Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum

Exploring Canada’s largest museum – the Royal Ontario Museum Having got all cultural with a visit to an art gallery the weekend before, last weekend we stepped it up and visited a museum. The museum is question is the Royal Ontario Museum, otherwise known as the ROM. The great thing is that we got in for free, having taken advantage of the Toronto Public Library’s … Continue reading The Royal Ontario Museum

CN Tower Climb WWF

We made it to the top of the CN Tower!

Climbing the CN Tower for WWF Canada This morning we joined 6,400 others and climbed 1,776 steps to the top of the CN Tower. According to Wikipedia this means we climbed the tallest metal staircase on Earth! It took us 35 minutes to make it to the top – Stewart just scraping into 34 minutes as he left me to run up the last 2 flights. … Continue reading We made it to the top of the CN Tower!

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When Pigs Fry – a walking tour of Toronto

Exploring Hogtown – pork, history, architecture and graffiti with Urban Adventures Hogtown, the Big Smoke, Toronto the Good, T.O., T-Dot and The 6 are just some of the nicknames that Toronto goes by. In a bid to learn more about the city behind these names, we embarked on Urban Adventures’ When Pigs Fry tour, lead by the excellent guide Mike, which focuses on the first of … Continue reading When Pigs Fry – a walking tour of Toronto

Towers Lego Coupland

Exploring the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art

This weekend we did something we don’t normally do and visited an art gallery. “Why?”, you might ask. Well there was some stuff there made from Lego! Anyone who knows Stewart will know how much he loves Lego so it wasn’t hard to convince him to take a look. The art gallery in question was the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, a small gallery on … Continue reading Exploring the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art

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

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

Toronto Islands ferry ice

Surviving the Canadian winter

So we did it! We survived! Spring officially started today, so goodbye winter. What’s more, February 2015 was apparently Toronto’s coldest month on record EVER, with the daily high never exceeding 0 degrees! Although some might say that February cheated in claiming this record, given that it has only 28 days… Honestly, I don’t think that the winter has been that bad, especially given all … Continue reading Surviving the Canadian winter

Harbourfront Toronto Ice Skating Brown Bear Travels

Skating at the Harbourfront and drinking chocolate in the Distillery District

This week the weather has improved dramatically, the snow is melting and it finally feels like spring is coming. The good weather started last Sunday, when temperatures reached a massive 2 degrees, which seemed so much warmer after experiencing the coldest February on record in Toronto! We decided to take advantage of the bright sunshine and head down to the Harbourfront Centre to do some … Continue reading Skating at the Harbourfront and drinking chocolate in the Distillery District

Downtown Toronto and the CN Tower

We’ve signed up to the WWF CN Tower Climb – please sponsor us!

On Monday night we did something crazy, after seeing a tweet from WWF Canada we signed up to climb the CN Tower! Yes, that same tower that Stewart walked on the edge of back in September, and features in many of our pictures of Toronto. The CN Tower is one of the world’s tallest towers; in fact from 1976 – 2010 it was the world’s … Continue reading We’ve signed up to the WWF CN Tower Climb – please sponsor us!

Udupi Palace

Little India Food Tour with the Culinary Adventure Company

On a very chilly winter evening we went down to Gerrard Street East in Toronto to warm ourselves up with a spicy Little India food tour. This was my Christmas present from Emma, which was very generous of her considering that Indian cuisine is not her favourite! The tour was run by the Culinary Adventure Company, who run food tours in many Toronto districts, culinary adventures, classes and … Continue reading Little India Food Tour with the Culinary Adventure Company