Mount Benson (Nanaimo, BC)

Mount Benson is a popular hiking route in Nanaimo, BC that I have done several times. I like to think of it as the Grouse Grind of Vancouver Island. It is quite challenging and a great workout. It is the tallest mountain in the area, so you get amazing 360 views of the city of…

Lone Cone Mountain (Tofino, BC)

The Lone Cone hike is by far my favourite hike on Vancouver Island. The trail usually has very little people on it and the views are like no other. You actually feel like you are on a tropical island when you get to the lookout point because of the archipelago of islands below.The lookout has…

Panorama Ridge (Whistler, BC)

Info Difficult 8-11 hours 30 km round trip Elevation gain 1560 meters Summit 2133 meters Camping available no dogs Panorama Ridge is in Garibaldi Provincial Park, and it was one of the prettiest hikes I have ever done. There was a lot of elevation gain and kilometers to hike out, but the challenge of it…

Juan de Fuca Trail in 2 days/ 1 night (Sooke/Port Renfrew)

The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail (JDF) is a  multi-day hiking trail on the Southwestern coast of Vancouver Island. It is a rugged coastal walk that goes through a trail with diverse landscapes. You will find yourself walking through thick forests, creeks, muddy terrains, sandy and rocky coastlines, busy camping spots, and sections that roller…

Myra Falls (Strathcona Park, BC)

Myra Falls is a beautiful waterfall that is located in Strathcona Park. There is an upper and lower Myra Fallas, but the lower falls are absolutely breathtaking. The water is a majestic turquoise green and it is crystal clear. We went in mid August, and despite the glacial temperatures we still got up the nerve…

Jack Point (Nanaimo, BC)

Jack Point is a great trail in Nanaimo that provides excellent views of the city, Gabriola Island, Protection Island and the Nanaimo river estuary. It is situated right by the Duke Point Ferry and it is very easy to access. Despite its close proximity to the mill and the ferry, the trail is blocked by…

Mt. Wesley Traverse (Port Alberni, BC)

In late spring, a couple of my friends and I decided to hike the Mt Wesley traverse. We did a lot of research before doing this hike because there was not a lot of directions online, but we thought the views would be worth our time and effort. With a lot of sweat and wrong…

Hole in the Wall (Port Alberni, BC)

The Hole in the Wall is a cute little waterfall that you can find by taking a short walk down to Rogers Creek. This is a very unique man made waterfall that flows through a wall of volcanic shale into the creek, that used to act as a passage way for the city’s main water reservoir. It…

Cox Bay Lookout (Tofino, BC)

If you get off the beaten track in Tofino, you might be able to find Cox Bay Lookout. This is a great hike that is located on the south end of the beach. The walk up makes you feel like you are walking in the jungle, and the view at the top is stunning. Stats…

Cerro Negro- Volcano Boarding (Nicaragua)

Cerro Negro (Black Hill) is a volcano in Nicaragua, that is very unique because it is the only active volcano in the world that you can volcano board down. People started boarding down Cerro Negro in 2004, and it has gained a lot of popularity with travellers. There are no lifts or gondolas, so you have…

Heart Mountain Horseshoe (Canmore, AB)

Heart Mountain is a pretty great hike because it is challenging, close to Calgary, and it has less snow in the late spring and fall months due to its location. The mountain got its name from its distinctive heart shaped peak, and it is easily  easily distinguishable on the south side of the highway. We…

Mt. Tzouhalem (Duncan, BC)

  This mountain is one of my favourite hikes on Vancouver Island. I have done it over 10 times because it is only about 10 minutes away from Crofton, the town I grew up in. The summit boasts a large metal cross that has some interesting history, and it gives amazing views of the Cowichan Valley…