Exploring Canada From Coast to Coast

By Mariellen Ward, Breathedreamgo
August 12, 2014 Updated: August 12, 2014

A Year of Travel Adventure in the Great White North

CN Tower and Toronto skyline. Photo courtesy Canada Keep Exploring.
CN Tower and Toronto skyline. Photo courtesy Canada Keep Exploring.

From mountain-top yoga in the Canadian Rockies to an epic train journey across the country aboard The Canadian. From deep in the silent forests of British Columbia to the pinnacle of man-made heights at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto. From the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to frozen art at Quebec’s world famous Ice Hotel. This summer, I’m exploring Canada — and writing about it with my Indian readers in mind. Naturally, I will write about my journeys so that every reader will (I hope) be inspired to visit this vast and magnificent land. I will include the information you need to turn your dream of visiting Canada into a reality. Look for this message, below.

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Over the next few months, I will be travelling in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia to document as many of the 20 Canadian Signature Experiences on the following list as I can. These 20 attractions and activities have been singled out by the Canadian Tourism Commission as among the best experiences for Indians to enjoy as they Explore Canada.


  • Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • VIA Rail Canada


  • Ice Hotel Canada


  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • CN Tower
  • Niagara Parks Commission
  • Niagara Helicopters


  • Frontiers North Adventures for polar bear viewing


  • Calgary Stampede
  • Brewster Travel Canada for Glacier Adventure and Skywalk
  • Icefield & Kananaskis Heli-tours for Yoga Heli-tour


  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Grouse Mountain
  • BC Ferries Vacations
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes
  • The Butchart Gardens
  • Whistler Blackcomb


  • Northern Tales Travel Services for Northern Lights

Canada at Heart

The Canadian train in The Rockies. Photo courtesy Canada Keep Exploring.
The Canadian train in The Rockies. Photo courtesy Canada Keep Exploring.

I’ve lived in Canada almost my entire life. I was born in Canada, as were both my parents, three of my grandparents and lots of great and great-great grandparents. I love this country for the magnificence of the wilderness, the unique northern culture, the friendliness of the people … and so many more reasons, some as-yet-undiscovered. So please come along with me as I explore my home and native land.

Copyright © 2014 by Breathedreamgo. This article was written by Mariellen Ward and originally published at Breathedreamgo

Mariellen Ward is a travel writer and publisher of the meaningful adventure travel blog Breathedreamgo.com for seekers and travellers to India, Canada and beyond.