Smithers, BC (#Canada150 Pt. 2)

From Jasper, we headed north to British Columbia via the Yellowhead Highway. Our first night car camping when we reached Smithers, B.C.

We climbed the Hudson Bay Mountain, in search of a Smithers Street Piano — which we eventually found back in town (RE: It’s a flying piano).

That was a hard climb, though, at least for me.

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The view from above:

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Jasper, Alberta (#Canada150 Pt. 1)

Hope everyone had a happy Canada Day! I am now on the road, exploring Canada’s northwest. It’s been a crazy one so far — car camping, some climbing and hiking, and mostly, ALOT of driving.

While in Alberta, highlights included Canada’s incredible Jasper National Park — where I finally got to use my Canada150 Parks Pass! Order yours here.

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#Canada150 Trip

Happy Monday, all! To coincide with Canada’s birthday, I will be taking off — departing on my #Canada150 trip, in partnership with SAIL Outdoors.

SAIL has once again provided me with supplies for my Northwest Canada trip, and will be documenting my adventures on their website. I will also be blogging from here! (Oh, and Instagram of course).

Toronto —> Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon.

See you on the road!

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Táta & Me – Eric Cheng Photography

Okay, okay, okay. Don’t judge me, but I totally hired a photographer to take pictures of me and Táta! While I was on Instagram, I came across an incredible GTA-based photographer named Eric Cheng.

His style is so storybook like — whimsical and beautiful, to say the least.

We scheduled a session at Greenwood Park in Ajax at 6:30 a.m., this weekend! While were hoping for golden hour, I think we got even luckier — this fog added a certain mystical, magical feel to our photos. I absolutely adore them!

Here is Part I. Enjoy!

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My first visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

It’s been open for years now, but I only JUST visited the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto – as part of Scott’s birthday celebrations. We started off with dinner at Real Sports Bar and Grill, and took a five-minute walk over to the aquarium.

We went for around 8 p.m., for “Sharks After Dark” – an evening adventure around the aquarium. And it’s $5 less at night!

I knew it’d be fun, but I was not quite expecting it to be this well-done! With wall-to-wall aquariums over your head – you get to be right up close and personal with the sharks, turtles and stingray. What a unique experience for anyone visiting the city.

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