By the time we got back from Dallas in November, winter had already arrived in Yellowknife and with that came a series of exciting new adventures… As winter came rolling in, we started to notice a change in the behaviours of the people of Yellowknife; everyone traded in their sneakers for mukluks, snowshoes, or cross-country skis, and traded in their cars for snow machines or ATVs (literally, they would drive their snowmobiles… Read More
Our first month in Yellowknife (October, 2015) was quite the whirlwind! We lived out of our tiny car and tiny cabin for another week and a half after our arrival, started our new jobs, explored our new city, had to purchase absolutely everything to outfit our new 600 square foot apartment and then had to build all the new furniture. Oh, and it was an interesting twist to have to order things… Read More
On our second stop-in to Edmonton, Alberta, we stayed at a beautiful old home in the trendy neighbourhood of Strathcona. We explored the city by bicycle and foot and met up with some familiar faces for good laughs and good burgers.
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.
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… 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… Read More
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.
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