Sonya

My parents began taking me out on trails as soon as I could walk, but I really discovered a passion for hiking while studying Biology and Environmental Resource Science at university in southern Ontario, Canada. I met Sean while at school, and ever since we have been hiking, kayaking, travelling, and camping together. I am super excited to start our next adventure coast-to-coast-to-coast along Canada’s Great Trail.

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Canada’s Great Trails – Hiking The Fundy Footpath

Canada’s Great Trails – Hiking The Fundy Footpath

The Fundy Footpath is an approximately 41 km long trail that runs from Goose River on the western edge of Fundy National Park, New Brunswick to the

Oct 17, 2019 : Sonya
The Confederation Trail and Prince Edward Island along Canada’s 24,000 km Great Trail

The Confederation Trail and Prince Edward Island along Canada’s 24,000 km Great Trail

We arrived on Prince Edward Island just two days after post-tropical storm Dorian swept through the Maritimes. In our first 12 km of trail we had to

Oct 4, 2019 : Sonya
Three-Year Hike Across Canada’s 24,000km-Long Great Trail Completes Second Province!

Three-Year Hike Across Canada’s 24,000km-Long Great Trail Completes Second Province!

To see our previous progress across Newfoundland and Cape Spear as we hike for 3 years along 24,000 km across Canada on the longest recreation

Sep 9, 2019 : Sonya
TransCanada Hike along 24,000 km of Canada’s Great Trail Finishes Cape Breton at 1,400 km!

TransCanada Hike along 24,000 km of Canada’s Great Trail Finishes Cape Breton at 1,400 km!

Hiking Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, on the Great Trail and the International Appalachian Trail has been an amazing experience. We've enjoyed

Sep 2, 2019 : Sonya
3 Year Hike along 24,000 km of Canada’s Great Trail finishes its First Province!

3 Year Hike along 24,000 km of Canada’s Great Trail finishes its First Province!

It has taken us just over 40 days to cross Canada's most easterly Atlantic province - Newfoundland.  Amid our trek we have hiked across The East

Jul 23, 2019 : Sonya
“Day 4” or the day I wanted to toss it all in and get the heck off the trail…..

“Day 4” or the day I wanted to toss it all in and get the heck off the trail…..

At this point, just less than 3 weeks into our 3 year hike across Canada along The Great Trail – a pathway which is 24,000 km long, things still feel

Jun 27, 2019 : Sonya
The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

Halfway through our first province on an adventure across Canada that is just beginning! It has been 22 days since we began our #hike4birds across

Jun 24, 2019 : Sonya
The Great Trail – The first 225 km of a 24,000 km trail!

The Great Trail – The first 225 km of a 24,000 km trail!

Canada's Great Trail has no official starting points.  This is wonderful as the trail passes through 15,000 communities and has an eastern terminus,

Jun 11, 2019 : Sonya
Equipment List for 23,000 km along Canada’s Great Trail

Equipment List for 23,000 km along Canada’s Great Trail

We are a couple days away from striking out onto the world's longest recreation pathway - The Great Trail.  The key to the success of our hike,

May 29, 2019 : Sonya
The Moon, or Why We Need More Hikers, Roamers, and Explorers!

The Moon, or Why We Need More Hikers, Roamers, and Explorers!

These days I am constantly asked - Why? Why give up your career?  Why sell your house to fund a trip talking about birds?  Why donate most of your

May 24, 2019 : Sonya