Hands up if you wish you could take a hike during school hours. Our hands are raised, and so are the youth’s enrolled in Take a Hike Foundation, a full-time, alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement in the lower mainland.
Road trip tunes, our favourite Instagram account, cozy fall camp-wear, and local food; some companies are doing some neat things in and around Vancouver. Here are our favourite October finds to get you through the autumn season.
With the summer heat gone and the BC wildfires under control, we’re getting stoked for autumn adventures. The fresh, crispness in the air and the bright colours of the changing leaves make us eager to explore during a season with less tourists, less cars on the road and less people to compete with in finding that backroad camp spot. Here are our top picks on where to experience fall in BC.
If you’re in need of a change of scenery, Oregon is an ideal destination to put on your summer bucket list. While the I5 is a quicker route from Vancouver to Oregon, we’d rather take the scenic journey along Highway 101.
If you’re not into long-haul driving and would rather an easier city escape, Upper Squamish is an ideal region. Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet, adrenaline, or both, the Squamish River is one of our favourite spots close to home.
Vancouver Island is a sparsely populated nature haven. With plentiful wildlife, surrounding ocean, mountains peaks, rivers, lakes and old-growth rainforests, the diverse environment creates an ideal playground for us to enjoy, especially in the summertime.
There aren’t many places that hit our core quite like Well’s Gray Provincial Park. Located in east-central British Columbia, Well’s Gray protects most of the southern Cariboo Mountains and is nestled just three and a half hours from iconic Jasper, Alberta.
Overlanding means embracing the adventure that lies in the process of getting to remote and unpopulated destinations where you can watch the stars hearing only crickets in the background and lie amidst the mountains with no sight of light pollution.
Although we provide the essentials to create a wicked camping experience, there are a few extra things we recommend bringing to enhance your trip. With just a bit of planning, you’ll be able to fit the following into the vehicle to amplify your getaway: