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.
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.
British Columbia’s south Okanagan region is a fantastic place to go camping. Not only is the climate remarkably dry and warm, the scenery is gorgeous! Here are the best places to go camping in the Southern Okanagan
Located on a hilly plateau between two gorgeous lakes, Predator Ridge Resort is a stunning setting for hiking. The network includes over 25km of maintained hiking trails. All the details are here, with our top recommendations and more
Magnificently mountainous Okanagan Mountain Park, British Columbia, offers incredible paddling and hiking opportunities – here’s a complete guide, with campground details, trail descriptions, safety tips and more
Pincushion Mountain is a short yet moderately challenging hiking trail with a spectacular payoff. Views from the summit showcase beautiful Okanagan Lake, backdropped by Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and endless other peaks. All you need to know is here!
If you’re new to BC, it can be tricky to work out how the provincial and national park camping system works. This post explains when and how to reserve provincial and national park campgrounds, plus tips and advice for securing a spot!
By the end of winter, I can’t wait to get back onto the hiking trails again. BC’s mountainous terrain, however, means that many popular backpacking routes are under snow until at least June. But not all of them! Here are 13 of the best shoulder season backpacking trips in BC
The destination of your next road trip? Nova Scotia, Canada. At least, it should be! As well as the outstanding scenery, you’ll find friendly locals, authentic small town charm and plenty of fresh, locally produced food.
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.
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.
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.