Discover Ontario: Driving Hwy 6 — Day 2

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to travel planning, I have the bad habit of trying to cram in too much into a day’s itinerary. This rang true once again on our second day on Hwy 6. We were scheduled to take the MS Chi-Cheemaun to Manitoulin Island, and for some reason I booked us on the very first passage of the day. So, for the second day in a row, we were up before the sun. Continue reading

Hidden Heights in Banff National Park

Banff National Park holds the honour of being Canada’s oldest national park. Established in 1885, it covers 6,641 km2 of Canada’s Rocky Mountains and is neighbour to British Columbia’s Jasper and Kootenay National Parks. I’ve dedicated much of my travel time to this region of Canada over the last few years, though it would probably take me a lifetime of visits to even be satisfied with my personal percentage of ground covered.

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A Glacier Adventure

Our first day in the Rockies was packed with things to do: we had mountain tops to visit, lakes to see, and a good chunk of the Trans-Canada Highway to drive. Of all the things we had planned, one item on our itinerary had me particularly excited — taking Brewster Travel‘s Glacier Adventure in the Columbia Icefield. Continue reading