The The Horseshoe Tavern
I’ve been to Toronto many times over the years for festivals and other shows but this one felt special. Famed venue the Horseshoe Tavern opened it’s doors to us and we had a blast. It’s awesome. New plan: Play The Horseshoe ALL THE TIME.
Beautiful Landscapes of the nation
Our country is big. HUGE. It’s incredible to drive across and really get a feel for how green and beautiful our landscape really is.
Cornwall – St Lawrence
Photos by Reggie.
Home away from home. Lola’s could be the set of a small town sitcom. Full of character and oddball individuals. We met the most interesting people. Had THE BEST pulled pork sandwich ever!!! And put on a great show to a pumped and receptive audience. By the end of our three sets I’m pretty sure people were singing the words to Deceiver and Greedy. Cornwall and the people at Lola’s (Thinking of you Robin!) were so welcoming we will definitely add it as a place to stop every time we’re in the neighbourhood. We’re part of the family now!
Come for the food. Stay for the entertainment.
Rooftop photoshoot at The Garrick Hotel
Winnipeg has a bad reputation. Most people cringe a little when you mention it. Our experience was mixed. June is definitely a great time to visit. It’s as green as it’s going to get and the locals are out and about in a summer state of mind. We were warmly received by the folk at the Garrick Hotel (https://www.facebook.com/GarrickHotelWinnipeg). Owner Gary took care of us and made us feel right at home. A highlight was definitely the rooftop photoshoot after the show.
Moose Jaw tunnels
The tunnels were awesome. A Little piece of unique history buried in an unexpected town. Well worth the cost. It’s almost like an interactive theatre experience. You wander through old buildings and tunnels while actors play parts and describe the history of the tunnels. It wasn’t an overwhelming amount of information but rather, a taste of something you can go home and read up on. I can’t wait to pick up a few books on Al Capone and the Chinese Immigrants who lived and worked in the tunnels.
You can read more about the tunnels (and which stories are true) here.
Photo is from ibackpackcanada.com as we were not allowed to take photos during the tour.
Lydia’s Pub in Saskatoon is a great way to kickoff a tour. Always busy on weekends and with great crowd energy. This venue brings life into the Saskatoon live music scene. Snuggled into a quaint old brick building on Broadway Ave, the place is stacked with layers of fun from billiards, to live music to general debauchery and good times.
We can’t wait to get back to Saskatoon and Lydia’s!
Follow them on twitter for updates on who’s playing there next.