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Our Favourite Spots to Get Our Caffeine Fix in Toronto

Quynh, December 11 2021

During these cold winter months, a hot cup of coffee goes a long way. Pilot Coffee Roast Pilot Coffee has many locations in Toronto. The popular paper airplane-logo company has risen from primary roast of Te Aro in Leslievill to a full-fledged chain of cafes. Our favourites here are either the pour over or the cold brew. You can find their cold bre...

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Making the Best Out of A Poor Travel Experience

Quynh, December 8 2021

When you look at social media feeds of people who visit the Caribbean, you'll see beautiful images of the beach, the sand, and sunsets. This was not even close to what we experienced on our vacation to the Bahamas at an all-inclusive resort. In October of 2012, my ever so gracious mother decided to take me on vacation to the Bahamas. I have never b...

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The Best Live Music Spots in Toronto

Erin Schwartz, September 7 2021

Toronto’s rich cultural diversity is most apparent through its live music scene; from intimate performances over dinner to multi-day festivals like AFROFEST and North by Northeast, there are options for every musical taste. In addition to permanent venues, many musicians perform live on some of Toronto’s most popular streets and train stations. Her...

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What to do in Waterloo With No Car

Erin Schwartz, August 31 2021

While staying in one of the university residences or other housing accommodations around Waterloo, there are lots of things to see and do that can be accessed by just walking around town, no vehicle needed! Enjoy the beauty of nature in the heart of Waterloo at Waterloo Park. Nestled between Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterlo...

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Destination: New Zealand

Erin Schwartz, August 24 2021

Tourism has been on the rise in New Zealand over the past few years due to its allure of a stunning natural wonderland. From massive glaciers to tropical beaches, any travellers backlist should include a visit to the southwest Pacific Island. Here are some exciting things to explore in this unique country.

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When in British Columbia

Erin Schwartz, August 17 2021

British Columbia is a province where travelers are able to see the many different landscapes that Canada has to offer. From far reaching mountain ranges to coastal cities and beaches, British Columbia truly has it all. Below are 10 places that every Backpacker should visit when in this vast Canadian province.

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Top 8 Things to See in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Erin Schwartz, August 10 2021

Check our Backpacker College's top 8 things to do in Thunder Bay! 1. Loch Lomond Ski Area Who doesn’t love a good winter sport? The Loch Lomond Ski Area is the perfect place to come and enjoy yourself on a cold, winter’s day. They offer lessons, equipment rentals, seasonal passes, and multiple trails that suit your personal comfort level. It is tru...

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Spending a Day in Elora

Erin Schwartz, August 3 2021

When exploring Southern-Ontario, there’s no better place to visit than the small township of Elora. Located in the Wellington County, in Southern Ontario, the town is a beautiful location to visit on a day trip when passing through the area or to spend a weekend relaxing and exploring. It is well known for its 19th-century limestone architecture an...

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Norway

Erin Schwartz, July 27 2021

Whether you are going on a vacation or are just curious about what the world has to offer, look no further than Norway. This beautiful Nordic country in Northern Europe holds a sunning array of activities, culture, and experiences that you do not want to miss out on. Check out our top 10 reasons to visit Norway.

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Touring Halifax

Erin Schwartz, July 20 2021

Halifax is a picturesque, vibrant city packed with rich culture, fascinating history, amazing food, and beautiful waterfronts. With so much to see, learn and do, your time in Halifax will be anything but boring. Here are the top 10 things to do when staying in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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