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Cod Jigging in Newfoundland

Cod Jigging in Newfoundland

I’m not sure who had the idea to go out to be screeched in the night before hitting the open ocean for cod jigging because it certainly was not the wisest of ideas. The screech in ceremony is a right of passage to becoming an […]

10 Things To Do in St. Johns Newfoundland

10 Things To Do in St. Johns Newfoundland

We visited St. Johns Newfoundland during the off-season. There were no boat tours, no icebergs, and no whale or puffin sightings. In true Newfoundland spirit, however, we were greeted with hospitality by good people. Despite being CFAs (come from away), the locals ensured we had […]

10 Photos that will Inspire you to Visit Quebec City

10 Photos that will Inspire you to Visit Quebec City

  Visiting Québec City is like stepping back in time. The many neighbourhoods of the city have so much character and are all well-worth visiting. One neighbourhood, in particular, that you must set a whole day aside is Old Québec. Walking around Old Québec, surrounded […]

Quebec City Half Marathon

Quebec City Half Marathon

  The Levis to Quebec City half marathon is the second half marathon in my quest to run a half marathon in every Canadian province and territory. This goal is under no specific timeline, but I would like to run at least one half marathon […]

The Best Food in Quebec

The Best Food in Quebec

  Québec has a rich history and tradition of quality and delicious food. Aligned with its history of fur traders and coureurs des bois (runners of the woods), many Québec meals are simple and inexpensive. Of course, as the province grew, its culinary side evolved. […]

Niagara Falls Marathon

Niagara Falls Marathon

  Niagara Falls, Ontario is located in the Golden Horseshoe region on Southern Ontario. There are three falls that make up Niagara Falls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North American (per vertical height and […]

Quebec’s Charming Eastern Townships

Quebec’s Charming Eastern Townships

To my delightful surprise, a weekend getaway to Quebec’s Eastern Townships was filled with beautiful scenery, lush greenery and wonderful smells. On a whim, Mark decided to compete in a half Iron distance race in Magog, Quebec. Neither of us had been to the area […]

Racing in the Okanagan Valley

Racing in the Okanagan Valley

Triathlon has long been a part of the Okanagan valley and in August of 2012 Mark was lucky enough to take part in what is now Challenge Penticton but at the time was Ironman Canada. The natural ruggedness and beauty of the landscape made, and […]

Afternoon Tea at the Chateau Laurier

Afternoon Tea at the Chateau Laurier

  Afternoon tea at the Chateau Laurier will make you feel like royalty. Reserve your spot ahead of time because this outing is popular among local Ottawans and tourists alike. The room is bright from the light coming from the floor to ceiling wall of […]

Mont Tremblant Must Do

Mont Tremblant Must Do

An impromptu weekend visit to scenic Mont Tremblant was just the perfect quick getaway. Close enough to the city to drive after work, but far enough for a complete change of scenery. Mont Tremblant, Quebec is the province’s version of British Columbia’s Whistler. During the […]

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