Autumn in Southern New Brunswick, Canada

Although I love the summer and I’m already missing warm summer evenings sitting on the deck, there is just something so absolutely beautiful about the autumn of the year. In my part of the world, Atlantic Canada, we have four VERY distinct seasons. Title:  Wood’s Farm Photo attribution: Catherine White, Oak Lawn Images Just in time for our Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations, the sky takes on this wonderful deep shade of blue and the deciduous trees put on a magnificent display of the … [Read more...]

Our Getaway to New River Beach Provincial Park

For the past ten summers, my sisters and I have gone on a camping/glamping trip to New River Beach Provincial Park. We all have grown kids, many of whom are scattered across the country (and come "home" for summer vacations) so coordinating dates for this trip has always been a bit of a challenge. Naturally, if the "kids" are home, none of us want to lose any of the precious time that we have with them. Some years we have gone on our trip as early as mid-June and this year it was the last … [Read more...]

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

It's not too often you have the opportunity to celebrate a 150th birthday, but today we got to do just that! One hundred and fifty years ago today, Canada officially became a country. While the weather was uncooperative here in Southern New Brunswick, it didn't dampen our spirits and people came out in droves to celebrate this special day. I met my sister, "in town" (aka Saint John) and we ventured "uptown"...Saint John's city centre is at the top of a hill and has always been called … [Read more...]

100 Interesting Facts About Canada to Celebrate #Canada150

Canada is having its 150th birthday this year, to celebrate I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of 100 Interesting Facts About Canada to Celebrate #Canada150. While a variety of theories have been put forward for the origins of the word Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement". (This post is part of a blog hop so be sure to scroll to the bottom to see all the #ECMCanada150 blog posts.) Image … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canucks Rock the New Year with a $550 CDN Giveaway

Okay, be honest, is anyone else feeling a little down after all the excitement of the past few weeks? I know I am.  I love all the hustle, bustle and fun of the recent holidays, but I always find this time of the year a little depressing. Nothing much to look forward to except a few bills rolling in...lol! So, in an attempt to make January a bit more fun, a group of Canadian bloggers (including myself), have banded together, to create a little January excitement. We pooled our resources and … [Read more...]

Our Visit to Minister’s Island, St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Minister's Island ~ Have you ever driven on the ocean floor? No? Well, that is exactly what you'll get to do when you visit the summer residence of railway builder Sir William Van Horne. This magnificent residence is open to the public during the summer months and only accessible by land during low tide. You can see a car driving over the now exposed sandbar toward Minister's Island. At high tide (which happens twice in 24 hours), this entire area will be covered by several feet of … [Read more...]

Canada Day ~ Fun Facts, Trivia & Classic Videos

Canada Day ~ Tom Brokaw explains the relationship between Canada and The United States, in a pre-recorded short film that aired on NBC, prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Feb. 12th, 2010. The Molson Canadian 2006 commercial "I Am Canadian". Canadian Facts:  CAPITAL – Ottawa (originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with … [Read more...]

Our Visit to the Saltscapes East Coast Expo in Halifax N.S.

If you have never been to the Saltscapes East Coast Expo in Halifax N.S., I strongly urge you to mark it on your calendar for next year! A couple of weekends ago I was in the Halifax, N.S. area and by somewhat of a fluke, found out the Saltscapes East Coast Expo was happening that weekend. I am a long time lover and subscriber to Saltscapes magazine and even though I was aware of the Saltscapes Expo, which just finished its 12th year, I had never been in the area when it was scheduled. So, … [Read more...]

Happy Canada Day! {Facts, Figures & Fun}

{Image attribution: Creative Commons} Celebrate Canada Day with some fun facts & trivia and a classic Canadian video! FACTS: CAPITAL – Ottawa (originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with Lake Ontario.) NATIONAL ICON – Beaver MOTTO – “From sea to sea” TREE – Sugar Maple STATISTICS: CONFEDERATED – Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act was passed … [Read more...]

Canada Rocks Giveaways ~ Linky for August 5th – August 11th

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Celebrate Canada with The Great Canadian Blog Bash! #TGCBB {Giveaway link}

Hi and welcome to The Great Canadian Blog Bash! {#TGCBB}  First things first, a huge Canadian thank you to our three lovely hosts: Jennifer from Mom vs the Boys, Nancy from Whispered Inspirations, and Deanna from Maple leaf Mommy. Without their hard work and dedication we would not be enjoying this great coast to coast opportunity! … [Read more...]

Canada Rocks Giveaways ~ Linky for May 13th – May 19th

Welcome to Canada Rocks Giveaways linky!  This is the place where you can link up all of your Canadian friendly giveaways and/or enter some awesome giveaways too! … [Read more...]

Canada Rocks Giveaways ~ Linky for May 6th – May 12th

Welcome to Canada Rocks Giveaways linky!  This is the place where you can link up all of your Canadian friendly giveaways and/or enter some awesome giveaways too! … [Read more...]

Canada Rocks Giveaways linky {February 11th – February 17th}

Welcome to Canada Rocks Giveaways linky!  This is the place where you can link up all your Canadian friendly giveaways and/or enter some awesome giveaways too! … [Read more...]