Cycling the Myra Canyon trestles

Cycling through the Myra Canyon is one of the coolest activities I have done since being in Canada. We were particularly lucky with the weather when we went: dry, balmy temperatures but with the colours of autumn saturating the hillside around us. It was absolutely stunning and a real breath of fresh air. The Myra…

Five fun things to do in Kelowna!

1. Visit the Farmers Market. I love a good Farmers Market and this one was up there with the best. It’s on twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am – 1pm) which I love, because it basically means a day for locals and a day for tourists. We went on Wednesday, because we could, and made…

Craft breweries in Kelowna

As the main principality of the Okanagan (an area renowned for its climate and vineyards), I was definitely expecting Kelowna to have its fair share of wineries. It did, but I was pleasantly surprised at the number of craft breweries that were there too.  My favourite brewery was Rusty Reel. We had been searching for…

Video: Rockies trip 2020

In a year where international travel is virtually off the cards, it was pretty convenient that the Candian Rockies, one of my top bucket list destinations, lies a mere 8 hours away. We had planned our trip with Andy’s brother and his wife, but Covid-19 put its non-negotiable stamp on that. We were incredibly fortunate…

Hiking in Banff

We had chosen to dedicate more time to the Banff National Park as it seemed as though there were more hikes at my level, a bigger township to relax in and it was also closer to Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. It was a good choice, as in our planning we hadn’t even looked at…

Lakes in Banff

Years before I even knew where it was, Lake Louise was pretty high on my bucket list. It was pretty surreal to have it down as one of the places I was finally going to visit, especially in 2020. It turns out I wasn’t the only one visiting it in 2020, in fact, the popularity…

Driving the Icefields Parkway

When I first read that I needed to set aside a day for this 300km stretch of road that connects Banff with Jasper, I thought there must have been a mistake. But no, it was entirely accurate! There is SO much to see along this magnificent stretch of road that I’m glad we followed that…

Lakes in Jasper

If there is one thing Canada has no shortage of, it is lakes. Jasper is no exception to this. We managed to visit four of the five lakes on my list; disappointingly I didn’t swim at any!  We didn’t go to Pyramid Lake (nor did we do the hike, it ended up being on a…

Hiking in Jasper

The Jasper National Park is HUGE. It is so, so big, that no way were we even going to make the slightest of dents in the number of hikes that the park has to offer. We were in Jasper for only one full day, so our hiking opportunities were actually ridiculously limited. However we did…

Pender Island

A long weekend in Vancouver is definitely a good excuse for yet another trip away to the islands. With our friends, Lucy and Guy, we were Pender bound for three days of sunshine, craft beer and our newfound hobby: disc golf. Pender Island is actually made up of two smaller islands, North Pender and South…