“Jim, do you have a website that I could link to from my blog?” I asked. “Well, we just ask people to type Little Britt Inn into Google so that they can see what others have to say about us” he answered between sips of coffee. So I did. Here’s the link with information on prices, location etc. And here’s my stab at a review, as I couldn’t really find one on the internet that gives this place due credit. Continue reading
If you’re in Sudbury, Ontario and you miss the Big Nickel, I suggest you get your eyes checked.
While you’re there don’t forget to check out Science North and Dynamic Earth where you can journey seven stories below the earth’s surface. They’re worth the visit.
I cannot tell a lie. Manitoulin Island would have been more enjoyable if it wasn’t for those pesky black flies that found joy in biting chucks out of everyone. We were told (after the fact) that it’s advisable to swallow a vitamin E pill every day, for a couple of weeks, prior to your stay on the island. The flies then leave you alone as your body emits an odor that they find disagreeable. But as we hadn’t done anything of the sort, we resorted to dousing ourselves with insect repellent and hoped for the best.
Manitoulin may not be able to compete with the likes of an island in the Pacific or Indian Ocean. But it is peaceful, has an interesting history and some beautiful natural sights to discover. You can always find something to do on the island even out of tourist season. Here are some of things we saw! Continue reading
We found this Inukshuk on the Wikwemikong reserve on Manitoulin Island. And on the drive back home, we found the highways of Northern Ontario lined with thousands of tiny Inukshuks that people had erected.
In my opinion, political correctness has been taken to an entirely different level in Canada. Which is why I was surprised and amused to hear Dave, a native Ojibwe, say to my mum, dad and me, “So you are the Indians who couldn’t run fast enough!”
Our paths had crossed that morning at the local Community Centre on the Wikwemikong reserve, situated on the south eastern peninsula of Manitoulin Island. Wikwemikong is the only “unceded” native reserve in Canada as the land has never been relinquished to the government by treaty or any other means.
If you’re a newcomer to Chickstravelflicks and are wondering whether to continue reading after seeing the title of this post – please stay. I assure you this is a travel blog! Continue reading
It takes a big boat, on a large body water and an ‘island’ that is 2,766 km² (1,068 square miles) in area, to make you realise that you have lived in Europe far too long. Everything in Canada is big and Manitoulin Island is no exception. According to its Wikipedia entry it is the “172nd largest island in the world and Canada’s 31st largest island”. Maybe we should have realised what we were in for when we saw the size of the ferry that took us over there.
… But if someone offers you the opportunity, make sure you know which London you’re headed towards!
London, found in South Western Ontario, is my Canadian home town. Yes folks, I’m a Londoner. But ‘real’ Londoners, from the other side of the pond, are rarely impressed when I call myself one. Needless to say, being a Londoner from Ontario, has caused confusion at many airport immigration counters, university applications and conversations in bars around the world.
I’d like to now take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London, Ontario. Maybe I’ll show you something, to make you change your mind and encourage you to visit this beautiful town!
Oh, and when you’ve had enough of London, Ontario you can also hop over to neighbouring Paris, Zurich and Delhi (pronounced “Del-High”)…
My mother discovered Winter Wheat while on a Mother’s day Shunpiker Mystery Tour about five years ago. Since then this place has become a “must see” for the many friends and family who come to visit my parents in Canada throughout the year.