February is the month when winter festivals and various events take place across Canada, as the skies are mostly sunny and all outdoor activities are in full swing. February is the middle of the winter, the time when family and friends gather together to rediscover the joys of winter activities. And so, Winterlude was created in 1979, to celebrate Canada’s unique northern culture and climate, right in the country’s capital, Ottawa.
Ice carvers wanted – no experience necessary
February is the month when Canadians have most of their winter fun, as lots of events and festivals take place across the country. Indoor, and especially outdoor activities highlight Canada’s cultural, artistic, and culinary diversity, and most of them are free and take place everywhere.
Before the ice
age month will come to an end, we decided to go for a drive in the country side, enjoying another sunny and beautiful day.
CA, Ontario: Looking for signs – Emily Provincial Park
What would you be up to on a Saturday morning with a clear sky, and a bright, beckoning sun? I’m telling you, my feet got itchy the next second I opened up the blinds. Quick decision, Emily Provincial Park was my choice. I have passed by few times this park in the past years, but never had the time to stop. Now it was the perfect time!Continue reading
Turbulent waters at Burleigh Falls
Turbulent waters in Ontario as well, as a stay-at-home order is in effect as of this morning. The Ontario government is requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. So, no more travelling for at least 28 days☹ but we believe for the best!
We’ve been blessed with a sunny day last Saturday, and decided to take a country road and see what it brings. This time some waterfalls.Continue reading
A day on the lake: Buckhorn
The end of September was very generous with us, as we’ve had great weather and amazing colours.Continue reading
Fall walks: Algonquin Park in October
Fall is the most romantic season in Ontario. But October makes it so special because it is the month of the year when one can indulge the gorgeous foliage, thanks to the countless variety of yellow, orange and red colours that appear shortly after a couple of crisp mornings in the season.
A visual history, Pembroke Heritage murals
Eager for a getaway, I was very happy when my dear friend O. invited us over, in the city where she’s been living for a while: Pembroke. Five hours from Toronto didn’t seem too long when the landscape we passed by was amazing, especially after we got off the main Highway 401. Nestled on the shores of the highlands of Ottawa River, the little and cozy city of Pembroke was first settled in 1828, due to the developing logging industry, as the first settlers found a rich region of white and red pines.
CA, Ontario: Ennismore – Scarecrow building contest
Hot topic this long weekend in Ennismore, people are still waiting for judges to decide the winner: the most amazing and spectacular scarecrow contest I’ve ever seen, no wonder why it is hard to decide on the winners.