The Best Places to Travel in August; Lori Zaino; The Points Guy

When August arrives, it may already feel like summer is winding down, and that it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping and pumpkin spice lattes. But you don’t have to go full-on autumn mood just yet — there’s still time for one last summer getaway. This August, it’s best to avoid some of the …

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The Best Cycling Roads in Canada; Road Bike Review

Canada is known for its beautiful scenery and lush untrodden forests filled with a picturesque landscape. There is genuinely no better way to appreciate this domain than on a bicycle.

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McKenna kicks off whirlwind NL tour with morning visit to Gros Morne National Park; Kady O’Malley; iPolitics

As the post-Victoria Day House hiatus draws to a close, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna kicks off an event-packed one-day sprint through Newfoundland and Labrador at Gros Morne National Park, where, accompanied by local MP Gudie Hutchings, she’ll detail her government’s plan to boost “infrastructure and conservation support” within the remote region recognized by UNESCO  as a World […]

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How the overhaul of a Gros Morne trail sparked a debate about the purpose of national parks; CBC

Parks Canada calls it a trail. Without a doubt, it is a controversy that has clouded one of Canada’s natural wonders, and the jewel of Gros Morne National Park, since its unveiling in the spring of 2018: the new trail into Western Brook Pond. “The worst possible thing you can do is run the…

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The 10 Best Places to Visit in Canada: A Bucket List For Canadians; Tim Johnson; Reader’s Digest

The best places to visit in Canada for any Canadian determined to discover the true north strong and free.

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Road Trip Across Newfoundland: Where to Visit, Stay, and Eat; David Duran; The Manual

One of Canada’s most remote provinces is also one of the most spectacular places to visit within the massive country. This Newfoundland road trip includes stops in Gander, Gross Morne National Park, Fogo Islands, and Change Islands.

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10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Gros Morne National Park; Kate Robertson; Explore

10 spectacular hikes in Newfoundland’s Gros Morne…

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Opinion | Explore Canada instead; The Star

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Wild Gros Morne’s Tablelands Boat Tour: An Adventure Like No Other; Luxury Travel Diary

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

On the west coast of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada you’ll find the magnificent Gros Morne National Park. Here Wild Gross Morne take you on epic tours to have adventures like no other!

Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 1,805 square kilometres. The park takes its name from the mountain peak in the Long Range Mountains. Western Brook Pond, a freshwater fjord in the park which was formed by glaciers, is lined with cliffs and waterfalls. The bewildering landscape also features the desert-like Tablelands area with bizarre rock formations created by the earth’s tectonic plates colliding!

Wild Gros Morne

Explore “Gros Morne’s Best Kept Secret” with the experts. Wild Gros Morne do things a little differently with their tours. They take small groups on personalised and memorable experiences. Be it a boat tour, guided hike, wilderness trek, beach walk, wildlife viewing or even a culinary adventure; the tours are designed with creativity and allow you to experience the magnificence of Gros Morne on your own terms.

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Canada’s 8 Most Beautiful Natural Wonders Are Free in 2017; KC Dermody; Trips To Discover

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

It took Mother Nature 485 million years to mold what’s known as Gros Morne National Park today. This geological wonder in western Newfoundland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that spans nearly 700 square miles as part of the magnificent Long Range Mountains. This area is not only home to charming seaside communities, freshwater fjords, rugged beaches, dense forest and dramatic cliffs, but it’s renowned for its complex geology. In fact, it was right here that the theory of plate tectonics was proven. Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock, a type of which is usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle, is truly an awe-inspiring sight.

Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

At Cathedral Grove, you can take a walk back through ancient times.

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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with sunset hikes and wildlife watching; AFP

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

TORONTO, June 25 — One of Canada’s biggest-selling points as a tourism destination is the promise of wide, open spaces, clean air, wildlife viewing and natural wonders. To celebrate the country’s natural heritage and 150th anniversary July 1, all national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas are free this year. Here are a few ideas on how to see Canada a little differently this summer.

Canoeing the Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Ontario 
There is perhaps no more quintessentially Canadian summer activity than canoeing along one of the jewels of Canada, the Rideau Canal. Stretching 202 km, from Kingston to the country’s capital, Ottawa, the waterway is also a Unesco World Heritage Site, with 47 locks, lockstations, historic buildings and watersheds.

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10 of My Favourite National Parks in Canada; Leigh; Hike Bike Travel

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

I love Canada’s national parks and seek them out when I travel. I have a dream of seeing them all but the northern ones are expensive to access and the weather window is short to visit. We’ll see how far I get! There are only a handful of non-northern parks I’ve missed; the Mingan Archipelago in Quebec, Rouge National Urban Park in Toronto, Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Wapusk National Park in Manitoba and Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta. I think I can knock those off in my lifetime.

This year, as many of you already know, CIBC is celebrating its 150th birthday. To celebrate its shared history with Canada it has partnered with Parks Canada to help Canadians discover and revel in our great outdoors. 

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10 Best National Parks in Canada to Visit This Summer; WorldAtlas.com

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

In celebration of its 150th birthday, Canada is offering free access to its national parks throughout 2017 with the 2017 Discovery Pass.

The summer season is a great time to go on vacation, when the perfect weather provides an opportunity for many outdoor activities including hiking and road trips. The North American summer begins in May and ends in September providing about four months of perfect weather. When choosing for an ideal vacation destination this summer, one should consider taking up an excellent offer being provided by the Canadian government in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary. Canada is providing a package dubbed “The 2017 Discovery Pass” which grants tourists free entry to all national parks all over the country excluding all provincial parks. The one-of-a-kind offer provides visitors with a broad range of picturesque locations to choose.

10. Banff National Park

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Discover Canada – 36 Amazing Outdoor Adventures from Coast to Coast; Dave N Deb; The PlanetD

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

Canada is a massive and beautiful country with endless adventures to be had. It’s no wonder The New York Times and Lonely Planet named Canada the number one place to visit for 2017. To celebrate our 150th anniversary, we rounded up the best Canada Adventures from our experiences criss-crossing the land. Plus we recruited the help of several top Canadian travel bloggers to share their favourite Canadian adventures too!

Canada Adventures from Coast to Coast

Starting from the East Coast moving north, west and everywhere in between.These are the most epic adventures for the outdoor lover in all of Canada. Enjoy!

Eastern Canada

Nova Scotia – Tidal Bore Rafting

The Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s highest tides.

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7 great parks to visit with the Parks Canada free pass in 2017; Ian Snyder; Points with a Crew

Canada – Gros Morne National Park

With the Parks Canada free pass available to both Canadians and visitors alike for all of 2017, what are some great Canadian National Parks to explore? I’ve highlighted 7 great options (in no particular order). I’ve personally visited 3 of these parks, and I would like to visit the other 4 soon, preferably in 2017 with my Parks Canada free pass!

  1. Banff National Park – As Canada’s first national park, Banff National Park should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Located in the Rocky Mountains in the Canadian Province of Alberta, Banff National Park boasts breathtaking mountain scenery, great hiking and backpacking opportunities, hot springs, and abundant wildlife.
  2. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve – This park on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island has it all. There are opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watching, surfing, fishing, and more.

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16 amazing wildlife experiences in Canada you NEED to have; Jenny Newton; NewsGrio

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  • Bison, wolves, polar and grizzly bears, and moose inhabit Canada’s amazing landscapes in huge numbers
  • Its coastlines, meanwhile, are patrolled by whales, orcas and impossibly cute sea otters
  • Tourists can see all of these incredible animals on tours through their spectacular natural habitats  

Canada is home to some of the world’s most magnificent and awe-inspiring wildlife, from orcas to grizzly bears.

What’s more, it’s perfectly possible for tourists to see the country’s wonderful animals up close in award-winning zoos and in their magical natural habitats.

Here MailOnline Travel reveals 15 amazing animal experiences visitors need to have in Canada, including snorkelling with belugas, seeing polar bears from a buggy and dogsledding with huskies.

Snorkel with belugas in Hudson Bay

Belugas are among the friendliest of whales species, just as curious about us as we are about them.

 

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