sea-to-sky flightseeing, british columbia

Getting elevated above the mountains is quite possibly one of the best experiences to be had in the sea-to-sky region. The vast and rugged landscape is a beautiful thing witnessed on land, but from the air – it’s a whole other ball game. We had the incredible opportunity to fly with our friend Chayse, who…

howe sound, british columbia | camping by boat

It was last minute and it was awesome, the decision to take a Harry’s little boat into Howe Sound for a night of camping and celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. Giddy from joy (and the water splashing onto our faces from the choppy water) my friend Capri and I were happy to see each other for…

lions bay, british columbia | cliff jumping along the sea-to-sky

The common thought this Summer – “is it really July? I could have sworn it’s January.” We had an epic winter – amazing snow and weather, and now we’re mid-July wondering if we’re going to see any of those sparkly summer days we all fell in love in Whistler. But until we do, we’re making…

testing the water with our new (blue) canoe

I grew up on the water. Not the ocean, but the big, blue lakes of northern Ontario, accompanied by beavers, leeches and all sorts of other creatures. Floating on the water in a boat is knit into my being. I think my parents told me that my first canoe trip was when I was two…

cliff jumping in lynn canyon, british columbia

If you’ve been to Vancouver in the summer (or any season for that matter) and haven’t been to Lynn Valley Canyon, you’ve missed some kind of boat. Situated nowhere near the downtown core, yet somehow totally accessible to the general public, lies this oasis of blue swimming pools and cliff jumps. We have on our…

kayaking with jellyfish on the indian arm, british columbia

I had just returned from Australia and I was counting my pennies until my next paycheck. Adventures are incredible, but when the dust settles you’re often left eating canned soup and stir fry waiting until the next bit of funds comes through for another mission somewhere. I’ve eaten so much stir fry. $60, that’s it,…

the trouble with getting lost | vulnerability + gut

I got lost today. As I was standing in the forest encompassed by giant trees, for a brief moment I felt swallowed. I couldn’t make sense of which way was home because I was running a loop that I’d never done before. Standing there looking for some marker to show the trail, I couldn’t remember…

living in vancouver, british columbia

My whole life I’ve been uncertain of things. I’m self aware enough to know that I often look and wonder where the grass could be greener, and I’m always on the lookout for whatever is next and exciting, not giving space to the pleasure that the current moment can bring. For once in my life…

elfin lakes, british columbia | snowshoeing to paradise

Great things are passed along through word of mouth. Grandma’s recipes, secret home remedies, and the best places to see. It started with my friend Alicia. “Have you heard of Elfin Lakes?” She piped up as she did her usual morning walk by on the way to her desk. After about 10 minutes of talking…

exploring my backyard in north vancouver , british columbia

I have to learned to never say “never.” Not ever. I didn’t always know this so well. You used to find me saying “I’d never do this,” or “never try that.” I think of that version of myself as a bit of a prude to be honest. This past year I have said yes to…

fighting hibernation in canada | babes with bucket lists

Wake me up in the summer now. It’s that time of year. When things get cold and I stay in bed just a little bit longer every day. I look out my window instead of opening my door, and I count down the days until the sun’s warmth will heat me up again. Why do…