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Walking The Boardwalk On The Kwai Lake Loop Hike

Vancouver Island Hikes: The Kwai Lake Loop

If you're looking for scenic Vancouver Island hikes check out the trails in Strathcona Provincial Park, in particular the Kwai Lake Loop. This is one of the top Vancouver Island hikes I've done in a day. The Kwai Lake loop offers hikers and backpackers access to pretty sub-alpine lakes, flower studded meadows and mountain vistas. Although the loop is about 15.6 kilometres long, there isn't a whole lot of elevation gain, perhaps 200 metres in…

The Campbell River Salmon Fishing Experience

The Campbell River Salmon Fishing Experience

I have done my fair share of salmon fishing but chiefly from the cockpit of my 17 foot sea kayak - jigging off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Although it's a rather delicate experience at times, it's been largely a rewarding one. Recently I had the pleasure of a Campbell River salmon fishing experience out of April Point Lodge on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The fishing took place within sight of Campbell…

Nature Up Close on a Campbell River Wildlife Tour

If you need a nature fix, Vancouver Island and the Discovery Islands off its east coast are an ideal destination. The ocean here is known for its wild currents, whirlpools and standing waves. It's also an area that is spectacularly good for viewing seabirds and marine life like whales, seals and sea lions. A half day Campbell River wildlife tour will deliver nature up close. You can't help but me mesmerized by the sight of…

View From Our Tent On The Juan De Fuca Trail

A Four Day Hiking Trip on the Juan de Fuca Trail

Interested in a four day hiking trip on the Juan de Fuca Trail - a cousin to the better known West Coast Trail? Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, just 90 minutes from Victoria, the 47 kilometre Juan de Fuca Trail runs parallel to the coast dodging and weaving through temperate rainforest and along rocky beaches. The trail goes all the way from China Beach to Botanical Beach just outside of Port Renfrew.…

You Can Look Forward To Loads Of Views Like This On The Bowron Lakes Circuit

3 of the Best Canoe Routes in British Columbia

Transporting a canoe and gear around multiple lakes to complete a circuit or route is both exciting and a huge challenge. Slowly viewing the changing landscape from the canoe and portage trail is also immensely fascinating and the main reason why I love this type of adventure. British Columbia is home to some amazing canoe circuits; here are just three of my favourite canoe routes so far. Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit - 105.6 km paddling,…

Coastal Views At The Northern End Of The Trail

7 Great Things to do in Sooke, British Columbia

Looking for suggestions on things to do in Sooke, British Columbia? The municipality is only 38 kilometres from Victoria - or about an hour's drive, unless you try and get there during rush hour. For a smallish centre there sure is plenty to keep outdoorsy people busy. And at the end of the day when your stomachs are rumbling, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining choices. To get the most out…

Beautiful Scenery In The Broken Group Of Islands

A Sea Kayaking Trip in the Broken Group of Islands

For the better part of a week three of us - my friend Judy and husband John spent a lot of time checking the weather forecast for Ucluelet and Bamfield, two small towns on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We were trying to decide if it was worth making the day long drive to Vancouver from Calgary, then hopping a ferry to Nanaimo and continuing for another three hours to Salmon Beach - all…

5 Summer Penticton Activities for the Outdoors Lover

Penticton is the perfect playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts with rugged hills, a multitude of lakes and usually great weather. Whether your preference is paddles or pedals, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to Penticton activities in summer. Here are my current favourite outdoor things to do in Penticton - a beautiful southern Okanagan town. Paddle to Rattlesnake Island - one of the top Penticton activities in summer A tiny dot of land…

Syn Peaks Ski Resort In Kamloops

Sun Peaks – A Kamloops Ski Resort in 21 Photos

With 135 trails covering the full gamut from perfect corduroy groomers to long cruisers, glades, bumps and powder, Sun Peaks, a Kamloops ski resort, earns the title as Canada's second largest ski resort. Along with its three mountains and a cute, colourful European style village, its got Nancy Greene. She's a gold medal Olympic athlete, Canadian senator and mountain host extraordinaire. This Kamloops Ski Resort is all of about a 50 minute drive from the Kamloops airport. Take a…

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