Want to explore both sides of the Canadian Rockies (Alberta and British Columbia) and drive a circular road trip route? This 9/12 day route showcases some of the Canadian Rockies’ most iconic sights as well as some beautiful off-the-beaten-track locations
Embark on a relaxing escape with our guide to the best hot springs in BC. Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, British Columbia has an abundance of natural hot springs. Some remain in their natural state, while many have been developed into wellness destinations featuring modern amenities.
Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is a true backcountry wilderness area, an alpine hiking and skiing paradise. Located in the West Kootenays and accessed by unpaved roads, solitude is easy to find in this park. More than a dozen trails lead across the rugged high-elevation landscape. Here’s what you need to know to go!
Travel from Vancouver Island’s east coast to west through its mountainous core, alongside huge lakes and waterfalls on a Campbell River to Gold River road trip. The 100km drive to the terminus of Highway 28 beckons adventurous travellers to disconnect and revel in the beauty of nature, with no phone signal or Wi-Fi in sight.
North of Campbell River, Vancouver Island becomes a much wilder place to explore. A Campbell River to Port Hardy road trip is the best starting point for an unforgettable North Vancouver Island adventure.
The Glacier Crest Trail is a tough yet gratifying hike in British Columbia’s awe-inspiring Glacier National Park. The destination of this challenging trail is the top of a naturally carved ridge, with the Illecillewaet Glacier on one side and Asulkan Glacier on the other. Numerous waterfalls cascade hundreds of metres down into the valleys below. It’s an extraordinary sight!
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.
Perched on the edge of the ocean and endless wilderness, Campbell River is a hotspot for outdoor recreation. It’s one of our favourite cities in BC! Here are 27+ ideas of things to do in Campbell River, including our ultimate top ten activities.
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!
There’s more sun, sea and sand in British Columbia than you may expect. Here are some of the best beaches we have come across in this beautiful province, ranging from rugged and wild black rock studded beaches to long swathes of sand ideal for sunbathing!
As the Pacific salmon swim from the ocean to the spawning grounds of their birth, British Columbia becomes the host of one of the most breathtaking wildlife migrations in the world. The annual salmon run is an impressive sight and one definitely not to miss when travelling the province in autumn – here’s where to go!
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.
Perched unassumingly on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, the small city of Courtenay is an ideal destination for anyone seeking nature with the comforts of an urban locale. Discover more than 40 great things to do in Courtenay and the wider Comox Valley area.
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.
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.
Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll alongside Okanagan Lake or an adrenaline-pumping trek up one of the local mountains, Kelowna has hiking trails for everyone. This post reveals all of our favourite quick Kelowna hiking trails, ranging from easy rail trail paths to more challenging mountain routes.
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
The beautiful lakes, vineyards, mountains, pine forests and golden grasslands of the South Okanagan are best seen from the region’s many hiking trails. This list showcases our top picks for South Okanagan hiking trails, from easy rail trail paths to challenging subalpine routes.
The Nanaimo to Tofino road trip is one of British Columbia’s best and it is easy to see why. The curving route travels from one side of Vancouver Island to the other, passing peaceful lakes, old growth forest, golden sand beaches and misty mountain ranges.
While the rewards of the West Coast Trail are plentiful, hikers need to be completely self sufficient and prepared to endure potentially extreme weather conditions. Bringing the right equipment is key!