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Casa Loma, Travel Thursday

Casa Loma, Travel Thursday

Although you may not think so, Canada is actually home to a few different castles, including the very Edwardian Casa Loma. They may have a very different feeling than their European counterparts, but are rich in history and perfect for a visit when you want […]

The 5 Best Canadian Books to Channel Your Inner Canadian

The 5 Best Canadian Books to Channel Your Inner Canadian

I know that most people are proud of their country in some way, but I think that overall, Canadians tend to be quite quiet about our love for Canada. We are not as showy or brash about our national pride as other countries, and as […]

Doors Open Winnipeg: Manitoba Legislative Building

Doors Open Winnipeg: Manitoba Legislative Building

Here in Winnipeg, we have one weekend once a year (the last weekend in May) where museums, historical sites, homes, churches, and countless other buildings and sites open their doors to the public for free and let us experience this wonderful city of ours. It […]

Snapshot- 17 January 2018

Snapshot- 17 January 2018

From all of the Instagram and Twitter posts, I can see that lots of people are getting snow and cold weather. Well, truly cold weather takes a few more steps to keep moving….

Canadian Thanksgiving, Make It Monday

Canadian Thanksgiving, Make It Monday

Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Canadians (and anyone else who wishes to celebrate)! Although a lot of the world thinks that Canada and the US do everything together, our Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October, instead of the fourth Thursday of November, and that is […]

Islendingadaguirinn OR The Gimli Icelandic Festival

Islendingadaguirinn OR The Gimli Icelandic Festival

Islendingadaguirinn sounds rather otherworldly, but in fact is very much of this world, or should I say, of the Interlake in Manitoba. I like to show off what Winnipeg and Manitoba have to offer, like Lower Fort Garry and Ballet in the Park– although we […]

200 Years of the Hudson's Bay Company, Lower Fort Garry

200 Years of the Hudson's Bay Company, Lower Fort Garry

This Travel Thursday is a local one for me- Lower Fort Garry is a surviving fort of the fur trade and was established in 1830 on the banks of the Red River. Although it is not so old as many sites in Europe, it is […]

Pieces of Canadiana

Pieces of Canadiana

Yesterday, 1 July, was Canada Day! I know that 150 years isn’t that old for a country in the grand scheme of the world but I still happen to think that it’s a pretty big celebration. Yes, people will make fun of us for being […]

Snapshot Saturday, 1 July 2017

Snapshot Saturday, 1 July 2017

Happy Canada Day!! For anyone who doesn’t know, we became our own country on 1 July 1867, meaning that this is our 150th anniversary! There are Canada 150 signs everywhere and this is set to be the biggest Canada Day in my memory. I will […]

Banff Restaurants, Travel Thursday

Banff Restaurants, Travel Thursday

Obviously I had to talk about where we ate on our trip, and I figured that given that everybody loves food, I should finish my trip coverage off with it. Unless you are Captain Holt from Brooklyn Nine Nine who searches out bland and flavourless […]