Everyday Life with Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC

Before catching our morning flight back home, we wanted a quick but tasty breakfast. Within a block from where we were staying, there was a Oui Presse: a neighbourhood coffee shop serving homemade baked goods and breakfast, with an array of magazines. We both ordered a coffee and the beans on toast. The chickpeas and …

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For our final night in Portland, we felt we had to do it right with a seafood feast. Our google search led us to Jacqueline. To begin with, the restaurant itself is adorable. It looks like a little house from the outside, and inside it’s cozy and welcoming. Since we didn’t have a reso, we …

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Portland is full of brunch options so finding the perfect place was a bit more challenging than we thought. We chose based on location, reviews, and food options and Jams on Hawthorne fit the bill. They have a large, diverse menu with options for all: vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, and gluten-free people. The restaurant itself …

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Around three hours from Calgary lives a little cluster of towns: Radium, Invermere, Windermere, and Fairmont. Each place offers different activities from hiking trails to golfing to hot springs. In the late morning, we drove into Radium to take our pups for a hike. Out of the four towns, Radium is the most dog friendly …

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Traveling through the windy roads, encircled by Rocky Mountains and spotting the occasional deer, we arrived in Canada’s highest city: Kimberley. Established back in 1891 and being one of the greatest lead-zinc mines in the world, Kimberley thrived as a mining village. Being aware that the resources would eventually be depleted, in 1973 Kimberley adopted …

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