Jug Island Beach Hike

The hike up to Jug Island Beach in Belcarra is a lovely true-Vancouver rainforest hike in a wonderful moss-filled forest with a nice change in elevation, ending at a gorgeous beach with a stunning view of Jug Island sitting proudly in the inlet. The hike winds along Indian Arm, and…

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Black Tusk and Garibaldi Lake Hike

Let me preface this by saying that Black Tusk is by far the most challenging hike I have done. The hike is steep, long, and strenuous in the summer heat. Please begin early in the day to give yourself plenty of time to return in daylight, and pack food, lots of…

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A Guide to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Home to the Sierra Nevada Mountain’s famous magnificent sequoia trees and deep canyons, the pair of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are a jointly-administered gem in the heart of central California. While you can squeeze the parks’ highlights into a day-trip, if you have the luxury of time, there…

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Visiting the Salt Spring Island Lavenders

There are thousands of islands off the coast of British Columbia, with hundreds of them populated with curious towns, magical harbours and stunning hikes and nature escapes. I have made it my goal to spend more time aboard BC Ferries bound for some of these wonderful places to see what…

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Murrin Loop Trail Hike

A short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway is a lake in Murrin Provincial Park that sits right alongside the highway. Avoid the busy lake and get away from the cars by following the path around the lake to a short, challenging and fun hike up the Murrin Loop…

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