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Hello and welcome to Voyageur Tripper, the outdoor adventure blog. This page will help you get acquainted with me and show you what this blog is all about!

About Me

My name is Mikaela and I’m the voice behind Voyageur Tripper. I started this blog in 2017 but didn’t do much with it until late 2019, when I made the decision to dedicate the blog to outdoor education and backcountry camping destination guides. I feel as though there’s enough Youtube and Instagram channels inspiring people, but not enough giving those people the resources they need to plan and execute those trips themselves.

I generally blog about four topics: canoeing, hiking/backpacking, backcountry camping and Canada travel. I’ve also been known to dabble in the occasional opinion piece and environmentally sustainable is strung throughout all my posts. Below I’ve included links to some of my most popular content.

I also run Trip Reports | A Voyageur Tripper Resource which is a membership website and database for backcountry camping routes in Canada. I’m striving to create the largest collection of highly detailed and comprehensive backcountry camping trip reports. Currently we have 45 reports and release ~10 per month.

Come Say Hi!

In addition to this blog, you can find me on posting on Instagram and or sharing resources in my private Facebook Group. I also run a monthly and weekly newsletter where I share outdoor education tips and blog updates. You can sign up here.


Canoe camping is what I’m best known for. I spent four summers guiding flatwater and whitewater canoe trips for youth groups in destinations like Algonquin, Killarney, Temagami and the Upper Ottawa Valley.

Hiking / Backpacking

A few years back I started dabbling in the hiking and backpacking scene, and will be giving it a larger role in my schedule moving forward.

Backpacking Trail Destination Guides: Highland Backpacking Trail and Backcountry Camping in Bruce Peninsula National Park

Hiking Gear Guides:


The majority of the outdoor education materials I create are centred around backcountry camping and giving others the knowledge and tools they need to get outside safe and comfortably.

Canada Travel


I spent four months guiding in Nunavut, so I’ve written quite a lot about it.


This is my home province and where I’ve done most of my guided and personal trips.

British Columbia

I recently moved to British Columbia. I haven’t written too much on the province yet, but here’s what I’ve got so far.

Other Destinations in Canada

Although I’ve visited almost everyone province and territory, I haven’t written about all of them. I do have a few posts on New Brunswick, Alberta and Quebec.