First Things First.

As I'm planning on sharing a very special place with you, nature, I want to get this out of the way first. There is an etiquette to going out and hiking that many people unfortunately do not follow. If you're out there and enjoying the beauty that this island has to offer you then you... Continue Reading →

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Mount Manuel Quimper

Mount Manuel Quimper is just outside the Sea to Sea Regional Park or Sooke Mountain Provincial Park located in Sooke and is generally used by hikers and mountain bikers alike. The parking lot to this hike is located at the end of Harbourview road; a narrow residential street. There are bathroom facilities available in the... Continue Reading →

Mystic Beach

If you want to feel some west coast magic then Mystic Beach is the spot to go. It has everything you need to have the perfect day including a 2km hike through a beautiful forest towards the vast ocean with a gorgeous waterfall and phenomenal rock formations. You’re going to get there by parking in... Continue Reading →

Bedwell Lake

Bedwell Lake is the first half of a large hike that I did with Ann recently where we ended up at Cream Lake. It was all too much to put into one post so I split them up and this is the hike into Bedwell Lake and our adventures there. So we get to the... Continue Reading →

Mount Prevost

This peak was on my list for a long time. It’s the big mound that towers over the town of Duncan and just screams for me to be on top of it. I’m so weak when mountains call to me. I honestly and truly thought that this mountain would have a pretty trash view since... Continue Reading →

Mount Finlayson

This hike is one of the more deceiving hikes as it’s only 3.1 km round trip but with 373 m of elevation gain in that short space you’ll be wheezing – if you’re me. This hike begins at a beautiful stream where the salmon run in the fall and the large trees cascade all around... Continue Reading →

Book of the Month; May

For May I’m going to recommend a book that brings you right into nature and adventuring, two things I’m missing detrimentally at the moment. May’s book of the month is “A walk in the woods” by Bill Bryson. This book is a true story about Bill going on the extremely unlikely journey along the Appalachian... Continue Reading →

The Story of Baja Jill

When down in Mexico I had so many adventures, some of which were life changing. One of those adventures was domesticating and falling in love with a stray dog. One of the first days that we arrived to a small town on the Baja in Mexico we had seen this skinny black dog in the... Continue Reading →

West Coast Beaches

Now everyone says the West Coast is beautiful and the beaches are phenomenal, but for some reason there’s this large section that people tend to bypass in order to “get to the coast”. You’re driving right past it! And this is part that I’ve spent hours admiring the life within the rocky shores, seeing things... Continue Reading →

Cumberland China Bowls

The China Bowls are a really neat formation of rocks that is quite beautiful on its own but is absolutely mesmerizing when the creek flows through them. I have been here twice, once in the summer when they were pretty dried up and once in the winter when the water was rushing through them creating... Continue Reading →

Castle Peak

If you’re looking for a long, gloriously scenic, butt-kicking hike then this is the one for you. Get ready to have your mind blown multiple times in a row on this extraordinary adventure. Castle Peak is an in-and-out trail with a loop on the second large section. The loop will take you to multiple scenic... Continue Reading →

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