“Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world”
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.
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 moreCanada Off the Beaten Path History
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 moreCanada Adventure Insights Sports Events & Festivals
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 moreCanada Sports Sustainability
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 moreCanada Family Travel History
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 moreCanada Events & Festivals
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 moreCanada Family Travel Sports Events & Festivals
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 moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
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 moreCanada Sports Events & Festivals
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 moreCanada Adventure Sports Events & Festivals
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 moreCanada Backpacking & Camping Indigenous
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 moreCanada Experiences
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 moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
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 moreCanada Rail & Road Travel