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Kouchibouguac Fall Colors Kouchibouguac Fall ColorsKouchibouguac is probably one of our favorite parks here in New Brunswick, especially since this year for the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada we bought an annual pass that allows us to get into any National Park in Canada for free all year! We’ve been back to Kouchibouguac about four times this year, maybe five, for the great cycling and ...

A visit to Le Pays de la Sagouine A visit to Le Pays de la SagouineEver 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 ...

Big Hill Retreat Such A Treat! Big Hill Retreat Such A Treat!While we visited Cape-Breton Island, Nova Scotia  for the first time, we stayed at Big Hill Retreat and  had such a lovely time. Here is the review we posted on Trip Advisor. We stayed 4 nights at Big Hill Retreat in the “Log Cabin” from September 11 to September 15 2011. Big Hill Retreat is a pet friendly accommodation. We had ...

Anne Murray Center Anne Murray CenterNo visit to Springhill, Nova Scotia is complete without going to the Anne Murray Center.  You don’t necessarily have to be a diehard fan to appreciate and might be surprised. Beautiful inside out, and so well presented with letters from famous people, pictures with famous people, trophies and hit records. When we visited the Anne Murray Center we had the chance ...

Moncton to Halifax on the Via Ocean Train Moncton to Halifax on the Via Ocean TrainI’ve never seen somebody as keen for surprises as Dami is. It must run in the family because when his  uncle DM was a kid, he played pranks on his younger brother (Dami’s father) and he loves surpise visits. So the day before the trip and his birthday, Dami brings me the usual weekly flyer pile and I notice an ...

Uisge Ban Falls Baddeck Nova Scotia Uisge Ban Falls Baddeck Nova ScotiaWe welcomed the New Year in Nova Scotia, staying at the Big Hill Retreat near Baddeck Nova Scotia. The weather was un-believably warm, we had days close to 8 degrees Celsius and on New Year’s Day we decided to go for a hike to see the Uishge Ban Falls Trail. We had wanted to visit the park when we were ...

The Fortress of Louisbourg The Fortress of LouisbourgThe 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 ...

DD in YYZ! (Toronto) DD in YYZ! (Toronto)The last time I was in Toronto was with my mother when I was very little and I don’t remember anything. At the time we didn’t take many pictures so there was nothing to bring back the memories. This time around though, there are plenty of pictures although just before I left my Canon G7 broke and I had to ...

Fredericton to Kouchibouguac – Goodbye Summer! Fredericton to Kouchibouguac - Goodbye Summer!The last weekend of September was looking like the weather would be perfect for doing something special so we decided to drive to Fredericton to see the fall colors and to explore a bit more of the city we have not really taken the time to visit while we’ve been in New Brunswick. The City of Fredericton offers guided tours of ...

July 2016 Nova Scotia Tour (11 nights) Part 2 July 2016 Nova Scotia Tour (11 nights) Part 2After postponing writing this second part many times it’s about time we post it. We’re so thankful for taking notes! A pictures paints a thousand words but still, there are some details we wouldn’t have remembered without notes. This article is about the second part of an 11 night trip to Nova Scotia we made this past summer. We toured ...

Banff Gonfola to Sulphur Mountain Banff Gonfola to Sulphur Mountain We arranged to arrive early at the Gondola, taking the transit bus from the hotel. For $5 each we both bought a day pass right on the bus. The gondola trip to the mountain is short but the views are breathtaking. We didn’t quite know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised with the long boardwalk up the observatory ...

Petitcodiac River Causeway Gates Opening Thank god I watch the news! If it wasn’t for that I would’ve missed one of most historical moments of New Brunswick: the opening of the River Causeway. After a little research I found the Petitcodiac Riverkeeper website that was counting down the hours and the minutes for this much awaited grand opening! I had a hour an 35 minutes ...

A Visit to the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek Farm A Visit to the Kelowna Kangaroo Creek FarmWith 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 ...

Waiting for the Easter Bunny at L’aboiteau Beach Waiting for the Easter Bunny at L'aboiteau BeachEaster Sunday and another sunny and warm day in New Brunswick, well, here in the South East corner anyway, so we decided to drive up through Shediac, past the giant lobster and go to our favorite beach, L’aboiteau at Cap Pélé. Forecasters were calling for 10 degrees above so we had visions of enjoying a nice walk on the sandy beach ...

Riverfront Park Trail Riverview Riverfront Park Trail RiverviewWe like to go down to Riverfront Park in Riverview and watch the tidal bore as it crawls up and down the Peticodiac River. From the boardwalk in the park we can see Moncton across the river and the chocolately brown rriver ebbing and flowing…it’s fun to watch the ducks surfing on the big push! We’re lucky to have so many ...

A weekend around Saint John, NB A weekend around Saint John, NBOn Friday afternoon, after a two and a half hour car ride from Riverview, we get to the Kingsbrae Gardens in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The weather is nice and the premises not too crowded; the few cars in the parking lot are from Vermont, Maine, Quebec and New Brunswick. We have a bite to eat before going in, and we ...

Nova Scotia Photo Gallery Nova Scotia Photo GalleryPictures of Nova Scotia. The province’s mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. Nowhere in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km (42 mi) from the ocean! Awesome!

Fundy Geological Museum Fundy Geological MuseumIf you plan to visit Joggins Fossil Cliffs, The Fundy Geological Museum can be a great complement to your visit although is fine on its own. More focused on dinosaurs and a little more kids oriented but still interesting for adults too. We really enjoyed watching the video presentation of the specialists. You have to phone and reserve if you ...

Of Dahlias, Gardens & Goats Of Dahlias, Gardens & GoatsOn a recent trip to MacArthur’s Nursery in Moncton we spotted a pamphlet on the wall adverting a day-trip bus tour to PEI with the Dahlia Club of Moncton. The only reason I spotted the poster was because of the Dahlia and it was similar to our first Dahlia that was blooming at home so it grabbed my attention. We ...

Banff to Jasper Sightseeing tour Banff to Jasper Sightseeing tourWe had an awesome 10 hour tour with Lynn and Harry from Sundog. Among the stops along the way were the Chateau at Lake Louise and fortunately the water had started to melt, creating interesting Colors and patterns. Everybody on the tour was friendly and we were pleased to meet Judy  from Melbourne Australia who took all portraits along the ...

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