Friday, December 31

Top 10 Canadian Adventures by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has come up with a great list of Top 10 Canada activities: "No matter your ability, no matter your taste, Canada has an adventure tailored to you, in accessible locations. From rank beginner to seasoned veteran you can find your thrills on the edge of, and sometimeswithin, city limits."

You will find here a few ideas that Great Excursions can help you with!

Wednesday, December 29

Dog sledding in Regina


Here is something you don't see too often in Regina. Dog sledding in Wascana Park. Regina has enjoyed record snow snowfall this year. While the Regina Plain receives on average about 18 inches of rain a year, from a snow accumulation perspective, this winter has turned Saskatchewan's capital into what is evidently a dog musher's paradise. Kudos to our friend Zlatan for thinking outside the box.

Tuesday, December 28

Basalt and waves mystery at Tow Hill, Naikoon Provincial Park - Haida Gwaii


Like mysterious creatures from a distant era, beached at the end of a long journey across the sea, the preserved basalt rocks on display in the Tow Hill area of Naikoon Provincial Park are as beautiful as they are intriguing.

Wave after wave, the surf yields the sounds, lights and the feelings that emerge from finding oneself in a remote part of British Columbia where humans can still experience what it is like to be mere guests in nature's domain.

How sweet it is to take in the sense of place emanating from this magical spot on northern Graham Island; how sweet indeed it is to know that is only one of many others on Haida Gwaii.

Saturday, December 18

Traditional Yukon Dog Musher Sauna and Snow Dip



For those visitors to the Yukon on a dog sledding adventure holiday who seek the total experience, nothing beats the traditional sauna and snow dip. Unlike your typical spa treatment, there is an element of shock associated with this one, and participants rarely lounge around in the snow for more than a few all too long seconds, before heading back into the warmth and comfort of the sauna.

Canada Yukon Husky Dogs Hit the Playground


It’s time for a little fun and games for this team of Yukon huskies just happy to fool around at their favourite playground between training sessions. If the pack instinct makes the team on the trail during Canada’s winter mushing season, it is also at the heart of the chemistry between dog team members. Watching them play is an endless source of entertainment for us mere humans.

Friday, December 17

Yukon Dog Mushers Heading Out Onto the Trail with their Huskies



How will it feel to head out onto the trail with your own team of huskies? You will feel a certain amount of exhilaration, a sense of boundless optimism at the prospect of leading a team of winter sport athletes on what is essentially a quintessential Canadian experience. Above all, you will be learning leadership skills in a little understood place, Yukon, a place where this living history tradition is very much part of the territorial culture, where mushers are valued knowledge-keepers and placemakers, going against the more superficial tourism currents. Authenticity of experience is at the core of mushing protocols and tourism rituals in Yukon and Alaska. Your participation in a trip like this is an investment jn responsible tourism practices that are beneficial to the community, the local economy and move us closer toward sounder environmental stewardship practices. Come make a difference with us!

Thursday, December 16

Southwest Florida idea

If you are planning a meeting in Orlando this winter to meet in Orlando planning to meet in Orlando this winter

Yukon Huskies heading to the spa



All of nature's creatures deserve a break once in a while - Yukon dog sledding huskies as well...especially during the off season. Watch as these fine distance athletes enjoy a well-deserved dip at their favourite local spa. Their choice offers no special treatments or massages - just the simple pleasure of soaking it up at the local creek.

Canadians shun winter staycation for fun in the sun | Canada | Travel | Toronto Sun

Canadians shun winter staycation for fun in the sun | Canada | Travel | Toronto Sun

Is it because Canadians feel more confident about the current economic outlook? Because the early arrival of winter -- at least in the Prairies -- is taking its toll among Canadians longing for an easier ride through winter. Something is obviously in the works.

Many organizations look to sun destinations to hold their business meetings an events. Some great deals are to be had as many products - for instance in the cruise sector are already going on sale. Holland America offers great deals on their Mexican Riviera destinations. Stay tuned for some very interesting last minute deals and solutions.

Wednesday, December 15

Canadian Husky Dogs Fishing in Yukon Stream


Huskies are born to play. Few games fascinate them more than fishing in a stream. This Yukon wilderness moment will charm any husky lover - a prelude to countless endearing moments awaiting mushers when winter sets in from November onwards.

Tuesday, December 14

Yukon Huskies heading to the spa



All of nature’s creatures deserve a break once in a while - Yukon dog sledding huskies as well...especially during the off season. Watch as these fine distance athletes enjoy a well-deserved dip at their favourite local spa. Their choice offers no special treatments or massages - just the simple pleasure of soaking it up at the local creek.