Kootenay National Park is a popular and quick escape from Calgary. It hugs the border between BC and Alberta and features many great hikes and backcountry camping experiences. The best campsite in Kootenay National Park…
Browsing Category Canada
What To Do In Cranbrook, The Heart Of The Kootenays
Cranbrook makes for a great home base to daytrip around the Kootenays, but if you stop and see what there is to do in town, you just might never want to leave.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Is A Family Friendly Classic
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is the perfect place for families to get away any time of year. Canada’s largest hot springs is the focus and highlight, but there’s so much to do that makes this place a family tradition.
More Than 25 Places To Stop Between Calgary And Vancouver
You don’t need to drive from Calgary to Vancouver as fast as you can. It’s more enjoyable if you take your time and stop at all the things. Check these out!
The Best Bagel in Montreal
I had rigged my flights back to Canada for a quick stopover in Montreal to visit my sister. She had just given birth to my niece two days earlier, and so instead of flying back…
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids #5: Stanley Glacier Hike In Kootenay National Park
The Stanley Glacier Hike in Kootenay National Park is a challenging hike for kids and a rewarding one too. An 11km return trip promises a fossil hunt in a spectacular hanging valley.
Top 10 Places In Canada To See By RV
Celebrate the first-ever Canadian Camping Week by checking out the Top 10 places in Canada to see by RV: 1. Moraine Lake, Alberta Once printed on the back of the Canadian twenty dollar bill, it…
How A Hot Spring Discovery Created A National Park
In the fall of 1883, railway workers William McCardell and Frank McCabe decided to try their luck at trapping and prospecting. Instead of finding furs and ore, they found liquid gold; thermal springs they hoped…
Lunch At Schwartz’s Deli In Montreal
Schwartz’s Deli 3895 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal (514) 842-4813 Sometimes the must-see, must-do, must-eat place in a city that is often recommended to tourists is not a trap, but a place locals love as well. Every…
What To Do On A 6 Hour Layover At Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto’s Pearson International is Canada’s largest airport. From east and west it acts as a major Canadian hub for international arrivals and departures. Find yourself with longer than a tight connection and you’ll be looking…
Sunshine Coast Hikes For Kids: Skookumchuck Narrows
The hike to Skookumchuck Narrows on the Sunshine Coast is a popular family affair. It’s long (for kids) at 10k return, but there’s a bakery, tide pools, and a visit to Endor if you plan your adventure right.
Halfway Between Calgary and Vancouver, The Best Western Sicamous Inn [REVIEW]
The Best Western Sicamous Inn has been named the people’s choice for best family hotel in Sicamous. It’s halfway between Calgary and Vancouver, making it a convenient stop to break up the long trip between the cities. Here’s a review of our recent stay.
MAYBE IT WAS SOMETHING I Ate (DRANK) #35: Craft Beer From The Sunshine Coast
There is craft beer to try on the sunshine coast. As you head past Gibson’s you’ll see the fields of Persephone, and Townsite Brewing is another ferry in Powell River.
Stops To Take When Driving The Crowsnest Highway: The Scenic Route From Calgary to Vancouver
It Is Deafeningly Quiet In The Middle Of Nowhere
I went and escaped for a few days this week. Up north, with no internet, no cell coverage, just nature – and quiet. Lots of quiet. Deafeningly quiet, really.
Maybe It Was Something I Ate #33: Pain Au Chocolat From The Lake Village Bakery In Osoyoos
There is a very cute and popular bakery in Osoyoos, the Lake Village Bakery. It’s right on Main St and sells out their huge fluffy croissants early each morning.