Strathcona: Circlet Lake & Mount Albert Edward

We woke up early to catch the 745 AM ferry to Nanaimo.  I never tire of the ferry rides to Vancouver Island or any island for that matter.  The stress and pace of the Lower Mainland washes away and vacation mode feels real. After a quick stop in Nanaimo for blister pads and lip balm... Continue Reading →

Strathcona Trip Plan

Every year, for the past 4 years, I've racked my brain for fun and exciting trip ideas with my children.  I feel like time is fleeting where we can get away as a family. For this summer's trip my original plan was to hike a section of the Pacific Crest Trail.  I think I was... Continue Reading →

Saturna Island Bike Trip

Saturna Island is one of BC's Gulf Islands. It is a long, narrow and hilly Island that's a good challenge by bike. The National Campground is a rustic and beautiful place to stay.

What’s in the backpack?

I know I love to learn about what to pack for a hike.  I thought I'd share what we carried on the Sunshine Coast Trail. Maybe you have ideas on what stuff to cut out or what we were missing!?  I know I could spend endless money trying to reduce my total weight. I was... Continue Reading →

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