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!
Discover 15 magical places to see magnificent big trees around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, ranging from magical old growth groves and remote valleys to coastal hiking trails and scenic campgrounds
Imagine a place with all of the incredible mountain vistas of Banff National Park but none of the mass tourism. This is Alberta’s Kananaskis Valley and the best way to explore is from Mount Engadine Lodge, a road accessible wilderness lodge with all the comforts of civilisation.
Anyone who only stops to grab a bratwurst, drink a beer and admire the wooden balconies and tiered roofs, would be missing out on the incredible range of things to do in Leavenworth. Here’s a complete list!
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.
Mount Carleton Provincial Park offers accessible wilderness in the centre of New Brunswick with excellent hiking, particularly the beautiful Mount Sagamook trail. Read on for our experience hiking the Mount Sagamook trail and then use the following Mount Carleton Provincial Park guide as a reference for planning your own trip.
Every year, reservations for the West Coast Trail disappear within minutes. The great news is that there are so many amazing alternative backpacking trails in BC to enjoy! Read on for an overview of six of them
Cape Breton’s Fishing Cove trail is a 12km out and back hike, easily accessible from the beautiful Cabot Trail. It an be completed as either a day hike (4-5 hours) or an overnight backpacking trip.
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!
Most visitors to Vancouver Island see only Tofino and Victoria – great combination – but Vancouver Island has MUCH more to offer! See the magnificence of Vancouver Island without the crowds on these three road trip itineraries.
If you love the outdoors and want to explore beyond the beaten path in Atlantic Canada, look no further than beautiful Brier Island, Nova Scotia. It is the perfect tiny island paradise to disconnect from it all, a place to unwind and relax.
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park hosts one of the few multi-day backpacking trails in Nova Scotia. It is quality over quantity in this case, as the Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail provides a beautiful, varied and challenging hike, showcasing the power of the huge Bay of Fundy tides. This is a backpacking trip not to miss.
The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax, has enough museums, parks and patio restaurants to keep any visitor busy for weeks. However, the surrounding area has too much on offer to miss! These are my top picks for day trips from Halifax, plus recommendations for extended stays in each region.
Just an hour’s drive away from Halifax is Wolfville, a little gem of a gateway to the bountiful Annapolis Valley. For a place with a year-round population of only around 5000 people, Wolfville kicks well above its weight on the ‘things to do’ front.
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.
The Great Stones Way may just be Britain’s answer to the Inca Trail. For what it lacks in altitude, the Great Stones Way more than makes up for it with mysterious ancient sites, idyllic thatched villages and wonderous panoramic countryside views.
Wanting to start exploring the backcountry but overwhelmed by the equipment needed to do it? Here’s a quick guide to buying backpacking gear, specifically tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags