Photo by @ioegreer
Photo by @ioegreer

It has nicknames ranging from the majestic (“The Great White North”) to the playful (“Canuckistan”), and as a travel destination, Canada is worthy of them all. Spread across the top section of the North American continent, Canada is known both for its cities and its backcountry, and for the incredible variation of landscapes and cultural markers within its borders.

This week, whether your compass has pointed “True North” or not, we want to hear your Canadian travel stories and what you’re hoping to do the next time you visit. This Thursday 10/8, at 2pm EST, share with us your impressions, experiences, and intentions for traveling in Canada and join our Twitter Chat by using #PassionPassport.


If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Who has ventured into the Great White North? Where have you been, or where do you want to go?

Q2 – 2:05pm EST
Share a photo from a Canada trip, either yours or another traveler’s. Where was it taken?

Q3 – 2:10pm EST
Canada is a broad country. What city or region are you most drawn in by? Why?

Q4 – 2:15pm EST
Wilderness is a large part of Canada’s landmass & identity. What trail, park, or mountain range do you want to explore most?

Q5 – 2:20pm EST
From Inuit to Quebecois, Canada is home to many cultures. Which are you most interested in?

Q6 – 2:25pm EST
Is there a Canadian food specialty you can’t get enough of, or want to try? What?

Q7 – 2:30pm EST
What materials or mindset do you think are essential for a Canada trip?

Q8 – 2:35pm EST
Located on the same vast continent, what differences between Canada and the US are important to note from a traveler’s perspective?

Q9 – 2:40pm EST
What hesitations do you have about Canadian travel? What steps could you take to offset them?

Q10 – 2:45pm EST
Travelers, any advice for visiting Canada? Newcomers, have a question?

Q11 – 2:50pm EST
What do you think sets Canada apart from other travel destinations? Be specific!

Q12 – 2:55pm EST
Inspire us! Share a link to your own stories about Canada, or the work of another traveler!