Stephen Harper

The Magic of Canada’s North

August 17, 2013

By Laureen Harper

As a child I loved when daylights savings time would kick in. There was something magical about the “extra time” it gave me to explore my small corner of the country – Turner Valley, AB. As a child I also discovered my love of the outdoors and I have carried this through to adulthood staying active and engaged in nature which is why I am so excited to travel north this year with my husband on what will be his 8th annual northern tour. In the north, the days are long and filled with light allowing for more time to explore this great country and all it has to offer. I’m looking forward to enjoying traditional foods, seeing wildlife that is native to the north and connecting with new people who call our vast northern territories home.


Anyone who has met me knows how much I love motorcycles, ATVs and dirt bikes. Without spoiling too much for all of you, I will give you a hint; this year’s tour will involve some rough terrain, so our transportation has been arranged accordingly.

I have been lucky enough to visit the North in the past taking in some of the most beautiful landscapes, breathtaking views and unique wildlife this country has to offer. Looking back, the one thing that has always stuck with me is the beauty of the people and their willingness to share their culture, traditions, and way of life. Even though we have grown up in very different places, I know we share in common, our great love for this country and celebrating everything it has to offer.

Stay tuned folks, there’s much more to come!

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