A of couple weeks ago we arrived in one of the most unique places we have ever visited: Churchill, Manitoba. Churchill sits right on the Western Coast of the Hudson Bay and boasts two distinct seasons of tourism: Whale Season and Bear Season.
On our drive from The Pas, we stopped in at the picturesque Pisew Falls in the Pisew Falls Provincial Park. Pisew Falls is a 13m waterfall along the Grass River. From there, we drove as far as we could (on paved road) in the direction of Churchill and ended up in Thompson, Manitoba; known as “the Hub of the North”. Here, we found many more friendly Northerners, several painted wolves, and one… Read More
On Friday October 2nd, we continued East from Saskatoon arriving in The Pas, Manitoba in the afternoon. The Pas (pronounced “the paw”) is situated just beyond the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border, 630km northwest of Winnipeg and is considered the Gateway to the North. After checking into our hotel, we set out to discover Clearwater Lake Provincial Park (as recommended by a friendly Northern Manitoban).
The morning of September 30th, we reluctantly packed up our camp in Jasper National Park and hit the road to Saskatoon, SK. As we cruised through the last bit of the Rocky Mountains, we listened to our Alberta playlist which consisted mostly of Canadian country music. Out of curiosity, we looked into whether there were any concerts going on along our route to Saskatoon and discovered that Dean Brody and Paul Brandt… Read More
On Tuesday, September 29th (yes we are that far behind on our blog!), we actually spent most of the day trying to catch up a bit on our blog (believe it or not). As the weather cleared up in the afternoon, we ventured out to do a little bit of sight-seeing around the town of Jasper. It was a perfect autumn day so we drove over to Patricia Lake to take some… Read More
Last Monday marked our first official day in Jasper National Park. With fewer days to spend in this magical park, we packed our first day full of sight-seeing. First up was a 2 hour hike along Maligne Canyon. This limestone canyon is continually carved out by gushing glacial water which is connected to a large underground network of caves thought to be about 17km in length. At some parts, the canyon is… Read More
The Icefields Parkway is a well-kept roadway that stretches 232km through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, passing through two national parks (Banff and Jasper) and providing a unique journey saturated with stunning landscape views of massive mountain ranges, flawless mountain lakes, and crisp, blue glaciers. With our GyPSy guide in our speakers, we set out early in the morning to make the most of the Canadian Rockies’ most… Read More
Saturday morning started off as another rainy day in Banff so we decided to take advantage of some indoor time to catch up on a bit of blogging. In the afternoon, the sun began to peek out so we took our bikes out for a short jaunt on the trails around Lake Minnewanka, one of Banff’s most popular lakes. As it turns out, the trails are best suited to actual mountain bikes… Read More