Kayaking in Antarctica is the ultimate bucket list item. As lovers of adventure travel, when we found out that we had the opportunity to go sea kayaking in Antarctic waters on our expedition cruise we basically said “shut up and take my money”. It’s probably one of the coolest, most badass things we’ve done in our lives. Warning: this post may make you extremely jealous and cost you a lot of money when you decide to book an Antarctica Cruise. You’ve been warned!
Updated for 2020
Because 2020 is the year that won’t quit, a diversion failure in Montana has meant that the Milk River has all but dried to a trickle. Communities along the river are facing drought conditions and the repairs aren’t expected to start until September. Unfortunately, this is not the year to do this amazing paddle. Read on to plan next year’s trip.
Camping on Maligne Lake is the ideal way to experience Spirit Island in Canada. One of the most popular attractions in Jasper National Park, Spirit Island frequently lands on lists of the “Most Photographed Places in Canada”. Tourists come to Canada from all over the world see this tiny island. Set against a backdrop of turquoise water and surrounded by massive glacier-capped mountains, it’s hard to blame them.
Most opt for a 90-minute boat tour that drops you off at a viewpoint where you get a hurried 15 minutes to soak in the view and snap as many pictures as you can. As we began researching it quickly became clear that not only was this an Alberta Bucket List destination but that the most Zen way to enjoy this world class sight would be to visit Maligne Lake as a canoe camping trip. Really, what can compare to on the Maligne Lake backcountry and camping along the way? No doing things the easy way in a tourist boat for us! Continue reading “Camping on Maligne Lake – Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip!”
Anyone who has ever travelled anywhere by water knows that it is can be both a tremendously exciting and relaxing way to experience the world. Nevertheless, these a paddling trip requires a lot of preparation which can be intimidating for newcomers to water sports. So in this post I will try to help you wade through the muddy waters of canoe and kayak trip planning. Continue reading “Water Bliss: A Guide for Planning your First Paddling Trip”
One of our favourite peaceful summertime experiences is canoeing down a river. Studies show that being close to water improves your mood and health, and really what better way is there to spend a scorching hot summer day than by paddling down a peaceful river? With this in mind, Philip, my father and I embarked on a four day canoe trip on the Red Deer River to Drumheller.
Continue reading “A Canoe Trip on the Red Deer River: Watching the River Flow”