Are you new to Out and Across? 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.

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About Me

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.


Let’s Connect

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.

If you’d like to stay connected, you can find Out and Across on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. I also send a monthly newsletter with new content and updates. You can find more about data collection and privacy through our Privacy Policy.

To reach out directly with inquiries, send an email to thomas@outandacross.com. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

A D V E N T U R E

Hiking

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:


Backpacking

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:


Paddling

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!).


Camping

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.


Biking

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 (!).


Winter Activities

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:

C A N A D A

East Coast

I grew up in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia and I love exploring the East Coast.


Alberta

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.


British Columbia

I haven’t spent enough time in beautiful British Columbia, but it’s still one of my favourite provinces in Canada.

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