Howling Dog Sledding

In Dog Sleigh

When I knew I was coming to Canada, I started researching what to do and the first thing that jumped out at me was dog sledding. Therefore on discovering I could do it from Banff, it was a no brainer and I signed up. Luck was certainly on our side since it was the last trip of the season. On arrival to our sledding trip, we soon discovered why they … Continue reading

Easter in The Rockies

Rockies Winter Wonderland

When I think of Canada, I think tall fir trees, beautiful lakes, mountains and obviously lots of snow in winter.  Saskatoon shattered that picture perfect image of Canada that was floating around in my little head.  Maybe I am as naive as those stoopid tourists that come to Australia and expect Skippy to be jumping down the main street.  Therefore, over Easter, my friend and I decide to escape the prairies, … Continue reading

Beyond Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Prairies

Where have I been sent to? Saskatoon is in the middle of nowhere. It is coming to the end of the Saskatoon Winter, but it looks pretty bleak outside with all the trees completely bare of leaves and on occasion’s flurries of snow. Whenever I leave my apartment, with all the layers of clothes, I look like a Michelin man. It gets damn cold out there. In the true Winter months … Continue reading

A Flying Visit to Salt Spring Island

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I have some old friends living on Salt Spring Island, which before going there I knew was somewhere near Vancouver. Therefore being in the ‘neighbourhood’ I just had to say hello, so I drop them an email to say I’m coming to visit.  Then I look at the Lonely Planet, hmmmm it’s actually part of the Gulf Islands and there is a huge stretch of water between Vancouver and Saltspring … Continue reading

Soaking in Stanley Park, Vancouver

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On arriving in Canada, I decided to fend off my jet lag by taking a walk around Stanley Park.  The weather was a shock to the system after leaving the beautiful Sydney Summer; in contrast I had arrived to a grey, cold, wet day in Vancouver. After donning on my thermals, a woolly dress, a fleece and a waterproof jacket, I looked like I was attempting an exhibition to Everest … Continue reading