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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 ...

Three Nights in St. John’s, Newfoundland Before taking this trip I didn’t know much about Newfoundland. As a kid I laughed at the famous Newfie jokes and I thought they were some kind of imaginary little people. It turns out Newfoundlanders need a pretty good sense of humor with all the crappy weather they get.  The weather on our trip was really bad but could have ...

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 ...

Springhill Mining Museum Springhill Mining Museum - GroundsHave you ever wanted to tour a coal mine? If yes, come to Springhill Mining Museum and you’re in for quite a piece of history. So many people in the world have been touched and inspired by the stories of the three Springhill mining disasters. More than 400 miners died in Springhill over the years but they will forever be ...

Nova 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!

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 ...

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 ...

Riverfront Park Trail Riverview Riverview New Brunswick Riverfront Park TrailWe 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 Visit with the Animals A warm sunny day in October! It is probably one of the last nice days of the season and we have to go to the zoo and see the creatures and wish them well before winter sets in. It will be great to see our friends, these lovely animals! I read in the paper that the Moncton Zoo had some new ...

St Jean sur Richelieu Flooding Again St Jean sur Richelieu FloodWhen 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 ...

Saguenay: Let the pictures tell the story Pictures 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!                                                        

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 ...

Mersey River Chalet Retreat DD drinking real cola at Grand-PreWe 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 ...

Skyline Trail in Highlands National Park We’ve been going to Highlands National Park for several years and have hiked many of the trails and stopped at all the lookouts to admire the views but this time we decided to finally do the Skyline Trail which was one of the few treks we hadn’t made in the park. We decided to do the entire trail loop and went ...

A 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 ...

Saguenay: 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 ...

Montreal Film Festival Bike Adventure Montreal has always been known as being like a small town style of city. Everything is easy to get to and if you are biking in Montreal you can fly all over the city so fast it’s great! They have introduced this new BIXI bike service which allows visitors and residents to rent a bike for a few hours or ...

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 ...

Amherst, 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 ...

Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum Old Picture of The Ottawa HouseThere 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 ...

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