Review: Say Mercy

Moving to a new neighbourhood always has the excitement of bringing it with new local eateries to try. I had never really noticed Say Mercy in all of our jaunts up Fraser Street, expect for the fact that it has a patio down a side street which backs onto a public plaza, making it often…

Overnight hike to Watersprite Lake

This past weekend was certainly one to remember. Not only was I treated to a real life Simpsons donut, we ticked off a longstanding hike on my bucket list that I had resigned myself to not doing, due to to the terrible conditions of the access road – it ain’t no place for a rental…

Savary Island: a slice of Canadian paradise

A slice of local paradise located about a 15 minute water taxi away from Lund, Savary Island is a trip worth making – it ended up being one of my favourite days of our trip. We had some big ticket options on our agenda, basically it came down to choosing one of Desolation Sound, Thormanby…

A week on the Sunshine Coast

So much of our time in Canada has been go, go, go. When the opportunity arose for us to take a more chilled, exploratory holiday (so more like go, relax, go) I was all for it. We would still be seeing a new part of the country and because it involved just the two of…

Hiking on the Sunshine Coast

  Not unlike the rest of British Columbia, the Sunshine Coast area has an abundance of good walks and hikes pretty much for all ages. There are so many Provincial Parks, all of which contain great trails, and so many we didn’t even get to because, well, we only had so many days! We did…

10 things to know before hiking Mt. Assiniboine

1. Most of the campsites have bear lockers in addition to bear hangs. We took a rope, expecting to have to construct our own but fortunately there was no need. At Magog campground there was both, which ended up being lucky as there was a current infestation of ground marmots! They have a particular fondness…

Mt. Assiniboine: a gallery

Wow. Never have I had so much trouble sorting through photos. So many of the photos were of essentially the same thing,  but with slightly different angles, different lighting and different features meaning they all offered something different. Below is a selection of some of my favourite ones – if you click on the first…

Mt. Assiniboine: hiking in the Rockies

  When the suggestion of spending five nights in the Canadian wilderness was first mentioned, I dismissed it with barely a moment’s thought. Little did I know the seed had been planted in Andy’s mind and when he brought the idea up again a few months later, I bizarrely found myself agreeing provided that a)…

Ucluelet and Tofino: a magical weekend away!

I so desperately wanted to write this post as I was sitting at the wee table in the bay window of our Airbnb, overlooking Little Beach in Ucluelet, known by locals as Ukee. Our travel has been limited in the past few months due to ongoing restrictions in the province, so we had ambitious plans…

Camping in the snow

When I booked a tent pad back in April for Elfin Lakes at the end of June, never in a million years did I think we could be hiking in the snow. As the start of June came and went, it became very apparent that unless something drastic happened, we would certainly be hiking in…