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Repeating Mountains On The Far Side Of Spineback Ridge

Island Lake Lodge: A Base for Hiking Adventures

Island Lake Lodge serves as a great base for hiking adventures. It sits on 7,000 acres of private land just minutes from Fernie, British Columbia. The lodge is surrounded by towering trees in old growth forest - with the Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains serving up a spectacular backdrop. That translates to wonderful hiking opportunities both above tree line and in the forest. And you don't have to be a guest at Island Lake…

Dramatic Lighting Over Revelstoke

11 Things to do in Revelstoke in Summer

Looking for things to do in Revelstoke in summer? You won't have a problem filling your day(s). But what you may find is that you haven't allowed enough time to do everything you want to do.  I personally would recommend these 11 things to do - based on a couple of trips to Revelstoke, nearby hot springs and national parks over several visits. There are also several adventurous activities I wish I'd done (see below)…

The Natural Halfway Hot Springs In BC

3 Nakusp Hot Springs in BC That Are Worth a Visit

Three Nakusp hot springs in BC can be visited over the course of a day if you don't mind multiple soaks in soothing, mineral rich waters. And who doesn't? Two of the hot springs (Nakusp and Halcyon) offer onsite accommodation and one (Halfway), the wild one, offers the option to camp. Each one of the three Nakusp hot springs are very different but all are worth a visit. I was happy to do the research…

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, British Columbia. Steep hikes are what Glacier National Park BC 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…

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,…

Beautiful Gwillim Lakes In Valhalla Provincial Park

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. This post includes some affiliate links. If you make a…

The Red Lodge At Kicking Horse Is A Beacon

7 Hiking Trails at Kicking Horse Resort to Try

If you're a skier or boarder from Alberta or British Columbia there's a high probability that you've been to Kicking Horse Resort, one of Canada's world-class downhill skiing destinations. While it's renowned for its spectacular alpine setting, long runs and abundant snow in winter, it's equally beautiful in summer. From the top of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola enjoy sweeping Rocky Mountain views. Then look way down and you'll see the Columbia River Wetlands snaking…

Snack Time On Board The Rocky Mountaineer

What the Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride is Really Like

The day started early. I left the comfort of my luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver bed to be whisked in a bus along with hundreds of others to the Rocky Mountaineer train terminal. And that's when the magic unfolded. Walking into the airy train terminal, John and I were immediately greeted with three things - glasses of orange juice, a coffee bar and gorgeous music coming from the grand piano. It didn't take long to get…

Way Out There: Cycling Northern Vancouver Island

The North Island has a hold on me, and I keep going back. Northern Vancouver Island is vast, sparsely populated, and you’re more likely to meet a bear than a tourism spot. A super destination if you like the great outdoors. This article shares three favourite spots for cycling northern Vancouver Island. Two are rough and remote (don’t expect pavement!), while the third is a mellower cluster of tourist gems. I’m a cycle tourist and…

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