One Long Lovely Summer in Eastern Canada: Nature and Nurture Not Far From Toronto!

When Gwendominica went to Canada this past summer, she had no idea that Tropical Storm Erika would extend her stay there. Below is the first of three posts about what she did while spending the entire summertime in her ‘home and native land’!

Canary Gal

The Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area on the Niagara Escarpment is a mere half hour drive west of Barrie. The 400 acre Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area on the Niagara Escarpment is a mere half hour drive west of Barrie and is south of Collingwood.

My extended visit to Canada (thanks to Tropical Storm Erika in Dominica) started and ended in a lovely city one hour north of Toronto, which is a relatively easy commute by car, bus or train from there to the big city.  One of my brothers lives in Barrie, Ontario and I spent several weeks with him and his wife Beth, which included a number of outings to the surrounding countryside.  I had no idea how beautiful the area is, until my brother Edwin showed me around!  I could understand why Torontonians like to escape on weekends to this region, as it offers nature, culture and adventure of a slightly different kind than dear Dominica!

The Lazy Tulip Cafe is conveniently located near the Barrie Bus Terminal, on The Lazy Tulip Cafe is conveniently located near the Barrie Bus…

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