Vancouver area and Squamish

Vancouver Area Mount Seymour: This was such a beautiful hike with views of the city in the distance. It was a steady climb that was quite steep in places. Make sure to follow the signs and pay attention to the trail. In some places it could be a bit too easy to wander off the…

Vancouver Island

Victoria Vancouver Island definitely lives up to its reputation. The ferry was pricier than expected (as usual), I should probably just be used to this by now. I left the mainland from the Tsawwassen terminal and arrived at the Swartz Bay Terminal, just out of Victoria. It was so lovely to see the ocean again after…

Glacier National Park – Roger’s Pass

This was a spontaneous trip and one of my most treasured moments of my time in Western Canada. I decided as I was passing through Banff to contact a friend I hadn’t seen for six years. Her response was to invite me on a hike with her friends. I was nervous it would be an…

Banff and Jasper National Park

I had heard so many things about Banff. It’s a rich and vibrant town with a classic resort feel. The rockies tower above, leaving you feeling insignificant compared to their grandeur yet mesmerised by their beauty. I would love to experience the area in the summer, but I enjoyed myself in the fall. I was…

Ontario – The driving Part

Toronto I flew into Toronto in April 2016 and I’m so happy I decided to fly into the east coast. At the time, there wasn’t much thought put into where I was flying into but it all fell together very well. I got my bearings, I bought Jan and I set up all the small…

13-Day Route

1. Otterslide Lake 2. Burnt Root 3. Catfish 4. Cedar 5. Mink 6. Kiosk Resupply 7. Maple 8. Skuce 9. Nadine 10. Burntroot 11. Big trout 12. Burnt Island MAP

Canoe Tripping in Algonquin Park

For the entire Canadian summer 2016, I had the incredible pleasure of working as a canoe trip guide in Algonquin Park for Camp Tamakwa. Hundreds of kilometres paddled and a fair few kilometres portaged. Leading girls and boys on multi day trips is one of the most rewarding and challenging things I’ve ever done. It’s…

Grand Manan Island 

I drove past St Andrews by the sea and found myself at the ferry terminal to get to Grand Manan Island. I liked the idea of going on a ferry (which always ends up pricier than expected) and to be honest the island sounded rather…grand. I’ll tell you what, it was an experience. I pulled…

Jan the Van

I purchased Jan on the 5th May 2016 and she’s been my best friend ever since. She’s reliable, she doesn’t answer back and she’s happy to just go with the flow and work with my plans. Purchasing a vehicle in Canada as a foreigner: 1. Transitioning your license Transitioning from an Australian License to a…

Nova Scotia – My Mainland Stops

When I was in Nova Scotia I had about a solid week of rain and cloud whilst I explored the mainland. It wasn’t great for hiking but it made from some very ethereal misty views across the ocean. 1. Cape Chignecto Please see post ‘What-not-to-do-on-a-Hike’. 2. Walton Lighthouse Walton is a small coastal town north…

What-Not-to-do-on-a-Hike

Cape Chignecto is a splice of land which protrudes into the Bay of Fundy between New Brunsick and Nova Scotia. It is 2 hours off of the TransCanada highway and worth a peak. I can imagine it being absolutely stunning in the summer months. It was already pretty gorgeous in the spring. This was my…