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4 Aug

This is What’s Awesome in Canada This Week

The Canada Is Awesome network has websites and social media extensions in Vancouver, Squamish, Calgary and Toronto, with many more on the horizon. Our goal is simple: we let people know about all of the awesome things that make their Canadian cities great, despite the bad. I’m the founder of this network and each week in this What’s Awesome post I bring you the top stories from each of our properties, giving you access to the best of our content all in one place.

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Five tours that will show you a whole new side of Calgary

As a local, sometimes it’s easy to let parts of your city go unnoticed. Whether your eyes are always glued to the ground as you quickly walk through downtown, or if you never stray from the same path on your daily commute home, you might never realize some of the neat things in the city you’re missing. These tours won’t take you through the traditional tourist traps, but will instead show you a new side of the city you might never have otherwise discovered.


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Squamish Days Loggers Sports

While Squamish is known for its climbing, kite boarding, mountain bike trails and a pretty cool culture, every BC long weekend we become very aware of one thing: our logging past is not dead. This weekend, we celebrate the strength, stamina and spirit of the Squamish logger.

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Super Neighbours in Ontario: Picturesque Prince Edward County

ust 2 hours west of Toronto, Prince Edward County is wonderful weekend experience. While close enough to make a day of it, I believe one would be hard pressed to squeeze all the county has to offer into a single day trip. With so many tasty spots to check out, a whole website – Taste Trail – is dedicated to helping you map out and explore the culture and cuisine of the county, either by car or bike.

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This Year’s Sockeye Salmon Run Could Break the Fraser River

As I WROTE a few weeks back, the sockeye salmon run on the Fraser River this year is expected to be the largest one in the last 100 years or so. The highest forecast is that 72 million of them will be making their way up the river, which is more than double the largest run that’s ever been recorded. If not managed properly by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, there could be so many that they clog the river and prevent others from spawning.

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