Oh Canada!

Oh Canada!

Yay for Canada!

Marc and I moved to Vancouver in June 2017. Since then, we have been using every opportunity to explore and walk around the gorgeous countryside of British Columbia. I have written soooo many posts since then that I thought it might be good to bring lots of them together in a new page. If you’d like to search for posts by region, you can use this map:

Hikes Near Vancouver

If you would like an overview of the amazing mountains and possibilities of hiking near Vancouver. Please have a look at my introduction to Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains.

Adventures in the Rockies

  • If you’re trying to get to the Rockies, then take a look at my road trips (from Vancouver to Banff or Vancouver to Jasper.)
  • If you’re already in the Rockies, then you will definitely want to drive along the Icefields Parkway.
  • Take a look at Banff in the Spring, or Banff in the snow.
  • I have added all my hikes to the map at the top of this page.

Sooo many waterfalls

If you had read a few of my posts you will probably realize that we love finding waterfalls. I’ve made a map so you can find amazing waterfalls close to your location. Green means you don’t have to walk, Blue is for waterfalls with easy walks and Dark Blue means you’ll need to do a slightly longer/harder walk to reach them.

Hiking information and resources

Are you unsure what to bring with you hiking? No worries, I have you covered with my post about what to bring on day hikes (the 10 essentials)

Sometimes, when I really love Canadian hiking guides, I review them. So far I have written about 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbiaand the Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore.

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Learning to Ski

I have quite a few posts about our journey learning to ski as adults. You can find all my posts about skiing in Canada here.

For the record, I blooming love this country! I realize that our language is not quite the same, but I hope my heart is half as open as the sweeties we have met here so far. In the UK our government (and boarder agency) is not particularly nice to migrants. My lovely friends from Japan, NZ, Canada and the US have had nightmares trying to sort out their UK visas. I have been pleasantly surprised by how painless it has been for us to move here, and how welcome I feel. Anyway, thanks for letting us in Canada! I’ll do my best to integrate and visit all your pretty mountains!

Oh, and just in case you are thinking of bringing a pet to Canada, I have a post about that too!

21 thoughts on “Oh Canada!

  1. Wow moved to Canada!! We visited Whistler last Feb & immediately fell in love with Canada & knew we wanted to see more. We’re going again this coming Feb to Fernie & can’t wait. We snowboard so enjoy the Winter there but would love to see the country for some walking & mountain biking in Summer too 😊 will be following your adventures x

    1. Yay! Thanks Sam!

      It is a REALLY welcoming place to move to, especially in the summer when everything is so pretty!

      I’m excited to try skiing and snowshoeing for the first time too. Hopefully I can find some tips for when you come out in February!!

    1. Thank you Jane!
      I would LOVE to go to Banff at some point. It looks amaaazing there! πŸ˜€
      p.s. I am sorry about my slow response! I am afraid I lost your comment in my spam folder.

  2. Wow, just gorgeous ! Wonderful glimpse into what Canada has to offer than Niagara falls! And Oh my that suspension bridge! Thanks a lot for your insight dear!

    1. Thanks for popping by Sylvia! πŸ˜€

      There is another large suspension bridge that is free to cross. I need to visit that one next!

    1. Thanks Angela! I loooove maps so I’ve been meaning to make one of our hikes for a while. It several hours to put this together. Most of the time went into making a spreadsheet of all these posts!

      1. The results are so awesome. Worth the time. My husband is a map aficionado also. So much so that I bought him a centuries old one from Etsy and had it framed. (I think it was only a 150 years old, but it will be “centuries” soon enough. :))

        1. Ooooh that is awesome! My mum is a big fan of old maps as well, so I have always loved seeing them on her walls. What was your map of?

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