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Explore Canada Like a Local

During the summer and fall of 2012, Matador, in partnership with the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), will be sending journalists on independent trips around the country. Working with each province, we’ve organized itineraries in which our journalists will be free to do what they need to do to capture in-depth stories about people, place, and culture through writing, photography, and video.

See more on Canada here and learn about the trip-planning tool Explore Canada Like a Local (ECLAL) here.



Series Articles

Arctic safari: 13 stark images from the land of polar bears

by William Drumm
2

Forget New England: Fall foliage in New Brunswick, Canada

by Scott Sporleder
2

How to bike Prince Edward Island [vid]

by Ryan Van Duzer
9

Photo essay: Exploring the Yukon

by Ben Ditto

Meet the sled dogs of the Canadian subarctic

by Joshywashington

Two nights of luxury decompression in Halifax

by Josh Heller
2

Photo essay: Wildlife and culture on Grand Manan Island

by William Drumm
1

Notes from north of the 68th parallel

by Eva Holland
3

Newfoundland’s food revolution

by Candice Walsh
3

Win a trip to see wild polar bears face to face

by Joshywashington
10

Face to face with wild polar bears in the Canadian tundra [VID]

by Scott Sporleder
3

Driving around Cape Breton in a rented Honda Civic

by Josh Heller
3

Crossing Canada on the train

by Josh Heller
6

Images of a modern frontier: Whitehorse, Yukon

by Zack Embree
1

Why is there so much art in Winnipeg?

by Josh Heller

I learned to play the Ugly Stick this summer in Newfoundland [PICs]

by Candice Walsh
4

A 6-step guide for exploring Churchill, Manitoba

by Joshywashington
2

Sketches of Montreal

by Josh Heller
13

Win $250 in cash and a MatadorU course in the #ExploreCanada contest

by Matador Team
4

How I joined a wolf pack in Banff National Park, Alberta

by Jeff Bartlett
17

How to spend 24 hours in Calgary, Alberta

by Chris Miller
29

Notes from a Canadian seductress

by Candice Walsh
15

How I flew to Canada and saw the northern lights for $32.50

by Austin Yoder
3

11 big facts about Edmonton you probably didn’t know

by Jules Torti
2

Instagramming Prince Edward Island

by Ryan Van Duzer
7

The Ottawa River Valley is all time [VID]

by Shon Bollock
2

A beer drinker’s guide to Banff, Alberta

by Jeff Bartlett
1

Terrain, characters, and bars in the Alberta Badlands [PICs]

by Chris Miller
7

Saturday morning grazing at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, Edmonton

by Jules Torti
7

A badass travel guide to the Yukon

by Katie Lambert