The Mountains

Big White Ski Resort I spent a season at Big White Ski Resort when I just finished school back in 2010. There were a couple of factors then which didn’t make the experience everything it could have been. It was because of this that I decided to try again, and gave doing a ski season…

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…

Drumheller and Calgary

Drumheller – Coolest scenery ever. The area is referred to as the badlands and is an archeological site for dinosaur remains. I drove non-stop from Winnipeg to Drumheller (1,230km) and arrived in the dark. As I came across the prairies I was astounded by the flatness. I must have got into the hills once it…

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…

Cape Breton

I consider Cape Breton one of the most beautiful places I’ve been. The weather cleared up as I went over the bridge and everything from then on was just stunning.  I didn’t do as many hikes on the Cabot Trail as I would have liked but the drive was so much fun. Every view around…

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…

Rocky Harbour and Trout River

Rocky Harbour is a charming town perfect for basing yourself in whilst exploring Gros Morne National Park. It’s small and sweet and has everything you need to be comfortable. As I was in the park in the shoulder season, I wasn’t overly concerned about where I parked to sleep, I can imagine in the summer…