The mascot statue of Prince George Mr. PG is a wooden landmark and has been greeting guests to Prince George since 1960! Located at the intersection of two major highways, it can have different flags to recognize or celebrate various community events. Friendly and straightforward park adjacent to allow visitors to see the statue up […]
Terrific place to visit with kids It’s not a science world, but it is a combination of various exhibits. Discover the local history, hands-on science and experience various collections and galleries. The Exploration Place is located in Lheidli’ T’enneh Memorial Park. The museum plus science center is owned and operated by Fraser Fort George society. […]
White Rock Pier is Canada’s longest – 470-metre-long – pier. The pier is a major attraction in White Rock. Originally built in 1914, it was a dock for steamships that arrived when the Great Northern Railway began operation. On December 20, 2018, the pier was severely damaged during a wind storm. The pier has been […]
Tumbler Ridge is home to UNESCO Global Geo Park. The history was made when the discovery of dinosaur tracks in 2000 by two local boys while playing along Flatbed Creek, led to major fossil and bone discoveries from the Cretaceous Period. The Geo Park shows British Columbia’s first Dinosaur bone beds, first Tyrannosaur skull, only […]
This gallery showcases the region’s heritage including fossils that are unique to Tumbler Ridge. Visit to see and learn about dinosaur fossils and ongoing research. Here you can see very rare Tyrannosaur footprints and fossil fish specimens. Opened in 2007, it is only the gallery of its kind in British Columbia. Must watch all the […]
This scenic overlook takes you to the more traditional prairie views where grazing Bison roam about the rough fescue. Located below the Overlook, Bison can frequently be seen within the paddock. Photo: Waterton Lakes National Park
Step aboard the historical M.V. International (Canadas oldest operating passenger ship) for expertise and tours that only 60 years of experience can bring. Amazing cruises along the water provide for a whole new perspective to stunning scenery. Waterton Shoreline Cruises is a small family-owned tour boat company in Waterton Lakes National Park.
Drumheller is proud to be the dinosaur capital of the world and provide plenty of spectacles where these extinct creatures are concerned. We have education and entertainment bundled up together when you visit one of our dinosaur-related attractions. Photo: https://roadtripalberta.com/drumheller-badlands/
Stand 86 feet high in the mouth of the World’s Largest Dinosaur and see the view from behind her pearly whites (don’t forget your camera). The model Tyrannosaurus was constructed of fibreglass and steel. Photo: CBC
Timeless Rocky Mountain views. Experience a world of adventure and beauty at the summit of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain. Indoors, the experience is equal parts of excitement and exploration, with an interpretive centre and theatre to captivate the child in all of us. Outside, the epic views are truly endless from the rooftop deck or with […]
In May 2016, a large wildfire burning southwest of Fort McMurray resulted in the mandatory evacuation of the community. Upwards of 88,000 people in the community and the surrounding region were evacuated. It was Canada’s largest recorded wildfire evacuation in history. Thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. It was the costliest wildfire in Canadian […]
The Jasper SkyTram is the highest and longest guided aerial tramway in Canada going to a height of 2,263 meters above sea level. It is located on the mountain called The Whistlers and provides easy access to a boardwalk and hiking trails in the alpine zone of the Canadian Rockies. The SkyTram takes about 7.5 […]
For a soothing dip in mineral-infused natural hot springs, make the 60-kilometre trek to Miette Hot Springs, which boasts the distinct honour of being the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. The hot springs hit a piping-hot 54 degrees Celsius right from the mountain, but the water is cooled to a more reasonable – […]
A Tradition Since 1887 – A Legacy for the Future The annual 4-day exhibition and rodeo held each July attracts over 40,000 visitors from all over Alberta and Saskatchewan to attend the annual parade, stage shows, midway, concerts, agriculture displays and exhibitions. Photo: 1971, Provincial Archives of Alberta @ Flickr Commons
Award-winning international artists gather to play your blues away at the Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival. This unique festival has run from 1990 roots itself in 30 years of love for the music and culture. Great opportunities offered for all ages to play and learn the spirit of bluegrass with seasoned vets in the industry all […]
There is nothing better than a night at the rodeo! Nanton Nite Rodeo works hard to preserve the western heritage in bull riding and horse back and runs shows to show you what the sport is all about.
Nanton’s weeklong celebration, from duck races to live performances and baseball tournaments Nanton shows you what living in a small town is all about. Nanton Round-Up Days is a long weekend. This long-standing tradition is the perfect way to spend Heritage Day weekend. Photo: Lori Stuart, https://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/events/nanton-parade-day/
Explore the old west like never before, with collections of artifacts, traditional Native American carvings, and of course large collections of miniatures. Scenes from Native villages, western towns, African jungles, and even a circus prove that bigger is not always better. Photo: www.museumofminiatures.ca
Labour Day weekend Be sure to visit Ashern on Labour Day for the annual Ashern Rodeo where you will see a street dance, fireworks, parade, social and The Ashen Horse Show. Also, be sure to buy your tickets for the Ashern Rodeo Beef Draw. Photo: Ashern Rodeo
Churchill leads to the nickname “Polar Bear Capital of the World” which has helped its growing tourism industry. During the fall for polar bears, they make their way across the tundra and through Churchill to spend Winter in Hudson’s Bay because they enjoy the cold weather. If planning a trip when polar bears are out, […]
Summers in Churchill, Manitoba offers arctic adventurers the spectacular experience of visiting the Beluga Whale. Between June to September, there are approximately 60,000 whales swimming into the Hudson Bay area. The gentle giants of the sea are friendly, playful, intelligent and curious. They are also blessed with the gift of the song–whistling, chirping, clicking and […]
For the Northern lights, between January through March is the best time, but they cannot be seen when it is cloudy at night. Photo: www.travelmanitoba.com
Through the 19th century, Yarmouth was a major shipbuilding centre, at one point boasting more registered tonnage per capita than any other port in the world. Yarmouth ships were found in most major ports throughout the world at this time. The era produced a wealth of ship paintings, artifacts and documents that are now housed […]
July Seafest is a unique maritime festival that takes place every July in Yarmouth. Since 1979, locals and visitors have come together every summer to celebrate the food, culture, and life of our coastal community. Our award-winning festival offers spectacular events and fun activities for all ages. Don’t miss SeaFesr Car Show.
July-August Switch Open Street is a re-occurring event where volunteers take back local streets transforming them into safe, fun, festive and carefree family spaces. Everyone is welcome at SWITCH, with the exception of cars. Whatever you can imagine will happen in our streets. Residents will be encouraged to join the party for FREE and participate […]
The Festival of the Tartans is celebrated every year with a four-day program that is sure to bring out the Scot in everyone, even those without Scottish roots! The Festival of the Tartans celebrates traditional Scottish culture brought to this area by Scottish immigrants more than two centuries ago. There are events for all ages […]
Mid-Summer Dragon boat racing began in southern China 2,400 years ago as a fertility rite performed to ensure bountiful crops. Over thirty-five teams of twenty-one participants from throughout our community and beyond. The Race is held on the New Glasgow Riverfront. Each team paddles their Dragon Boat in heats while more than 1000 participants and […]
Last weekend of May Established in 1933 to promote the traditions and agricultural heritage of Annapolis Valley, communities from Windsor to Digby come together to celebrate this event each year. The very first apple blossom parade was hosted in the town of Kentville in 1933.
October Visit Kentville in October to experience the magic of the Pumpkin People. You will find more than 300 quirky pumpkin heads around town awaiting your arrival. You never know what kind of silly antics you’ll see these gourd-headed guys getting up to!
Meet Foggy the Cape Forchu Whale! In December 2020, after an online contest where the public could submit name suggestions for the display on Facebook, the name Foggy was chosen as the winner! The 50’ whale skeleton was donated by boat builder Stephen Goreham who found the carcass in 2006 on an island off of […]