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.
A Vancouver to Calgary road trip offers a highlights reel of BC and Alberta. This post features our top five Vancouver to Calgary road trips, including the classic Highway 1 route as well as three beyond the beaten path alternatives and our ultimate round trip itinerary.
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.
The Heather Trail is one of British Columbia’s premier backpacking paths, offering huge rewards for relatively little effort. Featuring sweeping mountain views, vibrant wildflower meadows, great camping facilities and minimal elevation gain, it’s the ideal destination for a first time backpacking trip.
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.
A high alpine wonderland with wildflower filled meadows, delicate larch trees, crystal clear lakes and endless vistas of immense glaciers and jagged peaks, Monica Meadows is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places in British Columbia.
The Acadians, were the first permanent settlers of Canada from Europe. This post will explain you everything you need to know about the Acadian people and Acadian history.
Pinnacle Lake is a beautiful alpine destination in the Monashee Mountains of BC. This glacier-fed lake sits within a protective amphitheater of steep rock walls and talus slope. The 9km return hike to reach it is almost as exciting as the destination.
Set into rolling grasslands, bordered by three lakes and backdropped by mountains, Vernon is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. There are so many fun things to do in this area. This is especially true in the summer, with long, hot days offering endless outdoor opportunities!
As North America’s largest paddle only lake, Murtle Lake offers canoeists and kayakers an unparalleled wilderness experience in British Columbia, Canada. Read abut our six day experience and then discover how to plan your own Murtle Lake trip
For many people in British Columbia, going camping is one of the essential hallmarks of the summer season. But it also is a source of stress, with popular campgrounds being booked months in advance. Here are our tried and tested techniques to go camping in BC without a reservation
Wells Gray Provincial Park is a huge wilderness area in British Columbia, featuring as many as 39 spectacular waterfalls as well as pristine glacier-fed lakes, snow capped mountains and more. This post will tell you everything you need to know to plan a visit, focusing particularly on the scenic Clearwater Valley Road drive through the park and the waterfalls that make Wells Gray so unique.
The Norse equivalent of Heaven, Valhalla Provincial Park is exactly that if you like wild, beautiful natural areas with an absence of people. Here’s a complete guide to Valhalla Provincial Park including hiking trails, marine campgrounds and more
The sun drenched landscape of British Columbia’s southern Okanagan Valley lends itself perfectly to scenic hiking trails, with a concentration around the community of Penticton. Here are sixteen of our favourite fast and fun Penticton hikes, from Giant’s Head Mountain and Mount Nkwala to the Kettle Valley Railway Trail
The Cape Scott Trail is a 47km hiking adventure through lush rainforest, sand dunes, stunning beaches and interesting history in Cape Scott Provincial Park, at the very northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. Discover everything you need to know about this spectacular multi-day hike!
Hidden in the deep green valleys of Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park is the Della Falls trail to Canada’s highest waterfall. Read about our experience and follow the guide to visit Della Falls yourself
A cathedral of magnificent trees on Vancouver Island, Carmanah Valley is a magical place for any nature lover to visit. A pilgrimage is definitely worth making despite the more difficult access. Here’s everything you need to know
Sometimes, the best ‘backcountry’ trips are the ones hidden just beyond civilisation. This is certainly true of the five days we spent kayak camping on idyllic Wallace Island, British Columbia. Discover this island paradise for yourself, with our trip experience and comprehensive planning guide
With so many pristine natural areas (and over 3000km of coastline!), Vancouver Island is the perfect place to go camping. Read on for a complete guide to camping on Vancouver Island, including 25+ of the best campsites, insider tips and essential safety advice
Banff, Alberta, is the jewel of the Rockies. It’s also the most expensive summer destination in Canada and experiencing a tourism boom. There are other, equally magnificent, options. Here are my top five alternatives to Banff and everything you need to know about them!