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Backpacking Trips List

I’ve done a lot of backpacking trips so here’s the full list with links to trip reports or photo sets where available.  If there’s no link, send me an email (taryn at happiestoutdoors dot ca) and I’d be happy to answer questions about that trip.

Hey there: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links to my books Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia and Backpacking on Vancouver Island, which means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase. Thanks for supporting me! -Taryn

Fall backpacking campsite
Camping at Semaphore Lakes, BC in September, 2014

Vancouver Area

Alouette Lake canoe trip, Golden Ears Provincial Park, BC, August 2012

Greendrop Lake, Chilliwack Provincial Park, May 2005

Howe Sound Crest Trail, Cypress Provincial Park, August 2018

Sea to Sky area, BC:

Cheakamus Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, May 2005

Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Provincial Park, January 2004, October 2010, July 2015, February 2018, September 2020, and July 2023

Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, August 2014, August 2016

Garibaldi Lake to Helm Creek to Cheakmus Lake Traverse, July 2005

Marriott Meadows/Wendy Thompson Hut, December 2005 and September 2009

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, June 2005, August 2010, and July 2015

Lake Lovely Water Provincial Park, July 2018

Russet Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, September 2004 and August 2018

Semaphore Lakes, September 2014 and August 2023

Tenquille Lake, June 2015

Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, July 2009

Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast:

Augerpoint Traverse, Strathcona Provincial Park, August 2022

Bedwell Lakes, Strathcona Provincial Park, July 2021

Cape Scott, Cape Scott Provincial Park, July 2005, August 2013, and July 2020

Della Falls, Strathcona Provincial Park, July 2022

Elk River Trail, Strathcona Provincial Park, July 2021

Flower Ridge, Strathcona Provincial Park, August 2021

Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, September 2015, August 2021, and August 2022

Johnstone Strait Kayaking Trip, Johnstone Strait and Broughton Archipelago Marine Provincial Park, July 2020

Juan de Fuca Trail, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, May 2009 and September 2021

Kludahk Trail, September 2022

Nootka Trail, Nootka Island, September 2011

North Coast Trail, Cape Scott Provincial Park, August 2008, and August 2021

Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park, Keats Island, June 2007

San Josef Bay, Cape Scott Provincial Park, August 2013 and April 2022

Sunshine Coast Trail (Gwendoline Hills to Powell River), March 2016

Tatchu Trail, June 2022

Tetrahedron Provincial Park, January 2005, July 2007, January 2009,  and February 2013

West Coast Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, June 2004, August 2019

Wild Side Trail, Flores Island, May 2015 and May 2018

South West BC Interior:

Brimful Lake, Stein Valley Provincial Park, September 2010

Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park, August 2012

Heather Trail, Manning Provincial Park, August 2004, September 2009 and August 2017

Illal Meadows, Coquihalla, July 2008 and September 2012

Lightning Lakes Trail, Manning Provincial Park, June 2009

Lime Ridge, Marble Range Provincial Park, July 2011

Lower Stein Valley, Stein Valley Provincial Park, June 2005, May 2007, April 2009, April 2011, April 2013, April 2014, and March 2018

Poland Lake, Manning Provincial Park, July 2007

Skagit River Trail, Manning Provincial Park, April 2005

Skyline Trail, Manning Provincial Park, July 2005 and September 2014

Wildhorse Ridge, Marble Range Provincial Park, July 2010

Northern BC:

Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit, September 2021


Kaslo Lake, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, September 2018

Canadian Rockies:

Berg Lake Trail, Mount Robson Provincial Park, September 2018

Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park, July 2019

Mount Assiniboine, Mount Assinboine Provincial Park and Banff National Park, September 2023

Rockwall Trail, Kootenay National Park, August 2020

Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park, August 2023


Chelan Lakeshore Trail, Lake Chelan, North Cascades National Park, May 2011

East Bank Trail, Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, April 2015

Enchantments, Alpine Lake Wilderness, July 2016

North Olympic Coast, Olympic National Park, May 2010

Ozette Loop, Olympic National Park, May 2014 and May 2016

Ross Lake Canoe Trip, Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, July 2012

Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park, May 2010, May 2017

Toleak Point, Olympic National Park, Mary 2019


Cape Chignecto Trail, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Nova Scotia, October 2007

Bluff Trail, Woodens River Watershed, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2006

Kejimkujik Lakes canoe circuit, Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, August 2007

Kenomee Canyon, Economy, Nova Scotia, July 2006

Liberty Lake Trail (first section only), Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, June 2006

Long Range Traverse, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, August 2006

Tracey Lake, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, February 2007


Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal, August/September 2016

Cape Pillar, Tasman National Park, Tasmania, Australia, February 2020

Chilkoot Trail, Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park, Alaska, August 2015

Hell-Roaring Creek, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 2019

Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland, June 2014

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia, February 2019

Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania, Australia, January 2020

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia, January 2020


Thursday 28th of June 2018

Interested if you know much about the John muir trail as we are headed there in sept for a 222 mile hike

Taryn Eyton

Thursday 28th of June 2018

The John Muir Trail is definitely on my bucketlist but I haven't done that much research into it. Check out Kristin's site: She hiked the JMT a few years ago and has tons of info about it on her site.

Georgia C Newsome

Friday 10th of February 2017

Hi Taryn, Thanks for putting a Nookta Trip report on my post. It compliments the post very well. While I love the WCT and have hiked it over 50 times, I too much prefer the Nootka Trail. Looking at your hiking trips is pretty impressive. It you ever consider hiking in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai) I would be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. I have hiked various route on Kilimanjaro and just returned from hiking Mt Meru and Lengai. Tu kuongezeka is swahili for Just HIke! Georgia

Taryn Eyton

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Thanks Georgia. I am thinking about Kili (as a someday thing) but I'll definitely let you know if it becomes more of a reality. :)