Category: Canada

Weekend Getaway: Ottawa

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Expedia.ca asked me if I was interested in going to Ottawa, and I said yes! Ottawa is one of those cities that I feel like I always breeze through. It’s so close! In less than 1 hour by plane, you’ll be in a city where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face graces cookies. For real. I visited recently for a weekend and took my time to savour the city. Here’s what I did! (more…)

Snow & Stargazing at Mont-Mégantic Observatory

Quebec Dark Sky ReserveI have a very specific list of goals that I want to complete before I turn 30. Some are possibly unattainable. Others come together in very serendipitous ways. This is one of them.
I’ve been obsessed with going to the Dark Sky Reserve in Quebec ever since I came across it many years ago. I love the night sky, so the idea of going to a place with little to light pollution was very exciting to me!

The Mont-Mégantic Observatory in Quebec was officially declared a Dark Sky Reserve in 2007. Canada actually has 6 Dark Sky Preserve Areas, making it the country with the most in the world. Go Canada! (more…)

The Fall Colour Report

 

fallIt’s the perfect time to see fall colours in Ontario! Algonquin Park is already at peak viewing time. There’s nothing more disappointing than going on a lovely fall drive only to discover that all the leaves have fallen off and the fall colours are over.

Don’t let that happen to you! There are two awesome websites that I recommend to check the status of the fall colours. Parks Ontario has a dated report that tells you the status of the fall colours and leaf coverage at each of their provincial parks.