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First the Snowpocalypse and now a Snownami!First the Snowpocalypse and now a Snownami!

Waves of drifting snow blew in this weekend! Another Nor’easter, caused by an Alberta Clipper meeting the warm southern air from the Eastern USA, blew in on the weekend and now it’s Saint Patrick’s Day and there is no way we have a hope to a clover no matter even if it has 4 or any number of leaves! It’s hard ...

Tomifobia Bike & Nature TrailTomifobia Bike & Nature Trail

We drove down to Stanstead, QC to do the first section of the Tomifobia bike trail today…what the heck is Tomifobia…the fear of Tommy? The Tomifobia Nature Trail (TNT) is a 19-km rail-trail in the Tomifobia River Valley, between Rte. 141 in Ayers’s Cliff, Quebec and Rte. 247 in Beebe (Stanstead), Quebec. Sentiers Massawippi, a non-profit charitable organization, purchased this property ...

A Beautiful Day to Fly to Victoria, British ColumbiaA Beautiful Day to Fly to Victoria, British Columbia

They were calling for thunderstorms but fortunately the risks had disappeared by the morning and we were able able to fly! No delays, no glitches, it was a perfect trip. I (DD) met Mama D in Montreal and we flew to Victoria, British Columbia where the weather was warm and not too humid. The isolated picnic bag was great to ...

The Fortress of LouisbourgThe Fortress of Louisbourg

The Fortress of Louisbourg  is an amazing historical site in Nova Scotia. We have been here three times and it is always an amazing visit; we get swept away in the history of the place! The entire site is an accurate recreation of buildings and includes re-enactments of events and daily life by authentically costumed actors and guides on site. This ...

Sackville Wildlife ParkSackville Wildlife Park

What an awesome day to spend in Sackville, New Brunswick strolling along the boardwalk that circles the waterfowl park. The sun was shining, a gentle June breeze was blowing through the leaves and we enjoyed some great sightings on our walk! It was so nice to see everything so green and the sunny day was perfect for DD to enjoy an ...

New Brunswick Nor’easter!New Brunswick Nor'easter!

Nothing says welcome back from a Florida vacation like getting pummeled by a huge mega snowpacolypse! I’ve never seen so much snow! It just keeps blowing and blowing and the snow is getting higher and higher even blocking the basement windows. Tomorrow it will be amazing to see the snow in the daylight because tonight it’s still blowing like crazy! Oh ...

Victoria, British Columbia: Musical PenthousesVictoria, British Columbia: Musical Penthouses

After visiting Sechelt for a special 3 generation Mother’s Day and a very special birthday, Mama D and I (dd) were on our way to Victoria on Vancouver Island. After a 3 hour ride on Malaspina Coach including a ferry ride, we hopped on a Pacific Coach bus for another 3 hour ride including another ferry ride. It was a ...

That Dutchman’s FarmThat Dutchman’s Farm

It is unfortunate that That Dutchman’s Farm is not featured in the Nova Scotia guide book because it is a rare find, at least it’s what we thought. We found out about it at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Center at the New Brunswick Border. It is located at 132 Brown Rd in Economy, Nova Scotia. On the premises you ...

Moncton Highland GamesMoncton Highland Games

Went to the Highland Games in Moncton to start the Summer with something different and despite the rain and a muddy field we had a good time. If you like bagpipes and bagpipe and drum bands this was the place for you…luckily we had earplugs and they came in pretty handy! We watched the 16 pound hammer throw and some ...

6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama D6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama D

Mama D had been wanting to visit Quebec City for a long time and we had a great 6 nights staying in a private apartment in Old Quebec. I flew there with a transfer in Montreal and took a short cab ride to our apartment. After dropping my bags I walked to the train station to welcome Mama D and ...

A visit to Le Pays de la SagouineA visit to Le Pays de la Sagouine

Ever since coming to New Brunswick I have wanted to visit Le Pays de la Sagouine up in Bouctouche. On our trips to the dunes of Bouctouche and the Irving Gardens we have driven past the colorful island and it always seemed like a fun place to visit. DD had gone last summer with her mama and they really enjoyed it and so ...

The Sandpipers At The Johnson’s Mills MudflatsThe Sandpipers At The Johnson's Mills Mudflats

We drove to The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s protected lands along the Bay Of Fundy at the Johnson’s Mills Grande Anse Mud Flats. We had stopped at the site on another trip along that coast but the site had been closed and so after seeing on the CTV News a report about the hundreds of thousands of Semi-palmated Sandpipers that ...

Camping at Parc national de la Pointe-TaillonCamping at Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

Lac St. Jean is an amazing lake, so big and round on the map! We were going camping at the Parc National de la Pointe-Taillon which is on the shores of St. Jean Lake. There campsites are only accessible by bicycle or canoe/kayak which is great because it means that our fellow campers will likely not be making as much ...

20 Toes into Madawaska and Témiscouata20 Toes into Madawaska and Témiscouata

On this trip, in hot drenching weather, we barely dip our toes into 2 big regions: Madawaska in New Brunswick and Témiscouata in Québec. Our home base will be in Edmundston at the Days Inn. We leave Friday at noon and our first stop is at the Youngs Cove covered bridge information center. It is a great place to stop ...

Grand Manan Island FerryGrand Manan Island Ferry

The Ferry from Blacks Harbor, New Brunswick to Grand-Manan Island NB,  is an awesome 1.5 hour trip. The views from the upper deck are awesome and chances are high one can see harbor porpoises and seals. We were glad we had our binoculars with us so we were able to spot many there and back. It is cold up on ...

Touring the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova ScotiaTouring the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

This was Dami and DD’s 3rd tour of the Cabot Trail. We took the Englishtown Ferry to cut down some driving time and we stopped at most interesting lookouts. At the first lookout, DD aka mama bear got to pick a handful of wild blueberries! In Cape North we visited the North Highlands Museum where we bought lots of souvenirs including an ...

St Jean sur Richelieu Flooding AgainSt Jean sur Richelieu Flooding Again

When I moved to Quebec many years ago I recall hearing every year about the floods in St Jean sur Richelieu and always wondered what was up with that?! Even though I have moved out of the province I still hear about the annual flood in the area from the CBC and Radio-One and have to say…again…what is up with ...

New Animals at the Magnetic Hill ZooNew Animals at the Magnetic Hill Zoo

One of the great things about having an annual pass to the Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton is that now we can go anytime the weather is nice and we have the time. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic and a walk and it usually takes us 2 hours to do a nice tour to see the creatures and ...

Canoe Camping at KouchibouguacCanoe Camping at Kouchibouguac

We’ve been to Kouchibouguac National Park many times to hike the trails, bike the trails and swim at the beach but we finally had a chance to go for some back-country canoe camping this year! We were so excited to pack up the gear and get ready for our canoe camping trip into one of the most amazing parks in ...

A Visit to the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek FarmA Visit to the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek Farm

With only two days in Kelowna on a 7 day British-Columbia adventure I was looking for a short hike or daytime adventure that was close to Kelowna and my hotel. I saw a pamphlet for the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek Farm and thought I’d give it a try…I was so glad I did the place was fantastic! It’s just outside of ...

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