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Canada: Explore Like a Local

During the summer and fall of 2012, Matador, in partnership with the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), sent journalists on independent trips around the country. Working with each province, we organized itineraries in which our journalists were free to do what they needed 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).

Series Articles

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

Forget New England: Fall foliage in New Brunswick, Canada

How to bike Prince Edward Island [vid]

Photo essay: Exploring the Yukon

Meet the sled dogs of the Canadian subarctic

Two nights of luxury decompression in Halifax

Photo essay: Wildlife and culture on Grand Manan Island

Notes from north of the 68th parallel

Newfoundland’s food revolution

Win a trip to see wild polar bears face to face

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

Driving around Cape Breton in a rented Honda Civic

Crossing Canada on the train

Images of a modern frontier: Whitehorse, Yukon

Why is there so much art in Winnipeg?

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

A 6-step guide for exploring Churchill, Manitoba

Sketches of Montreal

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

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

How to spend 24 hours in Calgary, Alberta

Notes from a Canadian seductress

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

11 big facts about Edmonton you probably didn’t know

Instagramming Prince Edward Island

The Ottawa River Valley is all time [VID]

A beer drinker’s guide to Banff, Alberta

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

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

A badass travel guide to the Yukon