Exploring Western Canada

Ordinary Adventures is all about loving your place and loving the places you visit and having the most local experience possible as a traveler.

I’ve lived within 100 miles of British Columbia most of my life, and the few years I didn’t (in Fairbanks, Alaska), I took many road trips on the Alaska Highway which is mostly driving through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. On top of that, my Mom’s family is from Victoria, BC so I’ve spent a lot of time in Western Canada for an American!

Follow along and explore the vibrant cities, the mountains, the coast and the remote interior of British Columbia and the Yukon. There’s even a guest post here written by my husband who worked on a ship in the far northern Northwest Territories as an archaeologist one summer!

2021 note: As of September 2021, Canada has opened its border to most fully vaccinated travelers from most other countries. In addition to being fully vaccinated, a negative test is also required to enter Canada and use of the ArriveCAN app. Read all the details and most up to date information here.

Here are a few articles to get you started with exploring Western Canada.