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
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
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
Vancouver has plenty on offer for every tourist. It’s only a couple of hours from Seattle if you drive south, and Whistler if you drive north, so a popular starting point for a road-trip. Plus, it’s a city surrounded by mountains, what more could you ask for? So, if you’ve only got a few days…… Continue reading The Ideal Vancouver Bucket List
I wrote a blog post a while back about the “Junior Ranger Badges” National Parks & Monuments in the USA have on offer, for children of all ages (yep, so that includes us adults too). In return for filling out a quiz booklet at each park, you receive a badge to keep as a souvenir. …… Continue reading Free souvenirs from Canada you’d be silly to miss out on
Being only a two hour drive from Banff along the Icefields Parkway and the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper receives around three million tourists each year. It’s the perfect location for those, like myself, who are completely infatuated with the mountains and loves exploring the outdoors. So, if you’re heading towards the…… Continue reading My favourite hikes in Jasper National Park
In case I wasn’t already completely in love with Banff National Park, there was one more experience on my itinerary that was bound to seal the deal; a via ferrata. Now, if you’re like me, you may have no idea what that is. I definitely didn’t at first. But, as always, I did a little…… Continue reading I CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN!