Montreal is a popular long weekend destination for us in Toronto since it’s only a 6 – 7 hour drive away. I visited Montreal for the first time as an adult over the Canadian Thanksgiving holidays. Here are some of the cool things I did during the 5 days. Live in an awesome Airbnb. Although your stay indoors might be short, a great accommodation does make … Continue reading 5 Days in Montreal
Doma a French inspired Korean restaurant is the first-time endeavor of Chef Paul Kim from Seoul, Korea. Their menu changes slightly each month by incorporating new items and rolling forward a few popular items from the previous menu.
For $65 per person, you can experience their 9-course tasting menu which is effectively also their entire monthly offerings. Great deal!
We did a bit of hiking in the East Coast, but my most memorable would have to be at Cabot Trail at Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. If you are in the area it is one I would definitely recommend – especially Skyline Trail specifically. It is a pretty easy hike only about 7-9km for the full loop with little elevation. And the reward you get at the end is a spectacular cliffside view of the coast from an eagle’s point of view.
Looking for an authentic PEI adventure? I was too and what I discovered was clam digging!
With Experience PEI, we joined their Beachcomber’s Clam Boil activity ($85 CAD + HST). It was a great hands-on excursion. We were given a pair of gloves, a shovel, a bucket, and the free range of a beach to scavenge for whatever treasures we could find from mussels, to oysters, and to clams! Continue reading “Clam Digging in PEI”
In my childhood, I was obsessed with Balto, a sled dog who led the final leg of a serum run in Alaska to combat an outbreak – and thus deemed a hero. I thought he was the coolest thing ever and dreamed of being pulled around in a toboggan by my own very Balto.
Last month I realized my dog sledding dreams with Toronto Adventures. Their location was about 1.5 hours away, a bit north of Mt. St. Louis and the day included about an hour of dog sledding and an hour of optional snow shoeing. Continue reading “Why I Went Dog-Sledding and Didn’t Like It”
Had a girls date with my friend Karen at Tapagria a few weeks ago where we decided to go all out and order whatever tapas we wanted without caring about the price XD
I’ve only been to Tapagria once with a few friends over a year ago and didn’t get too many of their tapas as we got a large paella to share, so it was nice to finally try more of their menu.
$5.00 Sangrias on Thursdays too! Continue reading “Tapas Only.”
Unionville Curling Club hosted a free ‘Learn to Curl’ event a few weeks ago and I signed myself right up. Canada’s pretty amazing at curling during Winter Olympics and my favourite Japanese boyband Arashi plays (a non-ice version) it on their game show – so I had to give it a shot. I considered going by myself but luckily some of my friends were also intrigued. We can never say no to things that are free. Continue reading “Learnt Curling! I was Vice-Skip!”
To see Hopewell Rocks in its full beauty, we planned our trip so we could see it both at low tide and at high tide. Two very different experiences, but I preferred the low tide view more because you could see the landscape in a more panoramic view, and we got to walk around however we wanted!
At low tide I felt we could really see more of the rock formations and I just love seeing what kinds of animals and faces the rock formations look like (like cloud watching)! Continue reading “2 Views of Hopewell Rocks”
Upon researching what there was to do in the east coast, I came across St. Martins Sea Caves (at St. Martins, New Brunswick) which I was wildly excited about. It wasn’t extremely ‘on the way’ but I was able to work it into the itinerary – a perk of being highly involved in the trip planning and logistics!
However, the caves can only be explored during low tide which only happens twice a day! Unluckily for us low tide on that day was around 6am… Continue reading “St. Martins Sea Caves”
This summer, I went on my very first REAL road trip with friends – to Eastern Canada!! The last time I visited The Maritimes was probably back around third grade with my parents. I cannot remember anything about it – except for my parents giggling to themselves secretly about a rock at Hopewell Rocks that looked a bit inappropriate. Their defense when I brought it up to them recently, was that the tour guide pointed it out to them first. Embarking on this journey with me were Alicia, Crystal, James, Steve and Thomas. You’ll catch glimpses of them in the blog posts and photos to come 🙂
Our one week trip was meticulously planned out and jam packed with various activities (mostly hikes and must-go-to restaurants); going from Toronto –> Montreal/Quebec City –> New Brunswick –> PEI –> Nova Scotia Continue reading “East Coast Trip – Quebec”