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Culture Reversing Falls of Saint John

The Reversing Falls are a series of rapids on the Saint John River located just west of downtown of Saint John, in New Brunswick, in Canada. Here the river runs through a narrow gorge before emptying……

Culture Okotoks Erratic: The Big Rock of Alberta

About 7 km west of the town of Okotoks in Alberta, in Canada, on the flat prairie lies a massive piece of rock 41 meters long, 18 meters wide and 9 meters high, and weighs 16,500 tons. Its a glacial e……

Anecdote Beechey Island And Franklin’s Lost Expedition

On the southwest corner of Devon Island in the Canadian Archipelago of Nunavut, lies a small desolate islandthe island of Beechey. For more than a hundred years, this windswept and barren island was a……

Anecdote Fort Blunder: The Fort That America Mistakenly Built in Canada

During the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, between Great Britain and the United States, the border between British Canada and upstate New York saw some of the fiercest fighting, much o……

Culture The Thousand Islands of St. Lawrence River

The Thousand Islands is an archipelago consisting of exactly 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. Th……

Culture The Pingos of Tuktoyaktuk

A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth with a core of ice found in the Arctic and subarctic regions, that can reach up to 70 meters in height and up to 600 meters in diameter. Ping……

Culture Narcisse Snake Pits in Manitoba, Canada

The Narcisse Snake Pits are located 6 km north of the rural settlement of Narcisse in the province of Manitoba in Canada. These pits harbour the largest concentration of Red-sided Garter Snakes in the……

Culture Reversing Falls of Saint John

The Reversing Falls are a series of rapids on the Saint John River located just west of downtown of Saint John, in New Brunswick, in Canada. Here the river runs through a narrow gorge before emptying……

Culture Pingualuit Impact Crater in Canada

In the far north of Quebec, a province in Canada, lies an exceptional natural wonder a circular lake of blue waters confined within the walls of an ancient but well-preserved meteorite crater. Largel……

Anecdote Project Habakkuk: Britain’s Secret Ship Made of Ice

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and no time in history was as desperate as the time when the worlds most powerful nations were determined in destroying each other. It was time of the Seco……

Culture The Thousand Islands of St. Lawrence River

The Thousand Islands is an archipelago consisting of exactly 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. Th……

Culture The Pingos of Tuktoyaktuk

A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth with a core of ice found in the Arctic and subarctic regions, that can reach up to 70 meters in height and up to 600 meters in diameter. Ping……

Culture Narcisse Snake Pits in Manitoba, Canada

The Narcisse Snake Pits are located 6 km north of the rural settlement of Narcisse in the province of Manitoba in Canada. These pits harbour the largest concentration of Red-sided Garter Snakes in the……

Culture Pingualuit Impact Crater in Canada

In the far north of Quebec, a province in Canada, lies an exceptional natural wonder a circular lake of blue waters confined within the walls of an ancient but well-preserved meteorite crater. Largel……

Culture Mount Thor - The Greatest Vertical Drop on Earth

Mount Thor, officially called the Thor Peak, in Auyuittuq National Park, on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, is a granite peak that features the worlds tallest purely vertical drop. The drop measures 1……

Culture Mount Thor - The Greatest Vertical Drop on Earth

Mount Thor, officially called the Thor Peak, in Auyuittuq National Park, on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, is a granite peak that features the worlds tallest purely vertical drop. The drop measures 1……

Culture Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada in Autumn

Algonquin Provincial Park is located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Central Ontario, Canada. Fall is a spectacular time to visit Algonquin Park. During this time the entire park explodes……

Culture Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada in Autumn

Algonquin Provincial Park is located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Central Ontario, Canada. Fall is a spectacular time to visit Algonquin Park. During this time the entire park explodes……

Culture 8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the deserts on this planet. That leaves out quite a significant number of……

Culture 8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the deserts on this planet. That leaves out quite a significant number of……

Anecdote Frank Slide: Canada’s Deadliest Rockslide Now a Tourist Attraction

In the early morning hours of April 29, 1903, a massive section of limestone broke away from the summit of Turtle Mountain in Alberta, Canada, and crashed into the valley below where approximately 600……

Culture The Adams River Salmon Run

The Adams River is a tributary of the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. During mid-October millions of sockeye salmon run through this river and concentrate near the river mouth for breeding,……

Anecdote The World’s Most Depressing Place Names

There are some really sad places on earth. Countries torn by war and violence. Countries reeling under poverty. Those places are truly depressing. But there are also places stuck in perpetual despair,……

Culture Spotted Lake, Canada

Located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canadas Spotted Lake draws visitors from around the world. The Spotted Lake has a very highly concentration of numerous different minerals such as……

Culture The Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk

The Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road is an ice road that connects the Northwest Territories communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in Canada. It is open to traffic only during the winter (December to March) whe……