Tsintsunko Lakes Provincial Park

Tsintsunko Lakes Provincial Park

Tsintsunko Lakes Provincial Park is located on the Bonaparte Plateau north of Kamloops. It is accessed from Kamloops by following Westsyde Road to the Jamieson Creek Forest Service Road, then turning left at the Beaverhut/Home Cabin junction. We arrived at the...
Estekwalan Mountain

Estekwalan Mountain

Estekwalan Mountain had been on our list of local areas to explore but we just hadn’t gotten around to it until our first attempt in November 2014. However, due to lots of snow blocking the road, we ended up parking several kilometers from the trailhead. Throw...
Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

In September of 2013 we did a U.S. road trip loop which started in Montana and passed through Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. Our ultimate destination was an Iron Maiden concert in Las Vegas (and yes, we made it!) but along the way...
Walcott Quarry hike – Burgess Shale

Walcott Quarry hike – Burgess Shale

In September of 2014 we hiked to the Walcott Quarry location of the Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park. There is no access to this site without a tour guide, which you must book through either Parks Canada or the Geoscience Foundation. We ended up going with Parks...
Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park

Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lake National Park’s most unique hike is the Crypt Lake Trail, an 8.7km trek involving a boat, ladder, tunnel and rope with a picturesque lake at the top. We got tickets for the 9:00am boat ride to the trailhead; there is also a 10:00am option in July and...