Canada

Victoria, British Columbia: The trip of a lifetime!Victoria, British Columbia: The trip of a lifetime!

Mama D and DD just returned from an 8 day trip to Victoria, British Columbia and it was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. We packed a lot in those 8 nights and 7 full days of sightseeing. We hope this itinerary will inspire you to plan your own trip to Victoria, British Columbia, one of the best ...

Saguenay: Whales to WildflowersSaguenay: Whales to Wildflowers

I can barley sleep! Not only because it is hot and humid but it is so exciting to be waking up in a new place with so much to see and do and so many places to explore! I start the day with a bike ride, the bike path runs along the Saguenay River and the view across the river is ...

Christmas on Cape Breton IslandChristmas on Cape Breton Island

These days it seems the stores start playing Christmas music right after Halloween and in Canada as the days get longer in November and December we all start to feel the cabin fever that results from being buried under snow and ice with wind chills that constantly remind us that the only place worth on Earth would be on the ...

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 ...

A Long Weekend In Calgary, AlbertaA Long Weekend In Calgary, Alberta

Mama D and I are in Calgary, Alberta and are having a blast! We are in the first long leg of a 3 week trip across Alberta and British Columbia. We are spending 4 nights here in Calgary and our first day was spent at the Glenbow Museum. We were there with my late uncle’s friend whom we enjoyed the company, ...

Once Upon A Time in Vancouver : The 2018 Creation Entertainment OUAT ConferenceOnce Upon A Time in Vancouver : The 2018 Creation Entertainment OUAT Conference

You probably all know the show that started in 2011 but we hadn’t heard of the ABC TV show “Once Upon A Time” until 2017 when we started watching it on Netflix. We were hooked from the beginning and started binge-watching 3 or 4 episodes every day once we started. It was in February 2018 when we were at season ...

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 ...

Mersey River Chalet RetreatMersey River Chalet Retreat

We finally went for our much awaited retreat last week in Nova Scotia at Mersey River Chalets. It always feels like home, without the responsibilities a private chalet would imply; no taxes to pay, no cleaning, and no worries for vandalism or storm damage when we’re gone, it’s all taken care of. We left at 12:30 and after Truro, instead of ...

Banff Gonfola to Sulphur MountainBanff 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 ...

Partridge IslandPartridge Island

Partridge Island used to be an island but the erosion of its bank turned it into an inlet. To get to Partridge Island, follow directions to the Ottawa House Historic site. There is a dirt road that leads to the foot of Partridge Island but there a a few private properties and they prefer people to park at the Ottawa ...

Nova Scotia Photo GalleryNova Scotia Photo Gallery

Pictures 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 MuseumFundy Geological Museum

If 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 ...

Highland Village Museum Cape Breton IslandHighland Village Museum Cape Breton Island

On our trip to Cape Breton Island we took a drive from Baddeck to the Highland Village Museum in Iona, Cape Breton Island. The museum is a living village that explores and explains the Gaelic heritage of Cape Breton Island. It was so interesting to learn about the Scottish Gaelic history of the region. The Highland Museum is set-up like a ...

Toronto In SeptemberToronto In September

  September, 2017 – Mama D had always wanted to go back to Toronto. We had been when I was 9, coming back from a visit with my uncle friends in Rochester NY but didn’t spend much time. This time we had 7 full days of visit. We met in Montreal where we stayed at our now favorite hotel; Hotel Bonaventure. While ...

Kejimkujik National Park Nova ScotiaKejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia

With the summer coming to an end DD and I decided to go on a road trip from Quebec to Nova Scotia. We didn’t really have the resources or time to take any long-term official vacation this year so decided to take advantage of the Labour Day weekend and take 10 days off to visit Nova Scotia. Neither of us had ...

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 ...

Ottawa House By-The-Sea MuseumOttawa House By-The-Sea Museum

There are so many reasons to visit the Ottawa House. Tucked away in Parrsboro, near Partridge Island, the house was built in 1765, 10 years after the Acadian deportation. It was the hub of life in the area and many prominent families and politicians have called it home. It was one of the finest Inns in Canada and we can ...

Riverfront Park Trail RiverviewRiverfront Park Trail Riverview

We 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 day in PEI with The Greater Moncton Dahlia ClubA day in PEI with The Greater Moncton Dahlia Club

        Yesterday, Dami and I had our first organized bus tour although Jasper and Alaska, our Burmese cats, didn’t approve of us leaving at 7 in the morning and returning at 9:30 in the evening! It was a long day indeed but it was nice for Dami not having to concentrate on the road and being able to enjoy the scenery ...

Amherst, Nova ScotiaAmherst, Nova Scotia

It had been a long time since I had wanted to go visit Amherst, a small Nova Scotia town rich in history. The Cumberland County museum & Archive is worth a visit for anyone interested in the past.     We enjoyed the displays and our very knowledgeable guide, a student in Criminology. There was a display, about the extinct Mi’kmaw, with this ...

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