Canada: A Glimpse of The Adventures Ahead!

By the time you read this, I’ll be whizzing above the oceans on my Air Canada / Lufthansa flight. If Canadian Tourism Commission’s plan for us is anything to go by, it’s going to be one epic travel + blogging adventure!

Unlike most other press trips I’ve been on, I love the amount of free and easy time we have on this trip to explore Canada on our own. As always, I’ve made no firm plans, and will be seeking suggestions from the locals I meet. A big thank you to those of you who’ve been kind enough to recommend hangouts and eateries, or offered to show me around!

While we’ll have to wait and watch where the road leads me on the “on your own” part of this trip, here’s a glimpse of the “planned” adventures I’m really looking forward to:


We’ll be trudging above a canyon on an ancient suspension bridge dating back to 1889 (hope it holds up!), taking a Skyride up the Grouse mountain where falconry is on the agenda, and indulging our taste buds at “Edible Canada” (how cool is the name?), known for the country’s best wine, beer and spirits.

Vancouver BC photos, Vancouver travel blog
Photo by Robery Nyman.


In the mountain town of Jasper, I’ll be white water rafting for the second time in my life! The first time was back in high school, in Rishikesh (obviously), and I ended up jumping from a 35 feet rock into the Ganga. Canada’s highest tramway will take us into the alpine tundra of Jasper National Park, and on Athabasca Glacier, I’ll take my first walk on ice while looking out for a grisly bear!

Jasper photos, Jasper tourism
Jasper National Park. Photo by Laszlo Ilyes


In this French-Canadian city, we’ll be pampering our taste buds to local delicacies at The Forks, and I’ll do something I rarely do – dig deeper into the art and architecture of the city. Maybe I’ll stop by at the Huntsmen, as an ode to The Office 😉

Winnipeg photos, Winnipeg attractions
Photo by AJ Batac.


And finally we’ll arrive for TBEX 2013, “the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers and new media content creators”. There are so many people I’m hoping to woo meet, and so much I’m hoping to learn about this path of travel blogging I’ve embraced since I quit my corporate job almost 2 years ago. It’s all going to be very exciting!

Toronto photos, Toronto travel blog
Photo by Paul Bica

What are you most looking forward to reading about on my trip to Canada?


Come with me virtually to Canada, on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!


Also read:

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  1. “By the time you read this, I’ll be whizzing above the oceans on my Air Canada / Lufthansa flight.” Hmm, all the best. So you scheduled this post for publication.

    Jasper looks heavenly.

    1. It does, right? I can’t wait to walk on that ancient glacial ice.

    1. Thanks Anisha! And so glad to receive that email from you. Shall reply soon 🙂 x

  2. Susmita Chandra says:

    wonderful.enjoyed the blog

    1. Thanks Susmita! Which place are you most looking forward to reading about? 🙂

  3. Deepa @Indi Nomads says:

    Very cool. I am starting my Canada trip soon too. But, I am sticking to east coast : Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and then to TBEX in Toronto. How long are you in Toronto for ? Write to my email address, we should plan a hang out.

    1. That’s awesome! Will you be live tweeting it? I’d love to follow. Will be in Toronto from May 30th to June 3rd. Let’s surely catch up at TBEX 🙂

  4. Hi there, just started reading your blog a few weeks ago looking for advice on traveling in India, and I love it! I’m a South Asian Canadian and would be happy to provide tips on what to do and see in Toronto, my hometown! Best of luck on your Canadian adventure.

    1. Thanks Saba! I have 2 (almost) free days in Toronto, pre TBEX. Would love some suggestions on lesser known places to check out, natural beauty specifically 🙂 Are you coming to Tbex?

  5. Its amazing…Have a great trip ahead. Quitting corporate job and travelling around the world..your story always inspires me to travel more and more..Best of luck for your Canada Adventure..Looking forward for more stories..Cheers 🙂

  6. There are definitely some beautiful views to be had from Grouse Mountain, but Jasper takes the cake for me! What a great time of year to explore as well – enjoy it!

    1. It’s a stunning place! And summer’s a great time to visit with the long days 🙂

  7. Hey Shivya! Winnipeg is not a French Canadian city. It’s an anglophone city with only 0.1% of the city speaking French (Wikipedia). Montreal, on the other hand is a French Canadian city. No biggie, but just letting you know. I live in Montreal.

  8. Your blog Shiya, I should say is one of the best travel blogs I have read in a while. You literally inspired me to start travelling. Keep writing and winning hearts. All the best.

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