 2010 – Day One

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

After several flight cancellations from Washington DC we finally arrived in Vancouver at 11:15pm on Saturday evening, February 13, 2010.  Regrettably we missed the Opening Ceremony but in our short time here we have experienced a wonderful flavor of cultural diversity and national spirit.   We have been to Vancouver many times and … Read more   Read more

Canada Adventure Sports Events & Festivals

An evening on the Blackfoot Crossing Reservation in Alberta, Canada

Enjoy a glimpse of our night under the stars in a teepee on the Blackfoot Crossing Reservation in Alberta, Canada.  We were treated to a bear skin rug, music and dance traditions and all of the comforts that a teepee offers in the middle of a vast territory.    Read more

Canada Backpacking & Camping Indigenous