One year ago today, we launched Toque & Canoe.
So for two reasons – because it’s Canada Day and we’re all about celebrating ‘real’ Canadian travel culture AND because it’s our b-day – we were determined to find somewhere fitting to hang our hats.
We chose Mount Engadine Lodge because our previous visits to this historic mountain cabin – which boasts one of the greatest patio vistas in the Rockies – left us longing for more.
And given who we got to hang out with during our stay – as in the SWEETEST swamp donkey we’ve ever stumbled across – we feel like this is where we were meant to be.
Who knows what it was?
Her not-to-be-missed donkey ears? Her soft nature and velvety nose? The determined way she moved through the wallow – unplugging her long limbs from the Selenium salt-soaked mud and still managing, somehow, to gracefully move forward?
This moose was something magnificent.
Which brings us to a song our friends at the lodge are releasing for free on Canada Day.
The song is called “Something Magnificent” – performed by Edmonton singer Chloe Albert and found on a soon-to-be-released album called “The Engadine Sessions – Come to the Mountain.” (*You can now purchase the song on cdbaby.)
Meanwhile, thanks to all for helping Toque & Canoe get on their feet.
It’s been a rollicking time and more fun (and work) than we ever imagined it would be.
Here’s to another adventure-filled year together!
Toque & Canoe