• Four days in Tofino is the perfect amount of time to eat, hike, and explore.

    Travel: 4 Days in Tofino

    Four days in Tofino – one of the best places to eat, hike, and explore. Below I share some photos of our extra long weekend from back in April. We ate such delicious food, hiked some amazing trails, and explored off the beaten path and had an adventure. Let’s check out some photos! First, though – here are some things to do in Tofino if you are trip planning. Four Days in Tofino Middle Beach Lodge National Pacific Rim Hike Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail Ucluelet…

  • Tofino Eats!

    Travel: Tofino Eats

    Tofino eats – here are some of the restaurants we ate at while in Tofino. From high end, to casual dining, all the food was fantastic! Alright – here are photos from our top three restaurants in Tofino. Tofino Eats Shelter Restaurant The Pointe Restaurant The Wolf in the Fog Okay – up first, we ate at Shelter Restaurant – the food was good, yet out of the three listed, it’s out third favourite. Bryce had the pad thai, which was a dinner feature, and…

  • Tree Tops

    Travel: Ancient Cedars Hike

    Ancient Cedars Hike – this small hike (just under 1km) is worth the jaunt from the road (even if this is the only hiking you do, you can access it from the highway). These cedars are some of the largest on Vancouver Island. Let’s check out some of these photos! Ancient Cedars Hike The best way to fully capture the epic size of these trees was to take a panoramic photo, so they might be a tad distorted, but well worth capturing their true size.…

  • Under the Sea!

    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…

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

    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!

    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

    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 –…