Category: Canada and USA 2012

lake minnewanka, banff national park

Hiking at Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park

My last day in Banff National Park was by no means the least. I’d met a couple of Brits that were heading to my next destination, Calgary, and kindly offered to give me a lift. They were stopping off for a…

A Gelato Affair In Vancouver

I fell in love in Vancouver… with gelato! There’s this little place called Bella Gelateria near Canada Place on the waterfront that makes the most beautiful gelato I’ve ever tasted. It’s beyond delicious. I was there almost every day ordering…

view from cn tower in toronto

Escaping from a Nightmare Basement to a Posh Hotel

Wrapped in a white fluffy dressing down, fresh from a long luxurious shower, I wandered into the bedroom and admired the king size bed that was sumptuously layered with cushions. Then I moved into the spacious office room where a…

fluffy dog in canada

Cats Rule but the Dogs in Canada were Cute

I’m definitely a cat woman. Not in the sense that I’d pull off donning skin-tight leather like Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry (ahem, that would not be pretty!). I just like those fluffy little creatures that spend 90 per cent…

vancouver stone art, stonehenge at Yaletown

Stone Art In Vancouver

There were many mornings in Vancouver when I’d take a relaxing walk along the Sea Wall to get some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful views. After a while I became accustomed to keeping an eye out for stone art…

canada day vancouver

Quirky Canada: Funny Signs And Eccentric People

Besides being a beautiful, fascinating country to visit, Canada is also brimming with quirkiness. From the hippie vibe on Vancouver Island to the fabulous eccentricity of Montreal, I definitely saw the quirky side of Canada. I’ve put together some photographs…

takakkaw falls yoho national park

Waterfalls In Canada: Mighty Niagara To Glacial Trickles

Waterfalls are among the world’s most wondrous natural sights. There is nothing like a mighty mass of water cascading and crashing down rocks to enliven the senses. The waterfalls in Canada certainly did not disappoint, but it was the smaller…

deer lake park in burnaby

Deer Lake Park in Burnaby: Butterflies And Nature

I visited the city of Burnaby in British Columbia, near Vancouver, after hearing good things about a quirky 1920s vintage village located here. Burnaby Village Museum, as it’s called, wasn’t open until later on that morning and there were a few…