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Bucket List for Kids: Whale watching

Bucket List for Kids: Whale watching

Canada is a great place to watch whales, on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and even in between. Whales are very interesting to watch. They’re big so it’s hard to miss them. In fact, some whales are as big as a small airplane. And you can see them because they don’t stay under the water all the time like fish do. That’s because they breathe air through their lungs just like people so they … Read entire article »

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Bucket List for Kids: Wilderness canoeing

Bucket List for Kids: Wilderness canoeing

Wilderness canoeing is the ultimate rite-of-passage for Canadian kids. A true wilderness canoeing experience should include at least one portage, where you have to carry the canoe and all your stuff overland for a while because there is something in the way like a waterfall. There is usually some discomfort, like too many mosquitoes. And because you’re tenting in the wilderness then you’ll probably want to hang your food packs between two trees at night so … Read entire article »

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Bucket List for Kids: Tree hugging, Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island

Bucket List for Kids: Tree hugging, Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island

Cathedral Grove is an old growth forest in British Columbia. Some of the trees here are more then 800 years old. There are giant Douglas firs, one measuring 9 metres in circumference, and groves of ancient Western red cedar. This is a place where I’d be willing to wrap myself around a tree to save it from being cut down. It’s a provincial park now so it is protected and there are trails through it that … Read entire article »

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