Category Archives: canadian travel

Rock vs Water: 10 things I have learned

The evidence speaks for itself,  rock has put up a good fight but water is winning the battle. We can learn a lot from this ongoing war. You will lose if you stand still and refuse to change. 2. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Bucket List Bonus on Mount Robson

Hiking on the highest mountain in the Rockies, Mount Robson replaced  a dream of mine.  I am not a climber, I want to see it, enjoy its splendour and feel it beneath my feet. I could not get near Mt Logan, so I scratched … Continue reading

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Colourful Edmonton

Visiting Edmonton is a treat to the eye. We spent time at the Old Strathcona Market and at THE Mall. Enjoy the colours of our short day in the Northern City.  

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10 Favorite Northern Alberta Sights

In random order, because it is impossible to choose them in any other order. 1. Alexandra Falls: 2: Louise Falls: 3, Peace River: 4: Wheat Fields on a sunny evening: 5: Kimiwan Birdwalk: 6: The setting sun: 7: Sand Dunes on … Continue reading

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A Bucket List Moment on Great Slave Lake

Armed with a brand new fishing license, we headed to the shores of Great Slave Lake. We found Shawn Buckley, a commercial fisherman who was willing to take us out for a small fee. He supplied the rods, tackle and … Continue reading

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Have you seen a Karst?

I have never heard of a karst. When we started the hiking trail, we saw the warning;” beware; entering active karst terrain, stay on the trail.” I asked John if he had the bear spray with him, I did not want … Continue reading

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Surprising Yellowknife

Yellowknife surprised me. From the first glimpse of this modern town, built on rock, I could see I was in for a different northern experience. This diamond capital of Canada has a bit of everything. We found a great campsite on … Continue reading

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Angel on the endless highway

We woke up early at the beautiful Baba Canyon. We wanted to get an early start, Our destination… Yellowknife. Around the first corner we came across a goat family. They are Rock Goats for obvious reasons, or is it because they climb … Continue reading

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Wildlife and Hot Water

I wanted to hang a sign in the signpost forest. “Tree” after “tree” held signs with names of towns and cities around the world. It all started in 1942 by a home-sick fellow who was building the Alaska Highway. He … Continue reading

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Discovery!!

Last week, the Yukon celebrated the discovery of gold. No gold for us, but we did make a few Yukon discoveries of our own. 1.  Do not wash the car before driving the Dempster Highway. Rain transforms the dust into … Continue reading

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