Zion National Park

Back in the early spring, my wife and I decided to go on a vacation… without the kids. Sort of a 13th wedding anniversary present to ourselves. There was much debate on where to go within our budget. Everywhere from Europe to the Caribbean was on the table. We wanted to go somewhere and actually…

Camping in Algonquin Park

Long ago, we had scheduled a family camping trip to Algonquin Park for the Labour Day long weekend in September. As the date came for us to leave, our cat got a bladder infection and was taken to the vet. He needed to be given medicine twice a day, so my wife stayed at home…

Peterborough Jail Park

The Peterborough jail opened in 1842 and operated until 2001 where it sat vacant for 14 years before being demolished and turned into an urban park. The park still has remnants form the jail with plaques describing what the jail and was like and about the types of inmates that were housed there. It’s a…

Ottawa

Who doesn’t love Ottawa? One of my favourite Canadian cities to visit. I seem to end up back here at least once per year. This past August I joined my brother who was in town for a conference and while he was stuck inside I wandered and biked around town with my camera. I re-visited…

Hogs Back Falls

Hogs Back Falls is a place that I’ve been eyeing up for sometime now, but for whatever reason I could never make it there. This time, I was determined to go and check it out. Upon arriving in Ottawa, I hopped on my bike and pedaled the 45 minutes or so along the Rideau Canal…

Perth for Lunch

Back in mid-August, I spent a couple days in Ottawa freeloading off my brother who was there for a conference (more on that in a later post). On the way to Ottawa, I stopped in downtown Perth for some lunch at a Mexican restaurant on the river. I spent a little bit of time walking…