Thomas Ostapchuk

  • Hike the Bruce Peninsula to the Grotto

    Start in the Little Cove parking lot where you'll hop on the Bruce Trail and follow the easy-to-spot trail markers. A map in the parking lot shows the distances and attractions along the trail. You will climb up rock trails and pass many amazing l...

    5.7 miles 190.3 ft gain

  • Climb at the Motherlode in Red River Gorge

    These directions are similar to those marked in the Red River Gorge Climbing Guide. Be sure to pick one up at Miguel's Pizza or elsewhere to get a good idea of where all of the crags and climbing routes are. This adventure is to the Volunteer Wall...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike the Walter Bean Grand River Trail (Section 1-2)

    Start by parking in the lot just off of Highway 42, and check out the trail map. There is a maintained trail perfect for biking or walking, or a forest trail for intermediate walkers. A good way to do this trail is start by heading to the waterfal...

    4.3 miles 100 ft gain

  • Stroll the Lions Lake Trail

    One of the many entrances to the Lions Lake Trail can be found at the Crystal View Mennonite Church (marked on the map). The trail loops the Woolwich Reservoir and passes through tall trees, the Woolwich Dam, and through a local sugar bush.  On th...

    4.3 miles

  • Photograph the Sunset at Killbear Provincial Park

    Perfect for a weekend getaway, Killbear Provincial Park is a stunning place to kick back and relax in the outdoors. The Beaver Dam Campground features a rocky point with Group Of Seven-esque trees that is perfect for watching the late summer sunse...

  • Windsurf at Cherry Beach

    Head down to the Toronto Windsurfing Club at Cherry Beach to join sailors any day of the week for a cruise along the waterfront. Membership to the club will grant you parking and clubhouse access, plus equipment storage. For the day-trippers, this...

  • Hike to Lac La Plagne in the French Alps

    This beautiful hike features ribbon and horse tail waterfalls backdropped behind wildflowers and grazing dairy cows along the creek descending the mountain. Though there are some steep sections to the hike, this day outing is accessible by all le...

    7.5 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Paddle to the Devil's Door on the French River

    French River Provincial Park is known for backcountry camping through its winding waterways and near-complete seclusion. There is lots of wildlife, great fishing, and stunning night skies to boot.  Set your GPS to the Hartley Bay Marina where you ...

  • Hike to Cataract Falls at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park

    The main parking lot is off of McLaren Road on the north-east side of the park, with an honour-pay system. Multiple hiking loops are well marked, with clear "Falls this way!" arrows on every sign. There are some steep down/up walks on wooden stai...

    1.9 miles

  • Photograph the Toronto Skyline from Polson Pier

    Polson Pier has a small park at the very end near the nightclub that is ideal for taking dawn/dusk and night photos of the city. There is no parking along the street leading to it, so park at the T&T Supermarket on Cherry St., then walk down P...

  • Find the Blackcomb Glacier Ice Cave

    Take the Glacier Express to the top of Blackcomb Mountain, where you will ride the Showcase T-Bar before a quick hike up the well-trodden path. Ski down the Blackcomb Glacier to where it starts to flatten out, stay to the right. You can either go ...

  • Go Deep Sea Fishing in PEI

    There are many great deep sea fishing boats in PEI, and the tour at New London Wharf is no exception. The driver takes you out at sea first to catch mackerel to use as bait for later hooking some cod. The fish are plentiful and easy to catch, alre...

  • Coastal Hike to Cinque Terre

    Hike to Monterosso al Mare from Levanto, and get a breathtaking first look at Cinque Terre. This is the only free hike before the Cinque Terre visitor pass is required. The Hike - 2.5 - 3 hoursYou will pass by a few villas before going onto the is...

    6.2 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Sun Tan by the Scarborough Bluffs

    The Scarborough Bluffs are a fascinating sight just a short drive from Toronto. Easily accessible and perfect for sunny days.Park in the Bluffers Park public parking area, and make sure to buy a parking ticket or you will get fined in the summer m...