Hiking in the great outdoors is an incredible experience and the Canadian Rockies boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. If you are wondering what to pack for such an epic hiking destination, I have compiled a list of essential items to take based on my own travels here.
While I completed quite a few hikes in Canada, there was only one that I did alone and this was Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. I’d always hiked in a group or with one other person – especially for the more remote day hikes where you were warned to stay in groups of four of more due to it being the high bear season.
The fresh Pacific salmon, amazing sushi, abundance of fresh produce and array of international cuisine make Vancouver a fantastic destination for foodies. As a backpacker on a tight budget, I was always on the look out for cheap places to eat.
Out of countless beautiful locations I visited in Canada, the ski resort of Whistler in British Columbia, just a couple of hours’ bus ride away from Vancouver, stood out with its stunning mountain scenery and spectacular lakes. This was one of the stops made when Andy visited for a couple of weeks and the few days we spent here were amazing.
A tranquil spot to visit in Vancouver is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Modelled on the traditional design of a scholar’s garden from 15th Century China, during the Ming Dynasty, this stunning space features different elements that create a peaceful, harmonized environment.