Category: Hikes

Exploring Vancouver Island – Part 2

Living in Victoria now, I have been able to go on some short adventures during the past few months. Any time we get a chance, we get into the camper and drive for a bit to explore new spots, get some new ideas of…

Russet Lake via High Note Trail Overnight, Whistler & Garibaldi Park, BC

  11-12hrs, about 27km round-trip Cumulative elevation gain: 1200m total round-trip Cumulative elevation loss: 1590m total round-trip We have done this trail as an overnight, staying only one night at Russet Lake. We wanted to stay for 2 nights, but unfortunately, all the Saturday…

Stratton Lake and High Falls, Algonquin Park, ON

Canoeing time: 5-6hrs round-trip Entrance: Achray Campground Before I undertook my solo road trip across Canada, we went on a long week-end canoe-camping trip to Algonquin Park. We had wanted to do this for a while, but winter obliged, we had to wait until…

Emerald Lake Loop, Yoho National Park, BC

2hrs, 5.3km Elevation gain: 50m Emerald Lake is a beautiful glacier lake in Yoho National Park. It is located West of Field, BC, at the end of a road coming off the Trans-Canada Highway. Make sure you get there early, as the parking lot…

HI – Whiskey Jack and Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, BC

Along my cross-Canada moving roadtrip, I needed to find a few places to stay overnight while still trying to enjoy the scenery and the time I spent in the mountains. I was able to get a spot at the Whiskey Jack Wilderness Hostel in…

Padget Lookout, Yoho National Park, BC

3hrs, 7km round-trip Elevation gain: 520m The trailhead for Padget Lookout is in front of Wapta Lake, on the Trans-Canada Highway in BC. It is located between Lake Louise, AB and Field, BC. This was my first mountain hike in over a year and…