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Where to eat on a budget in Tofino, Canada

Being a small village with a population smaller than 2,000 people, Tofino isn’t exactly a hub fast food eateries and cheap supermarkets.  Sure, there are restaurants and cafes all along the main street, but after looking at a few of the menus we were scared off by the $20+ prices.  It was also the style…… Continue reading Where to eat on a budget in Tofino, Canada

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Exploring Vancouver Island by sea: kayaking & whale watching

Whilst in Canada this summer, we took the ferry over to Vancouver Island for a week, staying in the small coastal town of Tofino.  Whilst here we spent the week exploring the various hikes and beaches, taking a day trip to the neighboring village of Ucluelet.  We also got to take our exploring out onto…… Continue reading Exploring Vancouver Island by sea: kayaking & whale watching

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Free souvenirs from Canada you’d be silly to miss out on

I wrote a blog post a while back about the “Junior Ranger Badges” National Parks & Monuments in the USA have on offer, for children of all ages (yep, so that includes us adults too).  In return for filling out a quiz booklet at each park, you receive a badge to keep as a souvenir. …… Continue reading Free souvenirs from Canada you’d be silly to miss out on

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My favourite hikes in Jasper National Park

Being only a two hour drive from Banff along the Icefields Parkway and the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper receives around three million tourists each year.  It’s the perfect location for those, like myself, who are completely infatuated with the mountains and loves exploring the outdoors.   So, if you’re heading towards the…… Continue reading My favourite hikes in Jasper National Park

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The Road to Jasper: Icefield’s Parkway

Another belated blog post (I’m definitely going to try and keep up with it this year, I promise).  In fact, it’s one of my new year’s resolutions. But back to the topic at hand: just when I thought Canada couldn’t get anymore surreal we ventured onto the Icefield’s Parkway.  This is a long stretch of…… Continue reading The Road to Jasper: Icefield’s Parkway

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BEARS, Canyon Hikes & White Water Rafting

Carrying on our journey in Banff National Park, we spent the next couple of days seeing the natural wonders the park had to offer. And there’s one aspect that doesn’t get any more natural – the wildlife.  I was totally obsessed with it out here in Canada as is it on a complete different scale…… Continue reading BEARS, Canyon Hikes & White Water Rafting