Author Archive: Pat Williams

I'm a Canadian who has lived in the United States since 1999. I love the beauty of the Canadian landscape and dream about travelling to EVERY country in the world so I can say, without a doubt, that Canada is the MOST BEAUTIFUL country in the world. Until I can accomplish this feat of huge financial proportions, I'll continue to appease myself by writing about Canada's many, MANY virtues. Google+

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Road Trip Diary: Lake Louise, Banff

Road Trip Diary: Lake Louise, Banff

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014 |

Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta is probably one of the most chosen scenes to represent the Canadian Rockies.  On one end of the deep blue-green lake is a view of the Victoria Glacier amid mountain peaks, and at the other end, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.  The Chateau was originally a much smaller cabin when […]

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Warrior Dash At Horseshoe Valley is Canada’s Only

Warrior Dash At Horseshoe Valley is Canada’s Only

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

There are 35 Warrior Dashes in North America but the Dash at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie, Ontario, is the only one in Canada. Last weekend, 13,000 people attended the two day race series, making this 4th annual event the third largest and one of only three dashes held over two days to accommodate the […]

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Twenty-first Century Camping #OnStarSummerFun

Twenty-first Century Camping #OnStarSummerFun

[ 1 ] July 15, 2014 |

I grew up camping in Canada. The campgrounds I’ve frequented make you feel as though you are out in the middle of nowhere, communing with nature. You often can’t even see your neighbours…although you can occasionally hear the noisy ones! As a child, my family tent camped every summer, and I’ve travelled with my family from Ontario […]

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Paddle to the Sea – Canadian Film Board

Paddle to the Sea – Canadian Film Board

[ 0 ] March 20, 2014 |

Now that spring is upon us… remember this little gem from elementary school? I attended primary grades during the 70’s, how many of you got to see it? It was a National Film Board production, circa 1966, based on a book called Paddle to the Sea by American writer Holling C. Holling. It was nominated […]

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Road Trip Diary: Moraine Lake

Road Trip Diary: Moraine Lake

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014 |

You may recognize the view of Moraine Lake from the back of the 20 dollar bill distributed in 1969 and 1979.  Moraine Lake is located in Banff National Park near the village of Lake Louise.  I consider it to be the most beautiful lake view in the entire park.  I’ve walked the main trail around […]

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Road Trip Diary: Johnston Canyon

Road Trip Diary: Johnston Canyon

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

About 18 kilometers off the main throughway  in Banff National Park, is Johnston Creek, a tributary of the Bow River. What is spectacular about this small creek is that it has formed a canyon, cut through limestone walls, over thousands of years.  The park has paved a walkway for most of the gradually ascending trail […]

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Canadian WINTER Poem

Canadian WINTER Poem

[ 2 ] January 9, 2014 |

It’s winter in Canada And the gentle breezes blow Seventy miles an hour At thirty-five below. Oh, how I love Canada When the snow’s up to your butt You take a breath of winter And your nose gets frozen shut. Yes, the weather here is wonderful So I guess I’ll hang around I could never […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013 |

Wishing you all the best for 2014 from CanadianaConnection.com & CyberCletch LLC.  

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Road Trip Diary: Banff & the Bow

Road Trip Diary: Banff & the Bow

[ 0 ] December 19, 2013 |

After leaving family in Calgary, my son, his friend and I headed west into the mountains.  I was excited to play tour guide to my guests and share the beauty of Banff National Park with them. Our first stop was my first stop in the 70’s.  Lac des Arcs. It’s a part of the Bow […]

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Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

[ 1 ] December 12, 2013 |

If you check my online bio on any number of sites, it almost always mentions my love of travel and road trips. I am happiest when exploring.  I got to do a little exploring this past summer and I returned to some favorite Canadian places.  The highlight of a 5000 mile (8046.72 KM) road trip […]

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