Callaghan Lake to Cirque Lake

Ringed by steep cliffs around the circular Cirque Lake, it seemed like we were looking into the heart of an ancient volcanic crater. It wouldn’t be surprising since across the valley in the distance was the iconic Black Tusk mountain … Continue reading

Gulf Islands Cycling – Galiano Island

Though campground after campground appeared fully reserved on a sunny July weekend, I remembered that cyclists don’t follow the conventional rules. One amazing thing I learned on our PanAmerican cycle is a “can do” attitude where camping can be found, … Continue reading

Joffre Lakes

The hike up Joffre Lakes is actually fairly short in distance. It’s only about 4km each way and a 400 elevation climb. However, I found myself stopping every little while for the stunning scenery. Combined with a trip to Nairn … Continue reading

Part 3 – Kayaking in the Broken Group – Video

Part 3 of 3: Barkley Sound, the last and final part of our wonderful August 2015 paddling on the west coast of Vancouver Island. For this part, we left Ucluelet and made an approximate 12km open crossing to the Broken … Continue reading

Part 2 – Kayaking from Hot Springs Cove to Ucluelet

Part 2 of 3: This part details the 90km plus journey from the Northern end of Flores Island (where part 1 leaves you) all the way south to Ucluelet. It was an exciting and beautiful portion and the part we … Continue reading

Part 1 – Kayaking from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove – Video

The first of three parts of our recent month long kayaking journey on the west coast of Vancouver Island. In this part, we paddled from Tofino north to Hot Springs Cove via the inside passages on Vargas and Flores Islands … Continue reading

Yes to camping!

This past weekend, four friends went up to Harrison Lake, up the East Harrison Forest Service Road, to go camping. There is something so natural and liberating with being outdoors and hanging out by a campfire. We went to a … Continue reading