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Canadian Slang – Beginner’s Guide for Travellers

When you learn English in a language school you are taught how to speak and write ‘proper’ English. Slang terms are not part of a conventional English course. The big surprise hits you when you visit an English speaking country and hear strange expressions and slang you’ve never heard before. Because of the large size of the country, it’s no surprise that […]

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Cell phones Canada – What you need to know

We all know that mobile phones (called cell phones in Canada, or cell) are the best way to keep in touch when you’re on the road. What you might not know as a tourist is, that cell phone rates in Canada are shockingly expensive and rank as some of the highest in the world. Therefore, I suggest you decide on […]

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7 Spectacular North Okanagan Hikes

The North Okanagan boasts some of the most spectacular hikes in British Columbia. Walk through old growth forest over moss-covered floors and follow the trails up to alpine meadows surrounded by jagged mountains and stunning glaciers. For every adventure traveller, an all-day backcountry hiking experience during an Okanagan vacation is a must. When venturing into the remote countryside you will […]

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What’s Up With “No Trespassing” Signs When You Travel In Canada? – Why Landowners want to keep you out!

When I first moved to Canada I didn’t get it either. Especially out in the country with a meagre population you come across No Trespassing signs frequently. Private Property – Keep Out – Trespassers will be prosecuted. What are the reasons for all this? What does it mean? Why are Canadians so possessive about their property and worried about trespassers? […]

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Switzerland and Canada – similar and yet so different

Majestic mountains, glacier-fed lakes, rushing rivers, and the four seasons we all love; Canada and Switzerland have many similarities, and yet they are so different. Switzerland and Canada are often compared in terms of “quality of living”. During my recent trip to Switzerland, I focused on catching some differences between the two countries. Despite my Swiss origin,  I seem to […]

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How To Travel Stress-Free With Air Canada

I love to go places but always dread the long flights taking me there. My frequent trips to Europe often take me via London Heathrow or Toronto Pearson International airports, involving stressful transfers. Even thinking about it gives me the chills. You can choose other routes and miss out on the two giant airports, but most probably the trip will […]

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Miracle Horses And How They Stole My Heart

Who remembers them? Whoever has been to Silver Spur Trails the last few years will remember my miracle horses. Maybe you have ridden one of them and have a special memory or a photograph? Please send it to me, and add something to my memory. I will never forget them, my miracle horses; they all will be remembered and live […]

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Horse Pack Trips into Canada’s Wilderness

A Wilderness Adventure and a Horse Lovers Dream Come and experience the Canadian wilderness on horseback for an experience you will never forget. Ride through the Canadian wilderness like an intrepid explorer with a world of amazement unfolding before you. Climb up mountain trails along deep canyons to beautiful mountain meadows covered with blankets of wildflowers. With your trusty trail horse […]

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How to Find the Perfect Accommodation on Sites Like Airbnb

I never used to suggest renting accommodation from websites like Airbnb, Wimdu, Homestay, or Roomorama to people coming to Canada. Travelling with motorhomes and campers is the Canadian way and how tourists like to experience the country. It makes sense in a country where distances between places are huge and campgrounds abound. For locals, who own their RVs it is […]

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Why Moving To Canada Might Be A Bad Idea

Canada, the country of your dreams is calling. You’re ready for a move and a new start. When you think about moving to Canada you visualize the immense space, endless opportunities, authentic living, nature pure, the friendly Canadians, and wilderness like nowhere else. That all sounds like heaven on earth, and that’s exactly the place you want to be. Truth […]

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