Two rail lines once crossed the length of British Columbia’s Boundary Country – the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) and the Columbia and Western (C&W). Now converted into multi-use paths, the KVR and C&W connect in the town of Midway to provide an uninterrupted 170km hiking and biking route, also part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Stretching 1,123km along the formidable Rockies, the Great Divide Trail is Canada’s ultimate long distance hiking adventure. The rugged route crosses the Continental Divide between British Columbia and Alberta no less than 30 times, passing hanging glaciers, vibrant wildflower meadows, snow capped peaks, deep river valleys and more. Discover a brief history of the trail, a route rundown and essentual planning info as well as a summary of our own GDT section hike
The mountains of British Columbia become even more breathtaking in autumn, when a golden glow appears in the alpine meadows. This magical display of colour is provided by larch trees, which turn a vibrant yellow before shedding their needles for the winter. This post covers everything you need to know about larch season in BC, including the best places to see larch trees, what to bring and when to plan a trip.
Grasslands National Park is one of the most unique national parks in Canada and yet is also one of the quietest. We left the park kicking ourselves that we hadn’t visited more of Saskatchewan sooner. Don’t do the same – put Grasslands National Park on your priority list and get ready to be amazed.
Crossing Canada is the road trip of a lifetime, with 2000km of the journey taking place in Ontario. One of the most scenic (and direct) routes is Highway 17, part of the Trans Canada. To see the best of Ontario’s natural beauty as you travel, plan to stop at provincial parks. Here are our favourites!
Featuring more than 2000 lakes and 500 portages, Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park is a canoe tripping paradise. Paddlers have the ultimate freedom to plan their own route through 1.2 acres of wilderness, choosing a trip length and preferred style to suit, camping at 2,200+ rustic campsites along the way. Canoeing doesn’t get much better than this!
Îles de la Madeleine, also known as the Magdalen Islands, is a spectacular, windswept archipelago located in the middle of the Gulf of St Lawrence. And it’s one of Canada’s best kept travel secrets. Well, at least, to anyone who isn’t Québécois. Here’s what you need to know to plan your own trip
Rolling countryside meets prairie in the small city of Lacombe, Central Alberta. Often cited as one of the best places to live in the province, Lacombe is up and coming on the travel scene as well. Always curious to explore lesser known places, we recently visited in both winter and late spring to see what Lacombe had to offer for ourselves.
With beautiful views, well-maintained facilities, a convenient location and just the right amount of challenge, the Sayward Canoe Circuit is a great choice for a paddling trip for novices and veterans alike. It’s a unique Vancouver Island paddling experience to rival other canoe trip experiences in British Columbia.
Backpacking is all about balance – keeping your pack weight low while still ensuring you have everything you need to be self sufficient and comfortable in the backcountry. This post features a comprehensive multi-day packing guide detailing every single item to bring on a short backpacking trip.
Part wine tour, part fun run, timing isn’t everything for the Half Corked Marathon. In fact, timing isn’t even recorded, with the warning that ‘if you come first, you’ve actually lost.’ The most important aspect of this run, you see, is to have FUN. And the organisers make that easy to do, with as many as 19 wine tasting stops along the 19km route through the vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country in southern British Columbia.
There’s nothing quite like walking through a rainbow coloured field of alpine wildflowers in midsummer. Experience this yourself on the approachable Trophy Meadows Trail in Wells Gray Provincial Park. With the parking lot being situated at 1700m, most of the elevation is gained before even stepping onto the trail.
Snowshoeing in Banff National Park is a must when visiting in winter. And Sunshine Meadows is one of the best places to go, a powder paradise with no-one else in sight. Here’s everything you need to know
There’s definitely no shortage of fun things to do in Banff in winter. In this post, we’ll share our absolute top picks for things to do in Banff in winter as well as 20+ more ideas, to help you make your trip the best it can be!
Covered in 36 inches of ice and rippled with recently fallen snow, Pigeon Lake, near Edmonton, is an unlikely spot for a golfing tournament. But add in 240 golfers, 27 holes and buckets of brightly coloured balls and you have the most brr-illiant way to embrace the end of winter.
Surrounded by three lakes and a gorgeous landscape of rolling hills and mountains, the city of Vernon in British Columbia has all the beauty, amenities and activities you want and need on a short break. Here are our tried and tested accommodation recommendations in Vernon, BC.
If you don’t ski or snowboard, you may not think of visiting Vernon in winter. But this North Okanagan town has a lot more to offer during the colder months. Read on to discover the best things to do in Vernon in winter.
The best hikes aren’t always the longest ones, as proven by the Jumbo Pass Trail near Kaslo, British Columbia. There’s only 5km of distance between the parking lot and Jumbo Pass itself, yet the reward is immense – a beautiful subalpine landscape, backdropped by huge peaks and glaciers. Here’s what you need to know.
Waterfall chasers rejoice! Whether you’re looking to add something special to your itinerary or plan a waterfall focused adventure, this post will help you locate the best Vancouver Island waterfalls.
The 35km long Nootka Trail offers a wild coastal backpacking experience on what feels like the edge of the Earth. Discover more about the Nootka Trail, with our own five day trip report and comprehensive hiking guide.