Interview with expat.com

Moving abroad with children has many challenges, but just as many rewards. We have enjoyed so many wonderful adventures in Canada as a family, but it's still been a tough journey, filled with lots of emotions, challenges, and adjustments. But we wouldn't change it for anything! I was recently asked by expat.com to share our... Continue Reading →

Winter wanderings through the Canadian Rockies

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” ~ Theodore Roethke So let’s just follow the path and see where it leads in this magical winter wonderland of the Rocky Mountains. I don’t think there are many experiences more magical than a drive through the Canadian Rockies.... Continue Reading →

Our Canadian bucket list

Canada is such an amazing country and there is always something to see and an adventure to be had. From towering mountains to rugged coastlines, tranquil lakes and rivers, to barren prairies, all contrasted against modern, metropolitan cities, the country is huge and must be one of the most diverse and most beautiful countries on... Continue Reading →

Ice skating at Olympic Plaza

One thing we are really trying to embrace in Canada is the different seasons and all they have to offer. This is especially true of winter, and we love getting out and about in the beautiful snowy wonderland. We have especially enjoyed ice skating and, now that we all have our own skates, we are... Continue Reading →

Camping at Crimson Lake

Our third and final camping adventure for this summer saw us head to Crimson Lake. Crimson Lake is in Crimson Lake Provincial Park, about 14km from Rocky Mountain House, so about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north east of Calgary. We were really looking forward to heading to Crimson and it didn't disappoint. The camp site is... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 friend to experience... 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 →

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