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Gemma

One half of the Canadian/British couple behind Off Track Travel, Gemma is happiest when hiking on the trail or planning the next big travel adventure. JR and Gemma are currently based in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Looking for a Vancouver Island adventure further away from the beaten path? Consider a Nanaimo to Campbell River road trip. This coastal adventure offers the chance to stroll along spectacular sandy beaches, take in dramatic waterfalls, eat local seafood and hike through the temperate rainforest.

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The Northumberland Coast Path is a 100km long journey along some of England’s most beautiful shorelines. Offering a blend of pristine coastal scenery, rich history and coastal village comforts (pubs, seafood, cosy accommodation), the Northumberland Coast Path is an unforgettable picture perfect coastal walking experience.

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Stanley Glacier sits atop of a spectacular hanging valley in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, Canada. The relatively short and approachable Stanley Glacier Trail leads to a wide basin with impressive vistas of the glacier itself as well as surrounding mountains, tall waterfalls and impossibly steep cliffs. It’s one the best half day hikes in BC!

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For a fun, scenic and relaxing paddle adventure in British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies region, look no further than the Invermere to Radium float. This lazy novice-friendly 17km long paddle trip takes around four hours to complete and features spectacular mountain vistas and wildlife watching opportunities.

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Blink and you may just miss the Village of Alix in central Alberta…and if you do, you’d miss out. Alix may be small, but it has a surprising amount of fun activities and things to do, with some being particularly unique to the area. Discover everything you need to know to spend a fun day in Alix, Alberta.

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The Pacific Marine Circle Route is one of Vancouver Island’s best road trips. This post shares our top picks for places to stop along the 263km long route, as well as useful tips to make the most of the journey.

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The Juan de Fuca Trail is a 47km coastal hiking trail on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The challenging route traverses technical forest and beach terrain, with the roaring Pacific Ocean as an ever present backdrop. Read on to discover the essential details you need to know to explore this beautiful coastal trail.

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The Okanagan Valley is one of the best road trip destinations from Vancouver. The journey is remarkable in its own right, as you travel from the lush temperate coast to the dry, hot climes of BC’s interior region. Discover the best places to stop between Vancouver and Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon

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As winter approaches, Boundary Country’s golden hills turn white and beckon adventurous travellers to explore. Three characterful ski hills occupy the mountains; one of BC’s biggest and also one of the smallest. While we already knew that that Boundary had plenty to offer in both summer and fall, we recently returned in winter to see if the coldest season could deliver as well (yes!)

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