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Royally modern Victoria

Clutching the back of the little seat in front of me I peer out the cabin window of our seaplane mentally preparing myself for my first aircraft water landing. Bumpy, hard, smooth or shaky I consider every landing of these mechanical birds a ‘good one’ if there’s no need to activate the emergency slide.  I’m not sure what a seaplane water landing should feel...

viewing northern lights

5 ways to see the northern lights in Canada

Photo by stein egil liland on Pexels.com The greatest light-show on earth, the aurora borealis, is taking centre stage in Canada as the winter months provide a perfect dark-sky canvas for their spell-binding display.   This enchanting natural phenomenon, best witnessed between October and March, can be viewed from Canada’s northern destinations, where cosy...

Anne fans step into Avonlea on Prince Edward Island

With over 50 million copies of the book sold since 1908, loyal fans of Anne of Green Gables can’t get enough of the spirited red-head and its unique setting on Canada’s Prince Edward Island. The tiniest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is a vital player in the storyline, every bit as important as Anne’s foster parents, Marilla and Matthew, and her special...

Dream big: Canada’s wilderness backyard awaits

While health and safety continue to be a top priority, Canada’s vast national parks, epic mountain ranges and immense waterways are exploding in an autumn frenzy of colour and wildlife, reminding Aussie travel-lovers that big, beautiful Canada is looking forward to welcoming visitors when the time is right – guided by research, health regulations and clear border...

Bear witness

The sighting of a grizzly bear in Canada’s Banff National Park heralds the start of spring and the end of winter hibernation. Large male bears typically emerge mid-March to search for food, while females with young are generally not sighted until late April or May. Bear watching from a safe distance can be a hugely rewarding experience, with viewing opportunities...