Things to do in Haida Gwaii, Canada
Canada’s top travel secret and those who have discovered it will tell you that
it ranks not just in the top experiences in Canada but one of their favorite places
they have been! The remote islands of Haida Gwaii also known as the Queen
Charlotte Islands are coveted for their natural beauty, pristine nature,
abundant wildlife, and indigenous Haida History. Hike through ancient growth
forests, kayak amongst whales and discover an intriguing culture in which
folklore can be found across the islands. This is Canada’s best-kept secret and
here are the top things to do in Haida Gwaii.
Canadian Rockies, British Columbia and Alberta
Since I was a child, I have been exploring the
lush wild valleys, emerald blue lakes and craggy peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
More specifically the parks of Banff, Jasper, Kananaskis, and Yoho. After
countless years bushwhacking through rough trails, camping and photographing
wildlife I feel I might just be able to say “I know” a bit about these epic
mountains and can call myself a local to the region. Although there is so much
more to see outside of the words I write in this post, this can be a definitive
guide for those who are new to the Canadian Rockies and want to experience as
much as they can. So, get ready for one of my most favorite places on earth, my
home, the Canadian Rockies!
Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia, Canada
What does it do to one to leave modern civilization
and the modern comforts of home behind? To delve deep into the natural world?
To get lost both physically and within one’s own consciousness? Here I am,
someone who has always avoided this kind of “hippy crap” yet writing about
this, knowing that I have found a place to surround myself with pure, natural
beauty. A place to reset myself and make me feel human again. Paddling through
Gwaii Haanas was a transformative experience, a cleansing of the soul, whatever
that means. Floating amongst a sea of life, passing by mystical, dark forests
and towering mountains covered in mist makes for a legendary setting. This is
my story of a journey into one of planet Earth’s hidden paradises. This is the
ancient land of the Haida: Gwaii Haanas National Park, Canada.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Exploring historic avenues with haunted hotels, hiking in misty mountain rainforests, picnicking on a remote beach or being surrounded by countless Orca’s as they lunge out of the ocean in a spectacular display during a whale watching tour. This is Victoria, Canada, Vancouver Island’s main city. It’s much more laid back than nearby Vancouver and is a great base to explore other corners of the island. Whether you like Wine, Whales, History or nature, Victoria will stay with you long after you leave its shores. Read More