On Vancouver Island, you needn’t go far to be immersed in untouched wilderness. The island’s crown jewel is Tofino, with its wide sweeps of sea, unblemished stretches of sand and endless sky, all fringed by an emerald forest. To call its scenery transformative wouldn’t be an exaggeration. If you’re looking for coastal adventures without a […]

Fernie Alpine Resort

If you’ve been finding yourself daydreaming about your next ski vacation, I have the perfect itinerary to cure your powder fever. Fernie B.C. is the perfect Canadian winter escape, balancing history with modern comforts and ruggedness with charm. I discovered the area after rumors of the Powder Highway and Fernie’s five alpine bowls tempted me […]

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 before the trail was complete and revised for publication with up-to-date information on September 11th, 2017. 24,000km. That’s the length of the now fully connected Great Trail , which connects 13 Canadian provinces and territories and is the world’s longest car-free trail. The TCT is dedicated to […]

Hike Victoria

At the southern tip of Vancouver Island sits Victoria, a small city majestically surrounded by Pacific Ocean, misty mountains and seemingly endless sky. Its beauty, temperate climate and wealth of easily available adventures on both land and sea make it a utopia for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re looking for fresh-air activities but also relish cosmopolitan […]

biking in calgary

So you think Wrangler jeans and 10-gallon hats can never look trendy? In Calgary, the locals make cowboy threads look effortlessly chic, as if they stepped off the page of a Ralph Lauren ad. The city’s traditional, western-infused spirit goes surprisingly well with the contemporary vibe that exists here, where the median age of its […]

One of the ironies of experiencing the wide-open spaces that North American National Parks offer is the lack of public transportation available to reach or explore these pristine places. Personal vehicles are a major cause of pollutants that are contributing to devastating environmental effects in our National Park system. What if an alpine wilderness of […]

nova scotia golfing

The charms of Nova Scotia are endless and hold an understated elegance and simplicity that is the perfect remedy for a New Yorker’s urban hangover. With a flight from JFK clocking in just over two hours and the convenience of being only one time zone away to keep your jet lag in check, rest assured […]