“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.

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. 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

Inside the Calgary Stampede and Siksika Nation

 World Footprints will take you inside “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth”—the Calgary Stampede.  Cowboy up and hitch your horse to a chuck wagon as the Stampede’s Keith Rutherford shares the heritage of one of the signature events, the chuck wagon race.  Then meet the young Canadians who charm their way … 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

LEGACY SHOW: Exploring Whistler, British Columbia

This Legacy Show was produced under our old name before we adopted “World Footprints”. Bundle up! This week, we head for Whistler, British Columbia one of the finest ski resorts in North America, and probably the world! And once the Olympics come there in 2010, the rest of the world … Read more   Read more

Canada Experiences

Changing of the Guards in Ottawa, Canada

The changing of the Parliament guards in Ottawa is a daily event that takes place at 10:30am. This is a 30 minute production of tradition and honor.   Read more

Canada Experiences Family Travel

Day Ten through the Canadian Rockies– Towards Calgary and Home

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Morning view of Lake Louise from our room.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Our final day in Lake Louise, we awoke very early to take in the sunrise over the lake and mountains from our large picture window.  This place is so beautiful that it brings tears to your eyes.  This truly … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel
Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the Candian Rockies.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Canadian Rockies train journey on day seven: Discovering Banff

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Ian working away inside our Douglas Fir chalet.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick Last night we checked into a great resort—the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets.  The resort is set in a wooded area above the town in a remote area and we were given a very nice two-level, loft chalet.  The … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel