Canada: My country of birth, my home

I saw the light of day in Toronto, where I spent the first year of my life. Although my parents were Swiss, Canada has always played a very important role in my life and upbringing. When I was four years old, my mom took me back to my birth country for the first time. Even today I remember visiting Niagara Falls. For a little kid that was a pretty spectacular sight.

Since then I have been to Canada so many times that I probably know this country better than most Canadians. I was able to discover the following places over the years:

  • 1979 Rocky Mountains: From Calgary to Vancouver (incl. Vancouver Island), with longer stays at friends in Banff und Vancouver
  • 1981 Vancouver and Yukon: With a moterhome on empty and unpaved roads
  • 1982 Toronto and Ontario: Visiting friends and a raod trip to Georgian Bay
  • 1983 Nova Scotia and Neufundland: The untouched and pristine Eastern Provinces
  • 1983 Toronto: 5 months stay to larn English (with various trips to Ottawa, Montreal und Vancouver)
  • 1987 Across Canada: From Toronto to Vancouver and back to Calgary (incl. Vancouver Island)
  • 1996 to 1998 Toronto: Working (with various trips to Montreal and Vancouver)
  • 1999 Rocky Mountains: From Vancouver to Calgary
  • 2006 Rocky Mountains: From Calgary to Vancouver (incl. Vancouver Island)
  • 2007, 2008 und 2009 Toronto: Pre-Christmas
  • 2010 Rocky Mountains and Alaska cruise: From Calgary to Vancouver (incl. Vancouver Island), with longer stays with friends in Canmore as well as an Alaska cruise
  • 2011 Canmore: Skiing in the Rocky Mountains
  • 2012 Canmore: Skiing in the Rocky Mountains
  • 2014 Canmore and Okonagan Valley: Wine road trip

Although I have already been touring many wonderful spots in Canada, there are still some that I would like to get to know in the hopefully not too distant future. Above all, these are Nunavut with Cape Dorset – from where many pictures and statues adorn my home – and then there is Haida Gwaii, or the Queen Chartlotte Islands, as they are known to us.

A retreat in the Rocky Mountains is pretty high on my list. Until then, let yourself be inspired by my photos of the untouched and majestic landscapes.