Canada Part 2
October 31, 2016
So after 3 weeks in Canada I have to say, what a beautiful place! Banff was our next stop after Armstrong and the mountains are amazing. There was snow on there peaks and we had a nice sunny day so the drive was and epic view the whole way, which made all the construction and road work delays a perfect time for an amazing shot. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough snow to hit the slopes but the ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain in the gondola is well worth the money and if your feeling a little more adventures there is a hike you can do which is free, although we opted for the easier way with a better view!
Ok, so lets talk hockey! After playing the game on a PlayStation as a child I’ve always wanted to see a game live and it did not disappoint, what a show the entire game is. The game we saw was the Oilers vs Washington at the brand new Rogers Arena in Edmonton. The place was full and the fans where loud and the beers cold! Having ice skated once before I was amazed at the skill of the players and was lucky enough the catch the Oilers on a winning streak, they took the game home 4 – 1. A hockey game is something id recommend to anyone visiting Canada despite it being quite expensive it was worth every penny.
Halloween in Canada is huge unlike in Australia where its rare to get trick-or-treaters. Bailey’s house had kids of all ages knocking at the door receiving candy all dressed up. For one of Bailey’s dogs its his favorite day of the year (greeting all the visitors how I’m sure he thinks were there to see him.) For the adults its also a big celebration out at the clubs and pubs, we had a limo that night and were all dressed up to a Disney theme. When we were out it was hard to find someone not in costume even the bar staff put an outfit on, its not something I was used to – people really celebrated Halloween in Canada and it’s a fun night out no mater what your into.