Moraine Lake Hike in the Canadian Rockies

From Banff to Jasper, the Canadian Rockies are stunning at every turn. Towering mountains, multiple glaciers and a variety of blue/green lakes litter the landscape. The best way to personalise a Canadian Rockies trip is by swapping the tourist trail for a Moraine Lake Hike. Moraine Lake is still partially frozen early June with the […]

Lake Louise Viewpoint and a Teahouse Hike

When the sun shines, Lake Louise, the starting point of Alberta’s exciting Icefield Parkway, turns a stunning turquoise and at other times an alluring blue. Whatever the colour, in Spring and Summer adoring masses crowd her shores. After paying homage it’s time to admire Louise from afar by finding a Lake Louise Viewpoint and a […]

Lake Louise to Emerald Lake Detour

I am a huge fan of the Canadian Rockies. When our Banff to Jasper Road Trip was over, I admit to shedding a few tears and that’s a first in more than 40 years of travel. Those tears were testament to the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, surely one of the most visually stunning places […]

Banff Hoodoos and Lake Minnewanka Hike

It is easy to fall in love with the Canadian Rockies postcard town of Banff, with it’s cute buildings and Cascade mountain backdrop. Arriving in Banff via Kootenay National Park, where Grizzly Bears were visibly out of hibernation, had us pumped to begin our Banff to Jasper road trip.  But first we’d planned some easy […]

Fantastic Friday Street Art in Montreal Canada

Montreal is a fantastic city and the Plateau District was possibly my favourite part of Montreal.  OK, I will commit myself and say it was definitely my favourite.  It was an arty kind of place back in 2010 and I am sure it still is.  A little bit East Villagey (I am not sure Villagey […]

Fantastic Friday – Terrasse Dufferin

There we stood on the Terrasse Dufferin in QUEBEC CITY.  At our back was the beautiful Chateau Frontenac and spread beneath us, the Old Lower Town and the timeless Saint Lawrence. Rainwater had formed mini pools on the individual timbers of the boardwalk in April 2010, when these photos were taken. In Mid-June, the sun […]

Fantastic Friday: Tadoussac and the Saguenay River

To reach Tadoussac, a well known whale watching village 212 km from Quebec City, you must first of all travel 212 km through some of the most beautiful country wedged between the Saint Lawrence River and the mountains.  Then when the Saguenay River is reached, it is all aboard the car ferry to reach Tadoussac […]

Fantastic Friday – Dry Gulch Provincial Park Campfire Heaven

My Aussie brain conjured up images of the American Wild West when I heard the name “Dry Gulch”, and this was not the  ONLY TIME  it would happen in Canada.  But dry Gulch Provincial Park is located just south of Kootenay National Park, a Canadian wonderland of forest, river, mountain, valley, bears and moose. More […]