Discover everything you need to know about planning for your first backpacking trip, from buying appropriate gear and choosing a destination to outdoor safety, backcountry meals and more!
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.
Located on a hilly plateau between two gorgeous lakes, Predator Ridge Resort is a stunning setting for hiking. The network includes over 25km of maintained hiking trails. All the details are here, with our top recommendations and more
Pincushion Mountain is a short yet moderately challenging hiking trail with a spectacular payoff. Views from the summit showcase beautiful Okanagan Lake, backdropped by Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and endless other peaks. All you need to know is here!
If you’re new to BC, it can be tricky to work out how the provincial and national park camping system works. This post explains when and how to reserve provincial and national park campgrounds, plus tips and advice for securing a spot!
By the end of winter, I can’t wait to get back onto the hiking trails again. BC’s mountainous terrain, however, means that many popular backpacking routes are under snow until at least June. But not all of them! Here are 13 of the best shoulder season backpacking trips in BC
Mount Assiniboine is a jewel in the crown of the Canadian Rockies and a hiker’s dream. This comprehensive hiking guide will explain everything you need to know about planning a backpacking trip to this magnificent provincial park
Lake O’Hara really is the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. With pristine turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks, giant glaciers, hanging valleys and more (!), Lake O’Hara has it all. If you only have time to explore just one place in the Canadian Rockies, Lake O’Hara would be an excellent choice.
Subalpine meadows filled with vibrant wildflowers and backdropped by snow capped mountains. Boulderfields squeaking with impossibly cute marmots and pikas. And finally, a turquoise-coloured lake with mirror-like reflections. The Eva Lake Trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park offers all this and more!
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.
Hiking the Myra Canyon trestles is a must do experience while in the Kelowna area! Read more about the autumn hiking experience on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail plus everything you need to know to do the same
Every autumn, E.C. Manning Provincial Park plays host to a little colour changing magic. This is all thanks to the Frosty Mountain larches, which turn a gorgeous golden yellow before the needles drop. Read on to discover everything you need to know about visiting the Frosty Mountain larches in Manning Park including when to go, how to hike there and what to bring.
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.
Sitting on the slopes of a mountain in Yoho National Park, I found myself picking up and holding a slab of shale containing a half a billion year old fossil from an ancient seafloor. With a guided hike to Walcott Quarry, you too can discover this unique link to the past.
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!
If you want to truly experience the raw beauty of British Columbia, multi-day hiking is one of the best ways to do it. This post features 20+ short BC backpacking trips of 15km or less, perfect for an overnight adventure!
Valhalla Provincial Park, British Columbia – majestic, mysterious and magical all at once, the name of this park alone inspires wonder. The Norse equivalent of Heaven, Valhalla 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!
Since the 1990s, the KVR Trail has been a multi-use (cycling, hiking, horse riding) path, taking users around the mountains, vineyards and lakes of the beautiful Okanagan Valley. A walk on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a must when visiting Penticton