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How to Go Backpacking in BC Without Reservations

With lots of people stressing about backpacking reservations in BC, you might feel like you have to book backcountry camping months in advance if you want to go on a trip. But that’s totally untrue – there are tons of places to go backpacking in BC without reservations. I’ve been backpacking in British Columbia for …

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30 Cozy Cabins Near Vancouver for a Weekend Getaway

There’s something special about a cabin in the woods. Or a cabin by the ocean…or a cabin by the lake… or… you get the picture… Cabins are awesome! Renting a cabin is my preferred way to spend a weekend. It’s great to chill out in nature and wake up to beautiful views. Thankfully there are …

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Best Small Towns in Canada for Outdoor Adventures

Canada is a big country with fantastic scenery. Thankfully, there are tons of cute small towns in Canada for outdoor adventures. I asked fellow travel writers to recommend their favourite Canadian towns for hiking, kayaking, beaches, mountain biking, skiing, and more. In this post, you’ll find personal recommendations for 22 small towns across Canada along …

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The Best Things to do on the Sunshine Coast, BC

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is only 40 minutes by ferry from Vancouver, but it feels worlds apart. The quiet coastline is dotted with cute towns, beautiful beaches, gorgeous hiking trails, and lots of great boutiques and cafes. In this post, I’ve got a big list of all the best things to do on the Sunshine …

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21 Best Hikes on the Sunshine Coast, BC

On British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast the lush rainforest reaches from the mountain tops to the ocean, with gorgeous hiking trails everywhere. Need help choosing a trail? Here are the 21 best hikes on the Sunshine Coast. I lived in Gibsons for five months in the winter of 2020/21. I went hiking every weekend and some …

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Skookumchuck Narrows Hike on the Sunshine Coast, BC

The hike to Skookumchuck Narrows is one of the most popular things to do on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. It’s an easy trail through a beautiful rainforest to an ocean viewpoint where you can watch the tide rush into and out of a narrow inlet, creating huge whirlpools and rapids. I spent five months in …

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How to Snowshoe and Ski at Dakota Ridge on the Sunshine Coast, BC

Dakota Ridge near Sechelt is the best place to cross-country ski or snowshoe on the Sunshine Coast. It’s a community-run ski area with a network of fun trails through the forest. I lived in Gibsons for five months in the winter of 2020/21. My husband and I bought season’s passes for Dakota Ridge and headed …

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