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The Atikamekw people welcome visitors to their homeland, some 31,000 square miles of the province of Quebec, several hours north of Montréal. Here, in the boreal forest, the members of this First Nation fish, hunt, and farm the land where their ancestors have lived for centuries. The nation’s three-day cultural immersion tours include a stay in a tipi, canoe trips (the Atikamekw are known for the craftsmanship of their birch canoes), and introductions to the flora and fauna of the region. At night, you’ll eat fresh game and fish caught by your hosts from the area’s lakes as you sit around a campfire and learn about the people, and their history, language, and culture. There are few opportunities to “travel deeper” as fascinating as these trips with the Atikamekw. Tourism Manawan 161 Simon Ottawa Manawan, Quebec J0K 1M0 819 971-1190 or 1.877.971.1197 email@example.com
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The Citadel at Halifax looms over the city’s downtown from its hilltop location. While the capital of Nova Scotia below has been described as a “city of the future”— thanks to its commitment to the environment and excellent infrastructure—a visit to the Citadel is a unique trip back to history. While everyone can tour the grounds and buildings—most of the current Citadel dates from the 19th century, though there has been a fort on the site since 1749—becoming a soldier for the day is a unique opportunity. If you choose to enlist, you’ll be issued an authentic redcoat uniform, attend foot drills, and learn to fire a Snider-Enfield rifle. (Younger participants skip the rifle lesson and learn to play a field drum instead.) After you “stand down,” you’ll be invited to the Sergeant’s Mess for lemonade and scones. Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada 5425 Sackville St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3 (902) 426-5080 May 4 to June 30th - 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. July 1 to August 31 - 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. September 1 to October 31 - 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. November 1 to May 6 The grounds and washrooms are open from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Ghost Tours and other pre-arranged services are available; however, visitor experience services are limited.
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While in Manitoba you can see Canada’s polar bears up front, in Toronto you can get a bird’s eye view of the city and its residents far below. Reaching an overall height of 1,815 feet, the CN Tower is the tallest structure in the western hemisphere. The observation deck is a little lower, but not much, at 1,167 feet (or 116 stories). On a clear day, you can see over 100 miles to Niagara Falls. The fearless can sign up for the Edgewalk—in a safety harness, you’ll walk the perimeter of the building. If that sounds insane, take a seat at restaurant 360 instead and enjoy the views over a glass of wine. CN Tower 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 416-601-3833 1-855-553-3833 9:00am - 8:00pm EDGEWALKINFO@CNTOWER.CA
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