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Saturday December 13th 2014

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Montreal

Montreal

The second week of our stay in Quebec took us to Montreal. This time we would be trying something new to us on the accommodation front, staying with complete strangers we found on AirBnB — a site that allows people to rent a spare room on a short-term. Our hosts, Camille and Vincent, welcomed us with cous-cous and local Quebec beers. Such [...]

Quebec City

Quebec City

Chris and I both fell in love with this European style city. Its cobblestone streets are filled with character(s) and little restaurants and shops filled with amazing food await you at every turn. As the oldest city in Canada it is also home to much of the country's history. The old Fort Wall wraps it's way around the central part of the city [...]

Going VIA Canada: Prince Edward Island

Going VIA Canada: Prince Edward Island

As an Anne of Green Gables girl when I was growing up, a trip to the home of the red-headed heroine was a must on our trip. A train, a bus, a taxi and a day took us to the famous maritime island which is also famed for it's beautiful seafood. It is the people that really make a place memorable and this was certainly the case on Prince [...]

Going VIA Canada: Ontario

Going VIA Canada: Ontario

Back on the train and out of Alberta we rode. Three days of watching beautiful scenery go past, reading books, and eating loads of food as Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario went by. With so much good food and the uber comfy beds, it was not too hard to stay on the train for three days straight. Finally we arrived in Toronto where we [...]

Going VIA Canada: Calgary & Drumheller

Going VIA Canada: Calgary & Drumheller

After a marvellous visit to Southern Alberta, it was time to enter the heart of darkness — Calgary, the home of the current Conservative Canadian Prime Minister. Luckily for us I decided to dump our van full of immigrants, druggies, Muslims, hippies, homosexuals, and other reasonable people in Waterton. I hoped that a couple of days' showers [...]

Going VIA Canada: Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Going VIA Canada: Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Yes it sounds a little a bit violent and in practice it probably was but don't worry, we did not partake. Chris did threaten to push me off the jump at one stage. Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump was actually the second tourist stop while we were staying in Claresholm. Buffalo jumps were a common hunting technique used by the native Indians in the [...]

Going VIA Canada: Alberta

Going VIA Canada: Alberta

We seem to have fallen a little bit behind with the blog posts but with so much happening who's got time to sit down and write about it. Grab a cup of coffee and lets catchup. When we last left you we had just got off the train in Edmonton, Alberta. After a night in a lovely big and fluffy hotel room we picked up a car and began the drive to [...]

Going VIA Canada: Leaving BC

Going VIA Canada: Leaving BC

What a crazy past few weeks it has been. Packing, traveling, packing part two, and finally leaving Vancouver for parts unknown. For a couple that only spent around 15 months in Vancouver and was trying not to accumulate items, we gathered quite the collection of books and knick-knacks. Nine boxes and two suitcases were handed over the [...]

Gopher Fight

At some point in the future, we will start to write up our adventures as we cross Canada. However we do have this quick video that we took in Calgary that was just too funny not to show immediately. For the moment though, enjoy this Canada Day gopher fight over a packet of whipped butter.