NAT­U­RAL WON­DERS AND OUT­DOOR AD­VEN­TURES

Central Telegraph - - ESCAPE -

More Aus­tralian trav­ellers are set to ex­pe­ri­ence Canada first-hand in 2019, with new events and ac­tiv­i­ties promis­ing to make ev­ery ad­ven­ture an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

1. SHAKAT TUN WILDER­NESS TOURS, YUKON TER­RI­TORY

Travel from White­horse to Haines Junc­tion on the bor­der of beau­ti­ful Klu­ane Na­tional Park in Canada’s north-west­ern Yukon Ter­ri­tory. Spend two nights view­ing the mag­nif­i­cent north­ern lights, dogsled­ding, and snow-mobiling at pic­turesque Kath­leen Lake, and spend a day at the Shakat Tun Wilder­ness Camp to im­merse your­self in tra­di­tional First Na­tion life­style.

2. ICE BUB­BLES, AL­BERTA Ex­pe­ri­ence the ice bub­bles phe­nom­e­non

along Al­berta's fa­mous Ice­field Park­way dur­ing win­ter, where tiny gas bub­bles of all shapes and sizes are trapped be­neath the sur­face of frozen lakes, like shim­mer­ing frozen jel­ly­fish. Wit­ness­ing this ex­tra­or­di­nary nat­u­ral mar­vel is sim­ple with trans­fers newly avail­able be­tween Banff and the Ice­field base of Rock­ies Heli Bub­ble Tours.

3. JUMP ABOARD CASCADIA, BC

Ex­plore the spe­cial worlds of the Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rain­for­est and Van­cou­ver Is­land in British Columbia, on the cata­ma­ran Cascadia, run by Maple Leaf Ad­ven­tures.

4. GLAMPING IN THE MAR­ITIME PROV­INCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK

Set­tle into a fully-equipped “glamping” dome at Cielo in Haut-Ship­pa­gan, in Canada's eastern prov­ince of New Brunswick. Dis­con­nect from the real world in this unique sanc­tu­ary that lies be­tween sea and for­est on the Aca­dian Penin­sula.

5. BLUES­FEST, OT­TAWA

In July 2019, RBC Ot­tawa Blues­fest cel­e­brates its 25th an­niver­sary. The RBC Blues­fest in­cludes all gen­res of mu­sic, from rap­pers School­boy Q and Fu­ture, to rock­ers the Red Hot Chili Pep­pers. This two-week event takes place in sum­mer at Ot­tawa's LeBre­ton Flats.

GET­TING THERE:

Air Canada of­fers daily di­rect flights to Van­cou­ver from Syd­ney, Bris­bane and Mel­bourne, with con­nect­ing flights to the eastern prov­inces and north­ern ter­ri­to­ries.

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