Hiking the West Coast Trail is a once in a lifetime experience for many. With this in mind as well as the remote location and logistics required to get there, most WCT hikers arrive with a plan. This post features 12+ West Cost Trail itineraries, designed to inspire and inform your own trip planning.
A Vancouver to Calgary road trip offers a highlights reel of BC and Alberta. This post features our top five Vancouver to Calgary road trips, including the classic Highway 1 route as well as three beyond the beaten path alternatives and our ultimate round trip itinerary.
Discover our top five snowshoeing trails in and around the city of Penticton, British Columbia, ideal for beginner or novice snowshoers
A look back to our best adventures in 2021, an unforgettable year of weather weirdness and pandemic uncertainty.
Famed for rugged, untouched coastal scenery, the West Coast Trail is a legendary 5-8 day backpacking experience. But this wilderness setting does mean that the West Coast Trail (WCT) is somewhat tricky to access. This post will explain everything you need to know about West Coast Trail transportation to plan your ideal hike!
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. The demanding 75km journey along Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline traverses windswept sandy beaches, gnarled old growth forest, slippery boulder fields, surge channels and tidal pools. This comprehensive guide will help you prepare to hike the legendary West Coast Trail.
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. Most hikers spend 6-8 days traversing the challenging 75km long trail, camping at their choice of 13 designated campgrounds. In this post, I’ll share the lowdown on each and every West Coast Trail campground, as well as other accommodation options.
Glacier-fed and surrounded by impossibly high mountains, Maligne Lake offers the most epic multi-day canoe trip in the Canadian Rockies. In this post, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about planning a Maligne Lake canoe trip.
Looking for the perfect gift for an hiker? As regular hikers and ex-outdoor store managers we have you covered! Here are our top picks for the best gifts for hikers, with budget, midrange and luxury options.
Crossing the Cascade Mountains by foot has been made possible with the restored 74km Hudson’s Bay Company Heritage Trail (1849) from Hope to Tulameen, British Columbia. The reinstatement of this historical trail enables hikers to step into the footsteps of First Nation and European traders.
The best accompaniment to outdoor adventure? Great food and drink! The city of Vernon delivers on both fronts, a reason why it’s one of our favourite weekend destinations in BC, Canada. Learn about Vernon’s Tasting Trail and the best places to go for picnic supplies, post-hike drinks and celebratory meals!
Until recently, we had never visited Vernon in fall. But what we discovered on our recent trip has convinced me that Vernon is one of the best places in British Columbia to visit at this time of year! This is particularly true if you like fall activities on the spooky side…
Osoyoos is best known as a summer destination. And it’s no wonder – the warm, dry climate and the lake are the perfect combination for a traditional beach vacation. But Osoyoos has a lot more to offer, particularly in fall.
It’s no secret that Parksville has some of the best beaches on Vancouver Island. But Parksville has a lot more to offer than the beautiful coastline that it is rightfully famous for. Parksville may be relatively small in size but there is a plethora of things to do in and around the town.
This relaxed, scenic region in southern British Columbia is the ideal destination for a fall getaway. And with such wide, open landscapes and unlimited outdoor adventure on offer, that peaceful factor isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Surrounded by green space, bisected by the Red Deer River and a short drive from pristine wilderness, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Sundre, Alberta! Read on to discover all of the best things to do in Sundre and the wider West Country area
The Overlander Mountain Lodge sits just two minutes drive from the east entrance gates of Jasper National Park. It’s the perfect base from which to explore one of Canada’s most spectacular natural areas. But this convenient location is only the first of many reasons to stay at the Overlander. Read on to discover more about the Overlander Mountain Lodge and why you should be planning a trip there ASAP!
The Iceline, Yoho National Park’s signature hiking trail, showcases breathtaking alpine panoramas, spectacular waterfalls and lush subalpine meadows. It’s a true feast for the eyes, especially if you love glaciers and snow capped mountains. For all these reasons and more, we rate the Iceline Trail as one of British Columbia’s best day hikes.
Part of Monashee Provincial Park, Spectrum Lake is an ideal first time or family backpacking destination. The trail is short (just 6km one way), the difficulty low and the reward satisfying. This post shares everything you need to know about hiking to Spectrum Lake, as a day hike or backpacking trip!
The Enderby Cliffs Trail (also known as the Tplaqin Trail) offers one of the most impressive hiking experiences in the northern Okanagan. The path climbs 700m from the valley floor through a shady forest to the top of towering cliffs, rewarding hikers with spectacular, sweeping views of a patchwork of farmland as well as mountains, rivers and lakes.