Check out our list of the most popular travel stories on Canada.com this week.
Plus, four other travel stories that were trending on Canada.com this week.Canada is a big place and so is the internet. You can’t be expected to read all of the travel news out there. Each week, we round up round-up of five of most read travel stories Canada.com. Here’s what everyone was clicking on this week.Is this national park in British Columbia Canada’s best-kept secret?
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Nestled in the northern part of the province is Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, a spectacular outdoor getaway that’s 130 kilometres off the coast. It’s been considered a Haida Heritage Site since 1985. Despite its beauty and prestige, the park receives just a few thousand tourists a year because it really is off the beaten path; the only way to access it is by boat or float plane.Upon arrival, it’s normal to feel like you’ve just stepped into a postcard. Everything about the landscape is rugged and unspoiled. Expect to see ancient Haida poles and all sorts of wildlife from bears to bald eagles. Click here to learn more about B.C.’s best-kept secret and also discover four other underrated, but equally gorgeous National Parks in Canada.This private plane will take you over Canada’s tallest mountain
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Mount Logan in the Yukon’s Kluane National Park is the tallest mountain in all of Canada and visitors can experience this national treasure from above by taking a private plane ride with Kluane Glacier Air Tours. Hope you’re not scared of heights. The flight-seeing tour, which operates 365 days a year, offers unbeatable aerial views of the surrounding glaciers and ice fields. This is one plane ride you’re not going to want to sleep through, so don’t you dare think about bringing a neck pillow and having a snooze. If you’re into the idea of experiencing Canada from above, check out five more flight-seeing tours from coast to coast.This is why you should never take travel photos mid-day
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Advice from the pros: it’s possible to improve your mediocre travel photos. This week, we asked four full-time travel photographers to share their advice on how to take better photos while on the go. The one thing they all agreed on: don’t you dare shoot during the day time when the sun is out in full force. Likely that’s when you’re doing your best exploring, but the truth is, the harsh sunlight at midday will create unwanted shadows and harsh colours. Instead, opt for sunrise or sunset, which are considered golden hours, to capture your imagery. These photo pros also shared other tricks — like editing and picking proper gear — to help up your travel photography game. Read more right here.We hand-picked five of the most scenic drives in British Columbia
By Reuben Krabbe for Destination BC
Reuben Krabbe for Destination BC
British Columbia has some epic roads with equally epic views thanks to its diverse terrain. Whether you’re a sports car enthusiast or lumbering along in a vintage camper van, there are scenic spots hidden throughout the province’s mountain roads. From the famous Sea-to-Sky highway drive that runs from Vancouver to Whistler to the Island’s roadway that weaves between Gibson Landing to Lund & Desolation Sound, B.C. is one of the best provinces to explore behind the wheel. Read on to see five of our favourite scenic drives out west.This is how to avoid paying for camping this summer
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You and your family love hiking, BBQing, fishing and pretty much anything that involves the outdoors, but chances are you don’t love the price tag that goes along with it. We get it. The cost of hauling the fam out into the wilderness can be costly and the rising fees for a campsite don’t help. Sure, there are amenities like running water and heated washrooms that come with a paid spot, but if you’re willing to forgo some of these frills, you can save cash. This week, we revealed a number of ways for Canadians to enjoy camping for free. Yup, zero dollars. From digital resources that document hidden spots to an explainer on Crown Land, there’s something for everyone in our guide.Related