Day Trip – Halifax to Lunenburg

There are plenty of day-trip options in the Halifax region. We opted for a five-stop itinerary, beginning with a guided walk in picturesque Lunenburg and ending with a hike in peaceful Polly Cove. In between, we made planned stops at Blue Rocks and Peggy's Cove and an unplanned visit to Oak Island. Total driving distance approximately 250 km (155 miles); total driving time = 3 hrs 40 minutes; total trip time of 8 to 9 hours.


Planning Tips for the 2017 Hiking Season

Popular hiking trails in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks are expected to be busier than ever in 2017, thanks to free national parks entry in celebration of Canada's 150th. Thanks to careful planning and trail selection, we're aiming for maximum enjoyment while exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains this summer. Read on to take advantage of our top strategies and to get the inside scoop on our favourite hiking trails.


Photo Blogging Challenge – Friends and Family (April 2015)

I prefer to photograph landscapes, abstracts and the occasional macro. One of the reasons I volunteered for the Beakerhead photo crew last year was so that I'd have to start photographing people! This month's Friends and Family photo blogging theme provided another opportunity to hone my skills. But since every member of our family is …

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