Author: Jennie Flaming

The Ultimate Vancouver Island Road Trip Itinerary

Are you read for an epic road trip on Canada’s west coast? Do you love wild beaches, ancient forests, roaring waterfalls and big views? If that sounds like you, you’re going to love a Vancouver Island road trip. I’ve spent lots of time on Vancouver Island over a lifetime...

11 things to do in Port Hardy and Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island

Port Hardy and Port McNeill are two remote towns on stunning Northern Vancouver Island. Far off the track for most visitors to the island, this is a friendly and vibrant community built unapologetically on the timber industry. Whether you’re spending time in Port Hardy while waiting for a ferry,...

5 reasons to visit Telegraph Cove and best things to do

Telegraph Cove is a small community and resort tucked away on remote Northern Vancouver Island that is a stunning place to get away from it all while exploring on foot, by kayak or by boat looking for whales and bears. This is a truly special and unique place to...

11 Fun Things to do in Port Alberni, British Columbia

Port Alberni is more than a quick stop for food on the way to Tofino! I hope to convince you that this small town at the head of a long inlet of the Pacific Ocean has plenty to invite you to stay awhile and learn about the history of...

18+ Best things to do in Ucluelet and Tofino

Ucluelet and Tofino sit side by side along one of the most stunning coastal areas of North America and make for an unforgettable getaway any time of year. Summer brings long days for hiking and beach walking and winter brings epic storms that people love to spend hours watching....

Nanaimo to Tofino – 13 essential road trip stops

A road trip from Nanaimo to Tofino is one of the best road trips in the Pacific Northwest and a necessary part of any Vancouver Island road trip. You’ll pass through Nanaimo if you are driving to Tofino from Victoria or Vancouver. This stunning drive takes you from the...

13+ Fun things to do at Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan is a popular playground for residents of Washington as well as visitors. With it’s perfectly blue long and deep lake water carved by glaciers during the last ice age as well as it’s consistently sunny and hot summer weather, it’s easy to see why. There’s plenty of...

5 Best hikes near Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan is a popular year round destination for Washingtonians and is known for summer fun swimming and playing in the water under the seemingly endless sun. In winter, cross country skiing is a popular activity. While most famous for it’s water fun, there are lots of wonderful hikes...

Hiking to Elephant Head on the Chelan Butte Trail

Elephant Head is a stunning hike near Lake Chelan featuring spectacular views and gorgeous wildflowers in spring. At just over 4 miles round trip with 1200 feet of elevation gain, this is a steep and challenging hike made more comfortable by a beautiful and well constructed trail. Elephant Head...

11+ Unique things to do in Stehekin, Washington

Stehekin is a spectacular mountain community tucked into the North Cascades along the Stehekin River at the head of Lake Chelan. It’s remote location without cell service and very little internet makes it a magical place to get away from it all. Despite it’s stunning scenery and limitless opportunity...