Nov 17, 2016

Heidi Bullough's Top 5 Canada & USA Travel Destinations


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Churchill

The wildlife is the biggest drawcard here, with amazing experiences on offer. In Summer months, snorkelling or kayaking with Beluga whales (thousands frolic in the Churchill River).

In October/November, marvel at the Polar Bears in their natural habitat as they prepare for their migration across the frozen Hudson Bay and into hibernation.

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Quebec City

I love the charm of Quebec City. The Old Town of Quebec City is the only walled town in North America.

The cobble-stoned streets, galleries, cafes… Canada offers so much diversity, and the French Canadian province of Quebec highlights that.

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Alaska’s Inside Passage

Alaska offers some of the quirkiest towns (and quirkiest locals!) and many of them are located in the remote Inside Passage.

Many of the towns are only accessible by air or sea and each of them have their own personality. Some have Russian influence, but all celebrate their Native American culture.

You can admire totem poles around town or witness some of the storytelling at many of the cultural centres. Oh, and there’s wildlife and enormous glaciers too!

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Knight Inlet

See Grizzly Bears in the wild. They seem so content and they are so familiar with the lodge staff at Knight Inlet that they are not bothered by visitors, they know we bring no harm.

I could watch them for hours and not get bored. At Knight Inlet you can see them from boats, kayaks, platforms or on nature walks.

Different times of the year offer different experiences as well – early season you get to see cubs experiencing the world for the first time, late season the bears are out for the ‘salmon run’.

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Yosemite National Park

I’ve probably never been more at peace than when I took a walk through Yosemite away from the crowds and took in all the beauty around me.

There are certainly landmarks to see, El Capitan, Half Dome, but even if you miss those, there’s magic everywhere. It’s like you can feel it.