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Berg Lake – Mount Robson 2014

Berg Lake – Mount Robson 2014

In September 2014, we decided to backpack the Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial park. I had been up that way once before in 2010 as detailed in this post but this was Raegan's first time. On the previous trip, Kirk and I had then planned for three days and...

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Meals and meal planning

Meals and meal planning

Something we get asked about quite often is how we plan for and prepare meals for multi-day trips, whether it's for backpacking or canoeing. Without a doubt, this is one of the most important and time consuming aspects of backcountry trips, in my opinion. You...

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Iceline Trail – Yoho National Park

Iceline Trail – Yoho National Park

The Iceline Trail is a 32km backpacking trip in Yoho National Park. In September 2014, after a cold, noisy and smelly night of car camping at Kicking Horse Campground (our site was one of the nearest ones to the highway, so the smell of engine brakes and the noise of...

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Murtle Lake – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Murtle Lake – Wells Gray Provincial Park

We decided to start our vacation in September 2014 with five days of canoeing around Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Murtle Lake has the distinction of being the largest canoe and kayak only lake in North America and for this reason, it is a major...

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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...

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Bill Fraser Trail – Monashee Provincial Park

Bill Fraser Trail – Monashee Provincial Park

We made a second trip to Monashee Provincial Park in July 2013. This time, we attempted to access the eastern trail just outside of the park that lies south of Revelstoke along Upper Arrow Lake. This is a long drive that leads you along a series of logging roads that...

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Spectrum Lake Trail – Monashee Provincial Park

Spectrum Lake Trail – Monashee Provincial Park

One weekend early in June, we decided to head to Monashee Provincial Park for some backpacking and hiking for a couple of days. Being that the drive takes a few hours from where we are, we headed on our way after work on a late Friday afternoon, with our destination...

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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...

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