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
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
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
One of the highlights of my trip to Canada this summer was a crashed bomber plane found in Tofino on Vancouver Island. It’s a world war two plane that crash landed after an engine failure back in 1945. Now before you think I’m slightly morbid for getting excited about a plane wreck, let me tell…… Continue reading Finding a plane wreck on Vancouver Island
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
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!
Another belated blog post (I’m definitely going to try and keep up with it this year, I promise). In fact, it’s one of my new year’s resolutions. But back to the topic at hand: just when I thought Canada couldn’t get anymore surreal we ventured onto the Icefield’s Parkway. This is a long stretch of…… Continue reading The Road to Jasper: Icefield’s Parkway