6 Days Trekking in Assiniboine

I have done a lot of hikes in my life so far, but this one in particular blew it out of the ball park for me. Assiniboine Provincial Park is situated nice and snug on the British Columbia and Alberta border. The route we took started us in Banff National Park, then we entered into…

10 Tips to Eat Right in the Backcountry

One of the FAQ’s that I’m often asked is what I eat when I back country camp. Well, a lot of the food I eat depends on three things: Will it fuel me? Can I cook it out of 1 pot? and is it light? Most people think it’s hard enough to cook a meal…

15 Tips for Winter Camping

1) Research Weather and Avalanche Conditions Even if the forecast doesn’t call for avalanche warnings, if you’re planning on touring, snowshoeing or camping in a potential “at risk” area, be sure you book avalanche kits well in advance – especially if it’s a weekend. In peak season, sometimes MEC (or other outdoor stores) can run…

2015: The Whirlwind Year

I was planning on writing this post back in December, but (noting this blog title) that month fleeew by. So! I’m writing it now. Here is a brief re-cap of my year. Enjoy!

Overnight at Wedgemount Lake

This past weekend I had the amazing chance to hike (what is now) my favourite hike in the Garibaldi region. Wedgemount Lake – geographically speaking – is situated in between Whistler and Pemberton. About a 2.5 hour drive from Vancouver, on a nice sunny day (like we had) made for a enjoyable drive along the…

3 Days in Tofino | Canada’s Surfer’s Paradise

The town of Tofino situates itself on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It’s nestled at the base of the Clayoquot Sound and opens up to the vast pacific. Not only is Tofino known for it’s great surf, but it offers other recreation such as hiking, paddle boarding, whale watching, storm watching and eating tacos from…

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park | Camping Around Surreal Beauty

The beautiful Joffre Lakes are located just outside of Pemberton, British Columbia. Its serene beauty will take you away. For years, Joffre Lakes has been a dream backpacking trip I’ve wanted to do. Finally, I was able to experience trek it along side two amazing co-workers. The last backcountry camping trip I had done was…

Wells Gray Provincial Park | Canoeing Murtle Lake: Pt. 2

Song in Headphones: Open Shores A Prologue | My arms were on fire. I was so exhausted it was to a point I wasn’t even looking up. My arms were moving in this repetitive motion, I was unconscious of my other surroundings. I remember being disillusioned, looking at the tree line and seeing us move maybe…

Wells Gray Provincial Park | Canoeing Murtle Lake: Pt. 1

Song in Headphones: Renegades A Prologue | It’s 5:30 am. Peeled out of my sleeping bag, I crawl out of my tent; refreshed, awake and grateful. The sun and the beautiful swainson’s thrush was my alarm this morning. It’s crisp outside, almost cold; cold enough to throw on a fleece. I look out onto the…

Garibaldi Provincial Park | Expedition to Elfin Lakes

What is snowshoeing?! It’s without a doubt, always a question that comes up whenever I meet people who aren’t from the great North. When it gets to the explaining part, it usually ends in humiliation because it sounds ridiculous. Yea, sure call them tennis rackets. What they don’t know is how much of a life…