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26 year old Canadian, Dutch resident travelling to every country in the world (111 so far) to become the first Canadian female to visit them all. Bestselling travel AUTHOR and founder of popular #TRLT Twitter chat.
My favourite country of all!!! Of course, I am 100% biased because I love my home, family and country so incredibly much, but after this Friday Fotos photo essay, you will understand WHY Canada makes an incredible holiday destination. Ironically, it took me the world to open my eyes to the beauty within my own “backyard”. Before taking off on our grand four year global escapade as a family, we ran a local tour company. I often didn’t understand why people had come from all around the world to see MY country, MY city. What was so special? And even more crazy, I’d never set foot in another province until after the trip.
Canada has so much to offer from beautiful big cities for nightlife and city lovers. Whale watching, hiking, camping, skiing, boating and so much more for those who love the big outdoors and adventure. Soak up mother natures’ stunning lakes, ocean, mountains, forests, prairies. Canada is a liberal, safe, clean and modern country that I feel so privileged to call home.
After visiting 103 countries, one of my absolute favourite trips has been a few week road trip from Vancouver into the Rocky Mountains and seeing Banff and Jasper. We were in awe at the natural wonders around us from waterfalls, lakes and snow peaked mountains to bears and their cubs to giant elk.
This is a cute little taxi boat.
Coal Harbour Airport in Vancouver
We are going for our first seaplane flight. Heading over to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
A view of Vancouver from the seaplane.
Seeing the Orca Whales of the west coast of Vancouver Island is a must see.
This Orca or Killer Whale is spy hopping. Truly beautiful animals.
Arrived at Victoria Harbour on Vancouver Island. BC
These little cuties are really actually a pest. Raccoon get into everything.
View Vancouver from another angle on top of Grouse Mountain.
Ice skate on Grouse Mountain while taking a break from skiing.
A beautiful but dangerous grizzly bear. This guy is a resident of Grouse Mountain
Capilano Reservoir supplies a 1/3 of the regions water. The water is held in by the Cleveland Dam. You can also get a great view of The Lions (mountains) in the back ground. – North Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver from the 32 floor of the Hyatt Hotel.
Vancouver has some to the best and cheapest sushi in the world.
The Olympic flame, built for the 2010 winter olympic games. -Water front Vancouver
From the top of Mount Seymour you get a great view of Mt Baker.
It wouldn’t be Canada without a canoe. Kees on Loon Lake.
A loon on Loon Lake. BC
The gorgeous Rocky Mountain Range.
Elk mother and baby. Banff National Park
Two Jack Lake and Mount Rundle. Banff National Park, Alberta
Big Horn Sheep wandering an the side of the road. Jasper National Park
Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks,
Savannah and Kees on a bear sighting quest.
Banff National Park
Found a lots and lots of black bear in Banff, Jasper and Whistler.
Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
There are so many beautiful water falls to be seen.
A cute little chipmunk, Jasper National Park
The Bow Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies
Mistaya Canyon Banff National Park.
An Elk is a powerful creature and very common in the Jasper National Park.
Sea Otters playing in the Burrard Inlet, BC
The beautiful Howe Sound on the drive up to Whistler
Was able to take this photo of the bald eagle from the window of the car on the way to Whistler BC
Best place on earth to ski. Whistler BC.
Sometimes I think both Canada and even the U.S. are travel destinations people don’t often think about. They aren’t considered “exotic”, especially for residents of the countries, but North America has so, so, so much to offer!!! Canada is my reminder to you that beauty can be found in your own backyard.
Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is CAPE VERDE
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