We left our home on Vancouver Island, Canada, on 13th April 2014 for an epic trip around Western Canada. For five months we lived in our converted Astro Van and explored British Columbia, Yukon, North West Territories and Alaska.
There was plenty of awesome paddling, hiking and off the beaten track adventure, with the highlights being the Yukon River, Tombstone Territorial Park, Dawson City and Valdez (Alaska).
Around and about Northern Vancouver Island in early Spring, hiking Cape Scott, paddling in Johnstone Strait and exploring free caves
Zigzagging across mid and southern Vancouver Island, exploring Tofino, Newcastle Island, Carmanah Walbran, Salt Spring Island, Goldstream Park and Shawnigan Lake. Massive trees, hot springs, beautiful ocean views, train trestles and more!
A busy few weeks along the Sunshine Coast, including over 100km of paddling around the Powell Forest Canoe Circuit and beautiful Desolation Sound
The rush to the north…a mammoth 3750km drive from Vancouver to the start of the Dempster Highway, Yukon.
Crossing the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway to reach Inuvik, the Midnight Sun, and millions of mosquitoes
Canada Day celebrations in Dawson City followed by a two week 740km canoe trip down the Yukon River from Whitehorse back to Dawson
Two weeks in and around Dawson City – festivals, new friends, hiking in Tombstone and a whole lot of history
I was very excited at the start of this week, mainly for the prospect of returning to a bit of civilisation. Don’t get me wrong, I love hiking…
A solo drive into Alaska with some of the best days on the trip so far. And some of the worst. Also known as ‘the good, the bad and the very very wet.’
A week of contrasts driving south from the Yukon, with a trip through the Northern Rockies (bison, hotsprings and moose, oh my) and an insight into BC’s oil and gas industries
An extra long holiday weekend in Tumbler Ridge, accompanied by the Northern Lights, wolves and spectacular waterfalls followed by a dash through the Cariboo to reach the warmth of the Okanagan