An icy wind clawed at my face as I rushed from the car to the water’s edge. I was glad of the layers of clothes I had on, including two pairs of gloves. Through the blizzard my eyes searched for the spectacular sight I had waited to see for many years, but I could only see a tiny section of water immediately in front of me. The falling snow obliterated the rest. This was not the first sight of Niagara Falls I had hoped for.
If you read my blog regularly I’m sure you will have noticed my love of Canada. It’s a fabulous country with many exciting cities, stunning landscapes and warm and welcoming people. I’ve flown there with several different airlines and now have a firm favourite, both on price and service, namely, Air Transat.
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a dynamic city on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a thriving food and drink scene and numerous world-class attractions and quirky neighbourhoods that we thoroughly enjoyed exploring. Here are our highlights from our recent visit in April.
Canada is wonderful in any season. To help you decide when would be the best time for you to visit Canada, here’s my guide to the changing seasons with ideas for things to do be it winter, spring, summer or fall.
Let me take you on an edible journey around Canada with the help of my fellow food and travel writers – our top 20 destinations with the unique, the bizarre and the most delicious food and drink.
Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy, beautiful gardens, maritime history, characteristic clapboard churches and houses, not to mention great seafood — there’s plenty to see and do during a day out in St Andrews by-the-sea.
Kayaking, stunning scenery, history and fine dining, the first of three fabulous day trips from Saint John, New Brunswick.
Saint John is jam-packed with things to do, places to visit, drinks to try and foods to eat. It’s well worth a trip, whether you have a few days or a few weeks.
Canada recently invited some of the UK’s best travel bloggers to spend a week in cities across the country, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, as Canada celebrates 150 years. Between us, we shared hundreds of images on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Here are some of the week’s Instagram highlights from every corner of Canada.
With vibrant cities ranked amongst the best places to live in the world, jaw dropping scenery rich in wildlife, and a reputation for the most welcoming and friendly people found anywhere in the world, here’s my top 10 reasons for visiting British Columbia.
From the tiniest and most colourful life forms, to some of the biggest mammals on earth, the Clayoquot Sound has it all. Explore this wonder of unspoilt beauty with me, as I visit the wildlife of the Clayoquot Sound.
Throughout the previous week, as we had explored the Sunshine Coast of Canada, Sara and I had often gazed across the water to Vancouver Island and her still snow-capped mountains. Today we were about to set out on the longest drive of our road trip, and it would take us right through the centre of the island and those beautiful mountains.
Two women, one motorhome, and the open road – what could possibly go wrong?
Today I’d like to share a guest post from freelance travel writer and photographer, Johanna Read. Last year I visited Canada for the first time and discovered two wonderful cities surrounded by nature, Victoria and Vancouver. Here Johanna tells us more about British Columbia’s wonderful wildlife. Next stop, Whistler.
My first view of the Great Bear Rainforest, the last great expanse of temperate rainforest in the world, was through the window of a float plane. The excitement, mingled with a touch of nervousness about the flight, was palpable. Would we see any bears? Would we see any cubs? Would we be able to capture the photos we longed for?
Having spent a day with wildlife photographer, David Plummer, I picked up some great tips ready for my trip to Canada. And I’d like to share them with you.
We’ve be looking for hours, or so it seems, staring intently at the grass-like sedge that grows along the banks. Drifting along on the water with just the occasional slosh from the oars, we pass trees clad in wispy moss, part of the ancient forests of cedars and spruce that surround us. Low clouds creep around the upper slopes of the tree covered cliff-faces. A light rain is falling but our cameras are at the ready. And then I see them, two round fluffy brown ears, peeping up from behind the sedge. In perfect unison two of us point at the same spot on the bank and softly exclaim “Bear!”