Canada

Saguenay: Let the pictures tell the story Saguenay: Let the pictures tell the storyPictures from my trip to The Saguenay region of Quebec. The city is divided into three boroughs: Chicoutimi (which includes the former city of Chicoutimi, as well as Laterrière and Tremblay township), Jonquière (which includes the former city of Jonquière, Lac-Kénogami, and Shipshaw) and La Baie (which corresponds to the former city of La Baie). It is beautiful!                                                        

Museum of the Fjord, Saguenay Museum of the Fjord, SaguenayWe are going to The Museum of the Fjord in Saguenay which is in La Baie, Saguenay. I was looking for a museum to visit and stopped at the information center in Chicoutimi and this looked like a must-see attraction. It is right on the edge of the Fjord at La Baie and I am already excited about seeing whales ...

Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New BrunswickKingsbrae 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 ...

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 ...

20 Toes into Madawaska and Témiscouata 20 Toes into Madawaska and TémiscouataOn 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 ...

Camping at Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon Camping at Parc national de la Pointe-TaillonLac 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Animals at the Magnetic Hill Zoo New Animals at the Magnetic Hill ZooOne 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 ...

The Sandpipers At The Johnson’s Mills Mudflats The Sandpipers At The Johnson's Mills MudflatsWe 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 ...

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 ...

6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama D 6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama DMama 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 Long Weekend In Calgary, Alberta A 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, ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...

Via Rail Ocean Line Sleeper Trip Moncton To Montreal Via Rail Ocean Line Sleeper Trip Moncton To MontrealHow lucky am I! I am going to Montreal again and taking the train, my new favorite way to travel. The Ocean Line is the Via Rail line that runs from Halifax to Montreal. I get on in Moncton and prefer the train to flying. I get a cabin for one or a cabin for two and have my own ...

Kejimkujik National Park Nova Scotia Kejimkujik National Park Nova ScotiaWith 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 ...

36 Hours in Halifax, Nova Scotia 36 Hours in Halifax, Nova ScotiaMama D and I took the Ocean Via Train to Halifax this summer. The train ride from Moncton, NB was awesome! We had a free Chalet Suisse Dinner (chicken with fries and gravy) because the train was 3 hours late and they didn’t have enough food to serve dinner in the dining car. We enjoyed our cabin and played dice, ...

Treasure Hunting for Chanterelle Mushrooms in Nova Scotia Treasure Hunting for Chanterelle Mushrooms in Nova ScotiaDuring our last trip to Baddeck, Nova Scotia we discovered a new passion for mushrooms. There were so many colorful mushrooms on the trails of Big Hill Retreat where we were renting a cabin. It all started with sending pictures to Dami’s friend who was able to correctly identify the Chanterelles.  After further investigating – to make sure they really ...

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