A Grand Ole Time in Grand Manan, NB

I’ve been curious about the Island of Grand Manan since a Mars bar commercial years ago about renovating their local arena. Seriously. So, I guess advertising works, even if it takes 10 years.

The chance finally arrived and we jumped! There are two different ships ferrying people to and from the Island. We were aboard the ‘Grand Manan V’ traveling to Grand Manan. There was plenty of seating with a lunch counter with real, home cooked meals. While exploring the outside decks a crew member noticed the kiddos and asked

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St. Andrews, NB:  Starfish, Seals and Seaside Fun!

It was the end of July and we were deep into the dog days of summer. Our original summer plans were rescheduled and we were getting antsy to strike out and find some adventure. I pulled out the Google box and started to search for somewhere to explore with the kids. I came across the town of St. Andrews in New Brunswick which billed itself as “Canada’s Premier Seaside Resort”. After perusing their site I quickly decided that this is where we would go. It was only 13 hours from our door and seemed super family friendly.

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Brier Island: Whale Tales and So Much More!

I’ve always wanted to get out and go whale watching.  Knowing that we have the opportunity to do it now and are unsure of when the opportunity will arise again we took the leap (and ferries) to Brier Island, Nova Scotia.  They’ve got a reputation as the best whale watching around. Continue reading “Brier Island: Whale Tales and So Much More!”

We Found Dory! Our Dory Day on the South Shore

The importance of the humble Dory to the history of Eastern Canada is undeniable.  They were a way of life for thousands of fisherman and helped create the fishery as we know it today.  The Dories were carried on large schooners (think Bluenose).  Fisherman then climbed in and were lowered into the water to venture out, fish for the day and return to the ship.  It was dangerous work for many reasons.  If a man were to go overboard there was usually only one person to help get him back in, and in the frigid North Atlantic, hypothermia sets in quickly.   Tragically, despite painting the boats bright Continue reading “We Found Dory! Our Dory Day on the South Shore”

Bobcaygeon “Cottage Country at its Finest”

With the excitement and festivities of Canada’s 149th birthday fast approaching, we are all looking for ways to celebrate the great white North.  Every city, town and cottage will be blasting off bright fireworks.  Parades will be marching up and down Main St.  BBQ’s will barely get a chance too cool down before the next round begins.  Campfires will be surrounded with the familiar sound of our friends and Continue reading “Bobcaygeon “Cottage Country at its Finest””

Fishing Fun for the Little Ones in Beautiful Trent Lakes

Ontario has an abundance of clean and accessible lakes for your family to explore.  Our family loves to get outside and will take any excuse to get out and take it all in.  Fishing is a family favourite.  My husband fishes in a couple of tournaments which is inevitably followed by a chorus  of “But Moooooom, I want to fish in a tournament just like Daddy!”  Well kids, you’re in luck.  There is a perfect fishing tournament just for the little ones Continue reading “Fishing Fun for the Little Ones in Beautiful Trent Lakes”