The Adventure Chronicles: Rebecca and Ryan see the East Coast! Part 2

Day Six –  Cape Breton Adventures: Presqu’ ile to Hideaway Campground (63.5 km) Our first stop of the day: Skyline trail: A dramatic headland overlooking the rugged gulf coast. Whales, eagles, moose and bears. Fragile vegetation. No dogs. – 1.5 – 2.5 hrs / 7km return – 2 – 3 hrs / 9.2km loop Even…

My Most Memorable Birthday, Ever

It was my 30th birthday and I knew I had to think of something to make it memorable. The sun hadn’t yet come up when I thought of an idea. I wanted to see a caribou on my 30th birthday! So, I nudged my husband who was still sleeping and told him what I wanted to do….

The Grass is Greener: An American Perspective

I’ve always loved Canada. What’s not to love about a country that stands for peace, freedom, and equal rights for everyone? Who wouldn’t adore a place brazen enough to love maple syrup the way Americans love gluten-free everything? That’s what I’m talking about. I’ve been visiting Canada’s glorious lands most of my life.

Walk-in Camping at Fjord-du-Saguenay, Quebec

I have never been to Québec, even though she has been my neighbour for the past 30+ years! An award for my husband took us to Québec City and from there we decided to explore the parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay by recommendation from our good friend Jen (thanks, Jen!).

Yukon Series: The Final Push North

Originally published in May 2012 After days of driving across Canada, we’ve now crossed into British Columbia. We’re really north. I mean really, really north. We’ll drive 5+ hours without seeing much of any civilization. There are a couple of gas stations and accommodations along the way, but nothing substantial. It’s amazing to think about…

Yukon Series: On the Road

In May of 2012, my husband and I sold most of our belongings and moved to the Yukon. We had about 2 weeks to get ourselves out of the hunting camp we had been living in and drive across Canada to our new home.

Algonquin – a short visit

It’s the perfect time to see moose along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park. The leaves aren’t yet on the trees allowing you to spot them moving through the bush, and they’re feeding and drinking in the ditches near the highway because of the salt run off.

Muskoka Maple Trail

My first weekend in Muskoka was spent moving with a short visit to Algonquin Park. My second weekend was spent following the Muskoka Maple Trail. The event this year runs from March 14 – April 23 and the Discover Muskoka website can help you to design your own unique maple trail experience. There are a…

2016 Map and Flap

My husband and I hosted the first-ever “Map and Flap” at the hunting camp on his parent’s farm this past weekend. The idea was to have our friends each propose a canoe route to the group that we would like to do this summer. We had an excellent turn out with 10 people and 3…

Early Spring Excursions

Spring time is always an exciting time for us. First the temperature warms and starts to thaw the sap in the trees. The most wonderful is the sap that thaws in the maples. B’s family has been harvesting sap for many years and making maple syrup. It’s always fun to be in the sap house…