We’re all aware of the natural beauty in Canada–it’s everywhere we look. Warmer weather is finally heading our way, along with spring flowers, sunshine, and finally putting the winter boots away! It’s the perfect time to take advantage of free entry to all National Parks for 2017, and make sure this year you really appreciate all that our beautiful country has to offer.
Let these stunning destinations in Canada tickle your travel fancy and offer you a much-needed dose of inspiration.
Until May 7, traipse through the fields of flowers at Abbotsford’s annual Tulip Festival. It’s full of colour and fresh air, with the mountains in the background–make sure your phone is charged so you can post a bunch of photos of this Instagram-worthy destination!
Make your way to the Alberta badlands to see the famous hoodoos. Hoodoos are a natural wonder, taking millions of years to form. Try a guided hike through the trail and remember, no climbing!
Catch a brilliant view of the Milky Way in a place undisturbed by light pollution. This Dark Sky Preserve in Saskatchewan covers 527 square kilometres, making it one of the largest and darkest in the world.
Hike the Berg Lake trail, a world-renowned backcountry trail, and find yourself face-to-face with the 150-foot Emperor Falls. The thundering natural feature will leave you utterly breathless.
Find this hidden sanctuary along the Gwendoline Hills Trail in beautiful British Columbia. Stop at the Manzanita Hut for a picnic lunch surrounded by manzanita bushes and arbutus trees.
If you thought Saskatchewan was all flat, think again! Visit this private pasture (the owner allows entry) and set your sights on the large natural Beechy Sandcastles, formed from the collapse of a natural gas pocket.
The legendary Skalsh Rock sits beside the sun-filled seawall in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. You’ll want to admire this iconic spot and learn about its history with the Indigenous Squamish people.
Relax in this remote geothermal hot springs located in Maquinna Provincial Park. You’ll take a water-taxi or float plane from Tofino to reach this destination nestled along the west coast.
This Manitoba waterfall was created from geological activity causing a rift in the landscape. Because of the continuous flow of water, Pisew Falls has its own micro-climate in its localized area. Be on the lookout for ferns dating back to the Ice Age!
When we launched our #LDOutside contest, partnered with Coleman Canada’s Get Outside Day, we had no idea it would take off like it did. A simple request for your favourite photos of outdoor Canadian destinations created a wave of submissions. Photos were submitted from every corner of our beautiful country. Did you enter? If so, your shot might be featured below!
Big congratulations to our grand prize winner, NS N.! She’s taking home a killer prize pack, including a Coleman Sundome tent, two Palmetto sleeping bags, a cooler, and a Roadtrip grill!
Enjoy this list of our favourite #LDOutside photos!
Long summer days and the freedom of the open road – it doesn’t get much better than that. However, like so many Instagram-worthy vacation ideas, pulling off the perfect summer road trip can take a little planning. That’s why we’ve pulled together this guide of summer roadtrip essentials to keep you on track for fun and adventure – and out of the ditch.
We all know Canada is beautiful. But that doesn’t mean we’re above drooling over landscape photos. What are your favourite Canadian destinations?
If you’ve never been to the maritime provinces, this photo should convince you to go. Rocky cliffs, endless skies, beautiful greenery, and the Atlantic ocean.
There just isn’t any sunset quite like the one over the Pacific ocean…
… unless it’s a prairie sunset. Look at that sky!
Vast mountains, crystal-blue lakes, and endless forests. The Rocky Mountains offer endless beauty.
Sometimes Aurora Borealis are distinct shapes, and other times they light up the whole sky.
Later this summer, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba will become a patchwork quilt of farmer’s crops. Canola though, is our favourite.
When we think about cultural hotspots, cities like Montreal, Portland, and NYC typically come to mind. While Nelson, Ucluelet, and Kelowna may not boast the same name recognition, they’re local and offer a similar cool factor without breaking the bank.
From vibrant art communities and centuries-old architecture to unique dining experiences and killer views – these small BC “it” cities pack a bigger punch than you might expect. So if you’re craving a dose of culture – and the open road – (grab some travel insurance!) and pack your bags for a scenic drive to one of these hip BC getaways. READ MORE
In Canada, we can be a little self-important when it comes to our stunning natural scenery. But really, who can blame us? We’ve got some spectacular land & seascapes. Here’s a self-indulgent list of Canadian beauty, just for fun.
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At London Drugs, we’re proud to offer our customers expert advice. In this #LDExperts article, guest author & Photolab Manager Meghan shares her intel on how to simplify the passport photo process – for you and for your kids.