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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 ... 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 pleas... 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, ... 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 ... 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 s... 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 din... 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 sign... 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 ... 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 S... 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 1... 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 histor... 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 plac... 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 d... 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... 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 ... 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 b... 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 o... 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 settleme... 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 avai... 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 o... 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 honou... 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 ... 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 ... 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... 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 ro... 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 t... 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... 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 cook... 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 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, road... 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 mos... Read more

Unleash Yourself in Waterton!
Unleash Yourself in Waterton!

Unleash your Inner Soul in Waterton Lakes National Park 

by  Dr. S. R. Watkins

Banff and Jasper National Parks are world famous, and so they should be. Spectacular mountains breathtaking scen... Read more

160 Species of Roses! How to ruin Valentine's Day for your Daughters
160 Species of Roses! How to ruin Valentine's Day for your Daughters

Over 160 Species of Roses – Located in Deroche BC

The Fraser Valley Rose Farm is a family run hobby farm that primarily focus’ on roses. Jason, Lisa and their 2 daughters have bee... Read more

RATTLESNAKES INDIGENOUS TO CANADA?!
RATTLESNAKES INDIGENOUS TO CANADA?!

RATTLESNAKES INDIGENOUS TO CANADA?!

When I pulled over into a rest stop in Savona BC, this was the picturesque view..(see photo).

However, off to the side, i... Read more

Discovering Perth County, ON
Discovering Perth County, ON

We have a confession to make.  At first we thought Perth, ON and Perth County, ON were one and the same.  We quickly realized we were mistaken and th... Read more

A Grand Time in Haldimand County, ON
A Grand Time in Haldimand County, ON

Earlier in the year we received an invite to visit Haldimand County in Southwestern Ontario and are so happy we accepted.  You may be unfamiliar with its regional n... Read more

Holiday Magic at Bingemans Gift of Lights
Holiday Magic at Bingemans Gift of Lights

As kids we looked forward to and waited for Christmas because it meant receiving gifts, not going to school and playing outside in the snow.  As adults we sometimes forget those childhood memories because we get ... Read more

Let's Discover ON - Toronto Christmas Market
Let's Discover ON - Toronto Christmas Market

Traditional and romantic at the same time,  the Christmas market is wildly popular and draws tourists from all around.  It’s based on the ancient European Christmas markets and has an authentic village feel.... Read more

Getting Crafty with Ontario Nature
Getting Crafty with Ontario Nature

Do you have a real Christmas tree or an artificial one?  This is an annual debate in our household, however the conversation can now be expanded to include real wreaths vs. artificial wreaths.  We’d seen rea... Read more

Sipping Through the Niagara Icewine Festival
Sipping Through the Niagara Icewine Festival

“You do not know what you are missing” is the only thing to say to anyone who has never tried icewine.  It’s a true Canadian delicacy!

So what exactly is this icewine we speak of?  No Silly, it’s not... Read more

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