Why run on a treadmill when there are still places in the great outdoors left to conquer? Hiking in the Arctic is the perfect retreat from the brain fog and brick walls of modern life while exploring the edge of the known world and earning a workout for your muscles and lungs.
Scientists agree, being out in nature leaves us feeling alert and invigorated, while also improving our focus and concentration. Fresh air gives you a dose of oxygen, natural sunlight generates Vitamin D, and far-off horizons give your eyes a much-needed adjustment and rest from screen time.
Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada, is ideal for adventurous souls looking to escape the modern world and enjoy the aforementioned health benefits. Explore the hiking trails on this alpine plateau, and enter a world of silent granite cliffs and green forests.
Set foot on the ancient sea floor and preserved ocean avalanches. Stop, take a deep breath of mountain air, and look around. Feel millions of years of history beneath your feet. You can’t help but be charmed by the beauty of this place.
Got the fortitude and the passion? Test your mettle by climbing up the mountain overlooking Western Brook Pond Fjord, part of the Long Range Mountains.
Those who long to retreat even farther into the wilderness can challenge themselves with an unbelievable winter hike on the backpacking trip in Auyuittuq National Park on the remote Baffin Island. Trekking on the “land that never melts” among the frozen river valleys and majestic fjords, camping in tents and cabins among the glaciers is a life-changing experience.
After the physical and mental challenge, sit down, sip your tea, and relax among some of the world’s most gorgeous scenery.
GET YOUR DOSE OF FRESH AIR IN HIKING TRIPS IN CANADA