Stawamus Chief: Ultimate Hiking & Climbing Adventure

This hike is an adrenaline rush on steroids! This hike has everything you could possibly wish for. Starting with steep man made stairs along Shannon Falls, the trail quickly turns all natural and wastes absolutely no time in gaining elevation.   After winding through colorful rainforest scenery and impressive rock formations, you reach a first plateau with … More Stawamus Chief: Ultimate Hiking & Climbing Adventure

Granite Climbing Capital Of The World: Smoke Bluff Park Squamish BC

Stopping by the Squamish Adventure Center was the best thing we could have done coming off the Vancouver Island ferry with just a few hours of daylight left for hiking. With insufficient time left in the day to hike the infamous Stawamus Chief, Christine recommended we explore Smoke Bluff Park located directly behind the center. Home … More Granite Climbing Capital Of The World: Smoke Bluff Park Squamish BC

Shannon Falls & Sea to Sky Gondola: Squamish BC

Shannon Falls is an easy, yet spectacular day trip from downtown Vancouver.  The third highest waterfall in the province is located along the Sea to Sky highway just 58 km north of Vancouver. Rising 335 meters above Howe Sound its rumbling waters are fed by Mount Habrich and Mount Sky Pilot. The parking lot is free and provides easy … More Shannon Falls & Sea to Sky Gondola: Squamish BC

Scafe Hill Victoria BC: Mystical Forest Covered In Moss

Lated only 30 minutes from Victoria, Scafe Hill is located in the northern area of Thetis Lake Regional Park and has incredible views looking east towards the Saanich area and northeast towards Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. While the hike is not long (3 km), the uphill section gains 165 meter of elevation very quickly while … More Scafe Hill Victoria BC: Mystical Forest Covered In Moss

Steep Hike Or Easy Drive To The Top: Mount Douglas, East Saanich BC

The largest park in the Saanich area, Mount Douglas offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the area around Victoria, including east to Haro Strait, north and west to Saanich, and south towards downtown Victoria. Mount Douglas has a network of trails along its slopes and down to the beach area across Cedar Hill Road. It … More Steep Hike Or Easy Drive To The Top: Mount Douglas, East Saanich BC

This Hike Is Not For Sissies!!! Mount Finlayson, Goldstream Park BC

Bear and cougar postings, steep elevations, and exposed rock climbing…… yes please!!!  This hike is a challenge on all fronts, but you will feel so good thinking about those stunning panoramic views you took in at the summit when you’re soaking your aching leg muscles in a steaming hot bath at night. Challenging yes, but oh so … More This Hike Is Not For Sissies!!! Mount Finlayson, Goldstream Park BC

Beaches, Waterfalls, and Scenic Viewpoints… Oh My! Gowlland Tod Park

Gowlland Tod Park should be your first stop off the ferry on your way to Victoria for two simple reasons:  1) stunning trails covering a wide variety of terrain, scenery, and elevations, and 2) the park’s close proximity to the ferry docks. If you have limited time to explore the park, I highly recommend hiking the … More Beaches, Waterfalls, and Scenic Viewpoints… Oh My! Gowlland Tod Park

East Sooke Park: Stunning Iron Mine Bay Views from the Pike Point and Coast Trails

Situated only 41 km south west of Victoria, East Sooke Park is definitely worth a visit! If you don’t have the time, energy, or weather on your side to complete the full Coast Trail, I strongly recommend taking in the stunning views of Iron Mine Bay by walking the very easily navigable IMB trail from the Pike road … More East Sooke Park: Stunning Iron Mine Bay Views from the Pike Point and Coast Trails

Salmon Run, Niagara Falls, and Railroad Trestle @ Gold Stream Park

Gold Stream Park is an absolute gem of a park and is not to be missed on any Vancouver Island itinerary! We were extremely fortunate to visit during the annual salmon run, a spectacular sight to take in. After an educational stop at the visitor center, we decided to weather the storm, walk the flooded tunnel, and … More Salmon Run, Niagara Falls, and Railroad Trestle @ Gold Stream Park