Most Recent Adventures

Ontario | Neys Provincial ParkIMG_E6149

October 2023 – 3 days

Neys Provincial Park is located along the northern shore of Lake Superior. It contains ancient sand dunes, rocky overcrops, rolling hills, sub-arctic plants and a beautiful sandy beach. It’s natural beauty provided much inspiration to the Group of Seven’s artwork. It offers camping, a variety of hiking trails and one of the nicest beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore.

We also made a few stops at the following parks: Pukaskwa National Park, Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, Ouimet Canyon Provincial Falls and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park.

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Ontario | The CabinIMG_E6149

September 2023 – 2 days

It’s officially fall here in southern Ontario. The leaves are starting to change colour, the days are getting shorter, and it’s finally cooling down. To make the most of our favourite time of the year we decided to spend the weekend at the cabin to get a sneak peak of the fall foliage.

While spending the weekend at the cabin, we took a day-trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park to go for a paddle and explore the pictographs along Mazinaw Rock.

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IMG_E6149Jasper National Park

September 2023 – 3 days

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It contains majestic mountains, glaciers, turquoise lakes, dense forests and an abundance of wildlife. There are a variety of trails and viewpoints to enjoy the scenery and natural beauty of the mountainous landscape.

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IMG_E6149The Yukon

August/September 2023 – 15 days

Yukon is located in northwestern Canada and is bordered by Alaska and the Northwest Territories. While the Yukon is the smallest of the three territories, its home to some of the largest mountains in the country and features vast wilderness and an abundance of wildlife. It also has a rich history of mining and is known for having the greatest gold rush in Canada.

Places: Alaska Highway (Dawson Creek to Haines Junction), Kluane National Park and Reserve, Whitehorse, Tombstone Territorial Park, Dawson City and Alaska Highway (Whitehorse to Dawson Creek)

Alaska: Skagway

IMG_E6149Ontario | Georgian Bay Islands National Park

August 2023 – 1 day

Georgian Bay Islands National Park is located in the world’s largest freshwater archipelago and is the smallest national park in Canada. It contains 63 islands that are scattered around the southeastern part of Georgian Bay. The largest of the islands is Beausoleil Island, which was protected for its rich ecological diversity. The southern end of the island contains dense deciduous forests while the northern end features rugged outcrops of the Canadian Shield.

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IMG_E6149Ontario | Algonquin Provincial Park

July 2023 – 4 days

Algonquin is considered the crown jewel of Ontario’s provincial park system. It is one of the largest parks in the province and contains hundreds of interconnecting lakes, ponds and rivers, creating endless opportunities to explore the backcountry by canoe. Every summer we plan a different route into the interior. This year we decided to explore the eastern section of the park through Barron Canyon, which is reputed to offer the most scenic paddling in Algonquin.

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IMG_E6149New York | Buffalo & Rochester

July 2023 – 3 days

Buffalo is located along the eastern shores of Lake Erie close to Niagara Falls. It was named after the Buffalo River, rather than the animal, although there are several bison statues located throughout the city. It’s known for its historic architecture, industrial past, lively entertainment and for being a popular spot for cross-border shoppers from Canada.

During our long weened getaway to Buffalo, we stayed in Rochester for a change of scenery and to explore another city in New York.

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IMG_E6149Ohio | Cleveland & Cuyahoga Valley National Park

July 2023 – 3 days

Cleveland is located on the southern shores of Lake Erie. It’s the second largest city in Ohio and is considered one of the major cities in the Great Lakes region. After the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal in 1832, Cleveland became known as an industrial and commercial center, helping transport goods and people across more regions. While the canal was later abandoned, today it is known for its museums of art, music, history and culture.

While in Cleveland we also made a day-trip to the nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park to do some hiking and learn more about the history of the Ohio and Erie Canal.

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IMG_E6149Ontario | Killarney Provincial Park

May 2023 – 2 days

Killarney Provincial Park is nestled in untamed wilderness near Georgian Bay. It is open all-year round and provides plenty of opportunities to soak in the scenery of La Cloche Mountains, as well as many wetlands and lakes. There’s also a range of trails from multi-day backpacking to short and strenuous day hikes.

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IMG_E6149Pacific Coast | Washington, Oregon and Northern California

April 2023 – 10 days

The Oregon coast showcases breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, dramatic scenery of the rugged shoreline and windswept sandy beaches. There’s a paved highway that spans nearly 585 kilometers along the coastline, creating perfect conditions for a road trip with plenty of opportunities to explore. We packed our bags and hit up the (not so wet) West Coast in early spring to soak in the sights and explore a few national and state parks in Washington, Oregon and northern California.

Places: Seattle, Olympic National Park, Oregon Coast, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Portland and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

IMG_E6149Ontario | The Cabin

April 2023 – 3 days

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in southern Ontario with warmer weather and a lot of sunshine. But it’s only a matter of time before the mosquitoes become active. So for the Easter long weekend we decided to head up the cabin to enjoy the bug-free outdoors for the time being. We also hit up Presqu’ile Provincial Park and Frontenac Provincial Park to take advantage of the nice weather.

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IMG_E6149Ontario | MacGregor Point Provincial Park

March 2023 – 3 days

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is located along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. It is open year-round and offers a variety of activities depending on the season. It also offers roofed accommodations such as yurts and rustic cabins, to keep you warm and cozy during the off-season.

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IMG_E6149Ontario | The Cabin

February 2023 – 2 days

We planned to visit the cabin at the beginning of January to celebrate the New Year, but due to a series of mishaps, including a fierce winter storm over the holidays and us forgetting our snowshoes, we had to make alternative plans. And so with a free weekend in February, we decided a return trip to the cabin was in order. For real this time.

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IMG_E6149Ontario | Windy Lake Provincial Park

January 2023 – 2 days

Windy Lake Provincial Park is located northwest of Sudbury and is open year-round. In the winter, Windy Lake offers a variety of winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. It also has roofed accommodations available for a comfortable and cozy camping experience.

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IMG_E6149Utah (and a bit of Arizona, California and Nevada)

January 2023 – 10 days

We Canadians can deal with the cold, but the heat not so much. So what better time to explore the desert than in the middle of winter with lower temperatures and fewer crowds. So we packed our bags and flew into Las Vegas to take a road trip through southern Utah to explore the “Mighty Five” national parks, along with a few other nearby national and state parks

National Parks: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Grand Canyon and Death Valley

Other Places: Snow Canyon State Park, Antelope Canyon and Nevada

IMG_E6149Ontario | Ottawa

January 2023 – 2 days

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is situated in eastern Ontario along the Ottawa River. It is home to Parliament Hill and contains many historic sites, landmarks and national museums. This vibrant city also offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including skating on the Rideau Canal in the winter and hiking one of many trails in or around the city.

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