Chapter 9A: Saint John, New Brunswick

In a blink of an eye, we were off to another province: New Brunswick. Saint John (not to be confused with St. John’s, NL) was our first stop. It was nice to be staying within the downtown area for a change – we stayed in Dartmouth when we worked in Halifax. Our hotel here was…

Chapter 8D: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Finally, we arrived in the beautiful city of Halifax! It had been a while since we were in a more populated area, so we tried to take advantage of the amenities of a big city – more food, places to drink and explore. We would be stationed at the Discovery Centre in Halifax, except we…

Chapter 8C: St. Bernard, Nova Scotia

We headed to St. Bernard, Nova Scotia, a very tiny town just a few kilometres from Weymouth for our next stop. We stayed in the lovely Goodwin Hotel in Weymouth which overlooked a small river and basically the entire “downtown” area, which consisted of a few restaurants, a small visitor centre and library. The weather…

Chapter 8B: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

It was sad to depart the beautiful Cape Breton Island, but the drive to Antigonish, NS was lovely. It was nice to witness the autumn colours and still be close to the ocean. Antigonish is home to St. Francis Xavier University and interestingly, their homecoming prevented us from actually staying in town. Instead, we had…

Chapter 8A: Sydney, Nova Scotia

We were worried that our drive to Sydney would be affected by the hurricane down south. Thankfully, we only went through a bit of downpour while driving to the ferry at Port-aux-Basques. It was smooth sailing from there…except for those of us who got a tad sea sick on the ferry. The weather in Sydney…

Chapter 7B: St. John’s, Newfoundland

Wow, to be back in St. John’s seemed surreal to me. I lived there three years ago while I was completing my MSc at Memorial University and completely fell in love with the city and the rest of the island. I loved the small town with breathtaking views of the ocean. I missed the cliffs,…

Chapter 6C: Winnipeg, Manitoba

We finally made it to Winnipeg. This would be my last stop, at least for now. These past 6 months of training and touring have gone faster than I expected and I’m still struggling to find words to describe my experience. So while I think about that, let’s take a look at the shenanigans we got…

Chapter 6B: Brandon, Manitoba

We arrived in Brandon, Manitoba on a beautiful day full of sunshine. While we were all smiles about the warmer weather, the spring run-off had actually caused the Assiniboine River to flood. Street lamps that were part of a walking trail were almost completely submerged under water. However, despite the severity of the flooding, the…

Chapter 6A: Cranberry Portage, Manitoba

So remember that great weather we were having in Yorkton? Well, that all disappeared when we headed to Cranberry Portage, Manitoba. Instead of sunshine, we were greeted with (you guessed it)…. snow! Although I suppose it shouldn’t have been that surprising as it was a five hour drive up north from Yorkton. However, our team…