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8 haunted places across Canada you have to visit

Spooky season—otherwise known as October—wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a place with some haunted history. The storied spots on this list are a must for those eager to experience the paranormal. Just like trick-or-treating or seeing the fall colours, October wouldn’t be the same without a brush with the supernatural. Here are eight … Continued

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This magical A-frame in a rainforest is close to a hot spring

Being lulled to sleep by the light gurgle of the Chilliwack River in a custom A-frame cabin, fishing for sturgeon the size of cows in some of the west coast’s most famous rivers, and soaking your worries away in a natural hot spring—what else could you want in a vacation? British Columbia residents Emily McNally … Continued

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Cottage Q&A: Deterring bats

How do you discourage bats that are hanging on the outside of a cabin? The main issue is that their feces fall on the deck and in front of the doorway where we walk.—Herb Kuehne, via email First of all, thank you for asking a question that isn’t overtly bat-bashing. They got enough problems! Cottagers … Continued

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How to find out what Indigenous land your cottage resides on

You’ve probably noticed a lot more land acknowledgements these days, part of an effort to recognize the traditional boundaries of the First Nations that still reside on land throughout cottage country. These phrases have become commonplace at public gatherings throughout the country, and are considered a first step, the bare minimum required to start the … Continued

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