Even though summer has come to an end, it’s prime time to travel off the beaten path and explore some of our nation’s hidden gems. Luckily, Canada is home to some of the most amazing lakes, rivers and wildlife, and it’s all waiting to be discovered by you.

West Coast Storm Watching2

Experience the power of nature’s lashing waves and gale-force winds during a west coast fall along the rugged Pacific Coast. Enjoy the thrill of storm watching up close in Tofino and watch waves reach heights of 10 to 12 meters. Don’t forget to bring your rubber boots and throw some packable waterproof pants in your bag and enjoy the splash.

Wineries of Ontario

Ontario is home to some of Canada’s best wineries. Whether it’s Niagara-on-the-Lake or lesser-known Prince Edward County, these wineries have been touted as home of some of Canada’s best wines and ice wines. Put on some Denver Hayes Perfectly Pressed Pants and a Never Iron Dress Shirt and you’re ready to enjoy these wine appellations.

Gros Morne National Park1

Venture to the west coast of Newfoundland to a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site: Gros Morne National Park. Stretching across 1,805 square kilometers, it is also Atlantic Canada’s second largest national park. If you’re planning to take a trip to one of Canada’s top hiking destinations, a good pair of hikers can go a long way. Sturdy, well ventilated boots will give you the comfort and traction you need for visiting the coastlines, scaling mountain summits and watching whales and seabirds.

 

Polar Bears and Northern Lights

3Fall is prime time for catching a glimpse of a polar bear or the stunning Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba. Stay cozy under your rugged outerwear layers – bring some knit jeans which have cutting edge technology that combines the durability of jeans with the comfort of a fleece pant. On top, grab a hoodie which can withstand temperatures as cool as – 15 degrees Celsius. You’ll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws your way.

Ice Fishing

Take advantage of some of Canada’s best ice holes on Slave Lake in Alberta. Don’t worry if you’re new to the sport, you can get a local guide to help you catch walleye, pike and perch. Stay cozy in your ice shack with a T-Max Heat Jacket, thermal pants and heated boots.

All of the products listed in the article are available in-store and online at Mark’s to help equip you for everyday life in Canada.

 

 

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.