Gas TownGas Town is the original settlement that would eventually become Vancouver. Today it is a national historic site. Gas Town was Vancouver's first downtown and was named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire man, steamboat captain and barkeeper who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon. "Gassy Jack" acquired his nickname, from … Continue reading Gas Town- Vancouver
Last year we spent our summer holiday in Canada. The girls are getting older and heading off to university and we, Rich and I, decided it was to be our last holiday as a family. My Aunt and Cousins emigrated to Canada over 40 years ago, so we combined our holiday with catching up with … Continue reading Weekend in Vancouver
A few weeks ago, we had our second trip to Canada. Whilst in Banff we ate at Sky Bistro and celebrated the Sunset Festival. Sky Bistro sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain and is only accessible (unless you're a mountain goat) by the Banff Gondola. The gondola takes you the 2,292 feet to the … Continue reading Sky Bistro and Sunset Festival.