Johnston Canyon, AB

It is pretty amazing to see the ice formations, stalactites, the blue water and ice, the ice climbers at the end of the trail, the depth of the canyon and the famous landmarks!!

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Dog Sledding in Canmore

One of the things you don’t get to experience in South Africa is heavy snow… or any snow for that matter!! Dog sledding is something you add to your list of things to do when you finally visit a place like Canada that do have enough snow!!

Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta

One of my most vivid memories from when I was a child is the fact the my brother went crazy for dinosaurs!! Any dinosaurs…. All dinosaurs!! In preschool he already knew tons of the scientific names, he knew their sizes and what they ate… it was crazy!! He had this amazing dinosaur puzzle that he…

Crescent Falls, Alberta

Crescent Falls has long been on my list of places I wanted to visit. It wasn’t until recently that I made the effort to find out exactly where Crescent Falls is located!! So close to home – It was a no-brainer… We would visit Crescent Falls in the very near future!! We took our dutch…

A Few Highlights from our Camping Weekend

We spent the weekend in the mountains… our bliss!! Jasper National Park is our happy place… nature, mountains, no cellphones, hiking… we love it! This weekend we went along with a couple of friends, did some new (and old) hiking routes, saw a bear with two cubs… numerous elk and angry squirrels, just relaxed and…

Sulphur Skyline Hike

Hiking in the mountains is one of my and Hubby’s favourite things!! Hiking the Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper is by far our favourite hike ever!!

Where to eat in Banff: Grizzly House

In need of some relaxing (& spoils) after a day of hiking, sight seeing & exploring Banff, make sure that you have your table booked at the Grizzly House.

Hoodoos, AB

What to see and do in Drumheller – when asking people this question, undoubtedly around 90% of people will tell you that you must see/visit the Hoodoos.

Lake Minnewanka, Banff

Aaaahhh Banff, you truly are beautiful!! One of the stops in the Banff area that you must plan to visit is Lake Minnewanka.

Longing for the Mountains…

I thought I’d take a quick break from home renos… But just for the moment! I am starting to feel that winter is dragging on now, and I am desperately awaiting summer’s return!! This year we are planning to spendΒ way more time in the mountains!! We are a 4.5 hour drive from Jasper, so why…

Not quite keeping up….

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here… I must apologize… We have been busy with everyday life, some extra work that I need to do in my free time, house-hunting & just generally enjoying the last bit of the season!! Last weekend we were enjoying the last camping of the season with some friends…

Sulphur Skyline Trail – Alberta, Canada

This past weekend me & Stef spent the weekend camping & hiking… It was wonderful!! If you ever want a good (and definitely worth the hard work) hike, the Sulphur Skyline Trail is the one to do!! It is a 5km up and 5 km down route (10km return)… & if I say up, I…

Fortress Lake Trail

This weekend we headed to Jasper for some hiking and camping in awesome Mother Nature!!! We did the Fortress Lake hike up to the the Athabasca crossing, but due to rain (the whole time!), we decided not to camp over, but head back!! Of course halfway back the clouds cleared and out came the sun……

Vegreville, AB …

Today, me & my colleague had to head out to Vegreville for a site inspection… Vegreville is a quaint little town… Super small… About an hour’s drive east of Edmonton! As small a town as Vegreville is – it has an interesting tourist attraction… Brace yourself for the world’s biggest Ukranian Easter Egg!! (I am…