Travelling Canucks

Travelling Canucks

Travelling Canucks

The Travelling Canucks live in Vancouver, Canada. Staying in great places, visiting interesting sights and meeting fascinating people is what we love about travelling.

Check out our blogs:

• One week relaxing on Nova Scotia's seashore, October 2013.

• Three week independent tour of Morocco, September/October 2012.

• One week relaxing on Nova Scotia's seashore, October 2012.

• Three week independent tour of Turkey, September/October 2012.

• Two week driving tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore, August/September 2011.

• Two week driving tour of the Canadian Maritime Provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, June/July 2010.

• Vancouver Winter Olympics Experience, February 2010.

• Staycationing in Vancouver in the Summer and Fall of 2009, featuring Downtown Vancouver, Granville Island, Stanley Park, North Shore, Richmond and Delta.

• Four week trip to Egypt over Christmas Break, December 2008 to January 2009, featuring Alexandria, Siwa Oasis, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Abu Simbel.

• Three week trip to the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco over Spring Break, March to April 2007. We travelled to Lisbon, Sintra, and Cascais, Portugal; Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Segovia, Toledo and Madrid, Spain; and, Marrakesh, Fes and Rabat, Morocco.

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Halifax October 22nd 2012

Falling for Nova Scotia's Autumn Colors Landing in Halifax after flying into Toronto from Istanbul, we were exhausted yet determined to drive to The Bayview Pines Country Inn for a 4 night stay in Mahone Bay. With a 360 degree bird's eye view from this lovely B & B, friendly and helpful host and hostess, well-appointed rooms with comfy beds, and delicious breakfasts, it was the perfect spot for us to get over a hectic three week trip to Turkey and jetlag before heading back to work in Vancouver in a week's time! Before crashing (figuratively, not literally), we picked up our rental car at the airport and drove an hour and fifteen minutes along the highway under the cover of darkness - a challenge when you have been in transit for over 20 hours. We ... read more
Reaching for the Heavens
Reflections on Bay
Colourful Market

Middle East » Turkey August 18th 2012

Tips & Picks for Our Trip to Turkey 4 weeks and counting....and the Travelling Canucks minus Canuck Junior will be heading off on our Turkish adventure! Touring around Turkey, immersing ourselves in ancient history and experiencing Turkish culture are definitely going to be a highlight of 2012. Not to say that 2012 hasn't been an interesting year so far! Papa Canuck is in charge of baggage handling when he takes a short leave of absence from his new job with a friendly future and Mama Canuck can't wait to take a relaxation break from her taxing job! First trip as empty nesters, and Papa Canuck's hoping it's a second honeymoon! Planning for independent travel in Turkey, instead of going on organized tours, definitely requires patience and perseverance. Hours spent reading travel books, surfing the net, reading ... read more
Mukluk the Canuck

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Annapolis Valley March 5th 2012

Trailing Along The Glooscap and The Evangeline Trails As we drove westward from Charlottetown to Wolfville after spending too few days on the Gentle Island (Check out our blog: Prince Edward Island Days), our first stop on the northern shores of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy, was Truro to grab a bite to eat and see the Tidal Bore, a wave of water that moves upriver against the current of the Salmon River twice daily as a result of the incoming Bay of Fundy tides. Unfortunately, timing is critical when it comes to seeing the Tidal Bore and since we still had a long day of driving ahead of us to get to Wolfville, we continued on our merry way since Truro was no more than a pit stop with lots of fast food joints. Stops ... read more
The Bailey House
Acadia University Campus, Wolfville
Beauty of Wolfville

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Lunenburg February 27th 2012

Lighting Up the Lighthouse Trail Touring around Nova Scotia for 4 weeks by car over the past two summers, The Travelling Canucks have travelled extensively along the South Shore's Lighthouse Route that is known for its lighthouses, rugged coastline and stormy seas. We have journeyed along quiet country roads along the beautiful coastal landscapes dotted by coastal villages full of historic charm. We have followed the shoreline roads past rugged, wave-carved headlands and tranquil island-studded bays, walked along wind-blown beaches and stopped at historic towns and weathered fishing villages to soak up the maritime lifestyle and hospitality. The South Shore of Nova Scotia that extends west from Halifax to Yarmouth on the western tip of Nova Scotia is one of the most beautiful parts of Nova Scotia. Coming from British Columbia, it reminds us of h ... read more
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
The Three Churches, Mahone Bay Landmark
Mama Canuck's Banana Cream Pie Addiction

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver February 19th 2012

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Memories Looking back, the Travelling Canucks' Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic memories are Olympic-sized. The most memorable experience of living in an Olympics host city besides watching Olympic athletes and visitors enjoying the games and witnessing inspired athletic performances, was the pride, excitement and patriotism on the streets and in our homes, not only in Vancouver, but across Canada. With the sunshine, blue skies and warm weather, it was easy and fun to meet people on transit, in lineups, at pavilions and venues and while pin trading. Being Canadians, we watched women's and men's hockey at the rink, at home or in the streets with thousands of fellow hockey-crazed Canadians. We could hear cheering in the streets, honking horns and celebrations all over the city when our team won. Strangers hig... read more
Thumbs Up for Vancouver 2010
Cowbells, Canadians, and  Cheers!!
Sea of Red & White

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver February 19th 2012

Memories of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics' Torch Relay Painting Our Country Red & White On the 76th day of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay that wound its way across Canada, the Torch crossed the border between Alberta and British Columbia. The Torch Relay brought tears to peoples' eyes, it inspired a generation to dream and it all reminded us why we love Canada. The Torch Relay brought Canadians from all over Canada to celebrate what is good about Canada and Canadians. Hardy Canadians travelled in -60C temperatures in snow storms to see the Torch, Native Canadians celebrated with Canadians born or recently immigrated to our metropolitan centres and remote communities, Native traditions and celebrations brought Canadian First Nations Peoples front and centre, Canadians with physical and mental challenges ca... read more
Robson Square launch of Vancouver Torch Relay
Torch Relay, Downtown Vancouver
Olympic Clock Countdown

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver Island » Bamfield February 19th 2012

Bamfield Memories Hey! Canuck Junior Here! Visitors from all over the world marvel at the beauty and serenity that British Columbia's wilderness experiences offer urbanites. Admittedly, I am not outdoorsy, but as a photographer, I loved the sheer majesty of my surroundings on this very memorable school field trip, like no other. This is a photoblog more than a reminiscence of a high school Biology 11 trip to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on the west coast of Vancouver Island in my home province of British Columbia. The coastline and water are breathtakingly beautiful. The coastal environment ranges from exposed rocky shorelines, expansive sandy beaches, productive estuaries, and ancient coastal temperate rainforests. Situated within the traditional territory of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation in Barkley Sound, and adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve... read more
Brady's Beach
Cool Water Shot
I'll have some Stellar sea lions, on the rocks.

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia July 8th 2010

Planting our Feet in Nova Scotia Who knew when we planned our trip to Nova Scotia that we would be part of the Planter 2010 Celebrations that mark the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of the New England Planters, from which Papa Canuck is a descendent? Nova Scotia’s long and interesting history of the English and French colonizing the province is legendary. The decedents of the French colonists, the Acadians, populated the Northern and Eastern shores of Nova Scotia. When the Acadians were expelled from Nova Scotia in the Great Expulsion of the 1750s, the New England Planters were granted rich, dyked farmlands left vacant. In the early 1760s, the Planters brought with them the colonial pattern of land division, their 'puritan' way of life, their social institutions as well as packing up their homes and ... read more
Cairn at Starr's Point
Family's Land Grant
Jaw Bone Cemetary

Prince Edward Island Driving Tour Our 2010 Driving Tour of Prince Edward Island was the perfect escape from the urbanization of Canada's East and West Coasts. There was a peaceful tranquility that washed over us when we crossed one of the world's longest bridges that connects New Brunswick to PEI, the tiniest province in Canada. The Travelling Canucks loved the charming and relaxing lifestyle on the Island, which only proved that we are getting old! Join us on our journey touring around the Gentle Island! PEI is known for its potatoes, its sienna-coloured soil and golden/white sand beaches that line its shores. Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series of books has brought its fans from around the world to visit the author's birthplace and setting for Anne Shirley's adventures that delightfully described growing up ... read more
Birthplace of Confederation
Greenwich Beach Babe
Potatoe Fields Line PEI

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Halifax June 28th 2010

Hail to Halifax Born, raised and living in Vancouver, the Travelling Canucks felt strangely at home in Halifax this past June when we vacationed in Canada's Maritimes. Unlike Vancouver, Halifax is not situated in one of the most geographically blessed locations in the world; however, Halifax's role as a prominent naval and commercial seaport and gateway for Canadian immigration gives the city a sense of historical importance that Vancouver lacks. The Halifax Explosion and the site of where victims of the sinking of the Titanic are buried only add to its maritime heritage. We decided to spend our summer vacation in the Maritimes since as Canadians we have seldom vacationed in Canada. Not only does Papa Canuck have Nova Scotian roots dating back to the 1700s, but Canuck Junior is considering her post-secondary options. While our ... read more
Googling Halifax
Old Town Clock
University of King's College

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