On the sunny Thanksgiving morning, we packed up our things from Oreland Motel in Flin Flon and hit the road for Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Under the big blue sky, we thought we would take a bit of detour and take a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Prince Albert National Park. Read More

As soon as we arrived back in Thompson from Churchill, we fuelled up and headed to our next destination, the quaint mining town of Flin Flon, Manitoba. Flin Flon is named after the fictional sci-fi novel hero Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin (AKA Flinty), a grocer turned explorer who (in the novel The Sunless City) discovers another world in a bottomless volcanic lake. The story is that the prospector who staked claim of the ore in Flin Flon, Tom Creighton, had been reading this novel when he discovered the body of ore at the bottom of a lake. Hence, he named this lake Flin Flon Lake in honour of Flinty. As a town developed around this mining industry, by 1929 the community was officially named Flin Flon. Proud recognition of Flin Flon’s namesake lives on in the form of a 7.5 metre fibreglass statue of Flinty that was erected in 1962. Read More

Our final day in Churchill, Manitoba was definitely one for the books!

We woke up that morning of October 10th, had a delicious homemade breakfast and started packing up our room in preparation for the next adventure. We heard some excited commotion downstairs at the B&B and upon investigation, it turns out some of our housemates had spotted a polar bear strolling around town out by Cape Merry! Lucky for us, Jen kindly offered to give us a lift in her work truck out to Cape Merry to meet the others who had already loaded into the van with Gerald. Read More

The Polar Bear Capital of the World

On October 9th, we got the unique opportunity to spend the day observing a few sleepy and hungry polar bears in their natural habitat; just patiently waiting for water to freeze so they can hunt again. We woke up bright and early, took a shuttle out in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and hopped on our “Polar Rover”. Read More

Our Self-Guided Tours of Churchill

On October 7th, we set out to discover all that Churchill could offer us by foot. We strolled through the quiet streets (on constant alert for any hungry white bears that may have snuck their way into town) and made our way to Munck Park where we got to dip our fingers in the icy waters of the Hudson Bay for the first time. Read More

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. Read More

The Hub of the North

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 very large wolf mural. Read More

The Gateway to the North

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). Read More

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 (the primary artists on our cross-Canada road trip playlist) were playing together in Edmonton that night! Read More

Around Jasper Town

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 photos, then over to Pyramid Lake where we went for a leisurely stroll onto Pyramid Island. Read More