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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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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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Things to do on Northern Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a special place. But most visitors tend to stick to the well-known spots on the southern end. Which is really too bad because there are so many great things to do on northern Vancouver Island. It’s actually my favourite part! Northern Vancouver Island is off the beaten path so …

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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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Juan de Fuca Trail Itinerary and Section-by-Section Overview

The Juan de Fuca Trail covers 47 challenging kilometres along the coast of southwestern Vancouver Island. I hiked the trail in 2009 and 2021, so I put together a Juan de Fuca Trail itinerary to help you get prepared for your trip. I also have several Juan de Fuca itinerary options for trips between 3 …

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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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Coastal Hiking Tips: Advice for Beach Backpacking

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of coastal hiking trips. I recently added it up, and I’ve been on 17 different beach backpacking trips in British Columbia and Washington. Coastal trails are in a totally different environment than the mountains or the forest, and they come with their own set of challenges. In this …

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