Dinosaurs, Bison, and the Never-ending Prairie

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 14 I had one of those sleeps that are so deep, you don’t realize how long you’ve been out.  It felt as though I had just […]

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Down Came the Rain

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 11 I was happy to see that when we got out of bed Piper was not limping and was not even noticeably favouring her leg.  Chalk […]

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Apparently I’m a Bad Dog Owner

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 10 It never ceases to amaze me how warm it can get inside the tent when we are all piled inside.  I knew that it was […]

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The Mountains are Calling

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 8 Unlike the Airbnb in Fort Smith, my sleep at the Shamrock Motel was not quite as restful and I was awake well before the alarm […]

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Leaving the North

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 7 After sleeping in the car and in a tent for almost a week, I had forgotten how nice it was to sleep in a bed.  […]

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Where Buffalo Roam

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 6 My sleep was not a good one. I mean, the front seat of a Corolla is not the most comfortable place to sleep but the […]

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North Into the Dark

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 5 The alarm woke me before the sun was up.  Needless to say, the dogs were not too impressed with being shoved out of their blankets […]

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We Left the Prince for an Island

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 4 I was thankful that our neighbours were much less boisterous than they had been the night before.  In fact, had it not been for their […]

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From a Mountain to a Prince

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 3 Even though I had packed ample supplies to feed myself, when morning rolled around I decided to check out the town of Wasagaming.  Apparently the […]

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A Mountain…in Manitoba?

Day 2 In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. I’m not embarrassed to say that I had planned our wake up time around a breakfast spot.  Thunder Bay has several Finnish restaurants and there […]

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