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…

Ammonite Falls (Nanaimo, BC)

Ammonite Falls is a great hike in Nanaimo that you can do in all seasons. I have done this hike several times and it is always great to get to the end to see how big or small the falls will be. If you do this hike in the summer there will only be a…

Mount Baldy (Kananaskis, AB)

I did this hike back in May, and it was definitely a great day hike. Pat and I brought our 2 friends Alex and Kayla, and it was their first scramble, so it was great to experience this hike with them. The trail was very steep, and you never really had a flat break the…

Cameron Lake trestle (Port Alberni, BC)

On the last weekend of summer, we decided to check out the trestles that run alongside Cameron Lake. Cameron lake lies in between Coombs and Port Alberni, right before Cathedral Grove when you are heading west. You will drive by the lake on your way to the start of the trail and the train tracks are…

Heart Mountain (Canmore, AB)

This is a great scramble that lies east of Canmore. It is about an hour and twenty minute drive from Calgary. I did this hike with 6 of my friends, and it was definitely a challenge and had amazing views. One of my friends, who was not used to scrambles, was a bit scared of the…

Ha Ling Peak (Canmore, AB)

I have done this hike a couple times, but it was definitely my favourite hike in the Rockies. It is a fairly moderate hike, but it is a great workout, since it is all uphill. You can spot this mountain in the town of Canmore, and it is super cool to say that you have been…

Mount Arrowsmith-Judges Route (Port Alberni, BC)

I did this hike back in August 2014, with my boyfriend and his friends Ryan and Fred. It felt really really hard at the time, but I think it was mainly because I had just started hiking. That being said, the hike is only 3km to the summit but it’s really steep. The elevation gain…