Dauphine Bakery and Bistro – Edmonton, Alberta

Dauphine in French means the female heir to the throne and this bakery/bistro is fit for royalty. The location is on one of the nicest, if not the nicest street in downtown Edmonton, 104 and Dauphine is located in the basement so it feels like you’re walking down into a secret kitchen. The tables are white and grey swirled marble and the yellow glow makes the bistro comforting even though…

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De Dutch Restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, is truly Dutch inspired

De Dutch is a restaurant that specializes in breakfast and lunch and it’s the place to go for Dutch pancakes (pannekoeken) in Edmonton, Alberta. Having been to the Netherlands myself and eaten pannekoeken, I’d say that this Canadian chain does a good job of creating an authentic Dutch dish. The history The story goes: John Dys, founder of De Dutch restaurants, emigrated to Canada from The Netherlands. His first job…

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Visit Candy Cane Lane in Edmonton, Alberta

If you like Christmas and are all for the lights, Candy Cane Lane can’t be missed. Candy Cane Lane was started over 40 years ago by a small group of residents in Crestwood Community of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It all started with a few houses putting up some impressive lights and decoration displays. The spirit spread to other residents along 148th street from 100th avenue to 92 avenue. Today there…

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O Canada – I’m home and was glad to land!


Ok so I didn’t start singing the national anthem once I landed in Canada, but I was practically dancing down the terminal suitcase in tow.  I was a little disappointed that I had a five hour layover in Montreal (pronounced Mon-tree-all in English) because its is in the small French part of Canada, but once I saw “Welcome to Canada” I was instantly cured of thinking of it as French.…

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