As rewarding as it is challenging, the Top of the Giant Trail offers an unique all day hiking experience in northwestern Ontario. The path ascends the ‘knees’ of the Sleeping Giant, an impressive formation of volcanic rock rising above beautiful Lake Superior, revealing wide ranging vistas of the water as well as the parks’ boreal forest and a deep natural gorge.
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
The Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park is, without a doubt, one of the best backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies. The highlight of the 54km long path is the chance to walk alongside the huge limestone cliff that lends its name to the trail. But that’s just the beginning of the beauty found on this spectacular backpacking route.
Stretching 1,123km along the formidable Rockies, the Great Divide Trail is Canada’s ultimate long distance hiking adventure. Discover a brief history of the trail, a route rundown and essential planning info as well as a summary of our own GDT section hike
The mountains of British Columbia become even more breathtaking in autumn, when a golden glow appears in the alpine meadows. This magical display of colour is provided by larch trees, which turn a vibrant yellow before shedding their needles for the winter. This post covers everything you need to know about larch season in BC, including the best places to see larch trees, what to bring and when to plan a trip.
Québec is a supremely underrated hiking destination. The varied landscape of mountains, rugged coast and dense pine forests on Québec’s Gaspé Peninsula, in particular, is the perfect mix for great hiking opportunities. Here are six fast and fun Gaspesie, Quebec trails to try out!
Backpacking is all about balance – keeping your pack weight low while still ensuring you have everything you need to be self sufficient and comfortable in the backcountry. This post features a comprehensive multi-day packing guide detailing every single item to bring on a short backpacking trip.
There’s nothing quite like walking through a rainbow coloured field of alpine wildflowers in midsummer. Experience this yourself on the approachable Trophy Meadows Trail in Wells Gray Provincial Park. With the parking lot being situated at 1700m, most of the elevation is gained before even stepping onto the trail.
The best hikes aren’t always the longest ones, as proven by the Jumbo Pass Trail near Kaslo, British Columbia. There’s only 5km of distance between the parking lot and Jumbo Pass itself, yet the reward is immense – a beautiful subalpine landscape, backdropped by huge peaks and glaciers. Here’s what you need to know.
Waterfall chasers rejoice! Whether you’re looking to add something special to your itinerary or plan a waterfall focused adventure, this post will help you locate the best Vancouver Island waterfalls.
Winter hiking can be intimidating. Heading out in the snow, ice, and below-zero temperatures requires careful preparation to stay warm, safe, and comfortable. But here’s the good news: you don’t need to stop hiking when the snow arrives. Here are some winter hiking tips to get you started!
The 35km long Nootka Trail offers a wild coastal backpacking experience on what feels like the edge of the Earth. Discover more about the Nootka Trail, with our own five day trip report and comprehensive hiking guide.
Hiking the West Coast Trail is a once in a lifetime experience for many. With this in mind as well as the remote location and logistics required to get there, most WCT hikers arrive with a plan. This post features 12+ West Cost Trail itineraries, designed to inspire and inform your own trip planning.
Every year, reservations for the West Coast Trail disappear within minutes. The great news is that there are so many amazing alternative coastal BC backpacking trails to enjoy! Here are eight of the best WCT alternatives.
Striking McIntyre Bluff rises 300m above beautiful Vaseux Lake, providing awesome panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and arid lands to those who take the time to hike it. It’s a must do Okanagan Valley trail!
Famed for rugged, untouched coastal scenery, the West Coast Trail is a legendary 5-8 day backpacking experience. But this wilderness setting does mean that the West Coast Trail (WCT) is somewhat tricky to access. This post will explain everything you need to know about West Coast Trail transportation to plan your ideal hike!
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. The demanding 75km journey along Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline traverses windswept sandy beaches, gnarled old growth forest, slippery boulder fields, surge channels and tidal pools. This comprehensive guide will help you prepare to hike the legendary West Coast Trail.
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. Most hikers spend 6-8 days traversing the challenging 75km long trail, camping at their choice of 13 designated campgrounds. In this post, I’ll share the lowdown on each and every West Coast Trail campground, as well as other accommodation options.
Looking for the perfect gift for an hiker? As regular hikers and ex-outdoor store managers we have you covered! Here are our top picks for the best gifts for hikers, with budget, midrange and luxury options.
Crossing the Cascade Mountains by foot has been made possible with the restored 74km Hudson’s Bay Company Heritage Trail (1849) from Hope to Tulameen, British Columbia. The reinstatement of this historical trail enables hikers to step into the footsteps of First Nation and European traders.