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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

20 Toes into Madawaska and Témiscouata On 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 ...

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!

New Brunswick Nor’easter! Nothing says welcome back from a Florida vacation like getting pummeled by a huge mega snowpacolypse! I’ve never seen so much snow! It just keeps blowing and blowing and the snow is getting higher and higher even blocking the basement windows. Tomorrow it will be amazing to see the snow in the daylight because tonight it’s still blowing like crazy! Oh ...

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 ...

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 ...

On my way to Saguenay It’s awesome to be able to discover a new place and see new things and when my friend told me he had rented an apartment for the summer in Chicoutimi, Quebec to spend his summer vacation I was happy to suggest I come for a visit. I have heard about the Saguenay region of Quebec many times; recently because our ...

Scratching the Surface of the Fundy Shore in Nova Scotia The Fundy shore of Nova Scotia has so much to discover and explore. Stretching from Amherst to Digby, it is one of the biggest regions of the province. Our visit consists of two days in early June and our starting point is The Coastal Inn Hotel in Sackville, New Brunswick. We had a planned itinerary but as usual we made ...

Uisge Ban Falls Baddeck Nova Scotia We 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 Sandpipers At The Johnson’s Mills Mudflats We 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 ...

A 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 ...

6 Nights in Quebec City with Mama D Mama 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 ...

Via Rail Ocean Moncton to Montreal by Train Observation train carI took the train from Moncton to Montreal and it was the one of the coolest trip I’ve ever taken! I had to go to Quebec for a week on some business and while I usually drive the 1000 km I decided to make other arrangements because driving that road in the middle of winter didn’t sound like the best ...

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 ...

Grand 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 ...

Via Rail Ocean Line Sleeper Trip Moncton To Montreal How 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 ...

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