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Being a foodie at the cottage on Vancouver Island

Being a foodie at the cottage on Vancouver Island

Andrew and Erin Sunter rented a cottage on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada for a couple of weeks this summer. They enjoy cooking, which is one of their hobbies, and wanted to … Read entire article »

A garden at the cottage, Bobs Lake, Canada

A garden at the cottage, Bobs Lake, Canada

A Canadian dream is to have a summer home at the lake—and there are many thousands of lakes in this country. These lakeside dwellings are often quite modest but even the most luxurious are usually called … Read entire article »

David Thompson Highway: Hidden gem in the Rockies

David Thompson Highway: Hidden gem in the Rockies

The David Thompson Highway is described as “one of the finest drives in Canada”. It is a gateway to the Rockies yet few people know about it. Andrew Sunter came upon it during a weeklong … Read entire article »

Canoeing the Barrens for 56 days with 12 teenagers

Canoeing the Barrens for 56 days with 12 teenagers

Vanessa Kohut was the co-leader on this extensive canoe trip beyond the tree line in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Barrens are in northern Canada. It’s called that because it is above the tree … Read entire article »

The Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis), Quebec, Canada

The Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis), Quebec, Canada

Elsie Reford inherited Estevan Lodge and the property surrounding it from her uncle. It was primarily a fishing lodge for salmon fishing was excellent in the area. It is located on the St. Lawrence River, … Read entire article »

Flagship of the Rockies: Lake O’Hara to Abbot Pass Hut

Flagship of the Rockies: Lake O’Hara to Abbot Pass Hut

Andrew Sunter spent the weekend hiking, scrambling and climbing in one of the most beautiful places in the Canadian Rockies. The area around Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, British Columbia is probably one of the … Read entire article »

30 bears and counting in Canada’s north

30 bears and counting in Canada’s north

Matthew Reinhardus needed a break from his regular life to think about his future. Matthew does his best thinking while driving. So he decided to take a road trip, an 18,890 km one.   I headed … Read entire article »

A road trip through Northern Canada

A road trip through Northern Canada

Tom Sunter and his son Andrew had a father-son trip through British Columbia, up the Inside Passage to Alaska, over to Whitehorse in the Yukon, to Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories then down … Read entire article »

Losing the trail in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada

Losing the trail in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia is world renowned for its magnificent beauty and many trekking opportunities. It is unspoiled wilderness with trails providing the only land access. Andrew Sunter and his wife Erin … Read entire article »

Les Quatre Vents (The Four Winds), Quebec, Canada

Les Quatre Vents (The Four Winds), Quebec, Canada

Last week I visited two outstanding Canadian gardens.  Both are north of Quebec City along the St Lawrence River with a 65 minute ferry ride plus a short drive separating them. The first is Les Quatre Vents, … Read entire article »

Hiking the West Coast Trail in Canada

Hiking the West Coast Trail in Canada

The West Coast Trail is part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is backed by the Insular Mountain Range of Vancouver Island and faces the open Pacific Ocean. There were so many shipwrecks … Read entire article »

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