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 →

Homesickness

I haven’t felt much motivation to share anything here lately, even the fun stuff. This is partly because I’ve been feeling rather homesick recently. I usually love sharing the fun stories and beautiful photos of all our adventures, but today it's time to get real again and tackle the inevitable beast that many immigrants will... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Meet the expats – Dylan and Stefanie

Dylan and Stefanie moved to Calgary in November 2019 with their three adorable doggies, Barklie, Chewie and Pippie. They share their thoughts on moving to and starting a new life in Canada. When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? We arrived in Calgary on 12 November 2019 without ever having... Continue Reading →

Road tripping to BC

A few months ago, pre-corona, and when we were able to easily cross provincial borders, we had a few days off before we finally settled into a new routine of work and school, so we decided to visit some old friends in Cranbrook, a town in the Kootenay region of BC. It’s about a four-hour... Continue Reading →

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