Perched on the western edge of Vancouver Island, the village of Tofino may be small but it is an easily accessible gateway to raw beauty, unique heritage, outdoor adventure and fascinating wildlife. Whale watching in the waters around Tofino is a particularly popular way to explore this beautiful coastal landscape.
In our quest to find the best Nova Scotia campgrounds, we spent seven weeks travelling and camping our way through this deceptively big province. Here are our top picks for tent friendly campgrounds offering traditional camping in Nova Scotia
Whether you use a van, RV or tent, there are so many opportunities to find free camping in Canada. Discover the secrets of finding free traditional camping options as well as overnight ‘convenient’ camping spots, useful when travelling
Pristine, turquoise water fringed with soft, golden sand beaches and lush rainforest. It sounds like somewhere far more exotic, but this is the scenery in the 100 Wild Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a little known paradise, especially for kayakers.
Easy to reach, navigate and explore, Gatineau Park is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature. Read on for a complete guide to camping in Quebec’s beautiful Gatineau Park.
Every year, reservations for the West Coast Trail disappear within minutes. The great news is that there are so many amazing alternative backpacking trails in BC to enjoy! Read on for an overview of six of them
Cape Breton’s Fishing Cove trail is a 12km out and back hike, easily accessible from the beautiful Cabot Trail. It an be completed as either a day hike (4-5 hours) or an overnight backpacking trip.
Algonquin. To canoeists, it is a legendary place of endless wilderness and adventure. It’s been on my wish list for over six years, ever since I first picked up a canoe paddle. Read the story of our six day canoe trip in Algonquin and then start planning your own Algonquin adventure with the included planning guide.
If you like day hiking, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Nova Scotia. Over seven weeks, we managed to explore several dozen beautiful day hikes and backpacking trails around the province. Here are six of our favourite fast and fun Nova Scotia hikes!
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park hosts one of the few multi-day backpacking trails in Nova Scotia. It is quality over quantity in this case, as the Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail provides a beautiful, varied and challenging hike, showcasing the power of the huge Bay of Fundy tides. This is a backpacking trip not to miss.