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WIN The Great Canadian Boreal Forest Adventure with Ray Mears
Over the past two decades, the name Ray Mears has become recognized throughout the world as an authority on the subjects of Bushcraft and Wilderness Survival.  He has also become a household name though his various television series including Tracks, World of Survival, Trips Money Can’t Buy, and many more. Ray has been a lover of Ontario’s pristine wilderness for many years. Last September, Ray travelled to Wabakimi Provincial Park, embarking on a seven day adventure…
Incredible view from the top of the Sleeping Giant
You don’t have to walk for days carrying a heavy backpack to experience the rugged beauty along Superior’s north shore. You can experience extraordinary panoramic vistas, isolated pebble beaches and spectacular waterfalls with a base-camp hiking adventure package. Local adventure providers are ready to help you plan a memorable, unique and affordable hiking vacation. They have put together packages that include expert advice, meals, park passes, trail guides, maps, shuttle service, accommodation (or recommendation for accommodation)…
The Ontario government established the Slate Islands as a natural environmental provincial park in 1985.
Note: Paul Steyn, a travel journalist from South Africa, visited The Slate Islands in the summer of 2014. This blog captures his experience. It was originally posted in Travel with Heart on National on September 10, 2014.  It’s early in the morning when I hear a soft tap on my tent. “Let’s go,” Brendan, my kayaking guide, whispers. I open the tent flap. It’s chilly outside, and slightly overcast; not the best conditions to…
“We must remember … that in the end … nature does not belong to us, we belong to it.” - Ray Mears
We Belong To It, a short film by Goh Iromoto, featuring Ray Mears exploring Ontario by canoe, recently won top honours in the Canoeing category at the 10th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival. Ray Mears – a renowned traveller and British TV Personality – travels the world employing his wilderness bushcraft knowledge. When he wants to purge his spirit of the unwanted static that accumulates from modern life, he embarks on a wilderness canoe trip…
The Planet D Reveal 12 Amazing Things To See On The Slate Islands
The Planet D, world-renowned travel bloggers, spent the summer of 2014 exploring Ontario, Canada. In this blog, they share the amazing things they saw on their kayaking adventure on the Slate Islands, Lake Superior. Imagine visiting a group of islands where you can witness rare wildlife and Arctic tundra plant life while paddling around dramatic sea cliffs in the middle of the world’s largest fresh water lake. The Slate Islands are located 13 km off the…
The challenge is worth it!
The Planet D, world-renowned travel bloggers, spent the summer of 2014 exploring Ontario, Canada. This blog captures their experience hiking the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail. It was originally posted on  If you are looking for one of those badges of honour hikes, or hikes to brag about when your older, the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail fits the bill. Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior, it is a 60km mammoth hike of rugged terrain, perilous…
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
Some of my best memories are of canoeing in the wilderness. Years ago, my friends and I would spend days researching and planning routes, taking wilderness canoe tripping and paddling courses, making menus, then shopping and packing the gear. We would purchase new equipment – barrel packs, tarps, thicker sleeping mats and little things to make our trip more comfortable.  But as my life changed, I found I didn’t have that kind of time anymore…
Zipline Extreme over the Elora Gorge
Zipline parks are flourishing across the world. But you don’t have to wait until you go on vacation to Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru or Belize to try one, there’s lots of opportunities to go zipping right here in Ontario. In addition to ziplines found in the numerous treetop aerial parks across Ontario, you can experience the sheer thrill of soaring through the air at top speeds - down mountains and across canyons, lakes and gorges. …
Moose Photography Safari in Algonquin Park
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." - Ansel Adams     It's time to rekindle your enthusiasm and passion for outdoor photography. You'll be inspired, surprised, amazed and wowed at these nature and landscape photography workshops offered by some of Ontario’s best professional photographers.  Awakening Woods and Waters Photography Workshop wtih James Smedley  June 4th to 7th, 2015 at Naturally Superior Adventure's Rock…
Dogs just want to have fun!
We get so many great questions from Ontario travelers and one in particular has just kept coming up: “Where are the best places in Ontario to take your pet on vacation with you?”. Here’s just a few of our picks. Add your own suggestions and favourites in the comments section!  Note:  Original blog was created by Ontario Tourism.   PAMPERED VACATIONS Woodhaven Country Lodge  The motto at Woodhaven Country Lodge says it all: “If your…
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