Living an adventure. Creating community. Writing tales.

Focused on a life where values lead personal and professional priorities.

Scariest Travel Moment

wood boat + rough waters

Countries Visited


Favourite Latte

dirty chai latte with coconut milk

Average Yearly Trips


First Trauma

on the cliffs of east timor

Hiking Guides Written


Most Loved Hike

iceline trail in yoho national park

Average Hikes per Year


all about

Victoria & girlGoneGood
Palmerston Canonto Conservation Area

Victoria Walsh is a military veteran and served operationally with the Canadian Armed Forces.  She became a public speaker, avid skydiver, and a well-traveled adventurist.

After a successful career in communications within the military, she released and became an information technology consultant. She currently works as a technical architect by day and runs GirlGoneGood in her spare time.

Victoria has recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa. Her interests revolve around minimalism, emotional awareness (grit), damn good coffee, and getting lost in the mountains. Victoria continues to travel often and resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

Veteran. Future Nurse. IT Consultant.

Admittedly sounds like an odd mix for interests however adventure, media, and health are the backbone of GirlGoneGood®. It is where the prioritization of wellness while exploring the wilderness is encouraged.

The driving forces behind GirlGoneGood® are:

  • helping others find new trails to explore
  • encouraging respectful/smart hiking
  • wellness and mental health
  • supporting local/small business/community
  • paying it forward

As for me? I love sharing local hikes and giving insights for your international travels. Damn good coffee is a must. Taking care of our mental, spiritual, and physical health is paramount. And I’m pretty proud of my daily morning routine.  Slowly learning more about our flora and fauna but I’m not great at it. Connection and experience is everything.

iceline trail

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Faye

    I just found your blog and I’m so grateful for it! I’m from Ottawa too and always looking for new trails. Especially since we are all sticking closer to home these days. I admire and am grateful for your drive to share newfound trails.

    1. GirlGoneGood

      I’m grateful for you and the kind compliments! Glad you’re enjoying the hiking resources and hopefully our paths crossed on the trails someday.

  2. Anonymous

    What a fantastic discovery we made today, to find your blog with great ideas! High Lonesome was awesome.

    1. GirlGoneGood

      Wonderful, so glad you enjoyed a day out at High Lonesome!

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