Jillian Clark

Jillian Clark

Jillian grew up boating, camping, and playing in the Muskokas of Ontario. Now, she writes Monday to Friday from her home office in Alberta. On weekends, she’s outside exploring in the Rockies with her fiancé and their furry, floppy eared son. Find them hiking through forests, floating in lakes, and picnicking on mountain peaks. See more of Jill’s work at wordsbyjill.com.

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Kidney Lake, Alberta
Whitecourt

Water world!

Cast your fishing line, float downstream or race your riverboat in Whitecourt, Alberta.

May 2018 by
The pools at Nakusp Hot Springs.
Nakusp

The hot springs are calling

Lounge lakeside on the beach at Arrow Lake, hike to Gardener Creek Falls or take a dip in the Nakusp Hot Springs after a long day of exploring.

May 2018 by
The locals love to ride to a spot they call Hidden Lake (Ash Lake) for adventurous riding and rider meetups.
Whitecourt

Discover Alberta by ATV

Outdoor adventures in Whitecourt, Alberta

January 2018 by
Edley's most recent turquoise discovery in Imperial County. The larger stone weighs 36.7lbs and the smaller stone weighs 21lbs.
Niland

Treasure hunting in Niland, California

California local prospector gives tips for travellers planning to treasure hunt around Niland, California.

January 2018 by
A cabin is buried in deep snow with northern lights in the sky.
Ketchikan

Tour the Alaska Panhandle

5 reasons to take your RV to the Alaska Panhandle. 

October 2017 by
A man is filling a glass of beer from a beer tap at the Village Brewery.
Calgary

The Calgary brewery guide

Village, one of Calgary’s must-try breweries, gives us micro-brewery recommendations in the city.

October 2017 by
Wooden barrels of wine are stacked in rows on shelves.
Palm Springs

Soak up the sun in Palm Springs, or the wine in Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley Wine Country is only an hour drive from Palm Springs but has a climate similar to Napa Valley, producing a huge range of wines in one area.
September 2017 by
Ron Rocher is speaking to his tour guests, who are seated at tables at Backyard Farm Chef's Table.
Osoyoos

Vine to Wine

Sommelier Ron Rocher and his wife, Jill Lawson, opened Vine to Wine Tours in 2014.

September 2017 by
Traveler the Dalmatian is standing at the front of a kayak with Rashelle Elburg holding a paddle.
RV Living

Camping with canines in Kananaskis Country

Christine Newman, owner of Sticky Pets and professional photographer, heads out to Kananaskis, Alberta, every chance she gets with her four dogs.
August 2017 by
A woman dressed in a long red skirt and white blouse and hat stands in front of the MacBride Museum of Yukon History, ready to welcome visitors.
Whitehorse

Top four historical towns to schedule into your Yukon Territory road trip

This looped road trip will take you through four historical towns of the Yukon Territory. 

April 2017 by
Ross and Deborah are inside their 2006 30-foot Carriage fifth wheel.
RV Snapshots

Ditch the daily grind

"If you have a desire in your heart to get out of the rat race, RV life might be for you,” says full-time RVer Deborah Hinter. 

April 2017 by
One of Ross Johnson's photographs: Fish Lake at sunset with a dramatic red sky
RV Snapshots

Gone fishin’

The Johnsons plan to keep exploring the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, fishing their way through the lakes scattered across Alberta.

April 2017 by
Downtown Wallace offers picturesque views, eclectic shopping and street-side dining alongside its history.
Northern Idaho

Must-see historical sites in northern Idaho

Northern Idaho offers visitors the perfect mixture of natural and human history.

March 2017 by
A camper is travelling on a winding rural road.
Ontario

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with an RV trip of a lifetime

Canada’s 150th anniversary means it’s time for everyone to get out of their comfort zones—even farther away from the television—and explore our massive country. 

March 2017 by
The Melville Heritage Museum, formally the Luther Academy, is a grand building.
Melville

A prairie city shows off its history in the Melville Heritage Museum

The Melville Heritage Museum displays are a collective effort to document the complete history of Saskatchewan’s smallest city.

March 2017 by
The first train across South Saskatchewan River on June 10, 1883, was carrying logs.
Medicine Hat

Walk through Medicine Hat’s history at the Esplanade Museum

Medicine Hat was home to over 1,000 people before it was finally incorporated as a town rather than a Canadian Pacific Railway town.

March 2017 by
The coal company and Canadian government organized the
Sparwood

A town built on coal remembers its fallen

Learn about the long-lost coal mining communities of Michel-Natal as well as the men claimed by the coal mines of the Elk Valley.

March 2017 by
More than double the population of Calgary attended the first Stampede Parade in 1912.
Calgary

How the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth shaped Canada’s Wild West

Stampede founder Guy Weadick and the Big Four contributed to the booming Wild West with something Canada wasn’t expecting: The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

March 2017 by
The Totem Heritage Center celebrates the native culture of Alaska through the preservation of its art.
Ketchikan

Native Alaskan culture thrives in modern Ketchikan

Ketchikan, Alaska, celebrates its native art at the Totem Heritage Center

December 2016 by
The McCallum Adobe in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs

Where desert landscapes meet celebrated architecture

Take a trip back in time at the McCallum Adobe in Palm Springs, explore other historical neighbourhoods in the area or walk nature's ancient path at the Indian Canyons. 

December 2016 by