Summer Weekend in Killarney

Between the white quartzite ridges surrounding Georgian Bay, lush greenery and wildlife strive in the hot summer sun while canoes cut through clear turquoise waters that highlight the surrounding Jack Pine hills. This is Ontario’s Killarney Provincial Park. With COVID restrictions in place, my boyfriend and I had to get creative with our travel options….

Red Maple

Now that winter is upon us, I find myself reminiscing on the short autumn months and the longing of getting back to nature. ‪Hiking through the forests on the foothills of Mont Tremblant, Quebec this past October was a reminder of just how beautiful our earth truly is. Mont Tremblant is located in the striking…

A Dorset Day

DORSET, Ontario. A weekend get-away is a different adventure for everyone. My experience was a few hours north to a friend’s cottage in Dorset Ontario. Wanting to make the most out of the weekend, we decided to head out late Friday evening, arriving at the lake at about 11 p.m. Driving the speedboat across the…

Welcome to the Badlands

CALEDON, Ontario. I’ve just landed on Mars. Or so it seems. Just a short drive north of my suburban neighbourhood lays an usual geographical landscape hidden in the Caledon Hills. The Cheltenham Badlands. The area consists of naked windswept red hills and gullies. Iron oxide gives the land it’s reddish hue,  while the narrow greenish bands…

Ambitious entries in the Grand Challenges Canada competition from Women’s College scientists

Originally Posted, May 14, 2013 http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/health-news/feature-articles/grand-challenges-canada-women’s-college By Krystal Seecharan Imagine having a mobile app that gives people in Kenya instant access to tools and information about coping with traumatic stress brought on by child abuse or neglect. Or how about the chance to screen every woman in the Bahamas for a dangerous mutation that increases…

Streets of Montreal

MONTREAL, Quebec This past spring I roadied it down to Montreal for some site seeing, fun, and networking.  The city, in comparison to Toronto, is very down to earth. Although not as diverse in culture and language,  Montreal still has lots to offer. One unique component is that the streets intertwine old, classic, antique elements  with…

Weekend at Mont Tremblant

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec Originally Published, May 2012  On the weekend of May 26th and 27th 2012, I drove eight hours north of Toronto to the city of Mont-Tremblant Quebec. Noted for being a popular ski resort in the winter, many don’t know of the beauty it conceals under the snow. Here lies 43 photo’s of my…