Heey! Follow Rouven and me while we’re exploring 🇨🇦🐻 East Coast: Montreal - Quebec - Ottawa - Algonquin National Park - Toronto West Coast: Calgary - Banff - Yoho - Golden - Revelstoke - Kamloops - Whistler - Vancouver Island - Vancouver
  • Day1

    Ready for take-off

    May 8, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Off we go!!
    While Rouven doesn't mind flying, I'm not particularly excited about 8 hours up in the air...
    However, in the meantime you can have a look at our route for the first half of our trip - we're spending the next 20 days driving around Canada's east side.

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  • Day1

    Touch-down

    May 8, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Hello Canada !!
    After a smooth flight, Montreal welcomed us with beautiful sunshine ☀️
    Our lovely AirBnb is located in „Hochelaga“, north from the city center. We went for a first stroll and found that the architecture here is pretty diverse. Can’t wait to see more of Montreal but after being awake for 21 hours, we’re in need of a goodnight sleep first 😬Read more

  • Day2

    Mont-Royal and NBA

    May 9, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Today we walked up “Mont-Royal” and had a stunning view over Montreal! Walking through “Parc du Mont-Royal” we noticed that compared to back home, a lot of trees here are not green yet. (It feels more like winter rather than spring)
    For dinner I had my first Poutine (sooo delicious 😋) at a sports bar, where we also watched the NBA Playoffs game Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers.Read more

  • Day5

    Au revoir Montreal!

    May 12, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    During our last two days in Montreal we had a day of both - constant rain and beaming sunshine.

    We spent the first day catching up on some sleep and walking around the area which was not too far from the Olympic Stadium.

    On Saturday we explored “Miles End”, an area with cute cafés, second-hand shops and street art. On our way back we had our first Mc Donald’s meal 😇 and were surprised to find Poutine on the menu. (For those who don’t know - Poutine is a traditional Canadian dish with fries, gravy and cheese 😋)

    Yesterday we finally picked up our sweet Maple, a Chevrolet Spark which will take us to our next stops. 🚗💨

    Sooo overall Montreal was..
    ... a wild mix of architectural styles
    ... not very busy for a city of this size (maybe due to the time of the year or because is a massive city and relatively few people living here)
    ... definitely worth a visit if your planning a trip to the east coast!
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  • Day5

    Salut Quebec!

    May 12, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    What a beauty!
    After a 3 hour drive we arrived at my personal favorite (so far).

    Our AirBnb is great and just a 15min walk to Quebec Old Town. Even though we planned on a short walk around the area, we ended up walking through the park „Plains of Abraham“ all the way to „La Citadelle de Quebec“ where we had a stunning view on „Le Château Frontenac“ (The Fairmont Hotel). The red hotel is one of Quebec’s landmarks and is located up the hill, overlooking Saint Lawrence River.Read more

  • Day6

    Old Quebec

    May 13, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Day 2 in Quebec is definitely worth two posts.

    The first one dedicated to Quebec’s old town which is simply beautiful!
    Just when you thought you discovered the cutest place in town, you turn around a corner and find yourself in an even prettier little road.
    One of the most impressive sights is “Le Château Frontenac” (completed in 1893) with a wide wooden sun deck below.Read more

  • Day7

    Montmorency Falls

    May 14, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    What a day! Part 2 of our day took place just outside Quebec..

    After a quick lunch at home, we drove 20min up north to see Montmorency Falls. With 83m, they are 30m higher than Niagara Falls 👀
    I felt super brave for walking the bridge right above the falls (preparing myself for more walks full of adrenaline on Canada’s west side).Read more

  • Day10

    Ottawa

    May 17, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    2 1/2 days in Canada’s capital well spent!

    After a beer in Ottawa’s oldest pub on Wednesday evening, we did a lot of walking on Thursday. Besides Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court and Notre Dame, we saw some pretty cool art work at the National Gallery.
    Oh and we had a delicious Beaver Tail - yummm 😋

    Tomorrow we’re off to do some serious hiking at Algonquin Park (and NO WiFi). So we’ll catch you next week from Toronto. 👋🏼
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  • Day11

    Algonquin Park - Arrival and Day 1

    May 18, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Adventure mode on!
    After seeing some of Canada’s biggest cities, we’re in Algonquin Park for three full days.
    (Nature, nature, nature and no WiFi!)

    We arrived at Bongo’s Lodge (our AirBnb) on Saturday evening and decided to get pizza in one of the three restaurants in Whitney (yes, the village is tiny). The owner decided he wanted us to learn how to make pizza ourselves and taught us how “Whitney Pizza” is made. (The secret is tons of cheese)
    Saturday night is also music night at Bongo’s, a slightly crazy guy who is also some kind of maire here?!😄

    After the first night in our lovely, cosy room we went for our first hikes in the park.
    Booth’s Rock (5.1 km), Lookout (2.1 km) and Beaver Pond (2.0 km)
    All of them have scenic lookouts but the Beaver Pond was my personal favourite! Even though we had a bit of rain that day, we had wonderful first day.
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  • Day13

    Algonquin Park - Day 2

    May 20, 2019 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    In order to prepare us for an approximately 6 hour walk on day 3, we chose Track & Tower (7.5 km) on day 2. Although it was a fun walk with scenic lookout it was a real challenge too, as some parts of the path were flooded and super muddy.

    We ended the day with Spruce Bog Boardwalk (1.5km) (nice and relaxing 😌).

    Update at the end of day 2: no moose spotted :(
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