It’s a bold and ambitious goal – to connect the Trans Canada Trail as a continuous route from coast to coast to coast by 2017, the 25th anniversary of the Trail and Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. With just over 3,300 kilometres of Trail to go – many in unpopulated areas with difficult terrain, there […]

Killarney Provincial Park is world renowned for backcountry hiking along the ridges of the La Cloche Mountain range. It’s one of the top 10 hiking trails in Canada and is definitely one of the most rugged. Killarney is a must, and so too are sturdy walking shoes, a camera and good preparation. The full La […]

With jagged pink granite rock thrusting up to 10,000 feet, glaciers and their accompanying bright blue lakes, Torres del Paine National Park is going to compel you to stop often on its 52-mile loop for a photo or just a gasp. Hike all of it in ten days, take five days to trek what’s called […]

Yes. An erratic rock is one that differs from the surrounding rock and is believed to have been brought from another area by glacial action. And there are lots of them near Lion’s Head, Ontario. The last glacier to pass over the Bruce Peninsula eroded many of the weaker strata and left the resistant dolomite […]

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. It’s known for its beaches, volcanoes and immense biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of Costa Rica is protected jungle, rich with wildlife including spider monkeys, sloths and quetzal birds. Join Diane and Christopher Gregg in November on a small-group guided […]

Dave Roberts, a retired teacher and software engineer, is on a mission to navigate the United States powered only by his two legs and two arms. Hotels and lodges are out of the question; he camps out at night and lugs 25 pounds of equipment, including a tent, sleeping bag and food, on his back. […]

Most people living in Ontario area are familiar with the Welland Canal. Running from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, it’s one of the largest canals built in the world and allows large ships to move between the Atlantic Ocean and cities such as Detroit and Chicago. A canal was needed to bypass Niagara Falls. What […]

Hamilton, Ontario is often called ‘The City of Waterfalls’ and boasts over 100 waterfalls along the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment. At this time of year, some of them are still flowing and the water has formed beautiful ice formations. In the spring and summer the waters flow generously, the tree canopy fills in […]

There’s no need to stop walking and hiking when winter comes. Some of the most pleasant outings are through the snow, with a clear blue sky and the snow sparkling in the sun. However a little thought is required to keep safe and comfortable in the colder weather. Let’s start with comfort. Most of your […]

1. Packing for the basics There’s what’s called “the 10 essentials.” This is a list of 10 items you should have in your pack in case of emergency. These are: navigation, sun protection, insulation, illumination, first-aid, fire starters, repair kits, nutrition, hydration and emergency shelter. To these, let us also add extra peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, their […]