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The Kayaker’s Checklist: 100 Items You Can’t Leave Home Without

If you’ve got a kayaking trip planned, even for a day, then you’ll appreciate this kayaker’s checklist – with roughly 100 items that you can’t leave home without. The biggest difference between a short trip and a long trip, from my experience, is the amount of food and water I take. On longer trips I also take […]

A Hike to the Summit of Gros Morne Mountain in Newfoundland

Hiking to the summit of Gros Morne Mountain, the second highest peak in Newfoundland, can be done via the rewarding and challenging 16 kilometer Gros Morne Mountain Trail. From just below the summit of the 806 meter mountain, you can enjoy phenomenal views of Ten Mile Brook Pond and the Long Range Mountains, providing of course that the fog hasn’t […]

Canoeing from the Cameron River Ramparts to Yellowknife

The Northwest Territories offers some of the best canoeing in the country. But almost all of the canoe routes require an expensive float plane ride. I wanted to do something that didn’t cost a lot. With some help from Gary at Overlander Sports I put together an itinerary that only required a one hour van shuttle […]

Hiking the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland: Day 3

I left you some time ago now at a buggy campsite beside a beautiful lake on the Long Range Traverse. Fortunately that day was as bad as the bugs ever got. The third day of our backpacking trip offered a stunning landscape from start to finish. It also produced some navigational challenges though fortunately we […]