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The Butchart Gardens: Big, Bold & Beautiful

I have a confession to make. I have lived in Vancouver for nine years. I have visited my mother in nearby Sidney – a 10 minute drive away from The Gardens at most – for an additional four years. But up until last week I had never been to the Butchart Gardens, located just outside […]

Travel Photo Thursday: Louisbourg Soldiers – Circa 1744

Late last summer we visited the Louisbourg Fortress in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. It’s a Canadian National Historic Site and North America’s largest historic reconstruction. Back in 1713 Louisbourg was an important seaport and stronghold for the French. By 1760 it was in English hands. What today’s visitor can see are the sights and sounds of […]