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It's not too late to plan a grand Canadian adventure for your summer vacation. Canada 150 celebrations will be taking across the country in July, but countless adventures and wonders await all season long. Here are some ideas for exploring our vast back yard, hand-picked by Travel Editor Domini Clark


At the Barkerville Historic Town and Park in B.C., families can watch historical re-enactments.

Plot a road trip to Canada’s best child-friendly historic sites

Children play on the Raiders attraction at Vancouver's Playland.

How to have an affordable, fun family vacation without leaving Canada


On the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, N.S.

These are Canada's best hiking trails – did your favourite make the list?

Sugar Beach: What makes it unique? For starters, it’s the world’s first intentional industrial beach, bringing together Toronto’s commercial past, metropolitan present and limitless future. Then there are the two acres of sand, its location equidistant from a college and a sugar factory, pink umbrellas and 150 recumbent white Muskoka chairs. – Bert Archer

Canada's top 10 beaches – two are in Toronto

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park is just one of many breathtaking places you can experience using a 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass, now available for free.

Got a Parks Canada pass? Here's where you should go


The village of Val-Jalbert, 150 miles (241 kilometres) north of Quebec City, was a ghost town by the early 1930s.

Nine of Canada's most curious sights, courtesy of Atlas Obscura

The spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort on Vancouver Island is award-winning.

Five hidden vacation gems from across Canada

A tasting flight of beer that includes from right to left Life, Sunshine, Naturtrb and Merckx served with the house charcuterie board at 33 Acres Brewing Company in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

What are Canada's best craft beer destinations?


Warm the coldest hearts with these distinctly Canadian romantic getaways


Aurora Village, Yellowknife.

How can visitors best explore Canada's indigenous culture?

Artists negotiate the sale of their work in the dining area of Skwachays Lodge in Vancouver on April 9, 2015. Yvonne Lai, left, of the Urban Aboriginal gallery, negotiates with artists Grant Pauls and Terrence Cambell over some of their artwork.

Rub shoulders with aboriginal artists at this unique Vancouver hotel