Things to do at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Seven Things To Do at the RBG in Burlington

The day we visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington as part of our #VisitBurlON FAM trip tour, it was raining. Despite big drops splashing on our camera bags, we were very happy, as were the RBG employees. With no rain for almost a month, the grass was a bit brown and the flowers shriveled up a bit… not the best scenario for a place that thrives on showcasing some of the most beautiful gardens ...

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Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

In early Spring, the trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park are a magical place in the early morning. With few hikers on the trails, you can stop, take a breath and listen to bird songs. Waking up very early on the Saturday of Victoria Day long weekend, my husband and I drove three hours from Burlington to experience the pastel-coloured landscape and trails at Algonquin Park… and to perhaps see a glimpse of moose ...

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Black Dog Pub in Bayfield

Review: Black Dog Pub in Bayfield, Ontario

What to do when visiting Bayfield (Bluewater), Ontario along the shores of Lake Huron? People watching! Trying to guess who is from Toronto can be a fun past-time as you spend some time in this tiny village just off Bluewater Highway. The “historic Main St” is an old fashioned drag with cars parking like sardines, perpendicularly on either side. In the morning, there’s not a soul to be found. By noon, it’s packed.  Good luck ...

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Review Canyon Creek in Burlington

Review: Canyon Creek in Burlington

The team at Canyon Creek in Burlington are doing some really good things with their menu and service. The last time I dined at a Canyon Creek restaurant was about a year ago in Mississauga. It was at a time when their executive chef was re-working their menu, so it was in a bit of a transition. Don’t get me wrong. The food was good, so I knew that our dinner at Canyon Creek Burlington ...

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Review Delta Montreal

Review: Delta Montreal

The Delta Hotel chain keeps on impressing me. With Delta’s focused effort on updating their hotel properties across Canada, the experience of staying at one keeps improving as well. My recent experience while travelling for business, has inspired me to review Delta Montreal – a location I’d stay at once again when visiting the city. Customer service is excellent here – the moment you step through the door, you see one of the staff who ...

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Son of a Peach in Burlington

Son of a Peach in Burlington

The name of  Son of a Peach in Burlington is unforgettable. With a play on the similar sounding “Son of a Bitch”, this downtown “gastro-pizzeria” has stood out from all other restaurants in the area with its funky name. But there’s more to this spot in Village Square than its interesting moniker. The food is fresh and flavourful and the atmosphere fun, comfortable and with retro touches. Funky lighting has your eye drawing upwards, while ...

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