Moraine Lake

Looking back on 6 months in Canada

So today is our 6 month anniversary since leaving the UK to come on our Canadian adventure. Doesn’t time fly! The good news is that in the past 2 weeks our respective parents have both booked trips to come and visit us (fortunately not at the same time…), and we can’t wait to see them again! To mark our 6 month anniversary, we decided to look … Continue reading Looking back on 6 months in Canada

Spa Eastman

Turning 30 at the Spa Eastman

Halfway through our road trip it was my birthday so naturally we had to spend it taking a break from the stresses of being full time bums and head to the spa for a couple of days. The spa of choice was Spa Eastman, just an hour’s drive east of Montreal in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. We drove from Ottawa across the provincial … Continue reading Turning 30 at the Spa Eastman

Point Atkinson lighthouse

Getting very wet at Lighthouse Park

As we entered our final day in Vancouver, we were faced with a decision to make about what we should see. Since we had come to North Vancouver specifically for attractions there, it made sense to stay local and so we could rule out places like Science World which are in Vancouver itself. We could go to Whistler or Squamish, but without a car getting … Continue reading Getting very wet at Lighthouse Park

Lynn Canyon suspension bridge

Braving the rain at Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge

After our first enjoyable suspension bridge adventure we decided it was time to try another one. Our new base on North Vancouver meant it was easy to get the bus to Lynn Canyon Park although I think it would have been just as easy to get there from mainland Vancouver. In true Vancouver style it was raining but we didn’t let that stop us and headed … Continue reading Braving the rain at Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge

Zipline 3 Grouse Mountain

Ziplines and bears on Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain can be seen from most of Vancouver, in fact we could see the lights at the top from the road we were staying on in Strathcona. In the winter it is a popular local ski ‘hill’ but has become increasingly popular with day trippers in the summer. In fact the local guy we met whilst zip-lining told us that the mountain now makes … Continue reading Ziplines and bears on Grouse Mountain

Clouds Dog Mountain

Dodging fog on Dog Mountain

With a second job interview on the other side of the country still a week away, we had some time to play with. Taking the decision to make the most of the urban Vancouver area, we decided to decamp from Vancouver itself, and head across Burrard Inlet to North Vancouver and its selection of outdoor focussed activities for a few days. For this we hired … Continue reading Dodging fog on Dog Mountain

Mug shots

Rainy days in Vancouver – waffle burgers and police museums

Never one to turn down the opportunity of some free food, when our social media guru, Emma, found through her sources that a fast food restaurant in Vancouver was giving away a free lunch in return for only a ‘like’ on Facebook, we were straight on the case! Frites is a Belgian themed restaurant in downtown Vancouver. Its speciality is to serve burgers not in … Continue reading Rainy days in Vancouver – waffle burgers and police museums