Updated: Aug 31, 2019
Accepting a PhD in Canada means more to me than starting just any old PhD. I’ve dreamt of living in Canada since I was in school, but I never wanted to visit because I knew it would only leave me wanting more. Now, with my one-way ticket booked, I’m getting psyched to make the move and have put together the first of many bucket lists.
Learn to ski
Ski at Whistler
Climb at Squamish
Boulder in Kelowna
Visit friends at Lake Louise to ski and climb
Canoe on Moraine Lake
Visit Niagara Falls
Hike the West Coast Trail
Go to (maybe one day ride at) the Calgary Stampede
Multi-day trail rides
Learn to ride western (rodeo, barrel, cattle cutting etc)
Spend time on a working ranch
Learn to surf in Tofino
SUP in Kelowna
Buy a van
Kayak and camp in the Broken Group Islands
Spend time doing fieldwork with (existing and new) friends
There are so many things to do and so much wildlife to see… but… I won’t put wildlife sightings on my bucket list because that’s not how I like to experience nature (and maybe that’s a blog for another time).
Let me know if you have any other suggestions! I intend to add to this list, I’ve got four years after all.