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Travel highlight: via ferrata in Whistler, Canada

I completed my first via ferrata last year whilst in Banff (you can read about that experience here) and was left craving more.  There’s definitely something about making it to the top of a mountain that I find rewarding; it’s a satisfying moment of self accomplishment.  Oh, and I suppose it could also have something…… Continue reading Travel highlight: via ferrata in Whistler, Canada

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Whistler’s iconic train wreck hike

Whistler really does have it all.  It’s open as a ski resort in the winter and offers dirt biking in the summer, all the while surrounding you with incredible mountain views!  I visited during the summer months and was a little skeptical about visiting a ski resort in the hotter months.  However, it turns out…… Continue reading Whistler’s iconic train wreck hike

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Taking on the fastest (and longest) zipline in North America

So where can you find the fastest zipline in North America?  The answer lies in Whistler, Canada. The zipline itself belongs to ZipTrek and is called The Sasquatch.  It’s two kilometers long (yikes) and will have you reaching a potential speed of 80mph. A definite for any adrenaline junkie!  It’s the fastest and longest zipline…… Continue reading Taking on the fastest (and longest) zipline in North America

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Where to eat on a budget in Tofino, Canada

Being a small village with a population smaller than 2,000 people, Tofino isn’t exactly a hub fast food eateries and cheap supermarkets.  Sure, there are restaurants and cafes all along the main street, but after looking at a few of the menus we were scared off by the $20+ prices.  It was also the style…… Continue reading Where to eat on a budget in Tofino, Canada

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Exploring Vancouver Island by sea: kayaking & whale watching

Whilst in Canada this summer, we took the ferry over to Vancouver Island for a week, staying in the small coastal town of Tofino.  Whilst here we spent the week exploring the various hikes and beaches, taking a day trip to the neighboring village of Ucluelet.  We also got to take our exploring out onto…… Continue reading Exploring Vancouver Island by sea: kayaking & whale watching