To say I am a morning person would be an outright lie. It was therefore a daunting thought to get up in time to leave by about 3 am on our drive out east. Not only did we have a roughly 11 hour drive ahead of us, but we had to pass by Montreal, where every time of day feels as busy as rush hour. By some miracle or other, it was easy to hop out of bed and get moving. With our adrenaline flowing, we were finally on our way!
I’ve always loved road trips. Having been on my fair share of long journeys, it felt wrong that it had been 9 years since my last multi-province road trip in Canada. Brit – my go-to travel partner in crime – was up for one as well, so we set out on an adventure: 9 days, 4 provinces, and a chance to really explore Eastern Canada. Here’s what we got up to!
With warmer weather fast approaching, I’m eager to venture outside and explore some of the national parks Canada has to offer. This year is a great time to do it, as they’ve released the national parks pass for free in celebration of Canada’s 150th! I don’t have the opportunity to visit nearly as many parks and historic sites as I’d like to this year, but it did get me thinking about my dream destinations list.
Around this time last year, my cousin Taylor came to visit and we trekked over to Gatineau Park to hike the Pink Lake trail. With my sister coming to visit for the May long weekend this year, I knew we needed to hike a different trail in Gatineau Park. Luckily, she was up for it. Continue reading “Hiking to the Carbide Willson Ruins in Gatineau Park”