Category Archives: Adventure and Entertainment

Firehouse Ironworks – Whycocomagh

Firehouse Ironworks Nova Scotia Traditional Blacksmith Cape Breton
One of my favourite series of books is a Dream of Eagles by Jack Whyte. It details the creation of Excalibur, King Arthur’s legendary sword, told from the perspective of a blacksmith. Since reading this book I’ve had a casual fascination with the art of blacksmithing. So, when I found out that there was a…Read More

The Skyline – Cabot Trail

Skyline Moose Cabot Trail Highlands Nova Scotia
I have a confession. I have never seen a wild moose. I have lived in Newfoundland and northern Maine, I’ve traveled countless times through Cape Breton and New Brunswick, I hitched across Canada, and not one single moose. It’s become something of a running joke in my life. I just want to see a damn…Read More

Whopper Dropper – Halifax, NS

Biking Cycling Nova Scotia Halifax
As a kid growing up in New Glasgow, my friends and I biked everywhere all the time.  Streets, fields, trails, power lines, dry river beds and trailblazing, nothing was off limits.  To us, it wasn’t so much about finding a challenging ride as it was to find a good secluded place to build a fort. …Read More

Guest Post: Magdalen Islands

I didn’t know les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) existed until a few weeks before we set out to visit them. My friend Mike and I were in the same boat this summer: low on funds but wanting to explore a new place. Luckily we live in the Maritimes, surrounded by beautiful spots. He’d heard that les…Read More

Hitchhiking Across Canada part 3

Hitchhiking Across Canada
Continued from Part 1 & Part 2. In case you’re wondering, the Badlands are not some region out of a nuclear winter post-apocalyptic story.  It is an area of southern Alberta famous for its dinosaur fossils.  As an 8 year old, I went through that coming of age dinosaur obsession that all boys go through,…Read More

Hitchhiking Across Canada – Part 2

Hitchhiking Across Canada
Continued from Hitchhiking Across Canada. From Sudbury, a couple uneventful rides (the scenery in northern Ontario and along Lake Superior  is incredible) got me to Sault-Ste. Marie.  I had to walk through town here, which was fine because there were some interesting things to see, like a wood statue of a white bison.  It was…Read More

Hitchhiking Across Canada

Hitchhiking Across Canada
In the summer of 2007, I had two big events planned.  One was my brother’s wedding, in which I was the best man.  The other was to visit my university roommate who I hadn’t seen in about five years. At the time, he was living on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.  I knew after…Read More