The outdoors is our happy place. On a lake, up a mountain, by the coast….it’s all pretty awesome to us. And of course, the further into the wilderness the better. We’re always looking for the next best backpacking or paddling trip in remote or less visited places. To see where we’ve already been, look below.
Our favourite adventures so far
Summiting Rake Mountain, Yukon
Paddling the Powell Forest Canoe Circuit, BC
Hiking to Cape Scott Lighthouse, BC
Exploring Desolation Sound, BC
Base camping in Cathedral Provincial Park, BC
Canoeing the Yukon River, Yukon
Snorkelling between continental plates, Iceland
Completing the 100 mile South Downs Way, UK
Kayaking with icebergs in Valdez, Alaska
Before arriving in Canada back in 2011, we didn’t know gaiters from giardia. It’s been a steep learning curve with many firsts over the years (first overnight hike! learning to snowboard!). Some lessons have been harder while others were definitely much more fun. Never would I have guessed five years ago that we would both selling climbing gear in an outdoor sports shop by day and planning week-long hiking and paddling trips by night. Our experience truly proves that outdoor adventure can be for everyone, you just need to embrace it!
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.
Kejimkujik National Park is a little difficult to pronounce at first glance (try ‘Kedgie-ma-koo-jik’) but don’t let that be a deterrent. If you did, you’d definitely be missing…
Planning a road trip around the Gaspé Peninsula in Québec? Camping is an ideal way to get back to nature and save money at the same time. This post features three of our favourite areas for Gaspésie camping – Forillon National Park, le Parc National de la Gaspésie and Percé.
Whether you’re starting a week-long hike in the mountains or want to explore a 6km long trail near the highway, there are some essential items that you should carry. These items can help prevent unexpected situations in the backcountry and also alleviate them when they do happen.
A foot of powdery snow overnight, beautiful lake views and a jagged mountain backdrop are the perfect ingredients for snowshoeing at Halcyon Hot Springs near Nakusp, British Columbia
While searching through our photos, I’m always struck by the range and amount of wildlife we have seen while on our travels in Western Canada. So why not a whole post dedicated to the topic?