It's not a proper trek through Canada without our guide to the best sights and activities our northern neighbor has to offer.
I moved around a lot throughout my childhood- 7 times before I moved out on my own, 6 different schools not including post-secondary (total of 15 addresses, 8 schools attended, 25 years old). Let’s just say, I didn’t get too attached to anything or anyone until later in life.
As I step off the trail, my boot presses down on a spongy 50-year-thick mat of decaying pine needles and blackened birch leaves. All I can smell are pine trees above and decay underfoot. It’s crisp and clean and at the same time a bit moldy. This pine scent is something many companies have tried to bottle but have never quite duplicated.
I can tell you all about the beauty on Vancouver Island. From the ferry ride across the strait, to the furthest western point of Tofino, the Island is a Canadian treasure. For these and other reasons, Vancouver island is a popular destination for tourists and retirees alike. So how could such a place -- of all the places I have seen throughout the Rocky Mountains -- swiftly bring me to a hungry bear, on the very first visit? Maybe it's fate, but herein I recount the tale.
Storms and heat figure prominently in Environment Canada's list of the most significant weather events for 2020. The frequency and intensity of these phenomena will increase due to climate change.
The greatest drive in the world, is in Alberta... I have driven a lot of Alberta. Most of this province I drove with a small pickup whilst working for an oil and gas company many years ago. I have driven further out into the middle of nowhere in this province than most anyone you probably know. I’ve seen pasture upon pasture, and many a dirt road. I've passed through just about all the parks and villages, and the hamlets too. The prairies, they actually span three provinces; and I’m not going to lie to you and say that you won’t find hidden gems here and there as you sojourn this great and vast country. Canada is massive — we have a lot of ‘space’ and you can see it quite clearly from out the car window. But, I think with all this driving (and sight-seeing), I’ve also stumbled upon one of the greatest roads to drive; and it just so happens to be right in this province — and in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Winter. Some people love winter. Some of us, however, suffer through winter. Some of us cannot deal with winter. Some of us get terribly depressed when winter hits. I am one of those people. I often find that I cannot handle winter weather. I was born in a place where winter is harsh, and now live in a city where winter is even harsher. How did this happen?
I've had more than ten years to think this through, and I'm still not done with it yet. I've been thinking of this plan in phases, and I already passed step 1, which is to plan where I'm going. Step 2 is to get my passport as soon as I possibly can. Step 3 is to book a flight to where I'm about to go, and phase 4, well, that's the part that I still need to work on, so while I keep working on step 4, take a look at the places I want to check out.
Exceptional lifestyle, work opportunities and overall high standard of living drives people to UAE. They seek immigration services to experience secured and commendable future over here. On the other hand, there are many individuals who curiously find an easy way out to obtain citizenship of countries like Australia and Canada. Most of the times, there are few inhibitions, presumptions and clarifications to be addressed prior to flying to Canada.
The train didn’t jostle or rock as much as I had expected – but, then again, I had no point of comparison. My best friend sat at my right, my husband was across from me, and scenery of an unfamiliar province blurred passed out the window to my left.
Toronto is a city known for its cosmopolitan spirit, diversity, and many other things that make it a great place to live. Currently, Toronto is spread on over 630.20 km2 and features many neighborhoods, each with its charm and characteristics. Buying or renting a house is pretty much straightforward as all you need is to work with a reputable real estate agency such as Condo Mapper International.
I have always been an avid traveller, for many reasons I have stayed in North America even leading into this year of covid but this is the first year I have been stuck in my Country. I have to say in the month that I have been able to hit the road I have discovered so many beautiful trails, small town markets and local spots that I have passed by every day but never had the time to appreciate their value.
When my friends and family read the title of this story, they will no doubt roll their eyes and say something along the lines of, "OK, OK, we get it - B.C. is the best place on earth...now shut it and move on!" And honestly, I wouldn't blame them. I haven't shut up about how beautiful the Western-most province of Canada is since I came back home to Ontario in July. But - can you really blame me for this?! There's just something about that province that was able to completely flip my perspective and mindset. Having grown up in the suburbs outside of Toronto, I typically think of "nature" as being up at a cottage in the Muskokas. Yes, we have lovely, curated trails to walk and bike through, with beautiful trees and gardens. But...nothing, and I mean NOTHING, compares to the majesty of British Columbia.