Roaming around Montreal

                                                           Canadian Maple Delights: my favorite store in Canada!   

La petite Mont Tremblant village revealed

Mont Tremblant, Canada We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at this French Mediterranean restaurant called La Petite Cachee. Loved it! To our surprise we woke up to the beautiful view of snow glistened mountains during our brief stay in Mont Tremblant. Our B&B needs its own post, and more on the village experience to come…

Montreal’s Bakeries and Coffee Shops

La Brioche Doree served the ristretto espresso just like back in France and Italy.  They extract the perfect shot of espresso with the crema layer that the states can’t quite seem to pull off. O Plaisir Gourmands was the most impressive bakery I have ever experienced.  Leave the pastry making to the French to perfect….

Stanley Park

We rode our bikes around here on this beautiful day for a few hours to explore the pretty waterside park. Irritatingly, we kept running into one way bike routes and a lululemon race that was taking up most of the scenic ocean-side trail but was fun overall! We even met one person–we ran into twice–that…

Granville Island

Our two evenings in our favorite area of Vancouver…as you can see

A peak into the Ice Age: Athabasca Glacier

This glacier is now 3.7 miles long, 2.3 square miles wide and 300-980 feet thick.   It may sound pretty huge, but sadly it’s shrinking quite dramatically.  It is currently receding at a rate of 6.6-9.8 feet per year.  Here is an idea below of the shrinkage since 1982 (my birthyear;o) Danger:  watch out for…

Sunwapta Falls

This waterfall was off of Icefields Parkway in Canada. The turbulent river/falls derives from the massive Athabasca Glacier pictured in a previous post. We stopped here to have a picnic while enjoying the panoramic view and the big yummy quiche–that took all night long to cook:)

The Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

THIS was a drive of a lifetime from Banff to Jasper.  The Columbia Icefields Parkway was filled with the most breathtaking sights from pristine mountain lakes to ancient glaciers and infinite flora and fauna.  I would have to say that this unique 180 mile stretch from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park  is essentially…