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2016 Acura MDX Elite SUV: Review

We got a chance to drive the new Acura 2016 MDX Elite SUV for a whole week. What began with criticism, ultimately led to a love of a luxury SUV. The MDX Elite is the highest equipped of the MDX [...]

March 31, 2016 Car, travel

Frank Slide: Largest and Deadliest Rock Slide in Canada

Driving from Alberta back to British Columbia, Crowsnest Pass on Hwy 3 is home to Frank Slide. This unique historic mining town was partially buried  in 1903 due to a limestone rock slide down Turtle Mountain within 100 seconds. The rock slide obliterated [...]

November 28, 2015 Blairmore, Frank, travel

Spotted Lake: Attraction in Osoyoos, BC

Spotted Lake in Osoyoos, BC is a naturally formed inland lake that has a unique look. We stopped on the side of the Highway and you will spot this small gate at the entrance of the lake. It’s not recommended that [...]

November 27, 2015 Osoyoos, travel

Best Western Plus Nelson: Baker Street Inn

Making our way back to Vancouver, we made a stop at Best Western Plus at Baker Street Inn. We saw this on Trip Advisor and it was one of the top hotels in the town. It’s conveniently located right off [...]

November 22, 2015 Hotel Review, Nelson, travel

Hotel Elan: Boutique Hotel in Calgary

M and I were in Calgary for 2 days during our week long road trip driving across BC into Calgary. We stayed at Hotel Elan, a boutique hotel located just off stylish 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment District. We chose this [...]

November 19, 2015 Calgary, Hotel Review, travel

Top 10 Eats for Visitors and Locals in Vancouver

Whenever friends or relatives come to Vancouver for the first time, I have a handful of places where I must take them to eat. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of e-mails from readers asking for advice on what [...]

November 13, 2015 British Columbia, travel

Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta

1.5 hours away from Calgary is Drumheller, Alberta, internationally recognized for its rich abundance of dinosaur fossils and home of the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. I would assume most of the tourists come here to see the dinosaur museum. [...]

November 8, 2015 Drumheller, travel

Calgary Zoo: Day Visit and Illuminasia

The Calgary Zoo has been around for 80 years and is right in the heart of Calgary. The animal exhibits are organized by geographic regions in large, natural habitats. These regions include the Canadian Wilds, Destination Africa, Penguin Plunge, South America [...]

November 5, 2015 Calgary, travel

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA

Cirque Du Soleil is back in Vancouver from October 29 – December 27, 2015 at Concord Pacific Place right by Science World. I was invited to the premiere night and I was super excited since all of the Cirque du Solei [...]

November 2, 2015 British Columbia, travel

Grande Rockies: Hotel in Canmore, Alberta

After passing the Banff Lake Louise area, we made a stop for the day at Canmore, Alberta before continuing our trip to Calgary. We stayed at the Grande Rockies Resort located right by the Bow Valley of the Canadian Rockies. We checked-in [...]

October 31, 2015 Canmore, Hotel Review, travel

Moraine Lake: Most Photographed Location in Canada

Moraine Lake is about 14 kms away from the Town of Lake Louise. During busy times it’s a bit hard to find parking here. It’s a great spot to go hiking and some even say it has better views than Lake [...]

October 22, 2015 Lake Louise, travel

Lake Louise: Glaciers, Trails and Teahouses

Lake Louise is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The emerald green colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. It’s very easy to drive to and theres [...]

October 20, 2015 Lake Louise, travel

Lake Louise Gondola: Scenery in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise Gondola is located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff National Park. It is a 5 minute drive off Highway 1. It was a beautiful day in September, so we came here to get a good view [...]

October 18, 2015 Lake Louise, travel

Yoho National Park: Emerald Lake

When going through Yoho National Park right before Banff National Park, make sure you stop at Emerald Lake. Once you get there, you will be mesmerized by the vivid emerald-coloured waters. It’s very easy to drive here from the highway and [...]

October 16, 2015 Field, travel

Yoho National Park: The Natural Bridge

The first stop at Yoho National Park on the way to Emerald Lake is the Natural Bridge. It’s an easy drive here and with lots of parking. The Natural Bridge is a natural rock formation that spans the flow of [...]

October 15, 2015 Field, travel

Kicking Horse Lodging: Glacier Mountaineer Lodge Review

Glacier Mountaineer Lodge was where we stayed in Golden, BC. It’s located in the heart of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort alpine village – at the base of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola. The mountain is around 10 minutes away from [...]

October 14, 2015 Golden, Hotel Review, travel

The Enchanted Forest: Attraction in Revelstoke, BC

The Enchanted Forest was opened in the 1960s to the public and is situated in a natural growing forest with the world of fantasy all around you. In the 1950’s Doris Needham made unusual fairy tale figurines from cement by shaping her creations [...]

October 11, 2015 Revelstoke, travel

Davison Orchards Country Village: Family Fun in Vernon, BC

Davison Orchards Country Village in Vernon, BC is the place to go with your family for the Summer or Fall seasons. You can check on their website what new attractions and activities they have here. When I came here, we [...]

October 8, 2015 travel, vernon