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Long Beach Lodge – The Perfect Base for Tofino’s Outdoor Paradise

With temperatures generally above 10° C through November, and with the bulk of the tourists gone, fall is a beautiful time to plan an adventure from Long Beach Lodge in Tofino's outdoor paradise. Throw on one of their complimentary rain jackets and get outside! This post includes some affiliate links. If you make a qualifying purchase or booking through one of these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra…

Long Beach Lodge in Tofino: A Coastal Paradise Rain or Shine

How do you know a stay away from home is memorable? When you enjoy yourself so much despite the pouring rain and incessant cloud cover that you’d go back in a heartbeat. That’s how I feel about my time at the stunning Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino, British Columbia. This post includes some affiliate links. If you make a qualifying purchase or booking through one of these links, I may receive a small percentage…

10 Small Towns in Canada You’ll Want to Visit

When I travel I prefer to discover the charm of a small town over that of a big city. There are always exceptions - Quebec City for example, but on the whole I like the simplicity of visiting smaller centres. Here are 10 small towns in Canada I think you'll want to visit. Trinity, Newfoundland With only 200 year-round residents, Trinity remains compact and very walkable. The best time to visit is in summer when…

A Kayaking Trip in Clayoquot Sound, BC

My first ever kayaking trip took place in Clayoquot Sound, on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island. That trip was the start of my love affair with the sport. Since then I, along with my husband, have done countless kayaking trips, primarily to spots off of Vancouver Island, though we've done some inland paddling as well. A kayaking trip in Clayoquot Sound is a memorable experience. It’s ruggedly beautiful with classic west coast mountain and ocean scenery…

Things to Do in Tofino: Great Eats, Beaches, Kayaking & Nature

This guest post was written by my son Matthew. He writes about things to do in Tofino especially as they pertain to eating, beaches, kayaking and nature. Last August my now fiancé, Grace, and I went west to British Columbia to visit parts of my extended family and to get some true vacation time.  My extended family is great, but of course we were particularly excited to visit the somewhat remote and amazing locale of…

5 Great Sea Kayaking Adventures on Canada’s West Coast

June to August is the most popular time for sea kayaking in Canada, especially if you're heading for the west coast and the waters around Vancouver Island. With luck the weather will be dry or drier and summer-like. The big question is where you should go when there are so many fantastic spots around Vancouver Island to paddle. Here are 5 sea kayaking trips on Canada's West coast that I can personally recommend. Johnston Strait…

5 of the Best Kayak Trips in British Columbia

Summer has finally arrived in British Columbia. To me that means it's time to dust off my sea kayak and head for the ocean. It's one of THE reasons I moved to British Columbia. I absolutely love the beauty of the places I visit, the wildlife, the birds, the moodiness of the ocean, the sunsets, the campfires and the time to fully disconnect from the world. If you have never done your own self supported sea kayak…

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