Latest Adventures
This section is for all of our adventures that don't fit into any other section.
It is worth looking into these if you are planning a Canada Holiday
Adventure review: Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory

Want something to do in the winter that doesn't involve snow or the the cold? Why not head over to the Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory!
New Adventure: Haliburton Dogsled Derby

Being that this was our first experience of a dog sled derby, we really didn’t know what to expect.  To say that we were pleasantly surprised, would be an understatement.  It is so incredible to see how wild and excited the dog teams get at the start gate.  Yipping, barking, hopping up and down, all psyched up for the big race—these dogs were just so pumped to get running!
NEW Adventure: Learning to Scuba Dive!

As a child, there was a time when I was obsessed with Jacques Cousteau. There were no wall-sized posters or fan mail, but I had just about every book about underwater exploration and marine biology checked out of the library throughout my childhood. 

My dad happily shared in my marine obsession and we spent many afternoons watching Cousteau TV specials about his “Undersea World” andocean odysseys.  I read about the “Aqua-Lung,” one of the first fully automated regulators, created by Cousteau and Emile Gagnan that supplied oxygen to divers underwater.  In my youth (and to be honest, still to this day) I adored pictures of seemingly mythological creatures that could only be found deep in the sea.  Of course, despite this ongoing infatuation with the undersea
NEW Adventure: Summerlicious - A Gastronomical adventure

Summerlicious offers Torontonians and its visitors the opportunity to sample foods from 130 of Toronto ’s top eateries.  Restaurants create unique, 3-course, prix-fixe menus for lunch ($15-$20)

and dinner ($25-$35 per person).  Reservations begin in mid-June and many popular venues fill up almost instantly
Adventure Revisited: Toronto Gay Pride '08

Toronto Gay Pride 08

I had to go to Toronto Gay Pride this year alone, as Nancy was sick as a dog. (WARNING: Some nudity...Luckly not mine though ;)
NEW Adventure: Muskoka Wildlife Centre

Muskoka Wildlife Centre Wolf

We must have zipped past the Muskoka Wildlife Centre at least a half dozen times since it’s located right on Highway 11 North in the Gravenhurst area… not realizing what we had just missed!  The Muskoka Wildlife Centre is not zoo but rather a sanctuary for un-releasable animals--- un-releasable mostly due to the abuse of humans.
NEW Adventure: Agawa Canyon

All aboard!  Ok, so maybe the conductor of the train didn’t yell this out to us but it certainly would have been appropriate given our plush red velvet, old school train car! Yes, it’s the “crack of dawn” (as Rob would say) and we’re aboard the Agawa Canyon Train that is heading about four hours north of Sault Ste. Marie to one of the best places in Canada to view the changing fall colours—the Agawa Canyon.

Agawa Canyon in the fall (HDR image)
NEW Adventure: Chinese Lantern Festival

At this time of year, in Chinese culture, the lantern festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. In some parts of Asia, the Lantern Festival is also referred to as the Mid-Autumn Festival.This festival highlights the abundance of the harvest and gathers friends and family together in celebration. The Chinese Lantern Festival at Ontario Place does a great job of recreating the feeling of celebration and togetherness.

Chinese Lantern Festival (HDR imge)
NEW Adventure: Chicago (St Patricks Day)

Three days, a car and a mini-budget… where to go?  New York ? Rob had already begun to explore the Big Apple.  Montreal to visit friends and family? We’ve been there fairly recently for a friend’s wedding.  Chicago ?  Yes! So, I hop on the internet in search of affordable accommodations in a fairly convenient location to major attractions.  “Affordable” and “ Chicago accommodations”

is not a search string that yields pleasant results, though I find “hostel” to reveal a collection of budget-friendly options.