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Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton during the Come Walk With Us Expedition on the Trans Canada Trail

About Us

Sean and I discovered a passion for hiking while at university together in southern Ontario, and we have spent as much time as we can away from our computers ever since, hiking, photographing, birding, kayaking, and travelling. My love of birds, nature, and the outdoors led me to a career in environmental conservation, while Sean has transitioned into the world of freelance writing and landscape photography. While we both spend much of our working days in front of computers, we take every opportunity we can to get outside and explore, disconnect from the digital world, and recharge.

 

We completed our first medium-distance hike in 2016, when we walked 800 km along the Camino Frances, from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We followed this with a 780 km hike along the Via Podiensis, from Le Puy-en-Velay, France to Roncesvalles, Spain in 2017. In 2018 we walked 250 km along the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, which is also part of the Trans Canada Trail.  In  2019 we walked the length of Portugal on the Camino Portuguese, and then began our epic journey across Canada on the 28,000 km Trans Canada Trail. 

To learn more about what the first 13,716 km of our #Hike4Birds across Canada on the Trans Canada Trail have been like, we invite you check out our award-winning blog, find us on social media, or click the links below to watch, listen, or read about our travels, why we're out here, and what we hope to accomplish.

Videos

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Podcasts

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Eh Canada Travel

Great Hiking, Backpacking & Cycling Trails of Alberta

Best Travel Tips for Beginners

Best Hiking Trails in Saskatchewan

Best Hikes in Manitoba Canada

Best Trails in Ontario Canada

Best Hiking Trails in Atlantic Canada

Best Trails in Quebec Canada

Inspiring Canadian Women on the Trans Canada Trail

Black History on the Trans Canada Trail in Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Winter Birding in Canada

Canada's Top Cycling Trail: Le P'tit Train du Nord

Ultimate Canadian ATV Trails from Coast to Coast

Alberta's Iron Horse Trail: The Hidden Adventure You Need to Explore

Best Canadian Cycling Trails

Amazing Birding Hotspots in Winnipeg Manitoba

Secret and Terrific Birding Hotspots in Saskatchewan

Top 5 Unusual Places to Stay in Eastern and Central Canada

Must-try Local Canadian Foods from Atlantic Canada

Sudbury Camino and Hiking Northern Ontario

Ontario Camino - The Pilgrim Route to Martyrs' Shrine

Canadian Staycations and Quebec Caminos

Prince Edward Island Camino de la Isla or the Island Walk

Canadian Caminos : Stella Maris Nova Scotia

My 10 Best Advice for Hikers, Travellers and Dream Seekers!

6 Pilgrimage Books to Inspire Travel

Accessible Birding Hotspots on the Trans Canada Trail

10 Must Read Canadian Travel Books

Essential Gear for Birdwatching for Beginners

Trans Canada Trail in Saskatchewan Canada

Hiking the Iconic Rail Trails of Manitoba Canada

Exploring Canada with Citizen Science

Trans Canada Trail Section in Southern Manitoba

Birds and Bakeries on the Trans Canada Trail

Birding the Great Trail in Ontario: Five Under-Celebrated Spots

Confederation Trail - Prince Edward Island

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