Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island, New Brunswick

St. Andrews, New Brunswick was recently recognized by USA Today as the top Canadian destination to visit. I thought it would be a great time to blog about my recent visit to the historic Van Horne Estate on Minister’s Island which is near St. Andrews.

You can only access Minister’s Island by driving across the ocean floor during low tide. As a result, the tourist site’s hours of operations vary daily. You can end up trapped on the island if you fail to return to the mainland before the tide comes in! Continue reading

Inglewood Night Walk

Inglewood is Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood, containing the city’s oldest surviving building (Fort Calgary), and is the city’s original downtown centre. Today, it is primarily a shopping and arts district, in addition to being a beautiful place to photograph at night.

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Caldwell Heritage Farm in Kelowna, BC

While on vacation in Kelowna, BC, I took a tour of the Caldwell Heritage Farm hosted by owner Kristi Caldwell. The farm was originally a rural acreage, and purchased by Kristi’s parents in the 1990’s with the intention of creating a place where they could live out their years through retirement. Sadly, this dream was unexpectedly cut short in the 2010’s, and the farm was passed on to Kristi.

Kristi and her husband James (who I also met on the tour) were enjoying an urban lifestyle in Vancouver,  but they packed it up and moved to embrace farm living in Kelowna. Since then, they have expanded the farm’s operations to include chickens, a wedding venue, and a distillery.

The farm’s rustic tools and equipment offer a unique nostalgic look into what farming life was life in the past for many people. The Caldwell family actually still uses some of the “antique” equipment on display for their current operations, while other pieces are meant only as showpieces of personal significance.

You can read more about the farm’s story online or visit them in person if you’re in the Kelowna area. I hope you’ll enjoy my photos of the farm. Be sure to also read my other post from Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley.

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