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Backcountry Huts in British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry huts give hikers, climbers, and skiers a warm and dry place to sleep, eat, and chill out between adventures. Thankfully there are dozens of backcountry huts in British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. In this post, I’ve got basic info for over 80 backcountry cabins in BC and Alberta. The listing for each hut …

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18 Awesome Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

A few years ago, I spent a few days escaping winter by heading to the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. The sun was bright, the desert was warm(ish) during the day and the scenery was spectacular. I spent three nights camping, hiking and exploring with friends, but  I wish I had …

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20 Fabulous Canadian National Park Gift Ideas

If you’ve been to a Canadian national park, you know they are special places. I’ve been to 17 of the 48 national parks in Canada and am already planning which park I will visit next. (Spoiler: It’s Gwaii Haanas!) If you’re looking for the perfect present for a national park lover, I’ve got you covered. …

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The Best Things to Do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

There’s something special about islands. Therefore, an island off another island should be doubly special, right? I definitely think that’s the case when it comes to Bruny Island. Australia’s island state of Tasmania is known for its incredible food, drink, wilderness, and scenery. And Bruny Island on Tasmania’s southeast coast has all of those things. …

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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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Things to do in Mount Revelstoke National Park, Canada

Mount Revelstoke National Park is one of my favourite Canadian National Parks since it doesn’t get crazy crowded and it has incredible hiking. It’s also the only place in Canada’s National Parks where you can drive to the top of a towering mountain. I like it so much I’ve actually been there three times in …

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Rockwall Trail Packing List: Everything You Need to Bring

If you aren’t used to backpacking in the Canadian Rockies, it can be tough to figure out what to pack for the Rockwall Trail. It’s a high elevation route that crosses lots of windy, treeless mountain passes. But the camps are deep in shady valley bottoms. I hiked it in mid-August last year and came …

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