Back in late 2017, I wrote a post that declared we would be travelling full time indefinitely. We had quit our jobs in Penticton, BC, and were preparing to cross Canada in our (not yet converted) van. Almost three years to the day, I felt it was a good time to give you an update!
Subalpine meadows filled with vibrant wildflowers and backdropped by snow capped mountains. Boulderfields squeaking with impossibly cute marmots and pikas. And finally, a turquoise-coloured lake with mirror-like reflections. The Eva Lake Trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park offers all this and more!
It’s normal to be frightened of encountering a bear. The best way to reduce this fear is to learn. This guide will provide an introduction to bear safety for anyone wanting to explore Canada.
Leave No Trace. It’s the closest thing to an ethics code for people exploring the great outdoors. Leave No Trace. It’s the closest thing to an ethics code for people exploring the great outdoors. Learn more about Leave No Trace and the seven principles that help us practice doing so!
To make the most of winter in Canada, you must be wearing the right clothing. Being warm and comfortable is the key difference between just surviving winter and actually enjoying it! This guide will tell you everything you need to know about what to wear in Canada in winter.
A high alpine wonderland with wildflower filled meadows, delicate larch trees, crystal clear lakes and endless vistas of immense glaciers and jagged peaks, Monica Meadows is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places in British Columbia.
Time for a van update! We converted our GMC Savana van back in April/May 2018 and have since driven over 50,000 kilometres across Canada, living in it full time for over fourteen months. I’m sharing which aspects of our van conversion worked (and those we love!) as well as the ones we have since had to change (and even remove in some cases)
Hiking the Myra Canyon trestles is a must do experience while in the Kelowna area! Read more about the autumn hiking experience on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail plus everything you need to know to do the same
Snowshoeing is the fastest growing winter sport and it’s easy to understand why! Not only it is a fun way to explore beautiful winter landscapes, but snowshoeing is also affordable and incredibly simple. Discover the basics of snowshoeing, from what to wear to essential snowshoe safety
Every autumn, E.C. Manning Provincial Park plays host to a little colour changing magic. This is all thanks to the Frosty Mountain larches, which turn a gorgeous golden yellow before the needles drop. Read on to discover everything you need to know about visiting the Frosty Mountain larches in Manning Park including when to go, how to hike there and what to bring.
Gorgeous glacial lakes are a hallmark of the Canadian Rockies, with canoeing being the perfect way to fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of them. Read on to discover all the details you need to know to go canoeing on Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake.
Pinnacle Lake is a beautiful alpine destination in the Monashee Mountains of BC. This glacier-fed lake sits within a protective amphitheater of steep rock walls and talus slope. The 9km return hike to reach it is almost as exciting as the destination.
Sitting on the slopes of a mountain in Yoho National Park, I found myself picking up and holding a slab of shale containing a half a billion year old fossil from an ancient seafloor. With a guided hike to Walcott Quarry, you too can discover this unique link to the past.
As well as being a fun low-impact way to explore winter landscapes, snowshoeing is also incredibly affordable. All you need is a pair of snowshoes and some appropriate winter clothing to get started. This snowshoe buying guide includes everything you need to know about buying the best snowshoes for you.
Set into rolling grasslands, bordered by three lakes and backdropped by mountains, Vernon is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. There are so many fun things to do in this area. This is especially true in the summer, with long, hot days offering endless outdoor opportunities!
The Banff area has some of the most impressive scenery in Canada but did you know that there’s also incredible beauty to be found underground as well? One of the largest cave systems in Canada is located in nearby Canmore, just 20 minutes drive east of Banff. Read on to discover everything you need to know about exploring Rat’s Nest Cave with Canmore Cave Tours!
Hiking is undoubtedly one of the best ways to take in the true beauty of the Vernon area. If you’re looking for some of the best short Vernon hiking trails, this is the list for you!
If you like staying at places with soul and distinctive character, you’ll love the Charming Inns of Alberta. This collection of 12 independently owned properties put bland, characterless hotel rooms to shame. Read on to discover more about our Charming Inns experience, along with personal recommendations of places to go when you book your own stay.
Offering a mix of climbing, hiking and scrambling, Via Ferrata is an exciting way to explore mountainous areas in complete safety. Mt Norquay (near Banff, Alberta) has four thrilling Via Ferrata courses, each offering phenomenal views of the Bow Valley mountains. We recently tried the challenging Skyline route.
As well as being gorgeous to look at, Osoyoos is the warmest and driest place in Canada. There’s plenty of fun things to do in Osoyoos, whether you want to be active or prefer to relax and enjoy the scenery.