About 3.5 hours northwest of Toronto is Bruce Peninsula National Park. We had the opportunity to do some car camping there last summer. Charlene and I have never been car camping before so it was a unique experience from the get go. We also had the opportunity to share in this adventure with her sister’s family. Once again, another first for us. We have never traveled with anyone else in this capacity. Continue reading
Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia
The journey over to Victoria is quite picturesque. We took the ferry over and soaked up the views of the mountains in the distance. It rained a little on the way over, but it didn’t keep us from being out on the deck. The calm of the water, the rugged rocky coastline, the deep green treeline, and the fresh cool breeze. Truly serene.
Fall Foliage in Algonquin Park
Red, Orange, Yellow… the magnificent colours of Autumn.
Quaint Ontario Town: Niagara-on-the-Lake
A stroll along the path in Niagara-on-the-Lake allows you to appreciate the beauty of Lake Ontario. You can sit on this bench and see the historic Old Fort Niagara across the Niagara River in the United States. You can also look out towards the Lake Ontario and see the sky meet the blue water. It truly is serene. For those of our readers that happen to live in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a top weekend trip. For those of our readers that are visiting Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must stop on your tour of Ontario.
A Canada Day Tradition: Backcountry Camping in Algonquin Park
Every Canada day weekend in July Charlene and I drive up north to spend some time camping in the woods. We have done it for 5 years now and it has become a tradition. Algonquin Park is without a doubt one of our favourite parks because of the wildlife and the quiet time we get while camping deep in the woods. Continue reading
5 things I wish I knew before I went Camping for the first time.
The warm weather is finally arriving and that means only one thing….camping season can’t be far away. I’ve been camping a number of times now but there are a few things that I wish I knew before I went the first time. These may seem really basic to those that are regular campers but we all start somewhere.
1. Less Food is more. My first time in the woods I was really concerned that I was going to run out of food for the 4 days of our trip. So what did I do? I loaded up on junk food and I specifically remember me wanting to make smores. So my solution was to bring an entire bag of marshmellows. I also had a heavy bag of popcorn kernels. The problem was that all of that weight was going into my backpack and taking up valuable room and energy. When you are in the woods you don’t eat as much as you think you will and it is better to bring healthier stuff like trail mix and fruit.
Hiking the Wild Pacific Trail on Vancouver Island
Not far from where we were staying in Ucluelet, British Columbia is a lovely trail called the Wild Pacific Trail. Not to be confused with the longer and more popular West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
A Winter Retreat: Taboo Resort in Muskoka Ontario
Sometimes you just need a break from city life! I’m sure many of you can agree.
Our escape from the city is Taboo Resort in Muskoka. It’s about one and a half hours north of Toronto, near Bracebridge. Taboo Resort is a beautiful resort in the winter (also in the summer).
Winter Fun… Cross Country Skiing
Our winter fun cross-country skiing was at Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains, Ontario. Nature is beautiful. The snow softly covers the dense forest and creates this wonderful picturesque scenery.
Winter Fun… Snowshoeing
Winter is back again! The best way to enjoy the winter is to find some fun activities. Winter fun started with snowshoeing in Muskoka. Muskoka is cottage country in Ontario, it’s beautiful in both summer and winter.