Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

Over the Divide – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

After two weeks exploring Montana and Yellowstone with me, it was time for Pat to head back to Connecticut. Fortunately, I had a bit more vacation time and was able to stick around Montana for an extra week and squeeze in a little more adventuring. And so my mom and I loaded up the car and… Continue reading Over the Divide – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

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Happy 150th Anniversary to Canada!

July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. To celebrate, among other things, admission to all Canadian National Parks is free for 2017. And to celebrate here on Handstands Around the World, I’ve put together a list of my favorite Parks Canada sites. This is also conveniently my 100th post! I'm always… Continue reading Happy 150th Anniversary to Canada!

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West Coast Best Coast – Vancouver, British Columbia

Never in my life have I been so excited for the indoors as I was at this point in our roadtrip. We were so sick of everything being wet. Thankfully, we’d be spending the next 2 nights in a hotel. It wasn’t the best place to dry everything out – after spreading out all of… Continue reading West Coast Best Coast – Vancouver, British Columbia

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Sometimes, things don’t go as planned – Jasper National Park, Alberta (part III)

Our next day in Jasper National Park was supposed to be the day we hiked Mount Edith Cavell. This was a hike we were all especially excited for. Instead, it was the day that I woke up sick at 5am and my friends ended up driving me to the hospital a couple hours later. I was… Continue reading Sometimes, things don’t go as planned – Jasper National Park, Alberta (part III)

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia (part 2)

(If you missed part I of this post, you can find it here) After spending the first half of our trip on the inland side of Vancouver Island, we headed out to the western coast! The coastline is dotted with provincial parks and preserves but, for whatever reason, my dad chose Juan de Fuca Provincial… Continue reading Vancouver Island, British Columbia (part 2)

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia (part I)

August of 2006 meant only one thing…time for our annual summer vacation! This year’s destination was guided by the fact that I was considering college on the west coast and wanted to check out some schools. None of them were in Canada, so I’m not sure how my dad ended up choosing Vancouver Island. But… Continue reading Vancouver Island, British Columbia (part I)