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…

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…

New Brunswick Trails

1. Hayes Falls: 5km When I drove across Maine I was nervous about spending the night in America and was eager to get back across the border into New Brunswick. The border crossing was simple and this is where I activated my IEC Visa (even managed to get a simile from border control). This meant…

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…

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…

Cape St. George

Cape St. George One of the most beautiful cliff top runs I’ve ever done. Complete with whales, nesting gulls and the greenest of grasses. Cape St. George is a little off track from the route between Port aux Basques ferry terminal and Gros Morne National Park but it is well worth it. The ocean side…

Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park was one of those places that I bookmarked before leaving Australia. You see pictures that make your heart skip but never really think past that. It wasn’t until I was in the park that I was fully aware of how incredibly special the area is.
Read more to see a brief description of the trails I completed….