The Hot Trails of Mauricie National Park

Jenn Smith Nelson

I knew I’d made a grave mistake by about midnight. Outfitted in a Parks Canada oTENTik tent (a cross between a cabin and a tent, complete with a raised floor) during an unseasonably warm February, I found myself atop my … Continue reading

10 Snowshoe Adventures to Try this Winter in the Canadian Rockies

Snow is collecting on the mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies and there’s a great deal of excitement in the air for those of us who enjoy winter sports. In my house, we are busy planning out our trips for … Continue reading

Five Getaways for Snowy Spring Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Reluctant to pack the snowshoes away for another season? Check out these great spring getaways in the Canadian Rockies and don’t forget the winter boots; It’s definitely not summer yet in these parts!

Destination One: Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park… Continue reading

Wine and Snowshoes in Ontario

Snowshoe Magazine

Do you want some wine with that snowshoe? If that appeals to you, a local micro-winery in Southern Ontario is doing its thing to create a unique “apres-snowshoe” experience.

The Coffin Ridge Winery is located about two-and-a-half hours north of … Continue reading

The Yukon: Canada’s True North

The time is now to gift yourself a getaway to the Yukon, Canada’s epic, true north wilderness treasure. A nugget of gold north of the BC border, the Yukon is the ultimate snowshoe and adventure destination that should be at … Continue reading

The Best Backcountry Basecamps in the Canadian Rockies (no tent required)

I’ve spent the past 14 years exploring the Canadian Rockies and one thing I’ve really discovered is that having a good base camp is the first step in planning the perfect backcountry adventure. Find that gem of a lodge, cabin … Continue reading

Wilderness Camping in the Maritime Provinces – Part 2: Best with a Buddy

The moral and physical support that comes from wilderness hiking with a buddy is invaluable. For Danielle Griffin and Cameron Ough, roughing it together on the Fundy Footpath was the perfect challenge for their survival skills. And it turns out … Continue reading

Wilderness Camping in the Maritime Provinces – Part 1: Going Solo

Glamping may be the new camping, but the desire for a primitive experience in the wild will never go out of style. And opportunities for wilderness camping on the Canadian east coast are plentiful. The tiny provinces of Nova Scotia … Continue reading

Victoria, British Columbia’s Other Gem

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Western Canada’s oldest city and British Columbia’s capital, nestles on Vancouver Island’s southeast coast. Once a regional outpost for the Hudson’s Bay Company, it was founded by Sir James Douglas and established in 1843.

Its waterside location, with Saanich Inlet … Continue reading

Spring in British Columbia: Victoria’s Historic Chinatown

For a true taste of the Orient in British Columbia, Victoria’s Chinatown is the place to visit. Near the waterfront, the district is the oldest in Canada with its roots dating back to the mid-19th century. From a collection of … Continue reading

Spring is in the Air: Victoria’s Exotic Butterfly Gardens

“A small piece of paradise” is how Victoria’s Butterfly Gardens was once described – and a more appropriate phrase would be hard to find. Thousands of exotic moths and butterflies flutter freely amongst lush blooms and foliage in this unique … Continue reading

Snowshoe and Ski Vacations for the Whole Family At Sunshine Village, Alberta

A few weeks ago I made my way out to the mountains for the day with one of my favorite outdoor companions, my five-year-old son.   While he may whine a bit more than my husband, and can’t exactly share a … Continue reading