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Alberta and British Columbia 18 Nights Itinerary (without a car) From April 29th to May 17th 2016, Mama D and I went on a trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the British Columbia Sunshine Coast and Vancouver island. It was a lot of fun to plan and so much more to experience! The itinerary was built around the train trip and everything went smoothly, and as planned. We were very ...

Peticodiac Panorama The ice floes have started moving and the sunny days make walking along the Peticodiac River in Riverview just lovely! The Petitcodiac River, known informally as the Chocolate River, is a river in south-eastern New Brunswick, Canada. The river has a meander length of 79 kilometres (49 miles) and is located in Westmorland, Albert, and Kings counties, draining a watershed ...

A weekend in Prince-Edward-Island on the Central Coast One of the greatest things about living in the Moncton, New Brunswick area is that we can go for a weekend trip in PEI, Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. With family on vacation in PEI we decided that it was time to return to the island we barely visited and meet up with G and C who were camping at ...

Moncton 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 ...

That Dutchman’s Farm Swans at the farmIt 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 ...

Once 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 ...

A Beautiful Day at The Calgary Zoo     Going to the Calgary Zoo is so easy and so much fun! The entrance is located right at the Calgary zoo train station. We had pre purchased tickets but we decided to go on a behind the scenes tour with the giraffes.       This is a huge zoo and we planned a whole day there, from 9-5. We started with the penguin ...

Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Kingsbrae Garden is approximately 2.5 hours from Moncton and one hour from Saint-John. The entry fee is valid for 2 consecutive days. We spent 3 hours while we visited in late June. We had wanted to go for many years and we were finally there. We enjoyed everything but didn’t have enough time to visit the Café, the art gallery ...

Sackville Wildlife Park Quack Quack...follow your mama!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 ...

A 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 ...

The Tidal Bore in Moncton and Riverview The tides in the Bay of Fundy are the highest in the world. The Peticodiac River that passes through Dieppe, Moncton and Riverview gets tidal waters that flow in through Chignecto Bay and Shepody Bay. As the high tides enter from The Bay of Fundy the create a tidal bore; a wave of water that pushes up stream. The Peticodiac fills ...

Touring 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 ...

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 ...

Big Hill Retreat Such A Treat! Big Hill Retreat Log CabinWhile 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 ...

Riverview Winterlude Sliding on the Riverview Toboggan HillAfter the Groundhog Day Storm and the relentless never ending snowfalls here in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada we have started to learn the importance of never taking a mild sunny day for granted. We have been shoveling out from Nor’Easter after storm after Nor Easter and the snow piles on the side of our driveway are now about 8 ...

A 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 ...

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Joggins Fossil Cliffs' WIndmillThe Joggins Fossil Cliffs is a museum type modern exhibit with a guided 30 minute beach walk included in the admission price. It took 12 years to build the Unesco site which opened its doors to the public in 2008, but to nature, millions of years to prepare it. Here, erosion from the twice daily high tides is a fortunate ...

Maccan Tidal Wetland Park Songbird at the Maccan Tidal Wetland ParkMaccan Tidal Wetland Park is located between the towns of River Hebert and Nappan on the Fundy shore in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada. It is a beautiful place to watch the tidal bore with a posted list of the tide times. It is also a nice place for a stroll around the pond to watch birds, ducks, ...

Fundy Geological Museum Fundy Geological Museum - DinosaurIf 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 ...

Spring Picnic at Demoiselle Beach, Hopewell Rocks It is finally starting to feel more like Spring, it’s been grey and cool the last few days, snow still hanging on but a sunny Easter Long Weekend sure helps shake off the winter chill. It’s been grey and cool the last few days, so it is very good that Good Friday is bright and sunny. Of course the holidays and ...

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