Algonquin canoeing moose

Canoes and moose in Algonquin Provincial Park

On the hunt for our first moose in Algonquin Provincial Park Since we’ve been in Canada, we’ve got excited at various points about spotting wildlife that we wouldn’t see in the UK. So far we’ve seen a mummy black bear with her two cubs, a coyote, mountain sheep, elk, a skunk, raccoons and several groundhogs! But other than bears, Canada’s other two iconic animals have … Continue reading Canoes and moose in Algonquin Provincial Park

Point Pelee National Park tip

Point Pelee National Park

Whilst we were in Jasper National Park at the very beginning of our Canadian adventure, we bought a Parks Canada Discovery Pass which enables us to visit a number of, you guessed it, National Parks across the country for a year. This led us to discovering Point Pelee National Park, our destination for the Easter weekend. As you can hopefully see from the embedded video below … Continue reading Point Pelee National Park

Maple Syrup Trail Bruce Mill's

A festival dedicated to maple syrup? Oh yes!

Visiting the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce’s Mill, Ontario At the end of March we ticked another thing off our bucket list, and paid a visit to a festival celebrating one of the enduring icons of Canada – maple syrup! Unsurprisingly, Canada is the world’s largest maple syrup producer. In fact, if you took the province of Quebec in isolation, it’d be the largest producer … Continue reading A festival dedicated to maple syrup? Oh yes!

Snow tubing in Barrie, Ontario: Snow Valley vs Horseshoe Resort

Last weekend we rented a car and headed an hour north of Toronto to Barrie, which sits on the western shores of Lake Simcoe. We didn’t visit for the lake though, we were there for the ski hills and to partake in a spot of snow tubing. For those who don’t know, snow tubing is where you sit in a giant rubber ring and slide … Continue reading Snow tubing in Barrie, Ontario: Snow Valley vs Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Falls winter 2015

Visiting the Niagara Falls in the winter

Last weekend we ticked off our first 2015 bucket list item, and went to visit the wintry Niagara Falls. We also decided to try something new, so below you can see our first ever vlog (or you can view it here too)! Thanks to winning a Via Rail Facebook competition, our trip was entirely free! All it cost us was a couple of hours of sleep on … Continue reading Visiting the Niagara Falls in the winter

Centre Block Parliament Hill

24 hours in Ottawa

Our two nights in Ottawa would be spent staying in an Airbnb accommodation, and the instructions we received beforehand from the host were overly thorough and comprehensive to say the least! In fact, when we arrived at the accommodation, the process we had to go through to collect the keys and get into the apartment (in the host’s absence) resembled a challenge from the 1990s … Continue reading 24 hours in Ottawa

Seagulls

A change of plan – back in Ontario. First stop Kingston

As you do, we flew from one side of the North American continent to almost the other side just for a job interview. The journey and subsequent 5 days in Toronto were only notable for: Having poor plane seats as we booked at relatively short notice and me whinging at Emma about them all flight. My hat then fell on a woman when Emma opened … Continue reading A change of plan – back in Ontario. First stop Kingston