MAPLE LEOPARD: Oh Canada: Why I love my home

Monday, July 20, 2015

Oh Canada: Why I love my home





















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Canada Eh!?! Yes Canadians say "eh" instead of "huh", like Americans do. Even though I was born and raised in Canada, that word never made it into my vocabulary.  It seems so funny to hear it now after all these years!

I made a trip last week to beautiful British Columbia where I grew up. I was in Aldergrove and Surrey for this trip.  The lower mainland area of B.C. offers a wide variety of scenic sites, activities, shopping , and ethnic cuisine. I really loved growing up there, and miss it terribly!

 Fort Langley is one of my favorite little towns to visit. It is full of rich history and has several quaint shops and eateries.  There is an actual fort still standing that you can tour for a small fee. The Cranberries Naturally store had the most scrumptious cranberry jelly I've ever tasted. Their products were used to feed the celebrities at the Academy Awards this past March. The large colonial type building is the set for the town hall in the ABC series "Once Upon A Time".



Of course no visit is complete at home until I get a sip of delicious Timmy's coffee!  It is always my first stop upon arrival in Canuck Land. The delicious aroma and taste of the java is always satisfying, as well as the delicious donuts.

I had a great time visiting my old stomping grounds! The highlight of my trip was reconnecting with childhood friends. If you have never made a visit to the True North Strong and Free, I hope you can do so soon!  If you have travelled to Canada, I'd love to hear about your adventures!


16 comments:

  1. I grew up in British Columbia too! Tim Horton's is usually a stop I make when I head 'home' too:) Love the Canadian socks-they're awesome!

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    1. Hi Terumi! So awesome to connect here with another "canuck" Thanks for stopping by, best to you!

      Valerie

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  2. I've only been to Montreal but I love it there so much! Canada is beautfiul

    http://hashtagliz.com

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    1. Awe lucky you Liz~! Montreal is on my bucket list, I hear it is a very fashion forward city! I can't wait to visit someday, thanks for stopping by once again!

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  3. I've heard amazing things about Tim Horton's. I really hope to get to Canada one day! It seems like a beautiful place!!!

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    1. Hi Katie! If you love coffee, you will be hooked! I hope you make it there soon, there is some pretty amazing scenery all over!

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  4. Sounds like good times. I hear all the great stories from my Canadian friend, and that coffee looks perfect.

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    1. It was a great time Tirralan! Tim's coffee is the best, have a great day !

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  5. Sounds like you had a great trip. Isn't it funny how we always go back to our favorite coffee shops or restaurants, its kind of a homecoming ritual.

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    1. Hello Sue, you are so right on that! All the good comfort foods of home...ahhh love it! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. Amazing post dear!

    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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    1. Thank you so much Ira, that is so sweet of you! Have a great day!
      xo

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  7. I've only been to Canada once but absolutely loved it! Am dying to get back.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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    1. Hey Katie, I love it too, I wouldn't mind moving back, if I could find a job! I hope you can visit again soon!

      xo

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  8. I've only been to Vancouver and Whistler and definetly want to see more of Canada and BC sounds beatuiful. On my list of places to see, thanks for sharing.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Good Evening Nora! Its crazy I was raised in Vancouver, and have never been to whistler! BC has some amazing scenery and I miss it terribly! I hope you get to visit again soon, thanks for commenting!

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