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.
The Heather Trail is one of British Columbia’s premier backpacking paths, offering huge rewards for relatively little effort. Featuring sweeping mountain views, vibrant wildflower meadows, great camping facilities and minimal elevation gain, it’s the ideal destination for a first time backpacking trip.
The Rim Trail is one of British Columbia’s best one-day hikes. Stunning vistas, interesting rock formations, azure lakes, moderate difficulty hiking and the potential to see mountain goats….what more could you want?
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.
Merritt is situated at the crossroads of some of British Columbia’s busiest highways and acts as a gateway into the interior. But Merritt is more than a gas stop. This post features 12 Merritt hiking trails, all of which are accessible within only 30 minutes drive of downtown.
Tucked into the interior of British Columbia is a spectacular landscape of valleys, mountains, lakes, desert and grasslands. This surprisingly diverse region is quickly growing a reputation for quality wines and beautiful boutique wineries. Discover more about Okanagan wineries now!
Discover everything you need to know about planning for your first backpacking trip, from buying appropriate gear and choosing a destination to outdoor safety, backcountry meals and more!
Two gorgeous aquamarine alpine lakes set into a mountain bowl, sparkling in the summer sun. This is Twin Lakes, a tranquil hiking destination in the Monashee Mountains near Cherryville, British Columbia. This post will tell you everything you need to know to hike to beautiful Twin Lakes.