Tofino, British Columbia.

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After having learnt my lesson in Thailand, I was determined to keep my travel schedule flexible and it definitely paid off. When I landed in Canada I hadn’t even heard of Tofino and so had absolutely no intention of visiting. However, the more hostels I stayed at the more buzz there was about Tofino and nearly everyone I met who had been there said that I had to go. Tofino is a 7 hour bus journey North West from Victoria, so I decided that after three days in Victoria, I would spend an additional three days on Vancouver Island in Tofino.

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Vancouver, British Columbia.

dsc00947Before I left for Canada, everyone told me how I have to go to Vancouver, “it’s a city close to nature! There’s nothing like it!” Well funnily enough, those of you who have been keeping up with my blog for a while will know that I don’t live too far away from Bristol, a city that is close to nature. So, I didn’t love Vancouver as much as I thought I would but I still really liked it, I know I’ve just contradicted myself hugely but I’m sure you get what I mean. I also loved Vancouver because of the people I met there, and I’m confident when I say that I think we’ll be friends forever. Anyway more on that later… Let me start from the beginning.

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Banff, Alberta.

I hope you’re sitting comfortably with a cup of tea and biscuit as this is going to be a long old post about one of my favourite places in Canada.

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After browsing Pinterest for hours on end, I compiled a mood board of destinations to visit whilst in Canada. One place frequented that board consistently and it was Banff. I dreamed of seeing Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, even of just being in the mountains.

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Life on the Ranch

dsc00186As I mentioned in my previous post, thanks to my severe lack of money drive and motivation for work, I decided to work for two weeks at Wild Horse Mountain Ranch so I could experience authentic Canadian life. I worked at a ranch located an hour East from Red Deer and two hours North from Calgary. Diane and Bear (the owners of the Ranch) own 180 acres of land, 4 dogs, 2 cats and 60 horses, with Summer camps on over the months of June through to August, it’s safe to say that they often need as much help as possible.

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