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Reflection On Grizzly Lake

Best Adventures in Canada for Outdoor Addicts

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Canada is an exceptional country for outdoor addicts. Bordered by three oceans and home to several mountain ranges, as well as thousands of lakes, and hundreds of rivers, the trick is narrowing down the geographic area you want to explore. Detailed below are 5 of the best adventures in Canada. While I have done literally hundreds of adventures in the country I always have a hard time picking…

Wildflowers Are Still Very Much In Bloom In August Along Ptarmigan Lake

Top Backpacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

I get lots of emails asking for my thoughts on what the top backpacking trips are in the Canadian Rockies. After sending detailed replies, I figured it was time to pull together a blog with my answers. Here's my list of what I consider to be the top 5 backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies. The Skyline Trail Backpacking the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park rewards you with incomparable mountain views for almost two thirds…

Great View Of Mt. Thor From A Distance

Across the Arctic Circle on Foot on Baffin Island

Last week's introduction to Baffin Island wasn't a warm one - as far as the temperature was concerned. And it didn't really get much better for several days. Fortunately though the scenery did.  Our plan was to hike along the Weasel River to the high point at Akshayuk Pass by Summit Lake, crossing the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island in the process. Although distances were short, the hiking was slow because of the 50 -…

Our Tent Looked Out At This View In The Rock Gardens Area

Packing List for a Remote 2 Week Hiking Trip

I visited Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island's Cumberland Peninsula at the end of June one year. Auyuittuq is an Inuktitut word meaning land that never melts.  Normally I don't do adventure tours anymore figuring I have enough experience to do it on my own. But when a trip is remote and logistics are tough I am happy to leave the planning - especially meal planning to an outfit. But still packing was an issue.…

I Am Ready Here For The Hiking Day To Be Over

Rockwall Trail – A Standout Multi-Day Hike

The Rockwall Trail is located in Kootenay National Park, one part of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a 3 - 5 day tough backpacking/hiking trip covering 55 km (34 miles) one way. All told there is an elevation gain of 2260 m and a knee-pounding loss of 2225 m. The Rockwall Trail is truly one of the outstanding multi-day hiking trips in the Rockies. It's a  challenging hike with so much daily…

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