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Solo Trips and Tips blog posts and photos about traveling in Canada including road trips, hiking, kayaking, street art, graffiti, and more travel tips

Walton Lighthouse Nova Scotia – Last Original in Hants County

Walton Lighthouse Nova Scotia – Last Original in Hants County

Walton Lighthouse is the only remaining original lighthouse in Hants County Nova Scotia and it’s worthy of a visit. While filling time in between low and high tides at Bay of Fundy I drove to the Walton Lighthouse to learn about its history. Afterwards I enjoyed a tasty seafood lunch at the Walton Pub, then […]

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Big Canada Road Trip From Calgary to Nova Scotia in 6 Days

Big Canada Road Trip From Calgary to Nova Scotia in 6 Days

Who wants to spend 50 hours driving across Canada in one week? In August I did just that. I drove 50 hours from Calgary Alberta to Bridgewater Nova Scotia in only 6 days. Solo. I know, I could fly there so much faster. But then I wouldn’t have my car. And my stuff. And the […]

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Bow Summit Peyto Lake Hike Icefields Parkway Banff

Bow Summit Peyto Lake Hike Icefields Parkway Banff

Peyto Lake hike to the upper lookout trail at Bow Summit along the Icefields Parkway is the best place to view Peyto Lake. Skip past the tourists at the viewing platforms and hike Bow Summit instead. I’ve seen Peyto in sunshine, gusting winds, drizzling rain, and through snowflakes or sleet. Peyto is unmistakable for both […]

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Hirtle’s Beach Gaff Point Trail Nova Scotia Best Coastal Hike

Hirtle’s Beach Gaff Point Trail Nova Scotia Best Coastal Hike

Hirtle’s Beach Gaff Point hike is my favorite hike in Nova Scotia. So far. A return trip to Nova Scotia is necessary to hike more of this glorious Maritimes province. During a month staying in Bridgewater Nova Scotia I visited many of the South Shore beaches, along with trips to Annapolis Royal, Bay of Fundy, Blue […]

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Grassi Lakes Canmore Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Grassi Lakes Canmore Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Grassi Lakes is a beautiful Kananaskis hike with views of Canmore, a gorgeous waterfall, and TWO stunning aquamarine glacial lakes. There are two trails leading to the Grassi Lakes. One is steeper and more difficult while the other trail is on a gravel road with gradual incline but lacking the views. If you are new […]

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Amazing Blue Rocks Nova Scotia Sea Kayaking Experience of a Lifetime

Amazing Blue Rocks Nova Scotia Sea Kayaking Experience of a Lifetime

Nova Scotia sea kayaking is an adventure of a lifetime! Out of all my east coast outings, sea kayaking at Blue Rocks Nova Scotia, near Lunenburg, stands out as one of my favorite trips. I’m not going to lie, paddling in the open sea was equal parts exhilarating and scary at first. The beautiful thing […]

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Cape Breton Accommodations  Cabot Trail Cottage Rental Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Accommodations Cabot Trail Cottage Rental Nova Scotia

Cutest cottage on Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia could be yours for a few nights. If you’re lucky like me. A few people recommended that I visit Ingonish during my visit to Cape Breton Island from mainland Nova Scotia. From bartenders to RCMP officers, for real! Seriously, I received Cape Breton travel recommendations from an […]

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Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes

Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes

Looking for a scenic drive in the Alberta Rocky Mountains? This Icefields Parkway itinerary will get you the best photo ops at the most stunning spots between Lake Louise and Jasper. This road trip is rated as one of the Top 10 most scenic drives in the world and it takes you through the top […]

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Ovens Natural Park Sea Cave Trail and Campgrounds Nova Scotia

Ovens Natural Park Sea Cave Trail and Campgrounds Nova Scotia

My first outing after the long road trip to Bridgewater Nova Scotia turned into a day trip touring a bit of the South Shore area with a stop at Ovens Natural Park. I enjoyed the views from atop the cliffs and the interpretive sea cave trail. In addition there is a café as well as […]

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Drumheller Attractions at Canadian Badlands – Day Trip from Calgary

Drumheller Attractions at Canadian Badlands – Day Trip from Calgary

Looking for the perfect day trip from Calgary, tourists most often think of the Canadian Rockies with panoramic mountain views, gorgeous waterfalls, tons of hiking trails, and beautiful glacier lakes. But one of the best day trips from Calgary is actually in the other direction. Only 130 km (80 miles) from Calgary, the Drumheller Badlands offer plenty […]

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Parker Ridge Trail Day Hike on Icefields Parkway Banff to Jasper

Parker Ridge Trail Day Hike on Icefields Parkway Banff to Jasper

While I’m spending time with family this summer my sister and I decided to take a road trip mini vacation to Jasper. Hoping to avoid the biggest crowds we left Calgary on Tuesday and returned Friday. While planning our 4 day Jasper getaway we looked for a great day hike on the way to Jasper […]

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Fullerton Loop Kananaskis Hike near Bragg Creek Alberta

Fullerton Loop Kananaskis Hike near Bragg Creek Alberta

Fullerton Loop trail near Bragg Creek in Kananaskis Country is an easy day hike if you are driving from Calgary. What I love about this trail: Beautiful Elbow River views The elevation gain gives me a decent workout There’s plenty of parking at the trailhead     About Fullerton Loop trail Kananaskis Looking for good […]

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