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Finding Adventure in Toronto: Best Places to Go, Things to Do & More

While adventure may not immediately come to mind when thinking of Toronto, you’ll be surprised at the opportunities on offer here. For one, there are far more ways to connect with nature than you may expect! Discover some of our top picks for adventure in Toronto, with a focus on outdoor activities and recently transformed urban locations.

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Sayward Forest Canoe Circuit: Complete Paddling Guide

With beautiful views, well-maintained facilities, a convenient location and just the right amount of challenge, the Sayward Canoe Circuit is a great choice for a paddling trip for novices and veterans alike. It’s a unique Vancouver Island paddling experience to rival other canoe trip experiences in British Columbia. 

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The Heather Trail, Manning Park: Complete Hiking Guide

The Heather Trail is one of British Columbia’s premier backpacking paths, offering huge rewards for relatively little effort. Featuring sweeping mountain views, vibrant wildflower meadows, great camping facilities and minimal elevation gain, it’s the ideal destination for a first time backpacking trip.

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Canoeing in Kejimkujik National Park: Paddle Trip Planning Guide

Kejimkujik National Park is a paddler’s haven, featuring small and large lakes connected by ancient Mi’kmaw portages. Small yet carefully composed campsites nestle into the trees, cleverly located as not to overlook any others. Discover everything you need to know about planning a Kejimkujik canoe trip

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Cape Scott Trail, Vancouver Island: Complete Hiking Guide

The Cape Scott Trail is a 47km hiking adventure through lush rainforest, sand dunes, stunning beaches and interesting history in Cape Scott Provincial Park, at the very northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. Discover everything you need to know about this spectacular multi-day hike!

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Riding the Pipe Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, BC

The 1.4km Revelstoke Mountain Coaster is an exhilarating ride like no other in British Columbia, Canada. This guide features everything you need to know about riding the Revelstoke Mountain Coaster, including an experience guide as well as insider tips and advice to make the most of your day at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. 

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Hiking the Kananaskis Valley from Mount Engadine Lodge, Alberta

Imagine a place with all of the incredible mountain vistas of Banff National Park but none of the mass tourism. This is Alberta’s Kananaskis Valley and the best way to explore is from Mount Engadine Lodge, a road accessible wilderness lodge with all the comforts of civilisation. 

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Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail Hiking Guide, Nova Scotia

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park hosts one of the few multi-day backpacking trails in Nova Scotia. It is quality over quantity in this case, as the Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail provides a beautiful, varied and challenging hike, showcasing the power of the huge Bay of Fundy tides. This is a backpacking trip not to miss.

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