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Exploring The Myra Canyon Trestles
Exploring The Myra Canyon Trestles

We love getting outdoors as much as possible when we are traveling. One of the first things we do when checking out a destination is to take a look at their tourism Read more

Hey Uncle Bob....Let's Drive Auntie Shelley to the Top of a Mountain
Hey Uncle Bob....Let's Drive Auntie Shelley to the Top of a Mountain

For more than a decade we (myself and a van or car full of kids) have gone for drives with the sole intention of "getting lost". To this day, though they are all teens, they still hop into the car asking "can we please go get lost?"

Why? It's an adventure. We discover new places, new peop... Read more

Sidney Whale Watching
Sidney Whale Watching

No visit to Vancouver Island would be complete without a boat trip around the lovely Gulf Islands, especially when there's a chance of seeing some whales!

Victoria may be the capital of British Columbia, but a departure from the sleepy hub of Sidney will allow you quicker access to a... Read more

Interacting With Playful And Cuddly Kangaroos
Interacting With Playful And Cuddly Kangaroos

One of the first ‘attractions’ that appealed to us about the destination of Kelowna, British Columbia was the Kangaroo Creek Farm and it far exceeded our expectations. We loved how you could get up close and personal with not only the Kangaroos, but so many other animals as well.

The farm... Read more

Canada's unexpected gems and why I always set out with "my doll" and a mission.
Canada's unexpected gems and why I always set out with "my doll" and a mission.
I am not Canadian! 

I say this not because of my place of birth, (which was in England incidentally) or because of any legal papers, passports or ceremonies but because I fail my own predetermined set of three standards - Firstly I do not think Canadian beer is great, in fact I don't think ... Read more

Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park

Visiting Dinosaur Provincial Park is like stepping into another world. There's a chance for a new discovery around every corner and great hiking. Explore badlands, camp under the stars or take part in an authentic dinosaur dig.  You will be amazed by the abundant fossils, unusual wildlife an... Read more

Day One of a cross Canada trip
Day One of a cross Canada trip
The following is a modified version of my blog written during our trip across Canada, spring 2014. 

One day into our cross Canada trip and having put in a dozen hours of hard driving we have made a significant, relatively small, step to the east of or starting point in Prince Georg... Read more

An Autumn Weekend in Whistler for the Non-Skier
An Autumn Weekend in Whistler for the Non-Skier
Host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler is a commercialised town that thrives off the stream of tourist activity which mounts in the run-up to winter. Skiing is the main attraction here, but if powder isn’t your thing, don’t panic! There are still plenty of things to do on a long autumn week... Read more
Ogema Heritage Train
Ogema Heritage Train
All Aboard!  The Southern Saskatchewan town of Ogema has a heritage train that will take you for a ride  into the pioneer past.  Journey on a refurbished and renovated 1922 passenger train car for unique Saskatchewan experience!  As stated on the Southern Prairie Railway web site... Read more
Wood Mountain Rodeo
Wood Mountain Rodeo

The longest running continuous rodeo in Canada is the Wood Mountain Stampede.  Located at Wood Mountain Regional Park, which is 8 kilometers south of the village of Wood Mountain, it has been holding events for 127 years!  In the early days, it included all sorts of activities such as h... Read more

Fort Steele Heritage Town Annual Mother's Day Tea and Victorian Fashion Show
Fort Steele Heritage Town Annual Mother's Day Tea and Victorian Fashion Show
Looking for that “something special” to show thanks to Mom on Mother’s Day?  Why not bring her out to Fort Steele Heritage Town for the Annual Mother’s Day Tea and Victorian Fashion Show?  Located in the historic Coventry Opera House, you will be treated to finger sandwiches, delicious tre... Read more
Hamilton Escarpment Stairs
Hamilton Escarpment Stairs
The Hamilton escarpment in Ontario is not just a beautiful place to hike, it’s also a great place to exercise. The Wentworth, Kenilworth, Chedoke, James & Dundurn Stairs & Rail Trail are Hamilton’s favourite places for people to walk, jog and cycle as well as walk and run up and down one of ... Read more
Grasslands National Park, West Block
Grasslands National Park, West Block

Did you know that Grasslands National Park, West Block, the only place in Canada where the black tailed prairie dog exists in the wild?  These highly social animals are actually from the squirrel family and are described by Parks Canada as a "key component of the grasslands prairie ecosystem... Read more

Visiting the Little Classic Car Museum near Moosejaw, Saskatchewan
Visiting the Little Classic Car Museum near Moosejaw, Saskatchewan

Ever want to see an amphicar?  Where else would you look but at the Assinibioia and District Museum, deep in the heart of south central Saskatchewan.  

Head for Assiniboia, and see this and many more classic cars, buggies, army vehicles and even an airplane.  Who knew? &nbs... Read more

Eh Canada accommodates your great Canadian adventure!
Eh Canada accommodates your great Canadian adventure!
By Tania Moffat

From Tofino, British Columbia to Alert, Nunavut to Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada provides nearly 10 million square kilometres of breath taking beauty. With all that ground (and water) to cover, it is essential to have a source on how to bes... Read more
Canadian Camping Adventures
Canadian Camping Adventures

I grew up in the UK and never went camping, so my first camping trip with my husband and young baby was definitely a learning experience.

I was horrified when hubby suggested tenting, but settled for a cabin by a lake. Little did I know that I would have to learn how to use a wood stove a... Read more

Top 10 Canada: The Inn at the Ninth Hole
Top 10 Canada: The Inn at the Ninth Hole

The Best 10 Alternative Accommodations IN CANADA

The Inn at the Ninth Hole Salmon Arm is the only one in BC trivago Awards 2017. The Alternative Accommodation category offers the ideal stay for any type of traveller. Ranking Hotel Name City Province tRI Rating*

1 BranCliff In... Read more

Top 5 Things To Do In Saskatoon
Top 5 Things To Do In Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s beautiful rolling hills and flat prairie lands divided by the South Saskatchewan River was once home to the First Nations up until the 1880’s when European settlement of Saskatoon began. This charming city retains its reputation as “Paris ... Read more

Getting to Grasslands National Park: West Block
Getting to Grasslands National Park: West Block
Grasslands National Park is divided into two blocks, the East Block and West Block, both with very different landscapes.  Access to the park is only possible through driving as there is no public transportation available this far South.  The road conditions can be rough in some places and ... Read more
Getting to Grasslands National Park: East Block
Getting to Grasslands National Park: East Block
Grasslands National Park offers two blocks located two and a half hour drive between each other.  Below are the directions on how to get to the East Block. The East Block is accessible from Highway 18, 47km south of Wood Mountain.  From Val Marie you can take Highway 18 (signs for Fir Mou... Read more
Across Canada by bicycle - journal of an epic journey
Across Canada by bicycle - journal of an epic journey
People often ask us about the significance of the yellow bike on our property... Well, the short answer is that we love cycling and that this bike in particular has seen a lot of the country and deserves a place of honour. The rest is a long story and goes something like this: “Why are you doing thi... Read more
Tips For Toddler Clothing When Traveling
Tips For Toddler Clothing When Traveling

If you are excited about purchasing the first pair of clothing for your baby this season, we advise you to go slow and make sure that you do not end up buying something that is totally relevant for your baby. We have seen miscible cases where parents find something amazing, but they do not realiz... Read more

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
December 10 is World Human Rights Day and each year the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg hosts a day with free admission and extra programs for a particular theme.  For 2016 it was devoted to the rights of the those with disabilities.  The deaf mime group, 100 Decibels, was par... Read more
YWG lets the dogs out
YWG lets the dogs out

YWG lets the dogs out Though the comfort of the experience has never been better, the truth is that not everyone enjoys flying. Even experienced travellers and those who love taking to the skies may encounter a bit of unforeseen stress or anxiety on their trip. What’s a fly-by-plane person to do?... Read more

Who says winter can't be hot?
Who says winter can't be hot?
Winter in Winnipeg can be the most romantic time of the year. Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you need to let the home fires burn low. Whether you’re dating or married, 18 or 80, there is always something romantic to do with the love of your life; you just need to look. Here are our top... Read more
Housesitting in the wilds of Ontario
Housesitting in the wilds of Ontario
"Are you a unique snow-loving couple or individual? House sitter wanted for 66 acre property in Northern Ontario" This little blurb settled our fate for the winter of 2014/15. The idea of "house-sitting" was introduced to us a couple of years earlier but it wasn't until the summer of 2014 that we lo... Read more
Canadian Camping Adventures
Canadian Camping Adventures

Growing up in the U.K. I never went camping. A vacation for our family was a holiday at the seaside in a cozy bed and breakfast. So when my husband suggested a camping holiday in the Canadian woods with a twelve month old baby I was not impressed. I was even less impressed when he booked us into ... Read more

Clam digging on the Pacific Coast
Clam digging on the Pacific Coast
I have fond memories of visiting relatives in Qualicum Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island and going clamming with them. This was such a fun way to get the very freshest seafood  then taking it home and cooking it the same day. I was actually amazed at how simple the whole procedure wa... Read more
Where are all the prairie dogs?
Where are all the prairie dogs?

They are everywhere! At least in the Grasslands National Park West Block that is.  These "barking squirrels" as they are sometimes referred to are actually black-tailed prairie dogs, part of the squirrel family and there are numerous colonies throughout the park.  They are very social a... Read more

When plans go awry
When plans go awry

Not all trips go as planned but those that don't often make for the best stories. We've experienced this ourselves and so have some of our guests. Sometimes it's due to unforseen circumstances (flights cancelled, roads closed...), and sometimes it's due to lack of research. Which brings us to Mai... Read more

Capturing Canada in 360 for Virtual Reality viewing
Capturing Canada in 360 for Virtual Reality viewing

Capturing Canada in 360°video for viewing in Virtual Reality. I’ve always had an interest in electronics, optics, videography, biology and psychology. After obtaining a degree in Video Systems Integration, I spent most of my life working for the video telecom industry. Designing,improving and tro... Read more