On May 20, 2014, Sarah McCauley and Oskar Nowicki set out on a journey to walk from Inuvik, NT to St. John’s, NL. After reaching Regina, SK, and spending the winter in Edmonton, AB, Oskar was unfortunately unable to continue the journey. Then, on April 1, Sarah set out again with new rambler Dan Nicksy to finish off the trek.
We walked the entire distance (see our modified plan for Ontario here), save for 5 ferry crossings we took to complete the route: two crossings that were completed in the Northwest Territories, and three to go on the East coast. We were mostly following the Trans Canada Trail as we walked, stopping in towns along the way to resupply with food and gear. We camped in our trusty TGV 2 tent, which is very sturdy and weather-proof, and surprisingly cozy.
Part of the reason for this trek was to scratch our itch for adventure, but another part of it was to take the chance to explore this massive country first-hand and get intimate with the vast array of climates and terrains that make up Canada, and to experience the different wildlife, weather, lifestyles, and history that we’d only ever heard about or seen in books or on television. We were also hoping that other Canadians who learn about our journey will be inspired to get out more on trails like the TCT and gain a deeper appreciation of nature.
This was the blog we kept to give everyone updates on the trip, keep tabs on our location, see our journal entries, and look at the photos we’d posted!
Although the trip is finished, we hope you enjoy looking through the photos and reading about our journey of a lifetime!
Sarah McCauley and Dan Nicksy