Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.
I’ve put together this introductory page to help you navigate the growing amount of outdoor adventure content. To make things easy, you’ll find several categories below for a range of outdoor activities and Canadian destinations.
As a part-time blogger, many of my trip reports haven’t been added to the blog yet. But I continue to develop new content to help you find more ideas and resources.
Hey there! My name is Thomas and I’m the creator of Out and Across. Near the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, I started this website to share my outdoor experiences and help others find new and better ways to spend time outside.
On this website, you’ll find posts about hiking and backpacking, paddling, camping, and winter activities in Canada. As an avid traveller, I enjoy highlighting destinations in Canada to visit and explore. Occasionally, I create content related to sustainable international travel as well. Throughout this website, I aim to promote environmental sustainability and leave no trace principles, too.
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The best part of this project is connecting with other outdoor lovers. Since starting this project, I’ve made some great new friends and have been inspired by others to challenge myself and try new things.
To reach out directly with inquiries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Hiking is one of my favourite things to do. You’ll quickly notice that most of the posts on this site are trip reports, as I continue to explore some of the best hiking destinations in Canada.
Here are some hiking posts to check out:
- Lion’s Head Lookout: Beautiful Bruce Peninsula Hike in Ontario
- Spineback Trail: Hiking in Fernie, British Columbia
- Crypt Lake Hike in Waterton Lakes National Park
- Split Rock Trail: One of the Best New Brunswick Hikes
Cape Split is one of the most iconic trails in Nova Scotia. I was thrilled to return after more than…
Over the past six years in Alberta, I’ve done very little exploring around the Lake Louise area. So I thought…
Over the past couple of years, I’ve gotten more into backpacking and have loved the challenge and enjoyment of multi-day hiking. You can expect much more in the future.
Here are some backpacking posts to check out:
- 2-Day Glacier Lake Hike in Banff National Park
- 2-Day Goat Lake Hike and Avion Ridge in Waterton Park
- Your Complete Guide to Hiking the West Coast Trail
- Fishing Cove Backcountry: One of the Best Cape Breton Campgrounds
Backpacking the West Coast Trail was an incredible experience. British Columbia’s iconic 75-km coastal trek exceeded my expectations, with stunning…
The Jasper Skyline Trail is one of the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies. This iconic backpacking route is nearly…
The Long Range Traverse hike has to be one of the best backpacking routes in Canada. This epic route through…
I’ve been canoeing for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest outdoor memories are from multi-day trips on the St. Croix River bordering Maine and New Brunswick, starting when I was 13-years-old. Since then, I’ve planned several day trips and am now more focused on canoe tripping once again. I also dabble in kayaking and plan to become more active in sea kayaking (at some point!).
Have you ever visited northern Saskatchewan? I hadn’t until this September when I solo paddled the Bagwa Canoe Route in…
Looking for a unique weekend adventure in southern Alberta? This 3-day Milk River canoe trip could be just the thing…
Kejimkujik National Park is one of the best places to go canoeing in Nova Scotia. If you’re planning to visit…
I’ll be developing more resources for frontcountry and backcountry camping in the future. I do plenty of tent camping in spring, summer, and fall, and will be creating more resources to help beginners camp in a safe and sustainable way.
I don’t usually like to stay in campgrounds near town. After all, the whole point of camping (for me, anyway)…
Long weekends are few and far between. I relish the chance to unplug at a campsite while laying in my…
I’m not an avid cyclist, but I enjoy exploring new places on my bike. While it’s not my main activity (especially because it’s hard to ride with my dog), I find myself searching for bike trails and pushing myself to go longer distances. I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy hills (!).
What’s Canada’s largest urban park system? You guessed it… It’s the Edmonton River Valley! Alberta’s capital city boasts over 160…
Choosing sustainability can take some effort. Sometimes it’s easier to pretend that taking care of the earth is for someone…
I try to stay active outdoors in the wintertime. Though it can be challenging to find motivation and time with less daylight hours. Even so, hiking and snowshoeing are my favourite winter activities, and I dabble in cross-country and downhill skiing.
Some winter posts to check out:
- Midland Ice Caves: Family-Friendly New Brunswick Hike
- Tunnel Mountain Trail: Winter Hiking in Banff, Alberta
- The Best Winter Hiking Gear—Stay Warm and Happy
- XC Skiing Moraine Lake Road in Banff National Park (Perfect For Beginners!)
The Johnston Canyon hike is one of the most popular in Banff National Park. However, with the Bow Valley Parkway…
The Parlee Brook Amphitheatre trail is fast becoming one of the most sought-after winter hikes in New Brunswick. In the…
I grew up in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia and I love exploring the East Coast.
- Cape Split Trail: One of the Best Hikes in Nova Scotia
- Fishing Cove Backcountry: One of the Best Cape Breton Campgrounds
- Pea Point Lighthouse Hike in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick
- Barnaby Head Trail in New River Beach Provincial Park
Balancing Rock Trail is a must-see natural wonder located on Long Island in Nova Scotia. If you’re looking for a…
There’s nothing quite like a coastal New Brunswick hike. It’s a true paradise for outdoor lovers, and you won’t be…
Have you been hiking in Gros Morne National Park? It’s pretty hard to beat everything Gros Morne has to offer!…
I lived in Calgary for six years and found new outdoor adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Maybe one day I’ll find myself back in the mountains.
- 10 Waterfalls in Alberta That You Should See
- Ribbon Falls Hike in Kananaskis Country, Alberta
- Table Mountain Hike in Southern Alberta—What You Should Know
- Valley of the Five Lakes Hike in Jasper, Alberta
If you’re like me, maybe you didn’t grow up near the Rocky Mountains. My first time on an Alberta trail…
I haven’t spent enough time in beautiful British Columbia, but it’s still one of my favourite provinces in Canada.
Hiking the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island is one of the most thrilling outdoor adventures in Canada. It also…
They call it Beautiful British Colombia for good reason. I had never been to Canada’s most western province until summer…