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

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


All aboard the sushi train!

As some people (hi Selina) were getting worried that we aren’t eating I thought I’d write about a few of the things we ate in Banff. Not having a kitchen meant we got to eat more exciting stuff than the usual pasta and sauce or bread and hummus! Sushi train First up is the sushi train! Rather than the traditional conveyor belt method, the sushi here … Continue reading All aboard the sushi train!

The Columbia Icefield

Driving the Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway is lauded as the world’s most scenic road. It’s not hard to see why. This is anything but the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon. Flanked on either side by mountains – some bare, some snow capped, some glistening under the weight of a glacier – and by an unfathomable number of conifers, every mile of road seems to open up yet another … Continue reading Driving the Icefields Parkway

About us

Hello! We are Emma and Stewart and in September 2014 we left England and headed off on a Canadian adventure. Emma always dreamed of doing some long term travelling and working abroad seemed like the perfect solution to ensuring the money doesn’t run out. For a long time it was just been a dream but with the age of 30 rapidly approaching and therefore the … Continue reading About us

Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park (and Glacier National Park)

After our visit to Banff, we began to journey west towards Vancouver. Our first port of call on the way was Yoho National Park, which borders Jasper and Banff National Parks to the west. Yoho features much of the same landscape as Jasper and Banff, but probably doesn’t receive quite the same acclaim given the lack of a major settlement, thus making it a bit … Continue reading Yoho National Park (and Glacier National Park)

Vermilion Lakes

Banff National Park

Our time in Banff National Park started with our first walk up a mountain.  Not a very big mountain, but it still has ‘mountain’ in its name, so it counts. Tunnel Mountain is located on the outskirts of Banff, and its summit offers good views of the town and valley below, and the surrounding mountains. With an average gradient of 11% (if our calculations are … Continue reading Banff National Park