The prioritization of wellness while exploring nature for all persons, through safe and responsible recreation.

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Vickie M Lanthier

Author. Speaker. Avid Hiker.

I’m a 14 yr military veteran and former IT consultant who completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2020, and runs GirlGoneGood® in my spare time. In 2023, Best Hikes: Ottawa-Gatineau was published and is available at all Ottawa are independent bookstores and Chapters-Indigo. I am currently writing a book for all those who want to live a big life but can’t seem to catch a break. You can follow my author journey and discover articles on adversity and well-being at

Admittedly this all sounds like an odd mix of interests; however adventure, media, and health are the backbone of GirlGoneGood®.

As a frequent wanderer and avid day hiker with over 20 yrs experience, I understand how intimidating new trails can be if you don’t have all the information to properly prepare. The resources here help bridge that gap so that you can experience the immense benefit to our well- being that nature provides, while engaging in safe and responsible recreation.



If you would like to request an interview for a story, podcast, or video.

If you are looking to collaborate on an upcoming project/event or a consultation that aligns with our values and focuses on mental health, conservation, well-being, and inclusivity and accessibility.

If you are looking for a specific hiking resource and can’t find it on the Wilderness page.

If you noticed an error, are offering feedback, or have a general inquiry.

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