With most of us at home and international trips on hold, why not make this holiday season a staycation and explore the unknown! Our very own beautiful Canada is a place with an abundance of hidden gems, waiting to be discovered!
That's where Driftscape Gems comes in! This series of self-guided tours, across Canada, showcase some of our country’s unique hidden gems in an interactive and engaging way. All Driftscape Gems tours can be taken from the comfort of your home or on-location, the choice is yours!
Through this blog we bring to you our top 3 tours of the month. Keep reading to Tour. Explore. Discover. Canada!
Tour No. 1: A History of Winnipeg
Did you know that the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is Canada’s oldest dance company? It’s also the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America! Also, the city’s very own Winnipeg Art Gallery has the biggest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
Sounds cool, doesn’t it! Filled with several such fun facts and historic landmarks, Winnipeg is well worth a tour! This 14 stop tour takes you through the city’s highlights ranging from Canadian Museum for Human Rights, St. Boniface Cathedrale, and Forks Historic Port to much more.
Make sure you don’t miss Upper Fort Garry. Did you know that it was the administrative hub for the Hudson’s Bay Company up until 1870? It was seized by Louis Riel during the Red River Rebellion - which played a major role in the establishment of the Manitoba province!
Read to travel back in time? Click here to begin!
Tour No. 2: Jasper Main Street
Jasper National Park is known as the largest park located in the rockies. While the park might be an iconic attraction, the town of Jasper is a must-see as well!
After you finish up a hike through the park, open up your Driftscape App and follow along this 6 stop self-guided tour of the town and discover all it has to offer!
A stop by The Great Railway, the first stop along the tour, may make for a memorable moment. This historic train station has been at the centre of Jasper and served excited tourists for 100 years. Did you know that for many years after Jasper National Park opened in 1907 it was only accessible by train until a road was built! This railway station sure has played an important role for the town of Jasper - don’t miss out on seeing it!
Ready to create some memories? Click here to begin!
Tour No. 3: Fish, Fire, and Fightin - A Walking Tour of St. John’s
Whether you are a Mainlander or a Come From Away, St. John’s welcomes you with open arms!
We’ve heard that Signal Hill provides an amazing view of St. Johns and on a clear day you can see down the coast to Cape Spear - the easternmost point of Canada!
Sound fun? We thought so too! Drift through the city’s streets with this 15 stop tour, starting at the historic Water Street, and enjoy all the rich history that is waiting to be discovered. Click here to begin!
Enjoyed your adventure and want more? Head to Driftscape to find many more such explorations!
Did we mention that we will be adding even more tours in the near future? Stay tuned and keep checking the app for new and exciting Canadian adventures!
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