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Little Huson Caves on Vancouver Island

The Little Huson Caves are a hidden gem on Northern Vancouver Island. It’s a spectacular location where a rushing creek funnels through a steep canyon into a cave, then comes out the other side. You can reach the caves via a short and easy trail. I’m surprised that few people know about Little Huson Caves. …

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The Best Hikes in Squamish, BC (From a Local)

I’ve lived in Squamish for over a year, but before I moved here, I hiked in Squamish all the time. I’ve done tons of hikes near Squamish so I’ve put together a list of the best hikes in Squamish. Between hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and dirt bike trails, there are literally hundreds of hiking …

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300+ Hiking Terms Explained: A Hiking Glossary

Like many outdoor sports, there are a lot of confusing hiking terms to learn. I spend a lot of time writing about hiking and teaching hiking skills and it can be easy to forget that not everyone knows all the hiking slang, jargon, and terminology. To help everyone out, I put together a comprehensive glossary …

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Juan De Fuca Trail Guide: Backpacking on Vancouver Island

The Juan de Fuca Trail is a multi-day hike along the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a challenging backpacking trip through the rainforest and across beaches. Along its 47 kilometre length you will experience lots of gorgeous scenery, old-growth trees, sandy beaches, and mud. I hiked the Juan de …

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25 Stocking Stuffers for Hikers Under $25

Have you seen those stocking stuffers for hikers posts online? Full of $300 gadgets or things that are clearly too large to physically fit in a stocking? Me too. They’re ridiculous. A stocking should be full of fun small, fun, inexpensive stuff. And chocolate. Some of my family is pretty outdoorsy (shocking right?) so I …

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North Coast Trail Itinerary and Section-By-Section Overview

The North Coast Trail is a challenging 43km multi-day backpacking trip along the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I hiked the trail in 2008 and 2021. I’ve put together a section-by-section overview of the North Coast Trail to give you a taste of the trail and help you get prepped for your …

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North Coast Trail: Backpacking on Vancouver Island

The North Coast Trail is a multi-day wilderness hike across the very northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It’s a challenging and remote hike through old-growth rainforest, along beaches, and across muddy coastal bogs. The 43-kilometre-long hike is difficult but beautiful. I hiked the trail in 2008 and 2021, so I’ve put …

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9 Winter Hiking Tips (You Don’t Have to Freeze!)

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to stop hiking. But it’s cold, dark and slippery out there, so you need to be prepare. In this post I’ve got my top top winter hiking tips. Hiking is a year-round activity for me and I’ve been winter hiking for over a decade. (If there’s …

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