Meet the expats – Ivor and Catherine

Hi, we’re Ivor and Catherine, the authors of Cape Town to Calgary. We've loved sharing our journey with you thus far, and have decided to add a new section to the blog called Expat Stories where we can share lots more perspectives on life in Canada from other expats. As an introduction to this new... Continue Reading →

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Camping at Kinbrook Island

For our second Canadian camping experience, we headed to Kinbrook Island. The campsite sits on the shores of Lake Newell in the Kinbrook Island Provincial Park, located about 13km south of Brooks in southern Alberta. Kinbrook Island is a beautiful camp site with lots of trees, playgrounds, and fun water activities. Of our three camping... Continue Reading →

The challenges of immigration

We love sharing about how great life in Canada is – the beauty, the safety, the fun things to do, the adventure – but this doesn’t mean that things have always been perfect, or that they’ve been easy. When it comes to immigration, we can often choose to see life through rose-tinted glasses. You want... Continue Reading →

Camping at Gold Springs

We finally experienced our first Canadian camping adventure, and it was wonderful! We have been working hard over the last few weeks to gather all our camping equipment for our first weekend out and we were so excited to head off to Gold Springs for a long weekend. Gold Springs is a private camp site... Continue Reading →

An evening walk down Stephen Avenue

It's been so wonderful to get out and about and be able to meet up with friends again. Yesterday, for the first time in over three months, I caught a train into downtown to meet some girlfriends for a drink. It was a bittersweet eve, as we were bidding farewell to a special friend heading... Continue Reading →

Lake Louise in spring

Lake Louise really is a spectacular sight to behold and it's so fascinating to see how the colours and light change from one season to the next. We first visited Lake Louise in the winter just before the lake froze over, and this week I enjoyed a lovely visit there with a special friend to... Continue Reading →

Spring walks in Griffith Woods

We are fortunate to have so many beautiful parks to explore in Calgary. One of our favourites is Griffith Woods Park. It's a lovely wooded area that straddles the banks of the Elbow River in the south west of Calgary. It's the perfect spot for a quick run, leisurely stroll, bike ride or picnic, and... Continue Reading →

Fun things to do with kids in Calgary

Calgary is a very family-friendly city and there are many places and activities geared towards the whole family. We have really loved getting out and about with the kids, and we are never bored on weekends, as there is always something to do or somewhere to explore. The cold and snowy winters certainly don't stop... Continue Reading →

Picnic at Prince’s Island Park

After almost two months of staying home and not being able to socialise, we were so excited to finally get out a little bit over the long weekend. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and had a picnic at Prince’s Island Park. Spring has definitely sprung in Calgary and it was... Continue Reading →

The Beautiful Peace Bridge

I finally got to see and walk on the Peace Bridge recently. Totally crazy that it's taken me this long to finally get there, but life has been super busy, and then, of course, we've been stuck at home for weeks. The big red structure really is beautiful as it hovers over the turquoise waters... Continue Reading →

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