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james hectar

6 Things I Learned Rafting the Kicking Horse River

A white shuttle bus pulled in front of the doors of the SameSun Hostel in Banff. The doors clunked open. “Hello mate, ready for some rafting?” – Banff has got to be one of the only places in Canada where it’s totally normal to be greeted by an Aussie.¬† We laughed and replied with a […]

Williamsons Lake

Kayaking Near Revelstoke Mountain with The Hoodapus Gang

The Moose Bus pulled up at a small campground on the edge of Williamson Lake, travellers from all over the world climbed out and took in the fresh air. Mount Revelstoke ¬†loomed over us like a protective parent. We approached the small lake and were greeted by an SUV and trailer full of wooden kayaks. […]

My Backpack and New Card

Off to Vancouver for TBEX 2011

  Its finally arrived. The moment where I’m frantically packing, hoping I haven’t forgotten anything. My mental checklist says I’ve thought of everything, but you know what they say about mice, men, and best laid plans. So be it! I’m ready as I’ll ever be. I catch a flight late-late tonight / stupid-early tomorrow morning […]

Old Church PEI

A Quick Weekend Trip to Prince Edward Island

Road trips are beginning to be a huge part of this blog. Unfortunately, extended travel hasn’t been on my itinerary in over a year; however, I’ve been making due with quick jaunts around Atlantic Canada & the occasional jump out west. My most recent adventure took me to Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. Known […]

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