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!
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.
Hiking is undoubtedly one of the best ways to take in the true beauty of the Vernon area. If you’re looking for some of the best short Vernon hiking trails, this is the list for you!
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 Sunshine Coast Trail is an incredible 180km hut-to-hut hiking route in south-west British Columbia, Canada. Read on to discover our own experience hiking the SCT plus a comprehensive planning guide so you, too, can organise your own adventure on this magnificent trail!
Planning to explore Canada’s amazing National Parks this year? Get prepared and learn what you need to know about the National Park fee system and Discovery Passes in 2021!
The Naramata Bench is home to the highest concentration of wineries in BC – over 35 wineries in one twenty kilometer stretch Here’s all of the details of our budget walking wine tour of the Naramata Bench, visiting as many as 11 wineries
Short on time but want to experience the magic of Vancouver Island’s West Coast? Discover 11 fast and fun Tofino hikes which showcase the ancient rainforests, golden sand beaches and incredible panoramic views of this beautiful area.
Featuring a magnificent temperate rainforest with enormous 800 year old trees, a carpet of ferns and draping moss, Cathedral Grove is an essential stop on any Vancouver Island road trip. Officially known as MacMillan Provincial Park, the trees in Cathedral Grove are amongst the oldest and tallest in Canada.
The Bavarian themed village of Leavenworth is an outdoor adventure utopia. Being nestled in the spectacular Cascade Mountains, hiking in Leavenworth is a natural fit. If you’re limited on time (or energy), here are six fast and fun hikes near Leavenworth that are guaranteed to offer a good time.
Prince Edward Island has an incredible range of spectacular beaches, especially being Canada’s smallest province. Last summer, we took on the challenge to find the best beaches in PEI, driving over 2000km to see as much of the island as we could. Here is what we discovered
Pristine, turquoise water fringed with soft, golden sand beaches and lush rainforest. It sounds like somewhere far more exotic, but this is the scenery in the 100 Wild Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a little known paradise, especially for kayakers.
As well as being one of Canada’s most approachable cities, Ottawa is also a fantastic place to visit year round. The reason is simple; there are so many indoor activities in Ottawa for bad weather days! Here are my top picks
Giant’s Head Mountain, Summerland, is one of our favourite quick hikes (3.2km return) in southern British Columbia, Canada. It’s a workout with an awesome payoff – a must try when visiting the area!
If you like day hiking, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Nova Scotia. Over seven weeks, we managed to explore several dozen beautiful day hikes and backpacking trails around the province. Here are thirteen of our favourite fast and fun Nova Scotia hikes!
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!
For a town seemingly in the middle of Yukon’s endless wilderness with only about 2,000 year-round residents, Dawson City has a heck of a lot to offer visitors. Here are 34 of the best things to do in Dawson City ranging from stunning hikes to fascinating historical places.
Just a short drive south of Penticton, the Peach Cliff hike is short, interesting and rewarding. The epic views stretch from Penticton to Vaseux Lake. It’s perfect for those slightly chilly autumn afternoons when you’re feeling lazy but it’s just way too sunny to stay inside.
Floating the Penticton Channel is a summer must do in British Columbia, Canada. The slow, shallow river is the perfect place to relax, listen to music, drink, chat and sunbathe – it is BC’s largest summer party!