Summerland is one of those places that really does live up to its idyllic name. This post features 40+ of our favourite things to do in Summerland, from hiking the gorgeous Kettle Valley Railway Trail and swimming in Okanagan Lake to touring wineries and picking fresh fruit and more!
As North America’s largest paddle only lake, Murtle Lake offers canoeists and kayakers an unparalleled wilderness experience in British Columbia, Canada. Read abut our six day experience and then discover how to plan your own Murtle Lake trip
For many people in British Columbia, going camping is one of the essential hallmarks of the summer season. But it also is a source of stress, with popular campgrounds being booked months in advance. Here are our tried and tested techniques to go camping in BC without a reservation
Wells Gray Provincial Park is a huge wilderness area in British Columbia, featuring as many as 39 spectacular waterfalls as well as pristine glacier-fed lakes, snow capped mountains and more. This post will tell you everything you need to know to plan a visit, focusing particularly on the scenic Clearwater Valley Road drive through the park and the waterfalls that make Wells Gray so unique.
Valhalla Provincial Park, British Columbia – majestic, mysterious and magical all at once, the name of this park alone inspires wonder. The Norse equivalent of Heaven, Valhalla is exactly that if you like wild, beautiful natural areas with an absence of people. Here’s a complete guide to Valhalla Provincial Park including hiking trails, marine campgrounds and more
The sun drenched landscape of British Columbia’s southern Okanagan Valley lends itself perfectly to scenic hiking trails, with a concentration around the community of Penticton. Here are sixteen of our favourite fast and fun Penticton hikes, from Giant’s Head Mountain and Mount Nkwala to the Kettle Valley Railway Trail
The Cape Scott Trail is a 47km hiking adventure through lush rainforest, sand dunes, stunning beaches and interesting history in Cape Scott Provincial Park, at the very northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. Discover everything you need to know about this spectacular multi-day hike!
Since the 1990s, the KVR Trail has been a multi-use (cycling, hiking, horse riding) path, taking users around the mountains, vineyards and lakes of the beautiful Okanagan Valley. A walk on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a must when visiting Penticton
Remote, wild and exquisitely beautiful, Tofino is a wonderland for nature lovers. But with such a huge choice in resorts, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and hotels, choosing between places to stay in Tofino can feel like a difficult task. This guide features 8 of the best places to stay in Tofino
Hidden in the deep green valleys of Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park is the Della Falls trail to Canada’s highest waterfall. Read about our experience and follow the guide to visit Della Falls yourself
If you love the outdoors, being stuck inside can feel like one of the worst fates imaginable. Luckily though, there are plenty of things you CAN do inside that will keep you inspired and prepared for future outdoor adventures
A cathedral of magnificent trees on Vancouver Island, Carmanah Valley is a magical place for any nature lover to visit. A pilgrimage is definitely worth making despite the more difficult access. Here’s everything you need to know
Sometimes, the best ‘backcountry’ trips are the ones hidden just beyond civilisation. This is certainly true of the five days we spent kayak camping on idyllic Wallace Island, British Columbia. Discover this island paradise for yourself, with our trip experience and comprehensive planning guide
Moving to Canada but not sure whether to choose Vancouver or Calgary as your new residence? It’s a common conundrum, especially for people heading to Canada on a working holiday. This comparison of Vancouver vs Calgary may help you make your decision.
With so many pristine natural areas (and over 3000km of coastline!), Vancouver Island is the perfect place to go camping. Read on for a complete guide to camping on Vancouver Island, including 25+ of the best campsites, insider tips and essential safety advice
The Sunshine Coast Trail is an incredible 180km hut-to-hut hiking route in south-west British Columbia, Canada. Read on to discover our own experience hiking the SCT plus a comprehensive planning guide so you, too, can organise your own adventure on this magnificent trail!
Planning to explore Canada’s amazing National Parks this year? Get prepared and learn what you need to know about the National Park fee system and Discovery Passes in 2021!
2019 was an incredible year for us, with so many amazing adventures and professional achievements. Here are our highlights, including eight backcountry trips, diving in Thailand and a stay at a mountain lodge in the Rockies
Banff, Alberta, is the jewel of the Rockies. It’s also the most expensive summer destination in Canada and experiencing a tourism boom. There are other, equally magnificent, options. Here are my top five alternatives to Banff and everything you need to know about them!
A perfect parallelogram of lakes, rivers and portages surrounded by temperate rainforest and imposing mountains – our Bowron Lakes experience plus tips and advice