Vancouver

We have now reached our last destination of the Canada leg – Vancouver! We landed a short 1h20min after leaving Calgary, and made our way to the city by train. This conveniently took us all the way to our downtown accommodation. It’s not luxurious, but it’s in the city centre near Waterfront and close to…

Icefields Parkway & Jasper National Park

Today we made our way to Jasper, going through the Icefields Parkway, often voted one of the most scenic drives in the world. It’s a 2.5 hour drive through the Rockies, stretching approximately 230km from Lake Louise to Jasper. Many glaciers, lakes, and other natural sites are located on this drive; stops a plenty. We…

Banff & Yoho National Parks

This morning’s wakeup was a brutal 4am alarm to catch our flight to Calgary, in the state of Alberta. Our B&B near the airport wasn’t great, so not only did we have a short night sleep, but a fragmented one. The flight to Calgary was pretty uneventful with Air Canada. A comfortable 4 hour flight…

Toronto – Distillery district, Carribean festival & Thompson Toronto

Today marks our last day in Toronto. It is such a great city and we believe staying another day or two wouldn’t have been too much. We’ve decided to start our day by going to the old distillery district, about 15min walk away from our accommodation. As it’s name indicates, this neighborhood is where the…

Toronto islands

Today we’ve decided to spend our day on the Toronto Islands. These islands are easily reachable via a 15min ferry from downtown, and are the popular weekend getaway for people living in the city. After a relaxed morning and a leisurely walk, we arrived at the ferry port of Toronto to catch the ferry to…

Toronto – Niagara Falls

The theme of our big trip could be waterfalls. We seem to see a new one every couple of days lately, and today we’ll finally see the biggest of all – Niagara Falls! We’ve booked a proper tour online to get to the falls, as the total cost of a tour wasn’t far off doing…

Toronto – Downtown

Part of what allows you to travel for an extended period is your capacity to travel via cost effective means, which may mean travelling on trains and buses, or worse…night buses. You keep moving so your time in the cities is maximised, and you save on accommodation. Our travel between Montréal and Toronto was our…

Montréal

After a 3 hour bus back from Québec, we arrived in Montréal where we planned to stay for 3 days. I’ve heard great things about this city, and how it was a great place for students and young professionals. My friend Jean-Césaire and I have known each other since high school, and he settled in…

Québec

After a short 5hr flight from Reykjavik we landed in Montréal. One of Kim’s friends from high school now lives there and kindly offered his spare room as our stop in the city, so we took an Uber to his apartment in Little Italy for our first night in Canada. First impressions – it’s a…