Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rick Mercer's five favorite small Canadian towns

The Canadian Tourism Commission's recent e-newsletter has a fun piece by fellow travel writer and friend Michele Sponagle titled TV star Rick Mercer picks his favorite little towns.

I'm happy to report that I've been to four of Rick's fave five towns: Rossland, British Columbia; Churchill, Manitoba; Lunenberg, Nova Scotia; and Tofino, British Columbia.

His fifth pick, Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and the entire province of Newfoundland & Labrador, continue to elude me. It's on my Canadian Bucket List, along with PEI, New Brunswick and Northwest Territories. So what are your favorite little towns in Canada?

Mine include Rick's picks of Churchill and Tofino, along with North Hatley, Quebec; Canmore, Alberta; and a tie between Steveston Village and Courtenay, BC.

On another note, here is the MoneySense list of 35 Best Places to Live in Canada 2012. Did your hometown make the list?

Pictured above is a polar bear near Churchill, Manitoba during my five-day trip hosted by Frontiers North Adventures in November 2011. Photo by Sue Frause.

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