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And although the Yukon is becoming more and more popular with the RV crowd, it’s still one of those places where you can truly find a moment to yourself.

There’s a lot more to Alberta than the Rockies and the towns of Canmore, Banff and Jasper (although you probably want to see this part of the world at least once in your lifetime). If you’re into shopping, you could kill a few days easily at the West Edmonton Mall. Calgary is also a cool city, especially during the Stampede (an event that you should visit at least once in your lifetime). The province gets a little more boring as you head east, but the town of Drumheller and the Alberta badlands to the South are unreal. Waterton National Park is also worth a gander.

I know, it’s flat and the biggest cities are Saskatoon and Regina, but if you get off the Trans Canada for just a little you’ll see that there’s more to this province than wheat. There are dinosaur digs, badlands, lakes, forests, and incredible views of a seemingly endless sky where sunrises and sunsets last for hours and you can watch thunderstorms brewing a hundred kilometres away.

It’s like oatmeal – don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it.

No cross-Canada trip would be complete without a visit to the Centre of the Universe, or On-terrible, as the B.C.ers like to say. The best of Ontario is not Toronto, although you owe it to yourself to see where Neil Young and Joni Mitchell used to hang out in Yorkville, and no hockey fan’s life is complete without a visit to the exceptional Hockey Hall of Fame. Northern Ontario is beautiful, from Sleeping Giant provincial park on the shores of Lake Superior, to the entire coast of Georgian Bay, one of the clearest lakes you’ll ever swim in and the world’s longest freshwater beach. Cottage country is incredible, and a great place to kill time. And no visit to Ontario would be complete without a visit to Ottawa, our nation’s capital and one of the coolest cities in the confederation. Be sure and visit the National Art Gallery.

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