Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto

Snow Train 1Have you finalized your winter travel plans? If not, why not do something different and travel on the snow train from Vancouver to Toronto? Nothing shows you Canada like the train. Book your 2022 winter vacation with Vacations by Rail now and save up to $800 per couple. The link also has an itinerary. There are still some slots open and available. Check out their site for dates and times.  Continue reading “Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto”

Niagara Falls New York – Experience the Rush of the Falls

Niagara Falls New York - 1Niagara Falls New York was the highlight of my birthday trip to Buffalo in October of 2021.  To say they were breathtaking would be an understatement. They were phenomenal and we were lucky enough to see them from both the US side and the Canadian side. I absolutely love waterfalls and with all our traveling, I still can’t believe we hadn’t been to see these iconic falls before. So glad we finally made it to Niagara Falls New York for the first time!!

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Beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens – Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens - Front 1For my birthday in October of 2021, we spent a week in the Buffalo area and were thrilled to visit Niagara Falls. They are amazing and I was very happy to be able to finally see them in person. While in the area we were lucky enough to be able to head into Canada and see them from the Canadian side. Both sides are beautiful and so glad we decided to take our trip internationally and went to Canada. Since we were already in Canada, we decided to spend part of the day checking out waterfalls, Lake Ontario, and such in the city of Hamilton which. It is a little city about an hour away but sadly we weren’t able to do that because you had to have reservations (thanks to the sadist Chinese “leader”, NOT) but ended up visiting the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington/Hamilton area. It was a very wonderful alternative and perfect day weather-wise to be strolling through their gardens.

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Lookout Tower Harbour Centre and Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Lookout Tower 1On our anniversary in May of 2016, we spent a few days in lovely Vancouver, Canada.  We didn’t have a lot of plans, but knew while we were there we wanted to make sure to visit The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre. It was absolutely amazing. I know I say that a lot, but it really was.  It is the only place in Vancouver where you can enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver. The best part was that it was an all-day ticket and we were able to go back later that evening after dinner. Continue reading “Lookout Tower Harbour Centre and Restaurant – Vancouver, BC”

Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada – Magnificent Green Oasis

Stanley Park-SignOne of the top few things I wanted to do in Vancouver was visit Stanley Park. I can happily say we visited the park a couple of times and it is quite beautiful.  It’s hard to believe that it opened on September 27, 1888. It’s still so beautiful after all these years. We were there in May of 2016, but I could imagine how nice it would be in the fall. I couldn’t help but compare it to Central Park in New York the year before.  Hopefully, we will be able to visit Stanley Park sometime for my birthday in October. Continue reading “Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada – Magnificent Green Oasis”

The 2010 Olympic Cauldron -Vancouver, British Columbia

2010 Olympic CauldronThousands upon thousands came to see the majestic 2010 Olympic Cauldron lit during the Winter Games. With the Games complete, the Cauldron remains as a permanent landmark on the Jack Poole Plaza. This was definitely something on the top of our list to see. I was hoping it would be lit with fire, but apparently, they only lit with fire for certain reasons,  and on certain days, like Canada Day, July 1st. However, it is lit with lights every night and they change the colors depending on the season or again for special occasions. Continue reading “The 2010 Olympic Cauldron -Vancouver, British Columbia”

Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge – Vancouver, Canada

Lynn Canyon ParkOne of the main things I wanted to see and do while we were in Vancouver was checking out Stanley Park and Lynn Canyon Park. This amazing park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. This was the attraction that had me wanting to visit and explore the park. The canyon also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park. It is huge and very beautiful.  We were there in early May of 2016 and it wasn’t hot yet, so it was a perfect day to talk a walk on the bridge, lol. Continue reading “Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge – Vancouver, Canada”