North America · 470 Days · 80 Moments · October 2017

Sophie's tour through Canada

23 January 2019

More frozen lakes and ice sculptures! This festival at Lake Louise even had an ice castle! πŸ°β„οΈ

20 January 2019

Wandering around Snowdays festival in Banff - with lots of ice sculptures and maple syrup ice pops!! 🍁🌬

13 January 2019

We spent the day walking across frozen lakes!! Also came upon a huge herd of Elk! πŸ¦Œβ„οΈ

12 January 2019

A day spent driving along Bow Valley parkway and a walk through Johnston Canyon - with lots of frozen waterfalls! β„οΈβ˜€οΈ

9 January 2019

We moved to Banff! Very excited for lots of snow and skiing! β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸ”

5 January 2019

Our last day in Vancouver before we move to Banff! ❄️ Using up our yearly museum passes to the Science Museum (watched a great planetarium show!) and the Maritime Museum πŸ¦ πŸ”­βš“οΈ

24 December 2018

Christmas Eve spent at the German Christmas markets with lots of mulled wine and tasty food! 🍷πŸ₯¨

23 December 2018

An evening at Capilano Suspension bridge park for the Christmas light displays ✨

10 December 2018

Trip to Seattle for an NFL game! 🏈🏟

27 November 2018

Trip to Harrison Hot Springs resort for a birthday treat! πŸŽπŸ§–πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ²πŸŒ¬

13 November 2018

Day out to Squamish to spot some bald eagles! They all migrate in to feed on the salmon in the rivers at this time of year, even some seals too! πŸ¦…

4 November 2018

Spent the Sunday at Steve’s best friend’s wedding in Jersey City - an incredible setting for a wedding!! Beautiful sunset views of the city skyline

3 November 2018

Walked along the high-line to Chelsea market (an old train line turned into a leafy walkway!). Took a boat ride around the harbour for great views of Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the whole city skyline (a bit windy though!!). Walked through the bright lights of Times Square in the evening! ✨

2 November 2018

Day 2 spent at the 9/11 memorial and the world trade buildings. An afternoon stroll through Soho and TriBeCa, and a visit to the flatiron building!

1 November 2018

Trip to New York! First day spent wandering Central Park, Wall Street, Grand Central and 5th Ave. Went to the top of the Empire State Building at dusk for amazing night time views! πŸ™

16 October 2018

Our little deck of our Airbnb, driving up to Hurricane Ridge - one of the highest points in the Olympic National Park, even some glacier spotting! ❄️ Last of the day spent at Lake Crescent and Forks (where the Twilight movies were filmed!) πŸ§›πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

15 October 2018

Driving down the San Juan islands off the coast of Seattle to Port Angeles for a couple of nights. Beautiful sunsets and autumn colours! πŸβ˜€οΈ

25 September 2018

A walk along Kanaka Creek and the old historic town of Fort Langley πŸπŸ«β˜€οΈ Only an hour from downtown Vancouver and there’s bears in the area! No sightings today though.. 🐻

18 September 2018

Took a short ferry ride over to Bowen Island for a day out! Lots of empty beaches on beautiful coastline, even took in an icy dip in the sea at one of them! β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ

10 September 2018

An afternoon at Deep Cove, a little nearby marina town. Some autumn colours coming out on the trees! πŸπŸ‚

4 September 2018

Spent an afternoon at Butchart Gardens - amazing displays! 🌺🌸🌼
Day 2 of our trip exploring the city of Victoria! Fisherman’s wharf with lots of colourful houseboats, the parliament buildings, Chinatown and Fan Tan Alley πŸ›β›©

3 September 2018

A very scenic ferry ride over to Victoria! πŸŒ… Day 1 of our trip spent driving along the south coast of Vancouver Island - some beautiful beaches and marina towns

28 August 2018

Stayed in Whistler for a couple of days, cute little ski resort town. Drove back down the scenic Sea to Sky highway - lots of waterfalls!

27 August 2018

First road trip in the new car to Joffre Lakes for a beautiful hike to see super blue Glacier fed lakes β˜€οΈ

21 August 2018

We bought a car! Perfect for plenty of adventures! πŸš˜πŸ”

7 August 2018

Back in Vancouver - a trip to Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park for a floatie day! β˜€οΈπŸΊ

2 August 2018

Wine tour through the Okanagan Valley with some delicious tasters! And our last spent eating and drinking at Kelowna harbour

31 July 2018

White water rafting on the kicking horse river! (Not me in the photo but our trip was the same!) A lovely soak at Radium Hot Springs on the way home

28 July 2018

Edmonton City Hall and Strathcona farmers market. A day in Elk Island National Park kayaking on Astotin lake - spotted a musk rat in the brushes. A late evening drive to see herds of buffalo in the fields, and a beaver heading back at dusk!

26 July 2018

Visit to Blackfoot Reserve museum about the First Nations tribes in the area. A day exploring Drumheller, Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Royal Tyrell museum with loads of huge fossils and real dinosaur skeletons! πŸ¦–

24 July 2018

Glacier National Park in Montana - driving the β€˜Going to the Sun’ Highway. A Mum and Cub grizzly early morning! Some mountain goats on our trail up to Hidden Lake. Afternoon kayaking on Lake McDonald β˜€οΈ
Day 2 in Glacier at Bowman Lake and the tiny outpost town of Polebridge. And another grizzly on the drive out!

21 July 2018

Our visit to Waterton Lakes National Park. Day 1 walking through old wildfire growth to Bertha Falls. Day 2 hiking up to Crypt Lake - 17km and 2000ft elevation! Was voted in the top 20 most thrilling walks by National Geographic - at the top we climbed a ladder to crawl through a natural tunnel to clamber along the rocks with a wire cable!! And a little marmot on our path on the way down!

19 July 2018

Day 1 without Mum and Dad! Spotted a grizzly and a coyote on our drive down through β€˜cowboy country’. A trip to Bar U Ranch, one of the oldest working ranches in Alberta. Lots of rapeseed fields in the big open prairies!

17 July 2018

Lake Louise, Moraine lake and a gondola ride with a grizzly spotted! A drive out to Canmore with a bighorn sheep spotted too! 🐻🐏

16 July 2018

Icefields parkway drive to Banff - the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield. And the hot pools at our Banff hotel!

14 July 2018

Athabasca falls, Medicine lake, Maligne lake and lots of bears along the way in Jasper National Park! β›°πŸ»

9 July 2018

Beautiful Tofino! Staying at the Wickanninish Inn, a boat trip to see black bears, and the cute little town of Ucluelet

8 July 2018

Exploring Vancouver! Stanley park totem poles, boat trip to see orcas in the Salish sea with some bald eagles and harbour seals too!

5 July 2018

Trip to Niagara Falls, a very wet boat trip and Niagara-on-the-Lake πŸ›₯πŸ’¦

4 July 2018

Start of the family trip!! Toronto - flat iron building, old distillery district and a blue jays ball game!

22 May 2018

Day 3 - Views of glaciers from Ross Dam, and lots of snow at the highest point on the mountain pass!! ❄️⛄️

21 May 2018

Riverside drive to some beautiful beaches β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ
Day 2 in North Cascades National Park - driving the mountain pass and exploring the old western style town of Winthrop!

20 May 2018

Day 1 in our little β€˜earth house’! Evening pizza and beers at a local brewery 🍻🍻

2 May 2018

Our poolside Airbnb for our stay in Oregon! Day 3 - visit to Portland’s botanical gardens, food markets and a brewery. A drive through the state capital Salem to see the Capitol building πŸ›

1 May 2018

Day 2 - driving highway 101 (the beginning of the Pacific Highway!) with some amazing coastline views and beaches 🌊

30 April 2018

Day 1 in Oregon! Multnomah Falls (second highest in the US!), Cascade River, Mount Hood and a visit to a beautiful winery πŸ‡πŸ·

24 April 2018

Visit to the famous Capilano Suspension bridge park - some scarily high walkways!!

23 April 2018

Sunny day out in Deep Cove and a brewery visit/staff party! β˜€οΈπŸ»

11 April 2018

Last day in Seattle! Exploring Pike Place market and an underground tour of the city before it was built on top of in the early 1900s! Very eerie!

10 April 2018

Day 2 in Seattle! Sunny bike ride around Lake Union for some great views across the city, the old gas works, springtime tulips and a stop off at a local brewery!

9 April 2018

Day 1 in Seattle! Ferry to Bainbridge Island for some winery tastings and beautiful views of the city skyline!

2 April 2018

Lots of spring flowers in the botanic gardens 🌸🌺 and even some bald eagles!! πŸ¦…

27 March 2018

Sunny seawall walk - the great blue herons have arrived to nest! 🐣
Learning lots of history about the First Nations people at the Museum of Vancouver! πŸ—Ώ

16 March 2018

Springtime in Vancouver! 🌸

6 March 2018

Exploring the markets at Granville Island 🍦

20 February 2018

First hockey game! πŸ’πŸ₯…

19 February 2018

Snowy hike in Lighthouse Park β„οΈπŸ¦…πŸŒ²

12 February 2018

Great day hiking up Quarry Rock at Deep Cove πŸžβ˜€οΈ

23 January 2018

Lots of wildlife spotting too! Bald eagles and Roosevelt elks in the forest! πŸ¦…πŸ¦ŒπŸŒ² A quick visit to the State Capitol building in Olympia on the way home! πŸ›

22 January 2018

Our first visit over the border to the USA! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸš— Spent a few days in the Olympic National Park (known for its rain! 🌧) but makes for fantastic waterfalls and rainforests!

23 December 2017

Afternoon out at Deep Cove and lunch with a view! πŸŒ²β˜€οΈβ„οΈ

19 December 2017

First snow day! β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈ

6 December 2017

Christmas on Grouse Mountain! Belated birthday trip to ice skate outdoors, see the reindeer and wander through the light walk in the forest! πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸΌβ›Έ

6 November 2017

Wintry walk in the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens β„οΈπŸ‚

28 October 2017

Sunny day out hiking to Lynn Canyon suspension bridge β˜€οΈπŸπŸŒ²πŸ‚

21 October 2017

Had a few rainy days so lots of eating and drinking! 🍸🦐

17 October 2017

Walked up to Prospect Point lookout across Lions Gate bridge and explored the rest of Stanley Park 🌁🌲

15 October 2017

Exploring Stanley Park! Totempoles, Beaver Lake and the Rose Gardens. Drinks at English Bay beach in the sunshine to reward ourselves β˜€οΈπŸΈπŸπŸŒ²

13 October 2017

A walk across the bridge to Kitsilano, little boat trip across the water and a wander around Gastown with its steam powered clock! πŸš€πŸ»β˜€οΈ

12 October 2017

A very rainy and autumnal welcome to Vancouver!! πŸ’¦πŸ Cleared up in the afternoon for an explore around the beautiful Marina βš“οΈβ›΅οΈ

11 October 2017

Flying to Vancouver! βœˆοΈβ„οΈ