• Under the Sea!
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    Travel: Ucluelet Aquarium

    The Ucluelet Aquarium is worth the stop. This catch and release aquarium is one of a kind. On the Saturday morning after breakfast I was reviewing the map, expecting to do the lighthouse loop, and saw tat Ucluelet had an aquarium. Such a great pivot to visit these under the sea creatures. Okay, let’s check out some photos! Ucluelet Aquarium We did two laps around the open tank, and you could expect to spend about 30-45 minutes here, if you take your time. They even…

  • Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail is a wonderful hike full of artist lookouts, crashing saves, and massive trees.
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    Travel: Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail

    Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail – just about 25 km south of Tofino, this trail is diverse, full of breathtaking views, and has some of the largest cedar trees on the island. Okay – let’s checkout the trail and our hike! Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail First, checkout the map – it’s detailed, full of many paths, and has some great lookout points. One trail we wanted to do, yet picked another activity instead (well worth it – and I’ll share later) was the lighthouse loop, looks…

  • National Pacific Rim Hike - one of the top hikes on Vancouver Island. Check out the beauty!
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    Travel: National Pacific Rim Hike

    National Pacific Rim hike – such beauty. This hike was about 7-8 kilometres and took us just over 2 hours, yet we stopped for a picnic and took our time. When we bought our park pass the park ranger told us one of the nicest hike was to combine trail 3, 4, and 5, walking back to our car on Wick Road. Great advice! We ate lunch just before trail 5 and added the road portion to the end of our trail. Okay, let’s check…

  • Tofino snapshot - some great hiking, delicious food, and one awesome travel buddy!
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    Travel: Tofino Snapshot

    Tofino snapshot – we spent a glorious long weekend in Tofino at the end of April. Beautiful hiking, delicious food, and the best company I could ask for! Check out a few photos and I’ll be sure to share more soon. Tofino Snapshot You might know we’ve been to Vancouver Island before – hiking the West Coast Trail was an epic experience – but we’ve never been to the northern part of the Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino has a laidback vibe, full of easy…

  • University of Alberta Botanical Gardens: 3ten.ca
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    Travel: University of Alberta Botanical Gardens

    The University of Alberta Botanical Gardens are such a wonderful place to visit – and every season is a different experience! We visited at the end of fall and guess what – for about two weeks each fall they allow dogs to visit for free – cool, eh? Daphne got to explore the gardens with us – it was so much fun! Okay, let’s check out some photos. University of Alberta Botanical Gardens You’ll probably want to spend about an hour and a half –…

  • Siffleur Falls Hike: 3ten.ca
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    Travel: Siffleur Falls Hike

    Siffleur Falls hike – this easy, yet wonderful hike is about 3.5 hours from our home. The trail is full of mountain views, fresh air and clear glacier running water. If you’re looking for a backcountry experience then give this hike a try! It’s about 1.5 hours north of Lake Louise, and about 2.5 hours east of Red Deer – on highway 11. The drive itself is beautiful, too! You know who loved this hike? Daphne! She’s a total mountain dog and loves jumping up…

  • Miquelon Lake Hike: 3ten.ca
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    Travel: Miquelon Lake Hike

    Miquelon Lake hike – it’s about a 9km hike if you do the full grouse loop, and you can take various paths through Chickadee, Deer Loop, as well as Ermine and Fox Loop. The best part about this provincial park is that it’s only about 20 minutes from our house! Such a perfect little location to get out and about without a long drive. We first checked out this hike on Easter and it took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The perfect amount…