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Kelly Dunning

Kelly Dunning is a Canadian freelance writer and digital nomad with a love of hiking, nature, art, culture, literature and adventure. She and her English boyfriend Lee run Global-Goose.com, a site packed full with travel guides, stories and inspiration for those who dream of travel.

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The Labrador Pioneer Footpath

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)40 mi (65km) DIFFICULTY TIME2-3 days​ SOLITUDE Historic Path Along Labrador’s Rocky ShorelineBefore the construction of the Labrador Straits Highway in the 1950s and the invention of automobiles and telephones, these traditional walking routes that hugged the shores of the Labrador Straits were the only means of contact for residents of this remote coastal area […]

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Boreal Trail (Saskatchewan)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)80 mi (130 km) DIFFICULTY TIME7 days​ SOLITUDE Wandering Through Saskatchewan’s Vast and Peaceful Boreal ForestThe longest and newest trail in Saskatchewan stretches for more than 130 km through forested lakelands in Meadow Lake Provincial Park.  And very few people know about it.This walk shows off the beauty of the the Boreal forest, a unique […]

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Sunshine Coast Trail (British Columbia, Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)111 mi (180km) DIFFICULTY TIME10-12 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOThe West Coast Trail SOLITUDE Hut to Hut Hiking Through Tranquil Old Growth ForestsThe Sunshine Coast Trail is the perfect alternative option to the often crowded West Coast Trail. Although it is close to Vancouver, it’s considered a hidden gem as not as many people have heard of it. […]

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Waskahegan Trail (Alberta, Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)192 mi (309 km) DIFFICULTY TIME14 days​ SOLITUDE A Wild Prairie Loop Just Outside of EdmontonCelebrating its half century anniversary in 2017, this 309 km epic trail will take you through Eastern and Southern Alberta’s peaceful and wild grassland, rolling meadows, streams and lakes. It is hidden in plain sight and loops around the city of […]

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Moose River Route (B.C., Canada)

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)55 mi (88km) DIFFICULTY TIME5-7 days​ ALTERNATIVE TOTrails in Jasper National Park SOLITUDE Bushwhacking Through the Wild BC BackcountryMount Robson Provincial Park is a must-visit – it has all of the beauty and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies but it is much less crowded than nearby Jasper. This journey is designated as a “route” […]

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The Outport Trail, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)29 mi (48 km) DIFFICULTY TIME2 days​ SOLITUDE Trek the Rugged Coast of Terra NovaThis hike through the wilds of Newfoundland will take you through two former settlements that were once thriving and are now abandoned to nature. Plus, you’ll explore the remnants of pine forest and the rugged coast of Terra Nova National Park.A peaceful […]

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The Long Range Traverse

By Kelly Dunning

DISTANCE (round-trip)21 mi (35km) DIFFICULTY TIME5-7 days​ SOLITUDE Navigating Through Newfoundland’s Gorgeous Middle of NowhereWhen you disembark from the ferry and head off into the windswept barrens of the Long Range Traverse you will be pretty much on your own – aside from the odd moose, caribou, snowshoe hare, arctic fox or rock ptarmigan you […]