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MosaiCanada 150, Gatineau Quebec

There is something endless magical about a topiary garden, nature springing into imaginative forms. Seeing images of MosaiCanada [Jacques-Cartier Park, south end 164, Laurier street, Gatineau (Quebec) J8X 3V8] sparked my intrigue to visit the Ottawa/Gatineau area – and a … Continue reading

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Dinner at Calactus Restaurant in Moncton, New Brunswick

Vegetarian or not, you don’t want to miss a meal at Calactus [125 Church St, Moncton, NB E1C 4Z8, Canada] when in New Brunswick. Local and organic ingredients are prioritized in the tantalizing menu featuring bites from around the world, … Continue reading

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A guide to Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Twice a day, every day, the tide comes in and out of Fundy National Park. This is no normal tide, but a 50+ foot wave, the biggest of its kind on earth. You can experience the changing of the tides … Continue reading

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Dinner at Blue Mussel Cafe, Prince Edward Island

Dining out throughout life I’ve always noticed PEI mussels on menus. Back then, I never gave the item an extra thought. I’d never even heard of Prince Edward Island all those years ago. As my interest in travel and Canada … Continue reading

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Experience Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island National Park is clustered into three segments on the north shore of the island: Greenwich, Cavendish, and Brackley-Dalvay. Driving to and from the part property it is easy to enjoy the rural beauty and rolling hills of … Continue reading

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Lunch at Handpie Company, Prince Edward Island

The perfect grab and go bite just as you cross of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island is without a doubt a savory pastry from The Handpie Company [105 Abegweit Blvd, Borden-Carleton, PE C0B 1X0, Canada]. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Hike to Tea Cup Rock, Prince Edward Island

The red sandstone cliffs eroded away leaving an odd and magical geological formation on the north shore of Prince Edward Island at Thunder Cove Beach. Well off the beaten path, but a must for tea lovers – the hike to … Continue reading

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