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…

Prairie Mountain (Kananaskis, AB)

Prairie Mountain is a great hike if you are looking for a steep ascent and great views. This is a great workout because the hike is pretty much straight up the whole way. Being from Vancouver Island, I would definitely compare it to the Grouse Grind. The first part of the hike is through alpine…

Roberts Roost (Nanaimo, BC)

Roberts Roost is one of Nanaimos lesser known hikes, which makes it a very peaceful and quiet trail to walk along. It is an eastern ridge of Mt Benson within Morrell Nature Sanctuary, with great oceanside views from Crofton to Vancouver. I have done this hike a couple of times in both winter and summer,…

Goldstream Train Trestle (Victoria, BC)

Some of the best hikes in Victoria are in Goldstream National Park, which includes a hike up to an old train trestle. This railway line is no longer in use, so it is safe to go up and explore the trestle. It has great views of the Niagara Creek Canyon and Mount Finlayson. It can be…