Before we left for Montreal in 2010, there were talks about a new science centre in Calgary, since the old Telus World of Science downtown was too small and also somewhat outdated. Fast forward four years and not only are we back in Calgary, but the almost [...]
One of Calgary’s main attractions undoubtedly is the Calgary Zoo. Located mostly on St.George’s Island in the Bow River, it is the second largest zoo in Canada (after Toronto) and founded in 1929 also is among the oldest one of the country.
In June of [...]
Don’t panic – we got bannock!
(February 5, 2014) Canada – our home country and how much more Canadian can you get than going native Canadian? We have had bannock before on a native reserve here right next to Calgary, but it is fried, so we had a [...]
Last Easter we flew ‘home’ across the Atlantic from the UK to Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina has a population of approx. 193,000. It’s been growing a lot in the time I’ve been away. It may be in the middle of the Canadian Prairies, and it may not be huge, but it’s my hometown and [...]
One of Quebec’s biggest traditions is the Cabane à Sucre or sugar shack. Every year between mid-February and the end of April (depending on the weather) Quebecers (and visitors) flock to the dining halls all over the province to enjoy traditional Quebecois foods.
One of [...]
The Laval Children’s Museum in Laval, Quebec, is a two story building dedicated to children being able to explore different occupations in a playful way. The museum is located on the island of Laval, just north of the island of Montreal, close to one of the main highways crossing Laval, [...]