32 things not to miss in Canada

Rough Guides has put a lot of the content from its county guides online. Of course, this had to include a Best of list. Their 32 things not to miss in Canada has a reasonable representation of the country from east to west, although BC seems to get a lot of attention. The north is virtually absent, though. There are some odd statements, though: under the title Far North, it claims that the Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National park is one of the remotest spots in the north. It is only a 1 1/2-2 day walk up the Slims River from the Alaska Highway. There are way more remote areas, such as Nahanni or of course Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island. It’s too bad that other parts of the north aren’t mentioned. They could have mentioned at least the NWT, Nunavut, or Labrador.

Another odd claim is that “Kayaking on rivers and lakes is popular all over Canada”. Of course, kayaking is popular on all three coasts, but on rivers and lakes it’s the canoe that rules. And the canoe is quintessentially Canadian, so a better choice.

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