Northern Ontario, Canada

British Bushcraft Expert Ray Mears Explores Wabakimi Provincial Park
Note: This blog was used with permission from Ray Mears, world-renowned authority on Bushcraft and Survival, star of various television series including Tracks, World of Survival, and more, and founder of Woodlore, the UK's premier School of Wilderness Bushcraft. Read more of Ray's blogs at The Ray Mears & Woodlore Blog. Canadian canoe journeys are always special they have a unique ability to purge the spirit of the unwanted static that accumulates in our technological lives. I am…
Paddling in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Adventure couple Dave and Deb, writers of The Planet D travel blog, recently won 2 top travel journalism awards, Best Travel Blog and Best Photo Illustration of Travel, from the Society of American Travel Writers.  The summer of 2014 was one of the most adventurous, exciting and thrilling summers we’ve ever had! Ontario has it all. Diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, cozy outdoor lodges and wild adventures. There’s something for everyone, and here are the top…
Hiking the Coastal Trail
Dave and Deb, award-winning travel bloggers The Planet D, took the challenge of trekking 60 kilometres on one of Canada's toughest but most beautiful hiking routes, The Coastal Trail in Pukaskwa National Park.   See jaw-dropping vistas, gorgeous beaches and challenging climbs as they travelled the shoreline of Lake Superior.    If you are up to the challenge, click here to plan your adventure.  For a guided hiking trip, contact Naturally Superior Adventures.    
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. …
Playing in the treetops was so much fun!
Each Thanksgiving, my family and I share an outdoor adventure – something that is active and helps us connect to each other. Last year was the best ever – we conquered the Treetop Trekking aerial course in Huntsville!  After getting geared up with harnesses and helmets, we anxiously walked to the course area. We looked up and saw people zipping through the colourful fall foliage, balancing precariously on log ends and swinging on ropes like…
This Fall, unleash your creativity during a photography workshop.
"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 2014 Autumn nature and landscape photography workshops offered by some of Ontario’s best professional photographers.   Autumn Woods and Waters Photography Workshop  with James Smedley  The Lodge, Nipigon (postponed until September 2015) …
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…
A photographer's dream location - Killarney Provincial Park.
Editor’s Note: Rob Stimpson is an internationally published, award-winning photographer best known for capturing the wilds of the Canadian outdoors. He teaches photography part-time at the Haliburton School of Arts as well as a variety of workshops.  Find out why this is one of his favourites. While standing up on the Granite Ridge Trail looking out across the hills of La Cloche, the ridge of white quartzite hills that form the spine of Killarney Provincial…
Sunset paddle in Algonquin Park
Sunsets, moose, stunning views and magical moments captured by The Planet D on their sizzling summer adventures in Ontario.  There are many compelling images to choose from - here are a selection of my favourites! Why not up your game by learning essential photo tips at a pro photographers workshop in Ontario's outdoors.  Find out more here.    Deb soaking up the beauty from the top of the Cup and Saucer Trail on Manitoulin Island. Witnessing…
Catching air in the Doggie Fun Zone!
 Editors Note:  I am always looking for interesting things to do with my golden Daisy. We love to hike, SUP, canoe and explore in the summer. Festivals are a new twist to our fun. I can't wait to try her out in some agility courses and to interact with lots of other dogs and dog lovers. Hope to see you at one of these festivals.     This 3-day festival welcomes visitors and handlers from…
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