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“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.


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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
Calgary

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
Traveling along the Rocky Mountaineer.  PHoto:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Canadian Rockies Day Five: A Happy Birthday from Vancouver to Kamloops

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

As we started the day a bit on the sleepy side, our taxi transported us to the Rocky Mountaineer Station on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver.  Over 500 passengers were gathered in anticipation of a long journey from the coastal British Columbia rain-forest through the Canadian Rockies into the desert … Read more   Read more

Canada Rail & Road Travel

The Great Circus in Milwaukee

We traveled to Milwaukee in 2010 and experienced one of the last of "The Great Circus" events that the city was to hold.  Every year the legendary actor Ernest Borgnine threw on some face paint, clown shoes and his natural smile to lead the parade.  We were so blessed to … Read more   Read more

Canada Family Travel Events & Festivals