For a fun, scenic and relaxing paddle adventure in British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies region, look no further than the Invermere to Radium float. This lazy novice-friendly 17km long paddle trip takes around four hours to complete and features spectacular mountain vistas and wildlife watching opportunities.
As winter approaches, Boundary Country’s golden hills turn white and beckon adventurous travellers to explore. Three characterful ski hills occupy the mountains; one of BC’s biggest and also one of the smallest. While we already knew that that Boundary had plenty to offer in both summer and fall, we recently returned in winter to see if the coldest season could deliver as well (yes!)
Looking for an off the beaten path driving adventure in Nova Scotia? Let me introduce you to a beautiful lesser known route – the Cape George Scenic Drive, also known as the ‘Mini Cabot Trail.’ This picturesque driving route follows the edge of a triangular shaped piece of land that juts into the Northumberland Strait. The curving path passes several lighthouses, rocky coves, working wharfs, tall rugged cliffs, small rural communities and a number of golden sand beaches.
Antigonish is easy enough to miss when travelling to Cape Breton Island from Halifax. Do so, however, and you’d be missing out. This small coastal town in Nova Scotia is rich with natural beauty as well as influences from the past. Discover the best things to do in Antigonish in one day as well as the best places to eat and sleep!
Two rail lines once crossed the length of British Columbia’s Boundary Country – the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) and the Columbia and Western (C&W). Now converted into multi-use paths, the KVR and C&W connect in the town of Midway to provide an uninterrupted 170km hiking and biking route, also part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Grasslands National Park is one of the most unique national parks in Canada and yet is also one of the quietest. We left the park kicking ourselves that we hadn’t visited more of Saskatchewan sooner. Don’t do the same – put Grasslands National Park on your priority list and get ready to be amazed.
Featuring more than 2000 lakes and 500 portages, Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park is a canoe tripping paradise. Paddlers have the ultimate freedom to plan their own route through 1.2 acres of wilderness, choosing a trip length and preferred style to suit, camping at 2,200+ rustic campsites along the way. Canoeing doesn’t get much better than this!
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.
Prince Edward Island has an incredible range of spectacular beaches, especially being Canada’s smallest province. Discover 20 of PEI’s best beaches!