Canada Sports & Outdoors

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    View from our first shelter
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Canada Sports & Outdoors

  • skiing & snowboarding

    Vancouver Sports & Outdoors

    Vancouver has 3 'local mountains'. (approx travel time from downtown 30 min) Cypress Mountain is the biggest of the locals and has a tonne of great terrain. One powder day in the trees at Cypress and you will be hooked for life. Grouse Mountain is known for its spectacular views of the city. Its a popular mountain with tourists. The terrain is...

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  • Skating

    Toronto Sports & Outdoors

    A fun thing to do in the winter in Toronto is going skating on one of the outside skating rinks. This one I saw at the Toronto Harbour. Wow, it was so busy, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves a lot. There is some music playing to add to the atmosphere :-) The skating rink is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., weather permitting of course...

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  • Hockey

    Montreal Sports & Outdoors

    If you can't get tickets to the Bell Centre to watch the Habs (Montreal Canadiens) play, or if they're playing an away game, go to any sports bar in town to watch the game. Sports bars have one or more big TVs showing the game live, so put on your Habs jersey and cheer them on with all the fans while drinking beer. It's going to be especially...

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  • Winter sports

    Quebec Sports & Outdoors

    Local all-vertical-surface-climbing training outfit Roc Gyms handles instruction and trips for all levels of climbers, beginner to advanced. For the absolute beginner, they run half- and full-day sessions at the Chute de Montmorency that are a great introduction to ice climbing. Our instructor was laid-back, but knew what he was doing and...

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  • Hockey

    Ottawa Sports & Outdoors

    Truly the most absurdly located NHL building imaginable - at the extreme west end of Ottawa beyond the suburbs. Why? When most new arenas were being constructed in city centres during the 1990s, Ottawa's new arena was not following suit. I believe the biggest reason for this was to be more than 120 miles from the Bell Centre in Montreal. I hope in...

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  • Biking

    Halifax Sports & Outdoors

    I HEART BICYCLES was founded by Sarah Craig founded on July 1, 2011. The small shop offers bicycle tours, bike rentals, dating services and bicycle related merchandise. Bicycly rental fees: 1 hr CAD 9.00 2 hrs CAD 15.00 3 hrs CAD 20.00 4 hrs CAD 25.00 1 Day CAD 45.00 Available bicycle tours: Old Halifax, New Halifax (~2hr); CAD 39.00 Old...

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  • Hockey

    Edmonton Sports & Outdoors

    The Edmonton Oilers are our city's NHL (National Hockey League) team. They are a fairly young NHL team, establish in 1971. The Oilers won 5 Stanley Cups during their Dynasty years (years won - 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990), which included legendary players Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, as well as Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr. The Oilers have an...

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  • Hockey

    Calgary Sports & Outdoors

    Canadians are a bit Hockey crazy, somewhat like Europeans are with soccer (or should I say football). Calgarians support their local hockey team, The Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome on the Stampede grounds. Calgary’s color is red so be sure to wear some when you come out to cheer on the team. After the game, many of the fans head up the nearby...

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  • Winnipeg Goldeye Baseball Club

    Winnipeg Sports & Outdoors

    The Goldeyes are our professional baseball team. They play in the Northern League. It is special because it is very affordable, and the fans, mascot (Goldie) and staff get behind the team, and cheer them to victory. You should bring a hat, sunscreen and a baseball glove because there are a ton of foul balls hit into the stands.

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  • Skiing /Snowboarding

    Banff National Park Sports & Outdoors

    For Skiers or those who just enjoy the view from the tops of mountains, take the Ski Lift at Ski Louise for a panoramic view of the 10 peaks. See the travelogue for views of the chairlift, Ski Lodge Restaurant etc.

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  • Lake Louise Ski Resort

    Banff Sports & Outdoors

    My canadian friend has skied and snowboarded at nearly every mountain in the Rockies, living in Calgary its rude not to. This is one of her favourite mountains to baord out of them all. But, put simply, it is the best mountain to board in all the areas around banff. Several lifts to take you up to the runs you want to do, and plenty of variation...

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  • Skiing

    Jasper Sports & Outdoors

    Marmot basin is closed in summer time. It is even forbidden to go there (at least by car). I had to park my car about 1 km from the bottom station and walk from there, via a wide tarmac road. Please note that there is really nothing to do at Marmot Basin in summer time. Only go there in summer time if you are a real ski freak (like me) and want to...

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  • Grouse Mountain

    Vancouver Sports & Outdoors

    The Grouse Grind has become a very popular hiking trail for Vancouverites and visitors alike. You can read an interesting story about it here. The trail goes take you up an elevation of 800 metres, over a total distance of 2,900 metres. It's not for everyone. Be sure you're in relatively good shape, have water and a cel phone with you, and don't...

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  • Skydome (baseball)

    Toronto Sports & Outdoors

    Toronto has following teams: Baseball: Blue Jays playing in Rogers Centre Basketball : Raptors playing in Air Canada Centre Hockey: Maple Leafs playing in Air Canada Centre Lacross: Rocks playing in Air Canada Centre Soccer: Toronto FC Canadian Football: Argonauts playing in Rogers Centre If you are in Canada, do not expect to see NFL here....

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  • Racing

    Montreal Sports & Outdoors

    The Formula 1 Air Canada Grand prix is the biggest sport event of the summer in the city and one of the biggest among all the formula 1 grand prix in the world. During 3 days Montreal is the capital of the F1, Montrealers and lot of visitors from all over the world go out and enjoy the many events that are organized esepcially arountd Cresent...

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  • Carnaval de Quebec

    Quebec Sports & Outdoors

    If you have followed any of my pages across the north you will have seen many different aboroginal groups featured so when I got to the Carnaval and saw the Cree exhibits I was delighted to go to that section of the carnaval and explore around. I would encourage you to spend some time at this part of the Carnaval as well. Here I added some more...

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  • Skating

    Ottawa Sports & Outdoors

    The Rideau Canal Skateway is known as the world's longest skating rink. The skateway is about 8 km long and runs through the heart of the city. All along the canal there are little rest areas, and if you feel like your energy is running low, it is also possible to buy delicious beavertail pastries (fried dough - the nutella-covered one is the...

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  • Marathon

    Halifax Sports & Outdoors

    The Blue Nose Marathon is a great running event that takes place in Halifax in May. I ran in the 5th annual event and I am not sure where to start. The registration was straight forward. There were literally thousand of volunteers and it was sort of like a festival with events starting on Friday and ending Sunday night. The course itself was...

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  • Bungy Jumping

    Edmonton Sports & Outdoors

    At the water park in the West Edmonton Mall you can bungy jump!!! I have to say for $80 I got a video and the thrill of my life. I was shacking for about an hour later, got wet from the waist up but I couldn't get the smile off my face for at least a couple of days. It was awesome. It is a 106 foot drop!! Here is a picture I took of the tower...

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  • Skating

    Calgary Sports & Outdoors

    For any displaced Dutch skaters, Calgary has a canal that freezes over every year and is suitable for outdoor ice skating. Located in the west of Calgary along the Bow river, a thin finger of water from the river snakes around the park and ends up in a lagoon. During the winter this freezes over and the parks department regularly plows off the snow...

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  • Spectator Sports

    Winnipeg Sports & Outdoors

    There is quite the choice of spectator sports in Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers (Canadian football), the Moose (hockey, the AHL) and the Goldeyes (baseball, Northern League). It is too bad that the city lost the Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey team, but at the prices of the tickets, it was inevitable. What I don't understand is that we have lost a basketball...

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  • Horseriding/Hiking

    Banff National Park Sports & Outdoors

    This full-day expedition is a beautiful 7 hour ride that will take you to Paradise Valley, to the Giant Steps, Lake Annette, and the Horseshoe Glacier (how appropriate!). You get to enjoy your lunch beside the elegant Giant Steps waterfall. It's a great ride for beginners as the climb to the valley is quite gradual. The cost is/was $155.00 per...

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  • Ski Mount Norquay

    Banff Sports & Outdoors

    Mount Norquay is a great skiing destination. I thought I'd just mention a couple of cool features you can ski right to the base of the mountain where you can stay at the Timberline Inn so that is convenient and the rooms are affordable there. I remember the road was winding to get to the ski lifts and my picture is on that road of some mountain...

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  • Hiking

    Jasper Sports & Outdoors

    There are some excellent trails from the Upper Station of the Jasper Tramway to the top of nearby mountains, where you can enjoy phantastic views on the mountains in the surroundings. PLease note that usual (sport) shoes are inadequate for the rocky footpaths. Bring good hiking shoes.

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  • Vancouver Canucks

    Vancouver Sports & Outdoors

    The Vancouver Canucks are Vancouver's professional NHL hockey team, and certainly the biggest thing in sports as far as Vancouver goes. I'm personally not a hockey fan, so I honestly don't care when or where they're playing or how well they're doing. I don't even know when the season starts or ends. I don't feel bad either, because there are way...

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  • Air Canada Centre (basketball / hockey)

    Toronto Sports & Outdoors

    Only 1 member of our family is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan - Rayyan. While all of us enjoy watching hockey on TV, it is father and son who go to see Maple Leafs play live at Air Canada Centre. Now unlike Argonauts fans, Maple Leafs fans are not noisy at all. This is a well known fact. People say this is a noticible difference between a typical Leaf...

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  • Football

    Montreal Sports & Outdoors

    I had never had the chance to see a Canadian Football League game before so I couldn't pass it up. Though people were certainly into the game, it was more comfortable and affordable than the NFL. A bus takes you from the subway right to Percival-Molson Stadium, which was a very nice field. It did seem weird watching football and hearing all the...

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  • Jacques-Cartier National Park

    Quebec Sports & Outdoors

    Located only 30 minutes north of Quebec City, the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier truly is the city's "largest playground"! In the summertime, the park becomes a haven for all canoeing, kayaking, fishing, cycling, camping and hiking lovers - during winter, you can bring your snowshoes or skis to explore the 55 km of trails winding through the...

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  • Boating (sailing, rafting)

    Ottawa Sports & Outdoors

    Rafting on the Ottawa River is highly recommended; it's considered one of the best whitewater destinations in Canada. The best known companies are Wilderness tours (http://www.wildernesstours.com/) and Owl Rafting (http://www.owl-mkc.ca/owl/). The departure points are somewhere around 1 to 1 1/2 hours drive out of the city, but well worth it from...

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  • On Foot - Walking, Running, Hiking

    Halifax Sports & Outdoors

    Walking, running and hiking seems to be very popular. The Point Pleasant Park is good for a run. If you are more into the extremes try the Citadel hill for a chance. For a pleasant walk go to the Public Gardens during daytime. If you are a car driver be aware of the many runners that go through town on the early and late hours and in the...

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  • Football

    Edmonton Sports & Outdoors

    In case you like Canadian and American Football or you are just curious about, you should visit a match of the Esks, the Edmonton Eskimos. Check out the official webpage of the Esks for more information.

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  • Football

    Calgary Sports & Outdoors

    There are about ten ski resorts within a two hour drive of Calgary but you don’t have to leave the city limits to strap on some boards. Canada Olympic Park hosts a series of hills for skiing and boarding. While not the same a skiing in the mountains, it’s a excellent place for beginner’s lessons. The hill is floodlit at night so it’s easy to get in...

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  • Blue Bomber Football Club

    Winnipeg Sports & Outdoors

    The Winnipeg Football Club was formed in 1880. In 2005, they celebrated their 75th anniversary. The Blue Bombers play in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Every November the best team in the West plays against the best team from the East in the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup was first awarded in 1909 and is slowly creaping up to being a 100 year-old...

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  • Kayaking/canoeing

    Banff National Park Sports & Outdoors

    Lake Louise is a nice lake for canoeing. There we go . This is late June and there was a slight breeze off of the mountains , so it was cool . The water is around 1 deg. C ( 34 deg. F ) so you do not want to capsize the canoe. It took an hour to paddle the length of the lake and back . You will notice that there are few boats on the lake . Canoes...

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  • Sunshine Village

    Banff Sports & Outdoors

    Sunshine Village is a great skiing destination and off all the ski destinations I have visited, Sunshine had by far the most natural snow. It was actually hard for me to ski, there was so much. I guess by saying that you now know what level of skiing I am at!!

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  • water & beaches

    Vancouver Sports & Outdoors

    Chartering boats and heading out onto the water is a fairly common in VanC. I took my sister and brother inlaw on a fishing trip.there are many companies orgaising group excursions around Granville Island and Steveston. We went with Bonnie Lee out of Granville Island. The trip lasts 5 hours min which allows plenty of time to catch the local Chinook...

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  • Hockey Hall of Fame

    Toronto Sports & Outdoors

    It is at the BCE Place at the corner of Yonge & Front Streets. Hockey fan or not, visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame is a treat. You will be amazed with the display of trophies and memorabilia and a souvenir photo beside the Stanley Cup. The Hall is open everyday and the general admission is C$13.00. It will definitely be a hockey experience for the...

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  • Baseball

    Montreal Sports & Outdoors

    When you are in Montreal you won't miss the Big O or Olympic Stadium. It's home to the troubled Montreal Expos. Depending on when you see this tip you may want to verify they still play in Montreal. There has been all sorts of trouble with this team however they will always be my favorite. I can remember the good days of Tim Raines, Andre Dawson,...

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  • Bicycling

    Quebec Sports & Outdoors

    Quebec is a small enough town it doesn't really have much for public transportation but what it does have is a very well developed set of bike trails. A couple of places in the port area of the lower town rent bikes. It's an excellent way to get Montmorency Falls.

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  • Skiing/Snowboarding

    Ottawa Sports & Outdoors

    Obviously the lack of any serious mountains nearby limits the options for snowboarding near ottawa, but there's plenty of snow for a long part of the winter season, and there are hills to the north across the border in quebec. Mont St-Marie is the bigget and best, with two hills and about 5 or 6 runs on each, lasting less than 5 mins if you...

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  • Snowboarding

    Halifax Sports & Outdoors

    I was walking one evening along Hollis close to Terminal Rd when I heard the sound of hockey sticks late in the evening. An abandoned parking lot was taking over by young sporters. To my surprise later that week in the weekend PRO organised a snowboard event at the same location. As it was a mild late November no natural snow had fallen. No...

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  • Rock Climbing

    Edmonton Sports & Outdoors

    Welcome to Vertically Inclined, an indoor rock climbing adventure. Indoor rock climbing originated in Europe as a way to train for outdoor climbing. In the early 1980's there were no indoor rock climbing gyms, now there is one in just about every gym. Climbing gyms allow people to pursue their fitness goals in a different environment. They offer...

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  • Yoga

    Calgary Sports & Outdoors

    For all the yogis and yoginis coming to Calgary - Heaven's fitness has a great facility and lots of variation in classes, including Hatha, Ashtanga styled classes, as well as Pilates fusion. I'd recommend the Ashtanga classes with Rob Nicholls. There is also another studio several blocks down, named Yoga Passage, which is also suitbale for...

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  • Golfing

    Banff Sports & Outdoors

    Golfing in Banff is definitely an experience. Imagine getting ready to drive when you see about 20 elk on your course? Normally, you'd scream them off, but trust me, these critters aren't going anywhere. Hedge your score and slice your opening shot with a 3 iron AWAY FROM THE ELK!!! Unless you like the idea of being hoofed in the jaw. Bring your...

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  • hiking

    Vancouver Sports & Outdoors

    North of Vancouver in the Squamish area is the Stawamus Chief. It is a destination for rock climbers and hikers alike. Rock climbers would simply go straight up the granite face - hikers can take the long way around. I've never actually been on this hike (though I will when I move back to Vancouver); I will update this tip when I actually do this...

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