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Views From The Hermit Trail, Glacier National Park BC

The Hermit Trail Hike in Glacier National Park BC

If you want a big workout in a short amount of time plus high impact mountain scenery, plan to hike the Hermit Trail in Glacier National Park BC. Steep hikes are what Glacier National Park is famous for - and Hermit Trail is the steepest of them all. But it differs from other hikes in the park in that you end in a rocky alpine bowl, and not on a ridge. Hermit Trail Trip Report…

The MV Mahabaahu On Sunset- The View From Peacock Island

The Brahmaputra River Cruise: An Out-There Adventure

The Brahmaputra River Cruise as you'll see when you read this guest post by my friend Judi Cohen, is truly an out-there adventure kind of adventure. For those of you who don't think of yourself as cruising types, this post might change your mind. Cruise ships have a reputation for being predictable. While fixed itineraries and tight schedules appeal to some travellers, neither are deal breakers for me. Fortunately there are cruises that are adventurous…

A 3 Day Sea To Sky, BC Mountain Bike Adventure

A 3 Day Sea To Sky, BC Mountain Bike Adventure

If you own a mountain bike, chances are you’ve heard of the riding in British Columbia. It’s legendary for good reason. But the fact that there’s a lifetime’s worth of riding in such a small area makes it hard to plan a shorter trip there. So what’s the ultimate three-day crash course, the riding that you just can’t miss? We’ve “sacrificed” a bunch of our own precious personal time testing and riding BC’s best trails,…

Valhalla Provincial Park for One of the Best Hikes in BC

Valhalla Provincial Park is home to one of the best hikes in BC. The 6 km trail into Gwillim Lakes is take-your-breath away beautiful, especially in the evening light. You'll find meadows to explore, mountain ridges to climb and lakes for skinny dipping. Also look for well-spaced tent pads, a kitchen area and a couple of outhouses. You could easily spend a few nights here. Where is Valhalla Provincial Park? There's a pretty good chance…

Kayaking On Wascana Lake In Regina

12 Fun and Unique Places to Visit in Saskatchewan

Fun and unique places to visit in Saskatchewan are not hard to find. Even though Saskatchewan is one of Canada's prairie provinces, it's home to an incredibly diverse landscape which in turn lends itself to some unusual things to do. Did you know that there are over 100,000 lakes, a couple of national parks, and a lake that's saltier than the ocean? The landscape is far more diverse than you might imagine - and as…

Beautiful Reflection In Fish Lake In The Morning

One of the Best Hikes in Banff – The Hike to Fish Lakes

If you're looking for one of the best hikes in Banff, you'd do well to choose the hike to Fish Lakes via North Molar Pass. Very fit hikers could knock off the 29.6 km return hike to the lakes in a very long day. But my recommendation is to book a backcountry campsite (in January) and stay for a couple of nights at the Fish Lake Campground so you can truly enjoy what is truly…

Ile Aux Perroquots Sunrise

A Lighthouse Stay in Quebec’s Mingan Archipelago

From a distance it looks like we're heading for Alcatraz Island - famous for some of its high profile criminals like Al Capone. But as our destination - Îles aux Perroquets gets closer - the semblance disappears and the magic of our destination becomes apparent. Seven of us are heading to the westernmost island in Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve for a lighthouse stay. While we have less than a full 24 hours on the…

Saskatoon SUP On The South Saskatchewan River

6 Things You’ll Want to do in Saskatoon This Summer

Saskatoon is a fun, dynamic place to visit in summer with lots going on. You can feel the energy in the music and festivals, taste the local food at farmer's markets and restaurants, and experience soft adventure within the city limits. I think you'll be surprised at what Canada's fastest growing city offers. Stand Up Paddleboarding in Saskatoon I hadn't paddled 200 metres before I hear a splash. Then laughter. Tamara - pictured in the…

The Stunning Sparrowhawk Tarn

The Gorgeous Sparrowhawk Tarns Hike near Canmore

If you're after an outing that offers a heady mix of mountain views and lakes, then you'll enjoy the moderate hike to the Sparrowhawk Tarns. You won't have any problem with route-finding if you follow the directions in this blog and check out the photos. No scrambling is involved - merely a wee bit of rock-hopping. And most of the 13.7 km return hike is at a gentle to moderate grade. When should you do…

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