One of the wonderful advantages of working for Hostelling International, is that they’re very keen to encourage their staff to get out and about in the local area. Not just trying the nearby restaurants, but by getting out into the country and really experiencing the country. So there was ten of us heading out, but […]Read More Elk Lakes Wilderness Hut
As winter had been set in for a while, but starting to come to end, it seemed like a good time to re-visit Jasper, and make the most of the winter activities. If you’d like to know what I got up to on my first visit, check it out here. We had a firm destination […]Read More Jasper Again
Now that I’ve visited a fair few of these, I think it’s time to give you a little run down of my thoughts and hopefully pass on some useful information to people who are looking at coming across for a holiday or season. A note for Europeans – North America doesn’t have ‘Red’ runs, they […]Read More Canadian Ski Resorts – Which is the best?
Continued from here. After leaving the glacier area, it was a straight haul up to Jasper, nothing planned that night but some food and a solid sleep in the HI Hostel up there. We had big plans for the next day. The drive down to Maligne lake is impressive, past glorious lakes and through mountain […]Read More The Road To Jasper Pt.2
When you’re days off line up with a buddies in a town like Banff, you make plans to get out and explore – so this time we headed south. We had both visited Fernie before, but again the town surprised me in it’s friendliness and accessibility, it’s such a typical mountain town it’s almost cliche. […]Read More Fernie and Castle, Road Trippin’
Continued from here. Elk Falls is a pretty impressive waterfall. I fell in to thinking that the island was pretty small, like I’m sure many tourists do until they google the directions to drive to Tofino, so to see such a sight, I was surprised. It’s so well hidden, completely surrounded by forest, and the […]Read More Vancouver and the Island Pt. 2
Taking the opportunity to explore is definitely one of my top priorities, so an open invitation down to Vancouver Island was the perfect chance to get a holiday from my holiday. Driving with a friend down to Vancouver was interesting, mostly thanks to the blizzard we drove through at night. Simply following the tracks left […]Read More Vancouver and the Island – Pt. 1