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Taryn Eyton

Hiker, adventure traveller, Leave No Trace trainer and connoisseur of alpine meadows. My book, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia, is available now.

12 Best Women’s Hiking Pants (Picks for Every Body Type)

Finding women’s hiking pants can be a real challenge – it’s tough to get the right fit! In this guide, I’ve rounded up the 12 best hiking pants for women. I made sure to include picks for every body type. Different conditions and preferences call for different hiking pants. In this guide, I’m just going …

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24 Easy Backpacking Trips In BC For Beginners

British Columbia’s backcountry is gorgeous, making day hikers wish they didn’t have to leave. The next logical step is a backpacking trip, but it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why I put together this list of easy backpacking trips in BC. I’ve been backpacking in BC for 20 years (and I …

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Romantic Valentine’s Gifts for Hikers and Campers

The best gift you can give is to make great memories together, but if you’re choosing Valentine’s gifts for hikers and campers, give something they will actually use.  Chocolate and roses are nice, but outdoor gear is even better. (Or am I the only one with that mentality?) Here are my picks for the best …

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2023 BC Backpacking Reservation Dates You Need to Know

British Columbia has hundreds of options for gorgeous backpacking trips. Most are free or require a permit, but for a few special trips, you need to make reservations in advance. If you’re planning ahead of time, these are the BC backpacking reservation dates you need to know for 2023. The most spectacular trips are often …

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Sea to Sky Highway Road Trip Guide: Driving from Vancouver to Whistler

As a local, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve driven the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. When I lived I drove it at least twice a year, and now that I live in Squamish, I drive it about twice a month. The Sea to Sky Highway is a gorgeous drive …

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Most Instagrammed Hikes in Vancouver for 2023

This list of the most Instagrammed hikes in Vancouver was first published in February 2017. I update the numbers each year. I’ve run the numbers fresh for 2023… (drumroll please)… and this year the hikes on the list haven’t changed – but their order has a bit. (You’ll still have to read the whole post …

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2022 Black Friday and Boxing Day Deals for Hikers

I definitely believe that the outdoors is for everyone, but unfortunately one of the barriers to getting outside is often the shear amount of gear that’s involved. And of course, that gear doesn’t come cheap! One of my tried and true tips for getting deals on hiking and backpacking gear is to wait for sales. …

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Della Falls Trail Hiking Guide (Vancouver Island Backpacking)

The 32 km-long Della Falls Trail takes hikers through a beautiful river valley deep in the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. From your riverside campsite, hike to the base of the falls or a spectacular viewpoint on the Love Lake Trail. At 440-metres-tall, Della Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in …

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Women’s Plus Size Hiking Clothes: The Best Brands and Where to Find Them

Traditionally most outdoor brands made women’s hiking clothes up to size 10 or 12. In the last decade or so, sizes 14 or 16 have become more common. But unfortunately, it’s still a bit of a challenge to find women’s plus size hiking clothes. As a plus size hiker myself, it’s sometimes a struggle to …

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2023 Washington Backpacking Reservation Dates

If you’re like me, the first part of each year is all about planning where I’ll go backpacking in the summer. One of my favourite places to go backpacking is Washington state. And many of the most spectacular backpacking trips in Washington require reservations. So I’ve put together a complete list of the 2023 Washington …

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