Just For Canadian Dentists July 2015

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Tobin Lake

west Go for: Northern lights + world-class fishing, an outdoor enthusiasts dream. Kawartha Lakes

Go for: History + engineering meet culture + nature.

main photo and bottom left: Jenn SMith Nelson; top left: Aurora Houseboats; middle left: Happy Day Houseboats

Shuswap Region

Go for: Mountain views, luxury and amenities galore.

Shuswap Region, BC Long known as a house boating hot spot, the Shuswap Region offers changing views of over 600 km of beautiful Shuswap Lake’s mountainous shoreline. Hop aboard and become captain of your own luxury vessel with your family or a dozen of your closest pals. Shuswap has multiple outfitters and diverse boat models to choose from. Luxury amenities include rooftop hot tubs; on-deck water slides, catering options and numerous places to stop along the way including restaurants and floating stores. must-do: Visit one of twofloatingstores at the Narrows where you canget gas, pizzaandrent wake-

boards, alongwithsouvenirs, ice creamand all things kitsch! Tobin Lake, Nipawin, SK As its namesake suggests, chances are high of seeing aurora borealis or ‘the northern lights’ during a buoyant adventure up at picturesque Tobin Lake in Nipawin, found in northern Saskatchewan’s boreal region. Don’t forget your fishing rods! Tobin Lake is a renowned fishermen’s paradise boasting provincial records for walleye (18.2 lbs) and northern pike (38 lbs!). must-do: Lounge, explore, watch for wildlife and enjoy the wide-open star-filled skies of the prairies by night.

Kawartha Lakes, near Bobcaygeon, ON A historical adventure await in the Kawartha Lakes. Besides doubling as a national historic site, the Trent-Severn is one of Canada’s most spectacular waterways, offering some of North America’s best recreational boating. Witness the engineering marvels of the world’s two highest hydraulic lift locks in Peterborough and Kirkfield. Take in the local culture with native artisan works on display at the Whetung Ojibeway Centre. (See page 34 for more on Kawartha.) must-do: Stop for cheeses and wine at Farmer’s markets in most waterfront communities along the way. —Jenn Smith Nelson

July/August 2015 Just For Canadian dentists


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