One of the many joys of staying in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is that they’ve got a fair few options here to help you make the most of the beauty that is Banff National Park at your convenience. Like you can decide you don’t wanna travel far and just stick around Lake Louise or … Continue Reading

After our rather amazing drive through the Icefields Parkway and exploring the beauty that is Abraham Lake, we made our way back to Banff to grab our stuff from the hotel and head over to our final stop of the trip – Lake Louise. This time, we would be staying at the iconic Fairmont Chateau … Continue Reading

I feel like this post is gonna be more of a photo diary than anything else because of how utterly beautiful this part of Canada is. Like I could try describing it to you but it’s just one of those places/experiences that’s better shown than described really. (There are, after all, only so many ways … Continue Reading

Staying in Mount Engadine Lodge for the night turned out to be the perfect opportunity to slow down and make the most of our beautiful scenery in Alberta. Our road trip through this gorgeous part of Canada thus far had been fairly packed and having an afternoon with no plans but to drink wine and … Continue Reading

Back in colourful St Johns (after all our afternoon of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador), we dropped off the car at the hotel and proceed to traipse through St John’s on foot. That’s the beauty of cities like St John’s, it’s a proper city but it’s so walkable that it feels a lot more intimate … Continue Reading

Puffins are perhaps my most favourite wild-birds. Actually, my most favourite birds as a whole are actually chickens – I’ve had them as pets since I was little and so have a very soft spot for them but in the wild, puffins are my absolute fave. They’re clumsy colourful little clowns of the ocean and … Continue Reading

We arrived into Newfoundland and Labrador in the middle of the night and suffice to say, did pretty much nothing that night except have dinner and go to sleep. I’d wanted to visit Newfoundland and Labrador, more specifically – St John’s for quite some time (I think I saw photos somewhere online once and knew … Continue Reading

One of the best ways to truly explore almost anywhere in Canada is to get out in nature and so, after a rather hurried breakfast in Moncton (we were limited on timing due to changes in tide – will explain more about that later below), we headed over to Hopewell Rocks – one of the … Continue Reading

Leaving the pretty little town of Lunenburg, we made our way over to Wolfville, which is where we would pitch our tent for the night (figuratively speaking, of course) at The Blomidon Inn. The Blomidon Inn is another one of Nova Scotia’s historic hotels and is just the perfect picturesque hotel to finish up a … Continue Reading

There’s a part of Canada we’d never fully gotten to explore in the past and ironically, that part is one of the bits that’s actually closest to the UK. Said-part is, broadly-speaking, Atlantic Canada – the bits on the East Coast of Canada which, ironically, are the parts of Canada that are closest to the … Continue Reading

*Bold claim but carry on and you’ll see what I mean… After a rather relaxing evening at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, we got up nice and early (not too early though) to meet our guide from the day before, Derek. Derek had a different hike for us today and unlike Grotto Canyon, which we’d specifically … Continue Reading

After our full day exploring Calgary (and eating our way through it), it was finally time to bid the city farewell and head out into the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Canadian cities are great fun (especially if you know the best places to eat, drink and dance) but the great outdoors is without a … Continue Reading

We had such grand plans for lunch in Calgary. We had recommendations from Instagram, we had locals recommend stuff to us and even did some research in advance. Leaving lunch as late as we did, however, threw all of those plans out of the window as we hot-footed it to what was one of the … Continue Reading

I’m such a huge fan of embracing the seasons. In summer-time, I want to spend every possible moment soaking up the sunshine outdoors. In autumn, I want to marvel at the dramatic change in nature as the leaves turn from what is almost ‘uniform green’ to all the many beautiful hues from reds to oranges. … Continue Reading