If you travel locally, you will be able to see and experience things from a different perspective. Explore like a tourist for a day. Call it a staycation!
While it may seem fun to recreate people’s experiences from their Instagram photos – piggybacking to try to see what seems to be the best places to visit. But, you don’t want your Instagram feed and your memories to be coloured by the same-old-same-same-old stuff, do you?
Off-the-beaten path, hidden gems, whatever you call them – there are way more interesting ways to fill your travel itinerary than by copying whatever everyone else is doing.
Why Celebrate Diversity
Diverse cultural experiences include learning how a variety of different cultures made and continue to make their place in any given area. This might look like:
- Asking questions
- Looking through the archives for a more full picture of the history
- Being curious
- Visiting a variety of different cultural institutions, participating in different events and festivals, and learning from a range of resources.
Did you find joy and delight at the excitement of learning as much as you could about dinosaurs as a child? Maybe you had toy dinosaurs that you endlessly played with? Or perhaps you just love learning about history or science? All of these are great reasons to visit The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research known for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils located in the Canadian Badlands.
Ever since my family and I moved to Calgary, Alberta when I was twelve years old, we’ve been making a day-trip of driving to Drumheller. It’s not a place where you can easily get bored or tired of visiting, which is why we’ve taken visiting family members and friends over the years. Part of the fun of driving to the Royal Tyrrell Museum is the journey – the landscape quickly changes from prairie grasses to rolling hills and then to hoodoos.[Read more…]
The Britannia Mine Museum is beautifully situated on the Sea-to-Sky Highway just south of Squamish. It’s about a 45-minute drive from Vancouver on a very pleasant stretch of road.
I’d driven past it many times before, not sure exactly what the giant structure jutting out from the side of the mountain was. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it was a mine – no longer operational – turned in to a museum. Most people who drive the Sea-to-Sky Highway north from Vancouver are heading to Whistler.
When does winter start in Canada? Pretty much as soon as summer ends. And winter often doesn’t end until May or June in much of the country. With such a long winter, why spend your time huddled inside getting cabin fever? Sure, I like bundling up with a mug of something warm and a good book as much as the next person, but getting outside is not only good for one’s health and wellbeing, it can also be a lot of fun.
I’ve recently gotten into snowshoeing in order to be able to get outside more often this winter and plan on taking at least one skiing lesson – just to try it out. Another (perhaps less active) way to enjoy and celebrate winter is to head out to one of the many winter festivals happening across the country. So, don’t just stay inside and watch the snowfall and wonder when spring will arrive – enjoy and celebrate winter in Canada!