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For a thrilling, unpredictable and memorable whitewater rafting experience, head just beyond the beaten path to REO Rafting Resort near Boston Bar, British Columbia. REO is the only rafting company operating on the jade-coloured Nahatlatch River, a destination that stands out for its exciting, continuous wild water action yet is suitable even for first-time rafters.

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Perched at the very edge of North America, St John’s, Newfoundland, offers a unique blend of maritime heritage and breathtaking yet accessible coastal landscapes. Best known for colourful downtown houses and one of the most naturally sheltered harbours in the world, St John’s has a lot to offer visitors, including some of the best urban hiking we’ve ever found!

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The East Coast Trail is a remarkable 336km long coastal hiking trail on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula. Stretching from Topsail Beach to Cappahayden, the path weaves along the top of high cliffs, next to waterfalls, behind windswept beaches and through many small and large communities (including St John’s).

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2171m high and featuring a massive exposed slab of granite rock, Little White Mountain is a unique summer hike destination in BC’s Okanagan Valley region. The summit offers spectacular 360 degree views of Kelowna, Okanagan Lake, rolling hills and distant mountain ranges.

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The Sunshine Coast Trail is one of Canada’s best long-distance hiking paths. Located in British Columbia, the trail features 13 free-to-use huts. This post will share all the details you need to know about the Sunshine Coast Trail huts, including location, nearest water sources, facilities, available tent space and more.

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A contrast of landscapes awaits on this transcontinental adventure, starting with the forested lakes of Ontario, the endless fields of the Prairies, the rugged Rocky Mountains and the temperate rainforests of British Columbia. This Toronto to Vancouver road trip guide highlights the top roadside stops on the 4,400km long journey across Canada.

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Spirit Island; a name as captivating as the destination itself. Situated in the middle of a turquoise-coloured lake, this tiny island is surrounded by soaring mountains on three sides. Only accessible by water, Spirit Island is one of the most unique places to see in the entire Canadian Rockies.

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Loving your IEC experience in Canada and would like to stay longer? Unfortunately, IEC work permit extensions are only possible in very specific circumstances. This post will share everything there is to know about IEC work permit extensions as well as valid options for IEC participants to stay longer in Canada.

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Can’t choose between visiting Vancouver Island or the Canadian Rockies? You don’t have to! This two-week BC Coast and Rockies road trip route showcases both ocean and mountain regions as well as lush temperate rainforest and dry grasslands. Expect to see turquoise lakes, deep canyons, gorgeous sandy beaches, huge waterfalls and more.

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Boasting as many as 41 spectacular waterfalls, Wells Gray Provincial Park is a must-see destination for waterfall chasers, nature lovers and adventure seekers everywhere. From the iconic Helmcken Falls and wide Dawson Falls to lesser-known gems, each cascade is uniquely beautiful.

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Uncover the essence of BC’s beautiful Salish Sea on a Coastal Circle Route road trip, taking in both Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. The Coastal Circle Route is an ideal road trip for anyone looking for a satisfying and scenic driving loop located slightly off the beaten path.

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The Turbine Canyon Backpacking Loop offers a golden opportunity to savour the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies in relative solitude. Also known as the North/South Kananaskis Pass Loop, this 3-day backpacking adventure offers breathtaking panoramas of huge snow-capped mountains, multiple glaciers, wildflower-studded alpine meadows, deep forested valleys and pristine lakes.

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Want to explore both sides of the Canadian Rockies (Alberta and British Columbia) and drive a circular road trip route? This 9/12 day route showcases some of the Canadian Rockies’ most iconic sights as well as some beautiful off-the-beaten-track locations

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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a true backcountry wilderness area, an alpine hiking and skiing paradise. Located in the West Kootenays and accessed by unpaved roads, solitude is easy to find in this park. More than a dozen trails lead across the rugged high-elevation landscape. Here’s what you need to know to go!

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Travel from Vancouver Island’s east coast to west through its mountainous core, alongside huge lakes and waterfalls on a Campbell River to Gold River road trip. The 100km drive to the terminus of Highway 28 beckons adventurous travellers to disconnect and revel in the beauty of nature, with no phone signal or Wi-Fi in sight.

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