Ottawa for a Weekend in the Winter

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is situated in eastern Ontario along the Ottawa River. It is home to Parliament Hill and contains many historic sites, landmarks and national museums. This vibrant city also offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including skating on the Rideau Canal in the winter and hiking one of many trails in or around the city.

Hiking in Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee National Park is located on a peninsula in Lake Erie and is the southernmost point of the Canadian mainland. It is the second smallest national park in Canada and is the first national park established for ecological conservation reasons. It contains marshes, wetlands, swamp forests and sandy beaches. It is also an important resting point for migrating birds and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall.

Hiking in MacGregor Point Provincial Park

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is located on the stunningly sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is open year round, but boasts of having the biggest waves during the off-season in the fall and winter. The park offers several hiking trails and other activities depending on the season, like fishing and swimming in the summer and cross-country skiing and skating in the winter.

Camping in a Cabin in Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney Provincial Park is located along the northern shore of Georgian Bay. It is surrounded by wilderness and contains mountains, forests, lakes, beaches and wetlands. It is open year-round and provides a number of recreational activities depending on the season to enjoy the stunning scenery. The campground also offers roofed accommodations that provide a more comfortable and convenient camping experience.

The Cabin – October 2022

We’ve been battling a wicked cold over the past two weeks and were finally on the road to recovery. So we decided to head up to the cabin for the weekend to get a change of scenery and some fresh air. I’m a strong believer that spending time in nature can be healing and is good for your well-being.

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park was the first national park created in Atlantic Canada. It’s situated on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia where the mountains meet the sea. It is famous for its dramatic coastline and ocean scenery. The Cabot Trail, a scenic highway that is 298km in length, weaves through the park and offers spectacular viewpoints and access to a variety of hiking trails.

Charlottetown

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island. It is a small town with a lot of charm and history. It is referred to as the birthplace of Canadian Confederation after the historic Charlottetown Conference in 1864, which merged the three British North American provinces at the time into a united federation. Over the years, there have been numerous changes and expansions, which led to the Canada we know today with ten provinces and three territories.

Prince Edward Island National Park

Prince Edward Island is one of the three Maritime provinces located in eastern Canada. It features several lighthouses, red sandy beaches and rugged sandstone cliffs. It also contains Prince Edward Island National Park, which is divided into three regions along the northern shore of the island. It offers camping and several outdoor activities to enjoy the dramatic coastline, sand dunes and salty ocean.

Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park

Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park is located along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. It features a series of stunning sea stacks and is a popular spot to watch the extreme change in the tide. The park contains a single hiking trail that follows the coastline and provides three access points to the ocean floor.

Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park is located on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, which is famous for having the highest tidal range in the world. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the water at high tide and explore the mudflats at low tide. The park also contains camping and a number of hiking trails along the coastline and through the dense forests.