Adventure

We live for adventure. There’s nowhere else we’d rather be than exploring somewhere new. In particular, we love the great outdoors.

Our happy place is on a lake, up a mountain, by the ocean….anywhere and everywhere outdoors, with a preference for beyond the beaten path destinations. We travel in a DIY converted adventure van so even when not hiking, paddling, climbing or snowboarding, you’ll still find us outside.

This page is the gateway to all of our adventure related content from camping and climbing to hiking and vanlife. For outdoor gear recommendations, head to our shop.

Some of our favourite adventures (so far) have included:

Hiking in the stunning Kananaskis Valley, Alberta

Paragliding in Revelstoke, British Columbia

Hiking to Canada’s highest waterfall

Kayaking in Desolation Sound, British Columbia

Driving to the Arctic Circle and beyond

Watching the sun rise on Tin Hat Mountain (see below)

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Sunrise on Tin Hat Mountain, Sunshine Coast, BC

Adventure Can Be For Everyone

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 time on a snowboard! first time camping! first multi-day hike!) Some lessons have been harder while others were definitely much more fun.

Never would I have guessed five years ago that we would both become managers of an outdoor gear store and, eventually, full-time adventure travel bloggers. Our experience truly proves that outdoor adventure can be for everyone, you just need to embrace it!

Planning an adventure of your own? Always be sure to follow Leave No Trace principles and carry the ’10 essentials’ on every adventure! Minimising our impact on nature not only helps to preserve pristine areas but it also ensures that wildlife stays wild. Please help us to maintain the integrity and beauty of nature so we can all enjoy it now and in the future too.

Multi-day hikes

Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail, British Columbia
Complete guide To Valhalla provincial park
Hiking Guide to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, BC
Hiking the Cape Chignecto Trail, Nova Scotia
Ultimate Guide to the Cape Scott Trail
Della Falls Trail and Paddling Adventure, Vancouver Island

Day hikes

The Best Fast and Fun Penticton Hike
11 Fast and Fun Hikes Near Tofino, Vancouver Island
Hiking the Kananaskis Valley from Mount Engadine Lodge
Hiking the Mount Sagamook trail New Brunswick
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6 Fast and Fun Hikes in Nova Scotia, Canada

Latest paddling posts

Complete guide To Valhalla provincial park
Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia
An Idyllic Paddling Trip to Wallace Island, BC
A Complete paddling Guide to Desolation Sound
Kayaking the 100 Wild Islands Nova Scotia
Algonquin Provincial Park_ A Canoeist's Wonderland

Vanlife

This is Hanna the Savana, our third DIY converted campervan. Purchased in 2017, Hanna was our home-on-wheels for over two years of full time travel.

She is getting a bit of a break now but remains an important part of our adventure lifestyle. You can read more about Hanna’s conversion over on the dedicated vanlife page

Camping guides

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How to Camp for Free in BC
11 of the Best Nova Scotia Campgrounds
How to Camp for Free in France
How to Find Free Camping in Canada
Everything You Need to Know About Camping in Gatineau Park, Quebec

Outdoors travel

Where to Find Big Trees on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
18 Must Do Revelstoke Attractions and Activities
12 of the Best Beaches in PEI, Canada
Exploring majestic Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park
4 Fun Ways to Go Whale Watching in Tadoussac, Quebec
14 Unique Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast, BC
5 Awesome Alternatives to Banff, Alberta
Climbing the Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC
13 of the Best Beaches in Nova Scotia, Canada
British Columbia Backpacking Trips_ Alternatives to the West Coast Trail
Finding Outdoor Adventure in the Gatineau Valley, Quebec (1)
A Complete Guide to Storm Watching in Tofino, BC
Lake Huron Fishing with Angling Algoma, Northern Ontario
Brier Island Nova Scotia's Hidden Gem
Paddling the Trent Severn Waterway, Ontario
A Visitor's Guide to Cathedral Grove (MacMillan Provincial Park), BC
Hiking the Fishing Cove Trail, Nova Scotia

Road trips

Vancouver to Calgary Road Trip_ Alternatives to Highway 1
8 Must See Places On A Winter Road Trip Across Canada
Two Week Coastal Quebec Road Trip Itinerary
3 Beyond the Beaten Path Vancouver Island Road Trips
East Coast Canada Road Trip _ 14 and 30 Day Itineraries
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