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Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. Calgary and Vancouver both enjoy natural beauty and proximity to water, assets that have been incorporated into the life of the city.

WATCH: Ghosts Of The Rockies

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

And it's not just snow ghosts -- the towering pine trees draped in snow and encrusted by a layer of ice -- which sparkle against an unforgivingly cold blue sky.

PHOTOS: 5 Reasons To Ride A Train Across Canada

Rebecca Dolan | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Dolan

The Canadian landscape is actually quite diverse -- prairie plains, boreal forests, snow-capped mountains, temperate rain forests, maybe an abandoned logging town or two.

PHOTOS: Canada By Rail

JustLuxe | Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel

If you ever dreamed of a long-distance rail journey through forests and along lake shores, stopping at picturesque little towns, maybe you should look north.