Maritime Outdoor Family has had lots of fun outdoors in 2016 both here at home in the Maritimes and travelling beyond. Here are our top 5 outdoor moments! 1. Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia Up 8.4km of talus slopes to our first family glacier hike! This one was our favourite of the year … Continue reading Top 5 of 2016 with Maritime Outdoor Family!
Cape Split is one of Nova Scotia's very popular hikes. The linear trail is fairly average in terms of what you are going to see along the way (mostly a bunch of Nova Scotian forest along a fairly straight well-maintained path), but the 'peak' of the trail is absolutely stunning! Sea cliffs are a fun … Continue reading This Kid Hiked 11 KM!: Cape Split (Scots Bay, NS)
I attribute my satisfaction with this beautiful Saturday to a combination of starting off with fresh air and to going with the flow. Today started with a walk on the beautiful Conrad's Beach. We spent a couple hours wandering the shoreline and meandering back through the woods. I can't think of a better way to start … Continue reading A New Favourite Morning Walk: Conrad’s Beach (West Lawrencetown, NS)
It is somehow already mid-June. I had the best of intentions to plan out summer trips well in advance this year and guess what? Life. So take it from a pro (at not booking things in time that is) that you should always book your backcountry campsites well in advance!If you're thinking a national park on Canada Day weekend … Continue reading Planning Summer Adventures
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As spring settles in, I am reflecting on Maritime Outdoor Family's best adventure of this past winter. It was without a doubt our week of hibernation in Cape Breton at Big Hill Retreat. In December, we escaped the noise of the winter holidays and set off to celebrate winter solstice by reconnecting with nature, with each … Continue reading A Peaceful, Natural Family Getaway: Big Hill Retreat (Big Hill, Cape Breton)
Dear blog, let me breathe air into your lungs, compress your chest, and will you back to life. I'm sorry to have abandoned you, but damn, how does one find time for it all? Today I come back to you for a short and snappy post about snowshoeing. More posts to follow on various other … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back & Snowshoeing: Dollar Lake Provincial Park (Wyses Corner, NS)