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Patricia Williams

“No matter where you spread your branches, your roots remain Canadian.”

Tree with world continents and Canadian roots

Butchart Gardens

I’ve loved The Butchart Gardens since I first saw it as a child. It was unlike any gardens I’d seen anywhere and 45 years later I can still say the same. My last visit was the summer of 1987… until this year! The first time I’ve seen Butchart basking in it’s holiday glow, alit with […]

Ladysmith & the Festival of Lights

The town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island knows how to put on a good show. The historic village is built into the side of a hill above a protected harbour about 90 KM (56 miles) north of Victoria. Originally called Oyster Bay, posted signs at the waterfront warn visitors not to eat the shellfish, likely […]

Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island

If you’re goal is to travel the Trans-Canada Trail from one side of the country to the other, then at some point you’ll come across the Kinsol Trestle on Vancouver Island, but for most of us, it’s easiest to access from Shawnigan Lake. There are two entry points to access the trestle. From the south […]

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of CanadianaConnection.com was born in 1999.

Our family had transferred to the USA, and we arrived, starry eyed and excited about our new adventure, but I wanted to make sure my children learned about their country of birth.

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Whether you’ve lived in Canada or just visited, this vast nation connects with our soul.

Perhaps because the expanse of Canada is a representation of what resides within each of us;  culture, kindness, respectability, and strength, all built upon a wild heart.

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