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A Day Trip Through Scout Valley

BY COLIN HUGHES – A beautiful Sunday, one of the first in a long time, had me looking at my Cottage Country Backroad Mapbook for a trail for my daughter and I to explore. We settled on Scout Valley near Orillia. Once through Orillia, we parked at the north trailhead off Old Barrie Road. Dropping into the forest, the canopy …

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Hitting the Trails at the High Lonesome Nature Reserve

  A great series of hiking trails with a micro-brewery close by for refreshment? It doesn’t get any better than that. And even the threat of rain couldn’t keep us from heading out to explore High Lonesome Nature Reserve, a short distance from the hamlet of Pakenham.   Donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust in 2012, this 81 hectare …

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Backroad Mapbooks – Your Ultimate Trail Guide to Canada

On New Brunswick’s rugged Atlantic Coast, the Fundy Footpath charts a course through some of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas on the east side of the continent. In Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, terraced boardwalks lead to viewpoints over the winding coastline, with the Atlantic Ocean disappearing into the horizon beyond. In Ontario, trails lead to the …

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BRMB’s Top 10 Picks: Hiking Trails in Eastern Canada

Your browser does not support the video tag.   From the lakeside lookouts, lush forests and Canadian Shield rock of Ontario to the panoramic ridges of Quebec and the rugged coast of the Maritimes, Eastern Canada offers an incredibly diverse landscape for hikers to explore. And while the eastern half of the country is full of trails, choosing the right …

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Top 8 Family Friendly Hikes in Canada

Many families live hectic lives, with working parents and kids involved in more than one activity, and rarely get a chance to even sit down for a meal together let alone spend the day. Luckily many provinces in Canada have set aside a Family Day, one statuatory holiday a year that you are guaranteed time to spend with the whole …

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8 Great Adventures to take Your Date on Valentine’s Day

Looking for a way to really wow your date this Valentine’s Day? Nothing says romance better than a day spent with your loved one adventuring through the backcountry, so this Valentine’s Day tell your date to take a hike! Check out our favourite places in Canada for a whimsical winter date.

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