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Hikers' Notes

We are pleased to share tips and updates from hikers who purchased maps for a 3-day West Coast Hikes and sent us their feedback. If you purchased maps and completed the inn-to-inn hike, please feel free to share your notes with others, either as a reply to this blogpost, or by e-mail to ...

Posted by: Administrator Monday Jun 12, 2017 22:19
Categories: Hikers' Notes, Hiking Vancouver Island, inn to inn walking | Tags:


A Road Trip Through British Columbia

For many Trek & Treats hikers, a hiking tour on the west coast is part of a longer journey through British Columbia and beyond. Many travel from Vancouver to Calgary - from the coast and coast mountains through the northern Cascade mountains, across dry interior ranch country and on to the ...

Posted by: Administrator Saturday Dec 12, 2015 23:46
Categories: BC Ferries, Road Trip British Columbia, Wandern, Kanada Reisen, Trekking | Tags: Adam River, BC Ferries, Cascades, Field, Fraser Valley, Golden, Hiking British Columbia, Hiking Rocky Mountains, Kamloops, Lake Louise, road trip, Salmon Arm, Shushwap, wolves


Bear and Cougar Safety

You want to get up close and personal with nature - but not too close.  If you are unfamiliar with hiking in areas where bears and cougars are at home, take heart!  Black bears are found all over North America, and cougars, or mountain lions, in all of western North America and into ...

Posted by: Alison Jantzen & Marion Grau Friday Nov 27, 2015 11:20
Categories: Hiking Vancouver Island, Walking Tour, Wandern, Kanada Reisen, Trekking | Tags: Bear Safety, Cougar Safety, Hiking British Columbia, Vancouver Island hiking tour, Victoria


Hiking Colorado Inn-to-Inn

Still a well-kept secret in North America, the inn-to-inn hiking community is growing all the time.  During the summer of 2015, some of our inn-to-inn hikers told us about their California adventures with Slow Adventures (see photo belos), while others had hiked the "Walter Tishma ...

Posted by: Administrator Friday Nov 27, 2015 09:42
Categories: inn to inn walking, Inn-to-Inn Hiking in Canada and US | Tags: Colorado inn-to-inn hiking, Footpaths of the World, Hiking British Columbia, Hiking California, hiking inn-to-inn


The Cowichan Valley Trail: Inn-to-Inn

Have you experienced the Cowichan Valley Trail?  It is part of the Trans-Canada Trail and includes The Cowichan River Trail in a provinical park.  Think trestles, canyons, waterfalls. Mature forest, salmon streams and old farm country. Culinary delights and coastal villages.  Is it ...

Posted by: Administrator Friday Jul 04, 2014 22:03
Categories: Cowichan Valley Trail, Hiking Vancouver Island, Trans Canada Trail, Trek & Treats, Walking Tour, Wandern, Kanada Reisen, Trekking, Winery | Tags: Bed & Breakfast, Cowichan River Trail, Cowichan Valley Trail, forest trails, Hiking British Columbia, hiking inn-to-inn, self-guided hiking tour, Trans Canada Trail, Vancouver Island hiking tour, walking tour, West Coast Hiking, West Coast Trail


Hiking Inn-to-Inn: California, Oregon, British Columbia

“It really is a very addictive type of vacation,” wrote Margaret Leonard, the owner of Slow Adventure, about inn walking, or inn-to-inn walking. Margaret should know! Not only has she hiked some of the world’s finest trails, among them the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal, the Inca ...

Posted by: Administrator Wednesday Apr 23, 2014 07:06
Categories: inn to inn walking, Inn-to-Inn Hiking in Canada and US | Tags: Hiking British Columbia, Hiking California, hiking inn-to-inn, Hiking Oregon, Oregon Coast Trail, self-guided hiking tour, trekking, Vancouver Island hiking tour, walking tour, West Coast Hiking, West Coast Trail


Why Walk?

A trail of breadcrumbs on facebook led me to this interview with Robert MacFarlane, autor of “ The Old Ways - A Journey on Foot”, which appeared in the New York Times on January 2, 2014.  While I haven’t read the entire book (yet) I thoroughly enjoyed the article. It left ...

Posted by: Administrator Saturday Mar 15, 2014 15:00
Categories: Hiking Vancouver Island, inn to inn walking, Trek & Treats, Walking Tour, Wandern, Kanada Reisen, Trekking | Tags: footpaths, Robert McFarlane, self-guided hiking tour, trekking, Vancouver Island hiking tour, walking tour, West Coast Trail


Die Umwege Sammlerin

Nicht etwa Pfadfinderin, sondern Umwege Sammlerin nannte mich Ole Helmhausen, ein deutscher Journalist der in Montreal lebt. Ole schreibt kritische und orginelle Reisegeschichten über Kanada und USA, von Gegenden jenseits der touristischen Trampelpfade und von Menschen in ungewöhnlicher ...

Posted by: Administrator Saturday Feb 22, 2014 19:11
Categories: Auf Deutsch, Hiking Vancouver Island, Trek & Treats, Walking Tour, Wandern, Kanada Reisen, Trekking | Tags: Bed & Breakfast, bistro, Hiking British Columbia, hiking inn-to-inn, Salish Sea, self-guided hiking tour, trekking, Vancouver Island hiking tour, Victoria


The Treats in Trek & Treats

West Coast trekking: you hike all day, carrying supplies for a week, then you pitch your tent in a more or less even spot and wish your sleeping bag was half as dry as your freeze-dried meals. Right? Wrong. Not with Trek & Treats on Salish Shores Discovery Trail. You hike all day, yes, ...

Posted by: Administrator Friday Feb 21, 2014 21:43
Categories: Hiking Vancouver Island, Saanich Peninsula, Trek & Treats, Walking Tour | Tags: Bed & Breakfast, bistro, Hiking British Columbia, hiking inn-to-inn, Saanich, Salish Sea, treats, trekking, Victoria, walking tour, West Coast Trail, winery


Why Self-Guided Tours

As an independent travelers who makes her own arrangements, I’ve often thought that it takes two visits to really enjoy an area. The first is a reconnaisance trip, a chance to get a sense of local culture, geography, and figure out transportation. On the second trip, I can get straight to the ...

Posted by: Administrator Monday Jan 06, 2014 10:22
Categories: Hiking Vancouver Island, Trek & Treats, Walking Tour | Tags: hiking inn-to-inn, Salish Sea, self-guided hiking tour, trekking, Vancouver Island hiking tour, Victoria, walking tour



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