Hiking: No place is too far if you have time

Hiking in Hong Kong (Photo by Wendy Ho)

Hiking in Hong Kong (Photo by Wendy Ho)

It was a hot, humid summer day without a breath of wind in the mountain pass. Up and up I hiked, head down and sweaty, wishing to feel a whisper of a summer breeze. Occasionally I glanced up to check that I wasn’t trailing too far behind my...

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The perfection of the morning at Old Man on His Back

Kailey Setter visits Old Man on his Back, Saskatchewan (Photo by NCC)

Kailey Setter visits Old Man on his Back, Saskatchewan (Photo by NCC)

There is a peace that finds you on the open prairie. In that vast openness, worry and stress diffuse into the air around you, and your body regains equilibrium. On this unexpectedly wild landscape filled with native grasses and endless sky, there...

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Discovering new ways to explore New Brunswick

ExploreEcoNB screenshot (Photo by NCC)

ExploreEcoNB screenshot (Photo by NCC)

As technology evolves, people today are expecting a lot more out of their mobile phones. The use of mobile applications is increasing across phone users and everybody is trying to find a way to take advantage of it. Mobile applications help you...

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Life is a highway

Anna Heslop (Photo courtesy Anna Heslop)

Anna Heslop (Photo courtesy Anna Heslop)

I learned about Anna Heslop though an email from a colleague that contained a link to her blog and a subject line that implied a potential story. The description in the message was brief — she was biking across Canada and fundraising for NCC...

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#1000 Urban Miles: An Invitation to walk in the Praeger spirit

Killarney (Photo by Emily Walsh)

Killarney (Photo by Emily Walsh)

It’s possible that you don’t know what walking is, what walking can accomplish, until you have walked a distance across a mountainy bog in Ireland. In the rain. Earlier this summer, accompanied by a colleague and by 14 of our students...

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Give me a tent, a warm sleeping bag and a crackling fire: Why I love camping

People can unintentionally help spread invasive species while camping this summer (Photo by Carys Richards/NCC staff)

People can unintentionally help spread invasive species while camping this summer (Photo by Carys Richards/NCC staff)

When the cold Canadian winters begin to recede and the weather grows warmer, I pull all my camping gear out of storage. After years of groundwork, I have my preparation down to a science. All of my gear is sorted and stored in large plastic bins,...

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GOT Parks? Canada sure does!

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site, NS (Photo by D. Beevis)

Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site, NS (Photo by D. Beevis)

GOT (Get Out To) Parks is a joint initiative between the Canadian Parks Council and the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada. Our ultimate goal is to provide an online destination for young people to learn about Canada’s national,...

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Canada. Yours to discover: Top NCC protected areas selected by eh Canada Travel

Cape Spear, NL (Photo by eh Canada Travel & Adventure)

Cape Spear, NL (Photo by eh Canada Travel & Adventure)

As avid explorers of Canada, from coast to coast to coast, we have visited thousands of parks and protected areas in the name of researching tourism. So...when selecting our TOP most memorable adventures in a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)...

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What do protected parklands and conservation areas mean to Canadian tourism?

Greg Girard with his day pack in Nova Scotia (Photo courtesy Canada eh Travel & Adventure)

Greg Girard with his day pack in Nova Scotia (Photo courtesy Canada eh Travel & Adventure)

Everything! Tourism in Canada is highly dependent on our parks and conservation areas. We would even go as far to say that our protected parks and conservation areas in Canada are the foundation of a successful future in tourism for Canada....

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Gratitude for Gaff Point: A winter hike

Gaff Point, NS (Photo by Amanda Cashin Photography)

Gaff Point, NS (Photo by Amanda Cashin Photography)

The natural undisturbed beauty of Nova Scotia is alluring for many. Visitors are drawn to the vast ocean views, long sandy beaches, and pristine forests. Yet on more than one occasion, when people arrive they are quick to cut down trees and build...

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