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We’re hosting a Canadian adventure, eh! Scroll down for 8 reasons to join us on the west coast of Out Adventures’ home and native land.

8. Calgary

Calgary is the rodeo capital of Canada and is affectionally known amongst us Canucks as “Cow Town”. It’s located on the western edge of the prairies and holds a special place in our hearts for its annual ‘Calgary Stampede’. It’s also the kickoff point for this incredible adventure. So toss on a cowboy hat and some plaid as we hit the town for welcome drinks. Yeehaw!

Calgary skyline and the Scotiabank Saddledome.

7. Taste the Okanagan

Uncork Canada’s wine culture in The Okanagan region of British Columbia. We’ll swish, swirl and spit some of Canada’s best vintages during guided tastings, all while learning how Canada’s grapes have been turning heads and inspiring taste buds. After a pinot noir or four, we’ll explore Kelowna — The Okanagan’s quaint central city.

Taste the very best of Canadian wine country.

6. Party at Vancouver Pride

As this tour concludes, Vancouver Pride kicks-off. We’ve been telling all prospective travellers to book a few extra days at our centrally located hotel in order to enjoy one of The Great White North’s premier Pride Festivals.

Vancouver Pride.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (in the blue shirt) at Vancouver Pride 2016.

5. Explore the Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are Canada at her natural best. Rushing rivers cut through the parks, often barreling over the sides of mountains and forming wondrous waterfalls. Hillside lookouts offer glimpses of seemingly endless Boreal countryside. Even the air seems alive with the chirps and tweets of Canadian birds. The majority of our tour will take place throughout this region.

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A stunning shot of the Canadian Rockies at night.

4. Hike Glacial Lakes

Speaking of the Rockies, nothing is more scenic than traversing one of its glacier-fed lakes. Shimmering Lake Louise is a two-hour drive north of Banff National Park. We’ll enjoy a guided hike of this lake and the surrounding Boreal forest, concluding at an unforgettable vantage point. Other glacier-lakes we’ll visit include magnificent Lake Minnewanka and the shockingly turquoise Lake Morraine.

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Hiking Lake Louise.

3. Bask in Banff

Banff remains Canada’s premier resort village and is the first township to incorporate within the confines of a Canadian National Park. No matter the season, the small town is alive with activity as visitors paddle the rivers in spring, hike the trails in summer and ski the slopes in winter.

Banff Avenue.
Banff is Canada’s premiere resort town.

2. Try a Canadian Safari

The word safari often conjures vivid images of African savannahs, fearsome lions and expanses of zebra. But on this uniquely Canadian experience, guests will riverboat through a Grizzly Bear reserve glimpsing the cute-but-not-so-cuddly beasts themselves. Other sightings could include moose, ram, deer, beaver, otter and so much more!

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They may look cute, but don’t get too close to these majestic beasts.

1. Understand Canadian Culture

Canadiana is a gleeful blend of sugar, spice and everything ni… er, gay. We boast one of the world’s most culturally, religiously and sexually diverse populations. We’re well known for our welcoming, “How’s it going, eh?” attitude. And our Prime Minister is a certified 40-something DILF, with far left ideals and a penchant for leading our annual Pride Parades (see earlier picture). What’s not to love!? …okay, we admit it gets kinda cold here, but this trip is in the dog days of summer, so fret not!

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The True North, Strong and Gay.

Canada is calling! Head to outadventures.com to learn about our sojourn through the Great White North.

(Image credits from top to bottom: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, Wiki Commons, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, Vancouver Pride, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism x 3, Dwayne Reilander & Wiki Commons, Superfish Brands)

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