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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. I feel as though there are enough Youtube and Instagram channels inspiring people, but there aren’t enough giving 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 environmental sustainability 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 ~100 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.


Canoeing

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 have since been on a quest to achieve an ultralightweight backpacking setup. Now that I live in California, I’m doing a lot more backpacking than canoeing, so expect many more posts in this category.

Backpacking Trail Destination Guides:

Hiking Gear Guides:


Camping

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 safely and comfortably.


Canada Travel

Nunavut

I spent four months guiding in Nunavut, so I’ve written quite a lot about it. It’s easier one of the most incredible places I’ve ever explored and I can’t wait to go back for more.

Ontario

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

British Columbia

I spent the last year living in Vancouver, British Columbia. If I’m going to settle anywhere in Canada, it’ll likely be around here!

Other Destinations in Canada

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


So yeah, that’s me and the blog currently. I hope you enjoy exploring the site. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram.