Canadian National Parks

2017 December 16 - A Wintry Shower

<b>A Wintry Shower</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Jack Fusco<p><b>Explanation:</b> Four Geminids flash through northern skies in this wintry night skyscape. The bright …

Astronomy

Time to Try a Snow Festival

These magical festivals make the most of the year's coldest time.

Festivals

Laugh out loud at Comedy Wildlife Photography Award winning photos

This is one of the many images in the The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2017. This is a Celebes Macaques, in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve in Indonesia. KATY LAVECK FOSTER<p>A baby dormouse seems to be laughing on a yarrow flower. Andrea Zampatti says "I was hiking on a mountain close to my …

Nature

Cold shoulder

<b>Churchill has long been known for polar bears, beluga whales and northern lights. But since spring floods washed out its only overland link to the</b> …

Manitoba

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

Skiing is a treasured family past time for many. Old or young, family members of all ages and abilities can enjoy the fun and beauty of snow-capped …

Skiing

It’s raining, in Edmonton, in December. Sigh.

Edmontonians awoke to rain showers and slippery roads Friday morning, the 15th of December.<p>There were no Environment Canada weather warnings in place …

Weather

Rip Like a Local: Ski Big 3 Now Offering Guided Adventure Packages - Mountain Life

There’s nothing like your home resort; you know where the powder stashes are, when the out-of-towners will arrive, which lift-lines to avoid and …

Skiing

Islanders can make their own trails this winter at P.E.I. National Park

Facilities are closed but Islanders are still able to ski, snowshoe and explore<p>P.E.I. National Park is open for the winter and Islanders are …

National Parks

The Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2017 Totally Kick Butt

Some are un-bear-ably cute.<p>The animal kingdom has a whole lot of jesters.<p>The winners of the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were announced on Thursday, recognizing photos that are “light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things,” the contest …

Art

This Is the Hilarious Winner of the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Wild animals are majestic, sometimes scary creatures freely roaming the Earth in all their natural, unbounded glory. But let's not forget how …

Wildlife

Parks Canada didn't discover Lake Louise endangered trees cut for nearly a year

Sentencing arguments in the case scheduled for July 2018<p>It was nearly a year before Parks Canada officials realized that a world-renowned Alberta ski …

Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada combats invasive species with free Christmas trees

For the second year in a row, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is chopping down and giving away blue spruce trees for free in Alberta and …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Polar Bears in Churchill: Your Next Bucket-List Adventure

<b>The feeling is akin to being a kid on Christmas Eve, except we’re adults and it’s mid-November.</b> Parading off the plane and into the airport in …

List-Worthy

Part of Riding Mountain National Park closed due to potential zebra mussels

Parks Canada has closed a lake and campground in Riding Mountain National Park after potential DNA evidence of zebra mussels was found.<p>Water samples …

National Parks

An arrest over a $1 fossil, and a vanished boat: what's being stolen from the feds

A fossil worth a loonie, a boat, and a stockpile of electronics are among the things that were reported stolen from the federal government in the …

Canada

6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites For Your Bucket List

While I never make it the focus of my travels, if there’s an opportunity for me to visit a new UNESCO World Heritage Site, I always make sure I stop. …

List-Worthy

Why Is It So Hard To Film in Canada's National Parks?

The film Hard Powder was banned from shooting in Banff earlier this year. Why is it so difficult for movie makers to access Canada’s National Parks?

Canada

Dangerous driving, collision, bizarre behaviour leads to arrest of Edmonton man near Jasper

35-year-old faces firearms, impaired driving and hit-and-run charges<p>An Edmonton man faces 13 charges after a bizarre series of events on a stretch of …

Crime

People really want to visit South Korea in 2018, according to Airbnb

Dreaming of your next holiday? Airbnb has released their trending destinations for 2018, according to what people are already booking on the platform …

Lifestyle

The Complete Guide to Camping in Fundy National Park

Did you know that the Bay of Fundy is one of the seven wonders of North America? The area is home to the highest tides in the world, rare geological …

Canada

Some forests aren't growing back after wildfires, research finds

Climate change, frequent fires mean some forests may never be the same<p>Bigger, hotter wildfires are ravaging forests and burning them to the ground …

Climate Change

Today's letters: A church, local taxes and veterans

<b>Readers are riled about a condo development, local taxes and treatment of veterans. Got an opinion? Write to us at:</b> …

Vimy Ridge

Popular Destinations That 'Live Up to the Hype,' According to Travelers

Yes, it really is worth planning a trip to Iceland.<p>Choosing a new place to go on vacation can be tough.<p>With all the potential destinations you can …

Travel

The Athabasca Glacier

North America's most visited glacier is disappearing at an alarming rate.<p>When it comes to places to visit before they disappear, the Athabasca …

Iceland

At Smaller (and Affordable) Ski Resorts, New Lodges, Lifts and Runs

With the size and variety to engage skiers for weeks, the ski industry’s big players like Aspen and Vail resorts dominate the imaginations of winter sports fans across the country. A total of 479 ski resorts operated last winter in the United States, according to the National Ski Areas Association, …

Skiing

83,000 kilometres, 45 national parks, and one year of living a Canadian dream

CFS ALERT, Nunavut—I’m feeling on top of the world!<p>Quite literally, for I’m standing on the runway of the northernmost permanent settlement on …

Canada

Sable Island Is The Host To The World’s Largest Single Grey Seal Breeding Colony

Each year, I spend ~ a month on Sable Island studying the ecology of the grey seal.<p>Sable Island in the northwest Atlantic, 300 km from Halifax, Nova …

Photography

Raccoon captured and killed near Banff

'We believe this one must have hitchhiked a ride on either a vehicle or train or something like that'<p>A rogue raccoon that had been spotted in and …

Canada

Snow squall warning continues in Bruce County

Another heavy dumping of snow is expected in parts of central Ontario, as snow squalls once again move off of Georgian Bay.<p>A snow squall warning …

Weather

How Did the Grizzly Bear Cross the Road?

And how can we help them do it safely?<p>In 1997, Adam Ford, a researcher in wildlife restoration ecology at the University of British Columbia, and his …

Culture