Canada Travel Stories

Lake Maligne
Welcome to the Canada Travel Stories. Within these pages, you can read selected stories and musings about our waterfall-themed adventures in Canada. Hopefully, you'll find these stories entertaining and educational. Perhaps you might get a good laugh at our expense, or you might find some nuggets that you can apply to your own travels.

Thumb through the travel stories below. They are arranged chronologically with the most recent escapade at the top. Enjoy :)



Sunset at the Olympic part of Vancouver's Waterfront (27-July 2017 to 4-August 2017)
Inukshuk
: It wouldn't be until around 9:35am when we finally got to the customs person, but when she asked what was in our cooler, we revealed that we had eggs, some bread, some kefir, as well as a bag of fruits. Well, it was the fruits that got the customs person to write up a slip and had us go to the secondary inspection area. At this point, I was fuming that Julie didn't respect the likelihood that we'd have our fruits discarded, which was wasted money. And now we had to waste even more unforeseen time going through this next process. I was now very worried that we wouldn't get to Spokane until very late, as a result, especially since Julie wanted to make some stops in the greater Seattle area for lunch as well as a pharmacy run. Indeed, the return to the US part of this trip was already not going as planned, and this incident was totally self-inflicted... [read more]



Toronto Island and the Toronto Skyline (11-October 2013 to 14-October 2013)
Wild Goose Chases
: This trip had last-minute written all over it. The air wasn't booked until Sunday (3 days ago), some of the accommodations weren't booked until yesterday, and the car hire wasn't booked until yesterday as well. Complicating matters even more were our worries about the weather as it looked like the Canadian Rockies would see its first significant snowfall this weekend. We weren't sure if this was normal, but I was starting to doubt the guidebooks saying that September was one of the best times to come to the Canadian Rockies... [read more]



The Chinese Botanical Garden in Montreal (4-October 2013 to 10-October 2013)
Waterfalling Quebecois Style
: After walking through the rain to the Auberge from the car park on the quai, I was finally in our room at 3:55pm. It turned out that our room was big and charming, and it was easily the best accommodation we had stayed at so far. I was really glad that we changed up our itinerary such that we added a night in Montreal as part of our Plan B to improvise cutting out Acadia National Park thanks to the government shutdown. Actually, it was becoming more and more apparent that the government shutdown might have been a blessing in disguise because I'd hate to think that we would only leave ourselves a rainy afternoon in Montreal before checking out and leaving for Ottawa tomorrow (after potentially going out of our way to Bar Harbor)... [read more]



Waterfowl Lake (15-September 2010 to 23-September 2010)
It's Aboht Time
: This trip had last-minute written all over it. The air wasn't booked until Sunday (3 days ago), some of the accommodations weren't booked until yesterday, and the car hire wasn't booked until yesterday as well. Complicating matters even more were our worries about the weather as it looked like the Canadian Rockies would see its first significant snowfall this weekend. We weren't sure if this was normal, but I was starting to doubt the guidebooks saying that September was one of the best times to come to the Canadian Rockies... [read more]



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