The Myra trestles Kelowna – Backpacker Blog


Searching for ghost trains through Kelowna’s abandoned Myra railroad trestles. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————   The rare forecasted rain didn’t stop us. The mornings thunder storm didn’t dampen any thoughts of not going up the Myra trestles trail. The dank smell of wet tent in the car after we hurriedly chucked it into the boot without a thought, […]

Backpacker Blog: Bear & barefoot in the snow

(By the way I was not walking through Vancouver barefoot in snow)

Backpacker Blog: Every end is a new beginning (traveler lesson #3) I don’t know how to feel. I hate this feeling. I’ve got no idea how to avoid feeling how I feel. How to turn off the emotions. Another goodbye – and like every other, it makes me cry. Australia- New Zealand – Fiji. Leaving […]

Backpacker Blog – Back at the ranch

Back at the ranch – a road into the Canadian backcountry The number of travellers heading off on seasonal gap years and volunteer programs has become a growing trend. In November, I embarked on a short-term work-travel visa to Canada, to experience this growing trend first hand. After a whirlwind trip and what felt like […]


Buffalo Jump Alberta

Thanks to Jessica, a passionate writer from Alberta,  for contributing to our backpacker blogs & sharing her love of the Canadian landscape. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– There is a narrow road off highway 21, near a Hutterite colony that sells the best chickens. Drive down that road around 20 kilometers and then look to the right—keep looking; don’t […]