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Your Complete Guide to Canoeing in Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park is one of the best places to go canoeing in Nova Scotia. If you’re planning to visit Keji, consider exploring the park by canoe. There are several different paddle routes and backcountry campsites to choose from. Whether you’re a seasoned canoeist or novice paddler, a multi-day adventure…

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Keji Southern Lakes: 4 Days of Canoeing in Nova Scotia

I finally made it to Kejimkujik National Park! I can’t believe it took me this long to paddle Keji’s pristine backcountry, known for sublime canoeing and camping reminiscent of the Canadian Shield. Keji Southern Lakes region offers a variety of paddle routes, from short day trips to longer (and more…

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Galatea Lakes Hike in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Spending time in Kananaskis Country? Consider hiking to the stunning Galatea Lakes! There’s something for everyone here. If you want a relatively easy day hike, head out to Lillian Lake for a picnic lunch. For more of a challenge (and a greater reward!), keep going up to the two Galatea…

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Ice cream road trip across Canada
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The Ultimate Ice Cream Road Trip Across Canada

Do you like ice cream as much as I do? I’m usually up for a cone on a hot summer’s day and hardly shy away when winter comes. So I’ve decided to share an ever-growing list of my favourite ice cream in Canada. Whether you’re close to home or travelling…

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Ministers Island Loop Near St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Have you ever travelled across the bottom of the Atlantic ocean? You gotta check out Ministers Island! At low tide, you can drive, bike, or walk across the seabed, just minutes from historic St. Andrews by-the-Sea. The loop around the island, called Ministers Island Perimeter Trail, is a great way…

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Turtle Mountain Hike Near Saint John, New Brunswick

Are you looking for a longer trail near Saint John? Add the Turtle Mountain hike to your list! You’ll go through the woods along an ATV trail, with some views of nearby lakes. The real reward, though, is the expansive view of Loch Alva Wilderness Area from the summit of…

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Wolf Trail: One of the Best Gatineau Park Trails

If you’re visiting Ottawa, add some Gatineau Park hiking trails to your itinerary. Only 30 minutes from the city, Wolf Trail in Gatineau Park is the perfect place for an afternoon hike. You’ll share this forested path with wildlife and enjoy several scenic lookouts. Gatineau Park has plenty of hiking,…

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10 Day Hiking Essentials: What to Bring on a Hike

Planning a hike can be intimidating. And choosing from an ever-growing list of gear options can become overwhelming. What you bring often depends on weather conditions, hiking terrain, trail length, and, of course, your personal preferences. At a minimum, it’s best to keep the 10 hiking essentials in your pack.…

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Ganong Nature Park in NB Canada
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Ganong Nature Park Near St. Stephen, New Brunswick

Near the Canada-U.S. border, Ganong Nature Park is just minutes from the town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. If you enjoy being on the coast, you’ll love exploring this 350-acres nature preserve with trails, fields, and beach access. All year round, find picturesque views of the St. Croix estuary and…

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Midland Ice Caves: Family-Friendly New Brunswick Hike

The Midland Ice Caves trail is a family-friendly hike in southern New Brunswick. Between December and February, venture out to see the impressive ice wall near Norton. You can climb inside for a closer look and then slide down the other end. Nice winter destination for adults and kids alike!…

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Ski Poley Mountain Near Sussex in New Brunswick

Who says you have to be in the Rockies to go downhill skiing in Canada? I was quite impressed with my first New Brunswick ski experience! Finally got out to Poley Mountain near Sussex for a day on the slopes. With over 30 trails, there’s plenty to keep skiers and…

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2-Day Glacier Lake Hike in Banff National Park

The Glacier Lake hike was my first backpacking experience in Banff National Park. In fact, this was also one of my first-ever multi-day hiking trips. After a moderate jaunt to Glacier Lake, the serene campground offers pure backcountry bliss. In the early season, there’s a good chance you could have…

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Parlee Brook Amphitheatre Trail Near Sussex, New Brunswick

The Parlee Brook Amphitheatre trail is fast becoming one of the most sought-after winter hikes in New Brunswick. In the depths of winter, the natural amphitheatre turns into an enthralling ice valley waiting at the trail’s end. For a fairly short hike, this reward is more than worth it. I’ve…

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Friars Nose Lookout Near Sussex, New Brunswick

Looking for a hike with a view in New Brunswick? Friars Nose is a great option! Just a few minutes from Sussex, this winter hike through the forest does not disappoint. After a heavy snowfall, it’s best to bring snowshoes or wait until the trail has been packed down. If…

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Sam Orr Pond Trail in the Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve

The Sam Orr Pond Trail is a beautiful spot for snowshoeing and winter hiking. New Brunswick finally got enough snow to break out the snowshoes. If you’re looking for a family-friendly park near St. Andrews, I’d recommend visiting the Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve. I’ll definitely be back in the summer (and…

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Barnaby Head Trail in New River Beach Provincial Park

New River Beach Provincial Park is nestled beside the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. The park’s long sand beach and crisp waters make it a popular summer destination. When winter hits, few visitors occupy the area. If you’re looking for a peaceful spot, I’d highly recommend hiking Barnaby Head…

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The Edworthy Falls Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Edworthy Falls via Elbow Lake Trail is a popular shoulder season hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Though visibility was somewhat limited, I was impressed by expansive mountain views and frozen falls waiting at the end. If you’re looking for a shoulder season activity, check out Edworthy Falls. Because it’s…

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The Grotto Hike in Bruce Peninsula National Park

The Grotto is one of the most iconic natural wonders in Ontario. A few hours north of Toronto, the main sea cave is surrounded by towering rock cliffs and the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. After one visit, it’s not difficult to tell why Bruce Peninsula National Park has become…

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Balancing Rock Trail: Natural Attraction in Nova Scotia

Balancing Rock Trail is a must-see natural wonder located on Long Island in Nova Scotia. If you’re looking for a short hike off the beaten path, you should definitely visit this place. About 3.5 hours from Halifax, Balancing Rock offers a beautiful trail filled with interesting information and stunning natural…

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How To Make Your Outdoor Adventures More Sustainable

Choosing sustainability can take some effort. Sometimes it’s easier to pretend that taking care of the earth is for someone else. But protecting the environment is for all of us. Whether you’re new to outdoor recreation or a seasoned outdoors person, there are practical things we can do to make…

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Your Complete Guide to the Bagwa Canoe Route in Saskatchewan

Have you ever visited northern Saskatchewan? I hadn’t until this September when I solo paddled the Bagwa Canoe Route in Prince Alberta National Park. There’s nothing like beautiful boreal forest and pristine lakes for absolute backcountry bliss. Whether your a seasoned paddler, complete novice, or a group with varied skills,…

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Lion's Head Lookout view
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Lion’s Head Lookout: Beautiful Bruce Peninsula Hike in Ontario

The Bruce Peninsula is an increasingly popular destination for Ontario outdoor-lovers. Just over three hours from Toronto, the Lion’s Head Provincial Nature Reserve is one of the beautifully breathtaking spots to visit on the peninsula. The trail to Lion’s Head Lookout connects to the 900-km Bruce Trail from Tobermory to…

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Grey Owl Trail hike in Saskatchewan
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2 Days Backpacking the Grey Owl Trail in Saskatchewan

I think it’s fair to say that Saskatchewan is best known for prairie landscape and open skies. But did you know the boreal forest in the north offers a completely different experience? This fall, I travelled to Prince Albert National Park to hike the iconic Grey Owl Trail with some…

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Bear’s Hump Trail in Waterton Lakes National Park

Bear’s Hump is one of the most popular trails in Waterton Lakes National Park. The reward at the top of this trail is well worth the climb. While this is a short hike, it will also be challenging for some. The views of Waterton townsite and the surrounding lakes make…

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Island Lake Lodge is one of the best things to do in Fernie
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7 Things To Do in Fernie in the Summer

Fernie is the place to be if you’re into the outdoors. This small city is known for top notch ski slopes, but did you know there’s plenty to do here in the summer, too? From cliff jumping into pristine blue waters, to hiking with incredible Rocky Mountain views, you won’t…

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