Communities

Having cancer taught me to embrace the many incredible experiences life has to offer. Inspired by my journey, I started Badge of Awesome Communities to share ideas for adventure in destinations around the world — and invite others to do the same. Explore the links below to see what people list as their favourite things to see and do in these great places. Then add your own!

Life is short. Let’s inspire each other to get off the couch and make the most of it.

Cool things to do in the Ottawa, Ontario area

Whether you’re touring Parliament, rafting down white-water rapids or sipping on some locally brewed craft beer, Canada’s capital region overflows with awesomeness. What’s on your list?

Cool things to do in the Winnipeg area

Say hello to drool-worthy delicacies at the Forks, foot-stomping folk festivals and countless other awesome things to see and do in Winnipeg, Manitoba. What’s on your list?

Cool things to do in Nova Scotia

Jaw-dropping scenery? Check. Amazing people? Check. A million-and-one ways to make memories to last a lifetime? Heck yeah. What’s on your list of awesome things to see and do in Canada’s ocean playground?

Cool things to do in the Calgary area

Whether you’re in the mood for an urban outing along the Red Mile or a day hiking in the Rockies, Canada’s Cowtown is your launchpad for awesome adventures. What’s on your list?

Cool things to do in Saskatchewan

Escape the hustle and bustle for a land of big sky and bigger hearts. What’s on your list of favourite things to see and do in the prairies?

Cool things to do in the Montreal area

Whether you’re wandering through Old Montreal, hiking up Mount Royal or chowing down on world-famous bagels, smoked meat and poutine, Canada’s second-biggest city offers first-rate experiences. What’s on your list?

Cool things to do in the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island area

Whether you’re a birder searching for a rare warbler, a wine-lover thirsty for an award-winning vintage or a cyclist looking for some of the best scenic waterfront trails in the province, the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island area in southern Ontario is a hot-spot of awesomeness.