Backcountry camping is one of the most affordable and satisfying ways to fully experience the raw and rugged beauty of British Columbia. It can, however, be difficult to know where to start, especially if you’re new to BC.
With more and more people exploring the backcountry of Canada, calls to Search and Rescue are increasing. There are, however, ways to reduce the probability of getting into a dangerous situation. It’s all about preparation – here’s what you need to know
Mount Assiniboine is a jewel in the crown of the Canadian Rockies and a hiker’s dream. This comprehensive hiking guide will explain everything you need to know about planning a backpacking trip to this magnificent provincial park
Explore the BC’s dramatic mountains and misty forests from a different perspective – the classic Canadian canoe. Here are 17 of the best BC canoe trips you need to paddle ASAP.
Penticton is usually better known for wine, but per capita, it is actually home to the most breweries in British Columbia! Read on for everything you need to know.
It is definitely not the most exciting part of your working holiday, but filing your taxes in Canada is the only way to get a potential tax refund. Lost on where to start? This guide will help.
A look back our best adventures (all socially distanced outdoor ones!) in 2020, one of the strangest years of all our lives
Lake O’Hara really is the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. With pristine turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks, giant glaciers, hanging valleys and more (!), Lake O’Hara has it all. If you only have time to explore just one place in the Canadian Rockies, Lake O’Hara would be an excellent choice.
Have you ever walked all the way around an island? The pyramid shaped Isle of Wight, situated just off the south coast of England, is one place where you can do just that. The 36km wide and 22km tall Isle of Wight is encircled by a long distance walking trail called the Isle of Wight Coastal Path.
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.