How to spend two days in Tofino

Two days in Tofino is absolutely nowhere near enough to do everything the cosy, windswept little town has to offer. However, I can promise that being in Tofino is like slipping into the comfiest PJs ever and you will emerge…

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The Plain of the Six Glaciers & seeing an avalanche in real life

The plain of the six glaciers trail has everything you want in a hike; adorable wildlife, mountains, snow, an azure lake, glaciers, avalanches, and vegetarian chilli.  The 14km trail (return) begins at the edge of Lake Louise, outside the Fairmont hotel. While the…

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Blazing our own trail to Grassi Lakes, Canmore

Grassi Lakes is everything you’re looking for in a hike; two beautiful turquoise coloured lakes and panoramic views across Canmore and the mini Mount Rundle range. The two lakes, called Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes, were named after Lawrence Grassi;…

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How Vancouver won us over

We arrived in Vancouver after a relaxing few days exploring Tofino and were immediately thrown into the chaos of a two hour traffic jam, one way streets, and trying to find parking while really hangry. We were not instantly bowled…

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Trestle Bridge & Niagra Falls | Goldstream Provincial Park

Our first three days in Canada were solid travelling AND STRESS, so we were delighted to reach Vancouver Island and to start our trip off with a hike to Niagra Falls (not THAT Niagra Falls) and to the trestle bridge…

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Sunset on the Bow River Loop, Canmore, Alberta

When we were in Canada, one of our goals was to see an amazing sunset, and Canmore finally provided us with one from the Bow River Loop trail. We tried hard to chase sunsets but the sky was just not…

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When a mudslide tries to stop you catching a ferry

Our first 24 hours in Canada were a real mixed bag of “thank goodness we’re here” and “WHAT DO WE DO?!”. We emerged from a 9-hour flight having had no sleep thanks to two kids annoying each other and screaming…

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