Hip Guide to Canada
Hip Guide to Canada
Canada is a land of wealth and natural beauty, with one of the highest standards of living in the world. Canada stretches from the Atlantic in the east to the Pacific out west, and its border with the United States is the longest in the world, and to the north is the Arctic Ocean. That’s how big Canada is!
Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to Canada offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.The Hip Guide to Canada is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more! Don’t forget to visit our Canada Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in Canada.
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Getting around Canada is easy with an extensive rail system, highways, and air service just about everywhere else. So get ready and get going to Canada for a great visit!
Location of the NORTH COUNTRY FAIR. Each summer in June there is a Summer Solstice celebration held in this little northern Alberta town. Hippies and free spirits alike come from all over to enjoy this wonderful enlightening experience of live music, new age work-shops, dancing and of course the artisan market. Situated beside the Lesser Slave Lake, there are many great places to camp on and off the fair site. It’s like taking a step back in time, if only for one memorable weekend a year, to see beautiful people join together and celebrate the longest day of the year.
The city is not as well known as a hippie haven as Lotusland (Vancouver, B.C.) because Edmonton is in Canada’s most conservative province. There is a hippy community in the Whyte Avenue or Old Strathcona area, however. The “Two Guys With Pipes” store is a popular destination for hemp enthusiasts. Lots of mellowing out during the Fringe Festival every summer.
Particularly Gabriola, Hornby and Cortes. Enchanted, laid-back, new-age.
Hornby Island does in fact have hippies. However, the island has become overcrowded and increasingly slick and commercial. Not so “groovy” now.
Cortes Island, which is rather remote and is a pleasant looking place, was inundated by marine radiation dumps from government ships about 30 years ago before pollution regulations were enforced. Many people on this island have developed cancer as a result of this, including the majority of the local police department who regularly patrol the area. Under no conditions, would I ever choose to live there, as a hippy.
Situated in the beautiful Boreal forest, this is a beautiful place where time means nothing. There is a folk festival there every summer. Basically you just hang out all day with wonderful people and besides the hippie generation there is the kids-of-the-hippies-who are-now-too-old-to-party-properly-so-now-we-have-to-generation. (that would be me.) There are 3 different places to camp out. One is for the music people and it is near main stage. The other is for the party people and it is further along. Finally there there is a “quiet field” where they hope most people will be considerate enough to quiet down for the… Continue reading
"It’s right on the ocean, and I have never seen so many free spirited, beautiful people in my life. Everyone was so kind to everyone. Lots of free flowing clothes and flowers. You’re always near a beach for a picnic, or just lounging. My guitar was quite welcome there. Tofino is not particularly friendly since the locals are inundated with the mass influx of tourists every year, so they have become somewhat immune to outsiders."